Elina Garanca

Biography

Born: September 16, 1976; Riga, Latvia  
The career of mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca had a meteoric rise following the 2003 Salzburg Festival, where she appeared to acclaim as Annio in Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito. As critics and a growing number of admirers will attest, her vocal talent is immense, but her uncanny ability to be in the right place at the right time hasn't exactly hurt her career: she has appeared on several chart-topping recordings with Anna Netrebko and on the Read more Grammy-winning Vivaldi opera CD Bajazet, with soprano Patrizia Ciofi. Of course, Garanca was obviously chosen for those successful efforts because of the beauty of her creamy, powerful mezzo voice and her extraordinary dramatic skills. Garanca possesses a large repertory of operatic roles, as well, including several by Mozart (Sesto in La Clemenza, Dorabella in Cosi, etc.), Massenet (Charlotte in Werther), Bellini (the trouser role Romeo), Bizet (Carmen), Rossini, Verdi, Richard Strauss, and many others. Her concert and recital repertory is also broad, taking in works by Ravel, Villa-Lobos, Montsalvatge, Ruperto Chapí, and a host of others. Garanca's recordings are available on DG, Ondine, Virgin Classics, and TDK.

Elina Garanca was born on September 16, 1976, in Riga, Latvia. In 1996 she enrolled there at the Latvian Academy of Music and studied voice with Sergei Martinov. 1999 was a watershed year for Garanca: she became a member of the Meiningen Opera (Südthüringisches Staatstheater) and also won the Mirjam Helin Singing Competition in Finland. The following year she joined the Frankfurt Opera, where she sang several roles, including Rosina in Rossini's The Barber of Seville.

In 2001 her first recording, Arie Favorite, featuring arias by Mozart, Donizetti, and Bellini, was issued on the Ondine label. Garanca followed her 2003 Salzburg Festival triumph with a string of impressive debuts, including at the Vienna State Opera (2004) and Paris Opera (2005), both in the role of Dorabella.

Garanca signed an exclusive recording contract with DG in 2005, the first fruits coming the following year with the Mozart Album, which also featured Netrebko. Garanca's 2008 debut at the Met as Rosina was a sensation, and she followed with equally impressive performances at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin as Octavian in Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier and the Bavarian State Opera in Munich as Adalgisa in Bellini's Norma. Among her later recordings is Aria Cantilena on DG, a collection of songs and arias by Offenbach, Villa-Lobos, and others. Read less

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Biography

Born: September 16, 1976; Riga, Latvia  
The career of mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca had a meteoric rise following the 2003 Salzburg Festival, where she appeared to acclaim as Annio in Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito. As critics and a growing number of admirers will attest, her vocal talent is immense, but her uncanny ability to be in the right place at the right time hasn't exactly hurt her career: she has appeared on several chart-topping recordings with Anna Netrebko and on the Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
1a. Requiem
1b. Kyrie Eleison
2a. Dies Irae
2b. Tuba Mirum
2c. Mors Stupebit
2d. Liber Scriptus
2e. Quid Sum Miser
2f. Rex Tremendae
2g. Recordare
2h. Ingemisco
2i. Confutatis
2j. Lacrymosa
3a. Offertorium - Domine, Jesu Christe
3b. Offertorium - Hostias
4. Sanctus
5. Agnus Dei
6. Lux Aeterna
7a. Libera Me - Libera Me
7b. Libera Me - Dies Irae
7c. Libera Me - Requiem Aeternam
7d. Libera Me - Libera Me
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta - Sinfonia
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - Aggiorna appena ed eccoci
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - O di Capellio generosi amici
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - E serbato a questo acciaro
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - L'amo tanto, e m'e si cara
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - Vanne, Lorenzo; e tu, che il puoi
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - Lieto del dolce incarco
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - Ascolta, se Romeo t'uccise
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - Riedi al campo
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - La tremenda ultrice spada
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - Andante maestoso
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - Eccomi in lieta vesta
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - Oh! quante volte
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - Proprizia č l'ora
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - Si, fuggire: a noi non resta
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - Ah! crudel, d'onor ragioni
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - Odi tu?
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - Vieni, ah! vieni, e in me riposa
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - Lieta notte, avventurosa
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - Deh! per pietŕ t'arresta
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - Tace il fragor silenzio
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - Io te lo chiedo
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - Che miro? Il perfido nemico ambasciator!
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - Soccorso, sostegno accordagli
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - Accoriam Romeo!
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 1 - Se ogni speme
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 2 - Introduzione
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 2 - Nč alcun ritorna!
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 2 - Morte io non temo il sai
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 2 - Prendi, glistanti volano
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 2 - Ah! non poss'io partire
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 2 - Qual turbimento io provo!
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 2 - Deserto č il luogo
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 2 - Chi sei tu, che ardisci
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 2 - Quai voci! Oh Dio!
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 2 - Ella č morta, o sciagurato
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 2 - Siam Giunti. Ah!
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 2 - Ecco la tomba
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 2 - Deh! tu, deh! tu, bell'anima
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 2 - O tu, mia sola speme
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta / Act 2 - Ah! crudel! che mai facesti
Bajazet, Sinfonia: I Allegro
Bajazet, Sinfonia: II Andante molto
Bajazet, Sinfonia: III Allegro
Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 1: Recit: Prence lo so, vi devo (Bajazet/Andronico)
Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 1: Aria: Del destin non dee lagnarsi (Bajazet)
Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 2: Recit: Non si perda di vista (Andronico/Idaspe)
Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 2: Aria: Nasce rosa lusinghiera (Idaspe)
Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 3: Recit: Principe, or ora i greci (Tamerlano/Andronico)
Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 3: Aria: In si torbida procella (Tamerlano)
Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 4: Recit: Il tartaro ama Asteria (Andronico)
Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 4: Aria: Quel ciglio vezzosetto (Andronico)
Bajazet, Act 1, Scenes 4 & 5: Recit: Or si, fiero destino...Non č piů tempo Asteria (Tamerlano/Asteria)
Bajazet, Act 1, Scenes 4 & 5: Aria: Vedeste mai sul prato (Tamerlano)
Bajazet, Act 1, Scenes 7 & 8: Recit: Non ascolto piů nulla!...Asteria non parlate? (Bajazet/Asteria/Andronico)
Bajazet, Act 1, Scenes 7 & 8: Aria: Amara un alma ingrata (Asteria)
Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 9: Recit: Cosi la sposa (Irene/Andronico/Idaspe)
Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 9: Aria: Qual guerriero in campo armato (Irene)
Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 10: Recit: E' bella Irene (Andronico)
Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 10: Aria: Non ho nel sen costanza (Andronico)
Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 1: Recit: Amico, tengo un testimon fedele (Tamerlano/Andronico/Idaspe)
Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 2: Recit: Sarete dunque ostinato (Idaspe/Andronico)
Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 2: Aria: Anch' il mar par che sommerga (Idaspe)
Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 3: Recit: Gloria, sdegno ed amore (Asteria/Andronico)
Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 3: Aria: Stringi le mie catene (Asteria)
Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 4: Recit: Ah disperato Andronico! (Andronico)
Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 4: Aria: La sorte mia spietata (Andronico)
Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 5: Recit: Signor, vergine illustre (Tamerlano/Asteria/Idaspe/Irene)
Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 5: Aria: Cruda sorte (Tamerlano)
Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 6: Recit: Senti, chiunque (Asteria/Irene/Idaspe)
Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 6: Aria: La cervetta timidetta (Asteria)
Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 7: Recit: Gran cose e spone Asteria (Irene/Idaspe)
Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 7: Aira: Sposa, son disprezzata (Irene)
Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 8: Recit: Dov'č mia figlia Andronico (Bajazet/Andronico)
Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 8: Aria: Dov'č al figlia? (Bajazet)
Bajazet, Act 2, Scenes 9 & 10: Recit: Asteria, s'iamo al soglio...Sei quella tu (Tamerlano/Asteria/Bajazet/Andronico/Irene)
Bajazet, Act 2, Scenes 9 & 10: Aria: Quartetto - Si crudel! Questo é l'amore (Irene/Asteria/Tamerlano/Bajazet)
Bajazet, Act 3, Scene 1: Recit: Figlia siam rei (Bajazet/Asteria)
Bajazet, Act 3, Scene 1: Aria: Veder parmi, or che nel fondo
Bajazet, Act 3, Scene 2: Recit: Andronico il mio amore (Tamerlano/Andronico/Asteria)
Bajazet, Act 3, Scene 3: Aria: Barbaro traiditor (TamerlanO)
Bajazet, Act 3, Scene 4: Recit: Figlia, con atto tutta perdesti...Asteria (Bajazet/Asteria/Andronico)
Bajazet, Act 3, Scene 4: Aria: Spesso tra vaghe rose (Andronico)
Bajazet, Act 3, Scenes 7 & 9: Recit: Eccoti, Bajazet (Tamerlano/Andronico/Bajazet/Idaspe/Irene)
Bajazet, Act 3, Scenes 7 & 9: Aria: Verrň crudel, spietato (Bajazet)
Bajazet, Act 3, Scene 6: Recit: Signor, fra tante cure (Irene/Tamerlano)
Bajazet, Act 3, Scene 6: Aria: Son tortorella (Irene)
Bajazet, Act 3, Scene 7: Recit: Eccoti, Bajazet (Tamerlano/Andronico/Bajazet/Idaspe)
Bajazet, Act 3, Scene 8: Recit: E morto si, tiranno (Asteria/Andronico/Bajazet)
Bajazet, Act 3, Scene 8: Aria: Svena, uddici, abbatti, atterra (Asteria)
Bajazet, Act 3, Finale: Recit: Parte Asteria e restano (Andronico/Irene/Tamerlano)
Bajazet, Act 3, Finale: Coro: Coronata di giglie (Idaspe/Asteria/Irene/Andronico/Tamerlano)


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