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Pace Mio Dio... / Dinara Alieva

Verdi / Rota / Czech National Sym Orch
Release Date: 01/28/2014 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3462   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiGiacomo PucciniAlfredo CatalaniRuggero Leoncavallo,   ... 
Performer:  Dinara Alieva
Conductor:  Marcello Rota
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recitals by lyric sopranos seem to come around on a weekly basis; here is an interesting new spinto who may grow into the Verdi soprano many of us have been waiting for. Azerbaijani Dinara Alieva has a grand sound–rich and full in the middle, and rock-solid, if edgy at the top. The repeated high Cs in “Sempre libera” are exciting and right on the money, and the interpolated E-flat at the end–well, let’s just say that just because a soprano owns a note like that does not mean she has to share it. Her “Ah, fors’e lui” is lovely and is sung with a nice sense of legato; the letter reading before “Addio del passato” is moving without exaggeration. Leonora’s two arias from Trovatore are beautifully handled, with almost pianissimo singing and Read more something like a trill; it is only the scrutiny of a recording that shows up the flaws: some graceless attacks on high notes and occasional lack of breath. “Pace, pace mio Dio” is a gem–it’s rare to hear it so thrillingly performed, with most of the dynamics in place.

Tosca’s big aria is dignified and handsome; “O mio babbino caro”, though well sung and shaded, is too small for Alieva. Doretta’s Song disappoints. Here is an opportunity to caress a vocal line and sing softly, and Alieva rushes it a bit. La Wally’s “Ebben…” has gravitas but doesn’t tear at the heart, and Adriana’s first aria lacks introspection. Under a more sympathetic conductor–the accompaniments stress all of the oom-pah-pah and none of the cantilena–she might even be great. Pay attention to her.

Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
La traviata: Sempre libera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dinara Alieva (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marcello Rota
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
2.
La traviata: Addio del passato by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dinara Alieva (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marcello Rota
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
3.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dinara Alieva (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marcello Rota
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
4.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dinara Alieva (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marcello Rota
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
5.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dinara Alieva (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marcello Rota
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
6.
La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dinara Alieva (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marcello Rota
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
7.
Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dinara Alieva (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marcello Rota
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
8.
La Wally: Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana by Alfredo Catalani
Performer:  Dinara Alieva (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marcello Rota
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
9.
I Pagliacci: Qual fiamma avea nel guardo by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Dinara Alieva (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marcello Rota
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
10.
Adriana Lecouvreur: Io son l'umile ancella by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Dinara Alieva (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marcello Rota
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
11.
Il trovatore: Tacea la notte placida...Di tale amor by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dinara Alieva (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marcello Rota
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
12.
Il trovatore: D'amor sull' ali rosee by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dinara Alieva (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marcello Rota
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
13.
La forza del destino: Pace, pace, mio Dio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dinara Alieva (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marcello Rota
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 

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