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Verdi: Arias / Krassimira Stoyanova


Release Date: 04/29/2014 
Label:  Orfeo   Catalog #: 885141   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

One of the most renowned Verdi sopranos today is Krassimira Stoyanova, who now presents roles she has either already sung all over the world, with those she is booked to sing shortly. As Desdemona she has moved and enthused audiences and critics alike from Vienna to Barcelona and Chicago and so from 'Otello' we naturally find her “Willow Song” and “Ave Maria”. In Verdi’s operas after Schiller, 'Don Carlo' and 'Luisa Miller', Stoyanova made her celebrated debuts as Elisabetta and Luisa Miller at the State Operas of Munich and Vienna respectively. Since then she has become especially known both for her ability to shape a perfect line and for her characterisation of these two women, caught as they are between love and duty. The two Leonoras in Read more 'Trovatore' and 'Forza' make more dramatic demands on the voice, and Krassimira Stoyanova is approaching these roles with prudence: she has not yet taken the latter completely into her repertoire. The dates for her Aïda in the eponymous opera and as Amelia in 'Un ballo in maschera' have now been fixed, and she can also be heard in excerpts from both roles, as well as Giovanna d’Arco and the dying Violetta Valéry, in this new CD, with the Munich Radio Orchestra under Pavel Baleff. One marvels at Krassimira Stoyanova’s artistry: unmannered, unostentatious, refined, as she does justice both to the girlishness of Verdi’s 'Joan of Arc' and to the wrenching farewell offered us by 'La Traviata'. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Un ballo in maschera: Morrò, ma prima in grazia by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
2. Otello: Ave Maria by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
3. Luisa Miller: Tu puniscimi, o Signore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
4. La forza del destino: Pace, pace, mio Dio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
5. Il trovatore: Tacea la notte placida...Di tale amor by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
6. Il trovatore: D'amor sull' ali rosee by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
7. Giovanna d'Arco: Qui! Qui! Dove più...O fatidica foresta by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Italy 
8. Don Carlos: Non pianger, mia compagna by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
9. Otello: Canzone del salice by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
10. La traviata: Tenesta la promessa...Addio del passato by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853 
11. Aida: Ritorna vincitor! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
12. Il trovatore: Vanne...lasciami by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra

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