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Meyerbeer: Grand Opera (opera arias)
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Giacomo Meyerbeer, the master of Parisian grand opéra, was hugely successful in his time and a major influence on Verdi and Wagner. His music has fascinated Diana Damrau since her student days. With her brilliant coloratura, lyricism and dramatic power, the soprano rises triumphantly to the vocal and expressive challenges of arias from 10 of his operas, singing in French, Italian and German. Two of the arias receive their world premiere recording with this album. The idea of a Meyerbeer album has been close to Diana Damrau’s heart since she first recorded for Erato back in 2006. She became fascinated by the composer’s music as a student in Würzburg, when she was invited to perform his cantata Gli amori di Teolinda. “I immersed myself in Meyerbeer’s world,” she explains, “and was excited by his multifaceted writing for the voice, by his orchestral colours, his theatrical instincts, the powerful and varied way in which he expresses emotion, his splendid melodies and, last but not least, his ability to capture precisely the right ‘national style’. If you compare his Italian, German and French works, it is like listening to three different composers.”
- Product Dimensions : 5.59 x 4.92 x 0.43 inches; 4.09 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Warner Classics
- Original Release Date : 2017
- Date First Available : March 21, 2017
- Label : Warner Classics
- ASIN : B06XKGJD2H
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #155,594 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Then there is the music...OH MY! Spectacular. This is music you just can not get enough of, have to listen to over and over. Her voice has such a gorgeous range, and these songs are a testament to her glorious gift!
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The Opening of Mon Coer S'élance et palpite from Le Prophete is stunning (Renata Scotto in the same aria hurts my ears)
Hopefully this will encourage some of the bigger opera houses to revive some of Meyerbeer operas.
This recording makes me really appreciate Damrau's voice and artistry.
Mein Fazit nach mehrmaligem Durchhören: Ein ausgesprochener Glücksgriff, hier passen Stimme und Musik vortrefflich zueinander. Die Damrau überzeugt mit enormer Emotion, Dramatik, Dynamik, einem enormen Ambitus und wirklich sauberer Technik - angesichts der Anforderungen, die Meyerbeer stellt, allerdings auch absolut notwendig, die Koloraturen, die er schrieb, grenzen teilweise ganz hart an den Bereich "eigentlich unsingbar". Diana Damraus Stimme paßt hier wunderbar, und überdies ist die Zusammenstellung aus Meyerbeers französischem, italienischen und deutschem Oeuvre eine außerordentlich interessante Werkschau. Da wird wohl demnächst der eine oder andere Meyerbeer in meine CD-Sammlung wandern...