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The Verdi Album / Jonas Kaufmann

Kaufmann,Jonas
Release Date: 09/17/2013 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 549204   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jonas KaufmannFranco VassalloDaniele Cusari
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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It was with Verdi that the leading tenor of our time, Jonas Kaufmann, made his international breakthrough in 2006 when he sang Alfredo Germont in La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. And for Kaufmann, the Verdi bicentenary in 2013 will be dominated by performances of works by the great Italian opera composer, including his debut album for Sony Classical, The Verdi Album. Recorded with Pier Giorgio Morandi conducting the Orchestra dell'Opera di Parma, this new album features twelve of Verdi's greatest tenor hits, eleven of which are recorded for the first time by Kaufmann. His choice of arias
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Works on This Recording

1.
Un ballo in maschera: Ma se m' è forza perderti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
2.
Un ballo in maschera: Di' tu se fedele by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
3.
Simon Boccanegra: Sento avvampar nell' anima by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
4.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
5.
Otello: Niun mi tema (Death of Otello) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor), Franco Vassallo (Bass)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
6.
Otello: Dio, mi potevi scagliar tutti i mali by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
7.
Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
8.
La forza del destino: La vita è inferno...O tu che in seno agli angeli by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
9.
Il trovatore: Ah si, ben mio...Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
10.
Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
11.
Don Carlos: Dio, che nell' alma infondere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Franco Vassallo (Bass), Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor), Daniele Cusari (Bass)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
12.
I masnadieri: Destatevi, o pietre by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Italy 

Sound Samples

Rigoletto, Atto III, Canzone: "La donna è mobile"
Aida, Atto I, Scena e romanza: "Se quel guerrier io fossi!...Celeste Aida"
Un Ballo in Maschera, Atto I, Canzone: "Di' tu se fedele"
Un Ballo in Maschera, Atto III, Scena e romanza: "Forse la soglia attinse... Ma se m'è forza perderti"
Il Trovatore, Parte III, Scena ed aria: "Ah! sì, ben mio... Di quella pira"
Luisa Miller, Atto II, Scena ed aria: "Oh! fede negar potessi... Quando le sere al placido"
Simon Boccanegra, Atto II, Scena ed aria: "O inferno! Amelia qui!... Sento avvampar nell'anima... Cielo pietoso, rendila"
Don Carlo, Atto II, Scena e duetto: "È lui! desso, l'Infante!... Dio, che nell'alma infondere"
La Forza del Destino, Atto III, Scena e romanza: "La vita è inferno all'infelice...O tu, che in seno agli angeli"
I Masnadieri, Atto III, Scena 2: "Destatevi, o pietre... Giuri ognun questo canuto"
Otello, Atto III : "Dio! mi potevi scagliar"
Otello, Atto IV: "Niun mi tema"

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 PIER GERGIO MORANDI AND JONAS KAUFMAN October 23, 2013 By ROBERT E.  FOX (OCALA, FL) See All My Reviews "I CAN NOT READ MUSIC. BUT SOMETHING HIT ME ABOUT THIS DISC. I AM GUESSING THAT TENOR AND CONDUCTOR SAW EYE TO EYE ON THE INTERPRETATION. THE HARVARD DICTIONARY OF MUSIC DEFINES CABALETTA AS AN ARIA WITH SEVERAL SECTIONS WITH THE CODA IN A FASTER TEMPO.. NOTE ARIA NUMBERS 5-6-7-11-12. THE"CABALETTAS" ARE ESPECIALLY DRAMATIC AND EXCITING. I LL BET CONDUCTOR AND TENOR WERE IN ACCORD ON INTERPRETATION. AS FAR AS JONAS, IS THERE ANYTHING HE CAN NOT DO? HIS WAGNER GIVES THE GREAT GERMAN HELDENTENORS A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY- AND NOW THE ITALIAN TENORS!! ROBERT E. FOX OCALA, FL." Report Abuse
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