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Marita Solberg


Release Date: 04/08/2016 
Label:  Simax   Catalog #: 1336   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alfredo CatalaniWolfgang Amadeus MozartCharles GounodGeorges Bizet,   ... 
Performer:  Marita Solberg
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This new release by Simax Classics is the debut solo album of soprano Marita Solberg. The pieces chosen for this album have already been performed by Solberg on stages across the globe to great acclaim. The Norwegian Opera Orchestra under the direction of John Fiore accompany Solberg on this recording. Tracks include opera arias by Mozart, Catalani, R. Strauss, Dvorak, and many more. This new release by Simax Classics is the debut solo album of soprano Marita Solberg. The pieces chosen for this album have already been performed by Solberg on stages across the globe to great acclaim. The Norwegian Opera Orchestra under the direction of John Fiore accompany Solberg on this recording. Tracks include opera arias by Mozart, Catalani, R. Strauss, Dvorak, and many more. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
La Wally: Ebben?... Ne andrň lontana by Alfredo Catalani
Performer:  Marita Solberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
2.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: E Susanna non vien...Dove sono by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Marita Solberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Marita Solberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Roméo et Juliette: Ah, je veux vivre by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Marita Solberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865-1871 
5.
Les Pęcheurs des perles: Me voilŕ seule dans la nuit by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Marita Solberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
6.
Pagliacci, 'Players': Qual fiamma avea nel guardo! by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Marita Solberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Written: 1892 
7.
Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Marita Solberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
8.
Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Marita Solberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
9.
La Bohčme: Si, mi chiamano Mimě by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Marita Solberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
10.
I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Oh, quante volte by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Marita Solberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Italy 
11.
Francesca da Rimini, Op. 25: Oh, do not weep, my Paolo "Francesca's Aria" by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Marita Solberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
12.
Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: O moon high up "Song to the moon" by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Marita Solberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Bohemia 
13.
Otello, opera: Act IV: Piangea Cantando-Ave Maria by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Marita Solberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
14.
Die Liebe der Danae, Op. 83: Symphonic Fragment by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1952; Germany 
15.
Die Liebe der Danae, Op. 83: Wie umgibst mich mit Frieden by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Marita Solberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 An impressive debut April 8, 2016 By Dean Frey See All My Reviews "This is Marita Solberg's debut solo album, and it's a real winner. I know her only from two Grieg discs on BIS: the complete Peer Gynt from 2009, and Grieg Orchestral Songs from 2010. Listening to those again, it's clear to see that with such a strong, pure voice Solberg had a great future in opera. I'm actually a bit surprised that Solveig's Song isn't included in the this program; it seems to be a bit of a signature song. Other than that omission, I'm impressed with the program, which shows off Solberg's voice and her range. The aria by Catalani from La Wally, made famous in Jean-Jacques Beineix's 1981 film Diva, is a great opener. It shows off the powerful yet creamy quality of Solberg's voice while the more controlled Mozart arias that follow, the Countess's arias Dove sono and Porgi amor from The Marriage of Figaro, demonstrate her dramatic intelligence. Two other songs stand out: the drop-dead gorgeous Song to the moon from Dvorak's Rusalka, and an affecting Ave Maria from Verdi's Otello. The strong accompaniment from conductor John Fiore and the Norwegian National Opera Orchestra contributes to an outstanding disc, and they're given their own little encore near the end: the beautiful Interlude from Richard Strauss's Die Liebe der Danae. An impressive, nearly perfect, debut!" Report Abuse
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