by Juan Diego FlórezJuan Diego Flórez


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On L'Amour, his 2014 release on Decca, Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez presents a delightful collection of 12 virtuoso arias from French operas of the 19th century, demonstrating both his skill in bel canto ornamentation and his impeccable delivery. The selections are drawn from both well-known and obscure operas, including Boieldieu's "La Dame blanche," Bizet's "La jolie fille de Perth," Donizetti's "La favorita" (set to a French libretto), Berlioz's "Les Troyens," Adam's "Le Postillon de Lonjumeau," Delibes' "Lakmé," Massenet's "Werther," Thomas' "Mignon," Offenbach's "La belle Hélène," and Gounod's "Roméo et Juliette," showing the variety of expressions and styles of the period. These arias are ideal for a light tenor voice, and Flórez soars with ease in his upper tessitura, gaining power the higher he goes, though his lowest notes need more support. His voice has a bright, open quality that works well in lyrical music, and he could play youthful romantic roles for some time to come with his great flexibility and energy. Flórez is accompanied by the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, who give a truly operatic experience to this disc, and the vibrant performances provide more than an accompaniment for Flórez. Decca's recorded sound is full and rich.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/15/2014
Label: Decca
UPC: 0028947859482
catalogNumber: 002030702
Rank: 124114


  1. Roméo et Juliette, opera: Act 2. No. 7. Cavatina. L'amour! ...Ah! lève-toi,
  2. La belle Hélène, operetta in 3 acts: Act 1. No. 6. The Judgement of Paris. Au mont Idea
  3. La Dame Blanche, opera: Act 2. Scene 6. No. 8. Cavatina. Maintenant, obser
  4. Mignon, opera in 3 acts: Act 1. Acene 4. No. 2. Air. Oui, je veux par le mo
  5. Werther, lyric drama in 4 acts: Act 3. Toute mon âme est là... Pourquoi me réveill
  6. Werther, lyric drama in 4 acts: Act 1. Alors, c'est bien ici la maison du Bailli?
  7. Lakmé, opera: Act 1. No. 4. Aria. Prendre le dessin d'un bijou..
  8. Le Postillon de Lonjumeau, opera: Act 1. No. 3. Song of the Coachman. Mes amis, écou
  9. Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a: Act 4. Scene 2. Ô blonde Cérès
  10. La favorita, opera: Act 1. First Tableau. Scene 2. Parle, mon fils. -
  11. La Jolie Fille de Perth, opera in 4 acts: Act 2. No. 13. Serenade. Elle est là... Á la voix
  12. La Dame Blanche, opera: Act 1. Scene 3. No. 1b. Aria. Ah! quel plaisir d'ê

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