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The Art Of The Dramatic Mezzo-soprano / Dolora Zajick, Et Al


Release Date: 07/25/2000 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 80557   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyModest MussorgskyFrancesco CilèaPietro Mascagni,   ... 
Performer:  Dolora ZajicPiero Giuliacci
Conductor:  Charles Rosekranz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Dolora Zajick, by virtue of her brilliant accounts of roles such as Azucena and Amneris (from Verdi's 'Il Trovatore' and 'Aida,' respectively), has managed to distinguish herself as a preeminent mezzo-soprano in a field crowded with very talented singers. Her debut recital album is aptly titled THE ART OF THE DRAMATIC MEZZO-SOPRANO as it features selections that unequivocally showcase her remarkable technique, versatility, and magnificent voice, and a commanding, powerful style that places her in line to assume the legacy of great mezzos of the past such as Ebe Stignani and Fiorenza Cossotto.
Zajick shows why she's considered a genuine Verdi mezzo with four selections from the great composer's canon. She easily handles the technical
Read more difficulties and puts forward forceful accounts of arias such as "O don fatale" from 'Don Carlo' and "La luce langue" from 'Macbeth,' and delivers a tour de force with "Una macchia e qui tuttora," also from 'Macbeth.' Zajick highlights her versatility and command of various styles through the works of composers as diverse as Rossini, Cilea, Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns, and Gluck, and demonstrates her vocal prowess by performing some pieces more often associated with sopranos. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Maid of Orleans: Adieu, forêts by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Dolora Zajic (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Rosekranz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK 
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
2.
Khovanshchina: Mysterious forces "Marfa's prophecy" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Dolora Zajic (Mezzo Soprano), Piero Giuliacci (Tenor)
Conductor:  Charles Rosekranz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872-1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
3.
Adriana Lecouvreur: Acerba volutta by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Dolora Zajic (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Rosekranz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Voi lo sapete, o Mamma by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Dolora Zajic (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Rosekranz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Dolora Zajic (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Rosekranz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK 
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: French 
6.
Don Carlos: O don fatale by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dolora Zajic (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Rosekranz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Il trovatore: Condotta ell' era in ceppi by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dolora Zajic (Mezzo Soprano), Piero Giuliacci (Tenor)
Conductor:  Charles Rosekranz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Alceste: Divinités du Styx by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Dolora Zajic (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Rosekranz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1767; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: French 
9.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Che farò senza Euridice? by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Dolora Zajic (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Rosekranz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: French 
10.
Macbeth: La luce langue by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dolora Zajic (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Rosekranz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Composition written: Italy (1847).
Composition revised: Italy (1865). 
11.
Macbeth: Una macchia è qui tuttora "Sleepwalking Scene" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dolora Zajic (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Rosekranz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK 
Length: 10 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Semiramide: Ah! quel giorno ognor rammento by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Dolora Zajic (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Rosekranz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK 
Length: 6 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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