Verismo Arias

Verismo Arias

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by Jonas Kaufmann, Antonio Pappano
     
 
Tenor Jonas Kaufmann offers his latest operatic recital on Decca: Verismo Arias, focusing on music by Zandonai, Giordano, Cilea, Leoncavallo, Mascagni, Boito, Ponchielli, and Refice. With arias from such favorites as Andrea Chénier, Mefistofele, La Gioconda, Adriana Lecouvreur, and Pagliacci, along with rarities from Giulietta e Romeo, I

Overview

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann offers his latest operatic recital on Decca: Verismo Arias, focusing on music by Zandonai, Giordano, Cilea, Leoncavallo, Mascagni, Boito, Ponchielli, and Refice. With arias from such favorites as Andrea Chénier, Mefistofele, La Gioconda, Adriana Lecouvreur, and Pagliacci, along with rarities from Giulietta e Romeo, I Lituani, and other works, this program is ablaze with operatic passion and Kaufmann's signature, burnished sound and ringing tenor voice. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
04/19/2011
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028947822585
catalogNumber:
001546302
Rank:
66587

Tracks

  1. Andrea Chénier, opera: Vicino a te  - Umberto Giordano  - Riccardo Zandonai  - Avril Bardoni  - Luigi Illica  - Fred Munzmaier  - Antonio Pappano  - Ben Pateman  -  Accademia di Santa Cecilia Chorus  -  Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Rome  - Jonas Kaufmann  - Paul Moseley  - Eva-Maria Westbroek  - Michael Walters
  2. Ombra di nube for voice & piano (or orchestra): Era il ciel un arco azzurro di fulgor  - Licinio Refice  - Amilcare Ponchielli  - Kenneth Chalmers  - Antonio Ghislanzoni  - Fred Munzmaier  - Antonio Pappano  - Ben Pateman  -  Accademia di Santa Cecilia Chorus  -  Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Rome  - Jonas Kaufmann  - Paul Moseley  - Emidio Mucci  - Michael Walters
  3. La Gioconda, opera in 4 acts: Cielo e mar!  - Amilcare Ponchielli  - Arrigo Boito  - Avril Bardoni  - Tobia Gorrio  - Fred Munzmaier  - Antonio Pappano  - Ben Pateman  -  Accademia di Santa Cecilia Chorus  -  Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Rome  - Jonas Kaufmann  - Paul Moseley  - Michael Walters
  4. I Lituani, opera: Sì, questa estrema grazia  - Amilcare Ponchielli  - Ruggero Leoncavallo  - Ruggero Leoncavallo  - Kenneth Chalmers  - Antonio Ghislanzoni  - Fred Munzmaier  - Antonio Pappano  - Ben Pateman  -  Accademia di Santa Cecilia Chorus  -  Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Rome  - Jonas Kaufmann  - Paul Moseley  - Michael Walters
  5. Adriana Lecouvreur, opera: La dolcissima effigie  - Francesco Cilèa  - Pietro Mascagni  - Kenneth Chalmers  - Arturo Colautti  - Guido Menasci  - Fred Munzmaier  - Antonio Pappano  - Ben Pateman  - Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti  -  Accademia di Santa Cecilia Chorus  -  Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Rome  - Jonas Kaufmann  - Paul Moseley  - Cristina Della  - Michael Walters
  6. Adriana Lecouvreur, opera: L'anima ho stanca  - Francesco Cilèa  - Pietro Mascagni  - Kenneth Chalmers  - Arturo Colautti  - Guido Menasci  - Fred Munzmaier  - Antonio Pappano  - Ben Pateman  - Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti  -  Accademia di Santa Cecilia Chorus  -  Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Rome  - Jonas Kaufmann  - Paul Moseley  - Michael Walters  - Rosa Feola
  7. Fedora, opera: Amor ti vieta  - Umberto Giordano  - Arturo Colautti  - Luigi Illica  - Fred Munzmaier  - Antonio Pappano  - Ben Pateman  -  Accademia di Santa Cecilia Chorus  -  Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Rome  - Jonas Kaufmann  - Paul Moseley  - Eva-Maria Westbroek  - Michael Walters
  8. Mefistofele, opera in prologue, 4 acts & epilogue: Giunto sul passo estremo  - Arrigo Boito  - Arrigo Boito  - Umberto Giordano  - Avril Bardoni  - Luigi Illica  - Fred Munzmaier  - Antonio Pappano  - Ben Pateman  -  Accademia di Santa Cecilia Chorus  -  Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Rome  - Jonas Kaufmann  - Paul Moseley  - Michael Walters
  9. Mefistofele, opera in prologue, 4 acts & epilogue: Dai campi, dai prati  - Arrigo Boito  - Arrigo Boito  - Umberto Giordano  - Avril Bardoni  - Luigi Illica  - Fred Munzmaier  - Antonio Pappano  - Ben Pateman  -  Accademia di Santa Cecilia Chorus  -  Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Rome  - Jonas Kaufmann  - Paul Moseley  - Michael Walters
  10. Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Mamma! Mamma, quel vino è generoso  - Francesco Cilèa  - Pietro Mascagni  - Avril Bardoni  - Arturo Colautti  - Guido Menasci  - Fred Munzmaier  - Antonio Pappano  - Ben Pateman  - Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti  -  Accademia di Santa Cecilia Chorus  -  Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Rome  - Jonas Kaufmann  - Paul Moseley  - Michael Walters  - Cristina Reale
  11. Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Intanto, amici, qua, beviamone un bicchiere! ... V  - Francesco Cilèa  - Pietro Mascagni  - Avril Bardoni  - Arturo Colautti  - Guido Menasci  - Fred Munzmaier  - Antonio Pappano  - Ben Pateman  - Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti  -  Accademia di Santa Cecilia Chorus  -  Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Rome  - Jonas Kaufmann  - Paul Moseley  - Michael Walters  - Rosa Feola
  12. Pagliacci, opera: Recitar! ... Vesti la giubba  - Ruggero Leoncavallo  - Ruggero Leoncavallo  - Pietro Mascagni  - Kenneth Chalmers  - Luigi Illica  - Fred Munzmaier  - Antonio Pappano  - Ben Pateman  -  Accademia di Santa Cecilia Chorus  -  Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Rome  - Jonas Kaufmann  - Paul Moseley  - Michael Walters
  13. La bohème, opera: Musette! ... Testa adorata  - Ruggero Leoncavallo  - Francesco Cilèa  - Ruggero Leoncavallo  - Kenneth Chalmers  - Leopoldo Marenco  - Fred Munzmaier  - Antonio Pappano  - Ben Pateman  -  Accademia di Santa Cecilia Chorus  -  Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Rome  - Jonas Kaufmann  - Paul Moseley  - Michael Walters
  14. L'Arlesiana, opera: È la solita storia del pastore (Lamento di Federic  - Francesco Cilèa  - Umberto Giordano  - Arturo Colautti  - Leopoldo Marenco  - Fred Munzmaier  - Antonio Pappano  - Ben Pateman  -  Accademia di Santa Cecilia Chorus  -  Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Rome  - Jonas Kaufmann  - Paul Moseley  - Michael Walters
  15. Andrea Chénier, opera: Come un bel dì di maggio  - Umberto Giordano  - Arrigo Boito  - Avril Bardoni  - Luigi Illica  - Fred Munzmaier  - Antonio Pappano  - Ben Pateman  -  Accademia di Santa Cecilia Chorus  -  Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Rome  - Jonas Kaufmann  - Paul Moseley  - Michael Walters
  16. Andrea Chénier, opera: Colpito qui m'avete... Un dì all'azzurro spazio (I  - Umberto Giordano  - Arrigo Boito  - Avril Bardoni  - Luigi Illica  - Fred Munzmaier  - Antonio Pappano  - Ben Pateman  -  Accademia di Santa Cecilia Chorus  -  Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Rome  - Jonas Kaufmann  - Paul Moseley  - Michael Walters
  17. Giulietta E Romeo, opera: Giulietta son io  - Riccardo Zandonai  - Ruggero Leoncavallo  - Ruggero Leoncavallo  - Kenneth Chalmers  - Fred Munzmaier  - Antonio Pappano  - Ben Pateman  -  Accademia di Santa Cecilia Chorus  -  Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Rome  - Jonas Kaufmann  - Paul Moseley  - Arturo Rossato  - Michael Walters

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Verismo Arias 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Grady1GH More than 1 year ago
Jonas Kaufmann continues to amaze. Not only has he become one of the most popular and loved recitalists (six encores at his recent Los Angeles recital of lieder) who has successfully entered the arena of brilliant lieder singers, but he also has such a magnificent baritone-colored tenor voice and sports such a fitting physique on the stage that he is a natural to be cast in the versimo operas. And that is what he delivers generously on this new release. Collaborating with Antonio Pappano and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Jonas Kaufmann is sure to gain an even wider audience with his intelligent, well-focused masculine tenor with which he adds to the definition of 'verismo' - the realism of operatic literature. The selection on this recording is wide ranging, another suggestion that Kaufmann is not satisfied to fill a CD with the expected. Some of the arias are Enrico Caruso favorites while others are from rarely heard operas today. For example he offers arias from 'Giulietta e Romeo' composed by Zandonai, 'I Lituani' by Ponchelli, Leoncavallo's 'La Boheme' (instead of opting of the popular Puccini version), and the incredibly beautiful 'Ombra di nube' by Licinio Refice (1883 - 1954) - a priest and composer few have ever heard. But Kaufmann does not rest on his intellect of introducing arias for the novelty of it all. He graciously includes the great 'Pagliacci' aria of Leoncavallo, two arias from Mascagni's 'Cavalleria rusitcana', two arias from Boito's 'Mefistofele', memorable interpretations from Giordano's 'Andrea Chenier' and 'Fedora' , and from Francesco Cilèa's operas 'L'Arlesiana' and 'Adriana Lecouvreur'. Some may feel this voice is too large for the tenor styles and sounds we are used to hearing in these roles, but Jonas Kaufmann's burnished bronze tone does not hamper him from tackling the very high notes with complete ease but his vocal control is so polished that he is able to deliver the pianissimos with equal ease and beauty of timbre. This is a remarkable recital by a gifted tenor - now equally at home in the Italian roles as he is the master of the German repertoire. Highly Recommended. Grady Harp