Benjamin Bernheim

Benjamin Bernheim

by Benjamin BernheimBenjamin Bernheim

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Overview

This is the debut album of Benjamin Bernheim, signed to the Deutsche Grammophon after several sensational appearances with major opera companies. Like many other debuts, it mixes French and Italian arias, with an odd Tchaikovsky item thrown in, but pay attention, and it will be apparent that Bernheim is a cut above. Raised in Switzerland, he has perhaps a natural way with both French and Italian music. You get the feeling, though, that Bernheim could sing almost anything and make it convincing. His voice is not big, but it has many shades, and he falls easily into the grooves of Massenet and Verdi without seeming to shift gears in any way. Bernheim even champions a little-known composer, Benjamin Godard, whose "Dante" (1890) seems to fit right into its illustrious company. Maybe that's because Bernheim has a tendency to put his vocal surfaces onto much of the music rather than delving more deeply into the characters, but that will come with time, and as it stands now, the final "Che gelida manina," from Puccini's "La bohème," already makes one want to see him on a major operatic stage in the role. Bernheim gets understated support from the PKF-Prague Philharmonia in a notable operatic debut.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/08/2019
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
UPC: 0028948360789
catalogNumber: 001339602

Tracks

  1. Werther, lyric drama in 4 acts: Chant D'Ossian: Toute mon âme est là! Pourquoi me

    1. Chant D'Ossian: Toute mon âme est là! Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du printemps?
  2. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Romanza: Una furtiva lagrima

    1. Romanza: Una furtiva lagrima
  3. Roméo et Juliette, opera, CG 9: Cavatine: L'amour! l'amour! oui! son ardeur a trou

    1. Cavatine: L'amour! l'amour! oui! son ardeur a troublé tout mon être!
  4. Roméo et Juliette, opera, CG 9: Cavatine: Ah! lève-toi, soleil!

    1. Cavatine: Ah! lève-toi, soleil!
  5. La Traviata, opera: Scena: Lunge da lei per me non v'ha diletto

    1. Scena: Lunge da lei per me non v'ha diletto
  6. La Traviata, opera: Aria: De' miei bollenti spiriti

    1. Aria: De' miei bollenti spiriti
  7. Eugene Onegin, opera, Op. 24: Introduction

    1. Introduction
  8. Eugene Onegin, opera, Op. 24: Aria: Kuda, kuda, kuda vi udalilis

    1. Aria: Kuda, kuda, kuda vi udalilis
  9. Rigoletto, opera: Scena: Ella mi fu rapita!

    1. Scena: Ella mi fu rapita!
  10. Rigoletto, opera: Aria: Parmi veder le lagrime

    1. Aria: Parmi veder le lagrime
  11. Manon, opera in 5 acts: Air: Instant charmant

    1. Air: Instant charmant
  12. Manon, opera in 5 acts: Air: En fermant les yeux

    1. Air: En fermant les yeux
  13. Lucia di Lammermoor, opera: Scena: Tombe degli avi miei

    1. Scena: Tombe degli avi miei
  14. Lucia di Lammermoor, opera: Scena: Fra poco a me ricovero

    1. Scena: Fra poco a me ricovero
  15. Faust, opera, CG 4: Récit: Quel trouble inconnu me pénètre?

    1. Récit: Quel trouble inconnu me pénètre?
  16. Faust, opera, CG 4: Cavatine: Salut, demeure chaste et pure

    1. Cavatine: Salut, demeure chaste et pure
  17. Luisa Miller, opera: Scena: Oh! fede negar potessi

    1. Scena: Oh! fede negar potessi
  18. Luisa Miller, opera: Aria: Quando le sere al placido

    1. Aria: Quando le sere al placido
  19. Le Dante, opera, Op. 111: Air: Ah! de tous mes espoirs

    1. Air: Ah! de tous mes espoirs
  20. Le Dante, opera, Op. 111: Air: Tout est fini pour moi sur la terre

    1. Air: Tout est fini pour moi sur la terre
  21. La Damnation de Faust, for mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass, chorus and orchestra ("légende dramatique"), H. 111 (Op. 24): Invocation à La Nature: Nature immense, impénétrab

    1. Invocation à La Nature: Nature immense, impénétrable et fière
  22. La bohème, opera: Che gelida manina!

    1. Che gelida manina!

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