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Nicole Cabell - Soprano


Release Date: 05/08/2007 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000659002   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniCharles GounodPauline Viardot-GarciaGeorge Gershwin,   ... 
Performer:  Nicole Cabell
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



An impressive debut recital by this young American prize-winner

Here’s an hour of enchantment from the American soprano who won the 2005 Cardiff Singer of the World. There she swept the board with her final item, Teresa’s taxing but rewarding aria from Benvenuto Cellini. Here it forms the centrepiece of a recital that takes her with extreme accomplishment through a varied programme.

Perhaps the French pieces suit her best of all, and she seems happy singing in the language. She delivers Juliette’s Waltz Song with insouciance, then follows it with a deeply soulful account of Juliette’s last-act aria. “Depuis le jour” is right up there among
Read more the best of the past, with the high note towards the end, so often a disappointment, touched with pure lightness. The dash of the bolero from Les filles de Cadix is a fizzing as it should be.

But Cabell can do many other things so well as to satisify the most fastidious connoisseur of fine singing. Her bel canto skills are disclosed in Julietta’s opening aria from Capuleti, with the even legato a pleasure to encounter. Norina’s flighty aria from Don Pasquale is done with just the requisite allure. The two popular Puccini arias again show off her clear, clean tone and secure technique, even if one would sometimes like a bit more light and shade in her bright voice.

It’s big leap from there to Tippett’s A Child of Our Time, but once more Cabell gives every evidence that she knows what she is about and the aching phrases hanging in the air. The Menotti aria is well sung but musically nothing special; “Summertime” gets a lovely reading.

Sir Andrew Davis and the LPO find the right mood for each piece in turn and the recording is faultless. Who knows, maybe Decca has a new Sutherland in view.

-- Alan Blyth, Gramophone [5/2007]
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Works on This Recording

1.
La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Nicole Cabell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Venue:  The Colosseum, Watford, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: The Colosseum, Watford, London, England (12/21/2005 - 12/30/2005) 
2.
Roméo et Juliette: Je veux vivre dans le rêve "Waltz Song" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Nicole Cabell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
Venue:  The Colosseum, Watford, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: The Colosseum, Watford, London, England (12/21/2005 - 12/30/2005) 
3.
Roméo et Juliette: Dieu, quel frisson by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Nicole Cabell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
Venue:  The Colosseum, Watford, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is followed by "Amour, ranime mon courage."
The Colosseum, Watford, London, England (12/21/2005 - 12/30/2005) 
4.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Nicole Cabell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Venue:  The Colosseum, Watford, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: The Colosseum, Watford, London, England (12/21/2005 - 12/30/2005) 
5.
Les filles de Cadix by Pauline Viardot-Garcia
Performer:  Nicole Cabell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Venue:  The Colosseum, Watford, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: The Colosseum, Watford, London, England (12/21/2005 - 12/30/2005) 
6.
Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  Nicole Cabell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Venue:  The Colosseum, Watford, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: The Colosseum, Watford, London, England (12/21/2005 - 12/30/2005) 
7.
A child of our time: How can I cherish my man in such days by Michael Tippett
Performer:  Nicole Cabell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; England 
Venue:  The Colosseum, Watford, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: The Colosseum, Watford, London, England (12/21/2005 - 12/30/2005) 
8.
Benvenuto Cellini: Entre l'amour et le devoir by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Nicole Cabell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1837; France 
Venue:  The Colosseum, Watford, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: The Colosseum, Watford, London, England (12/21/2005 - 12/30/2005) 
9.
Louise: Depuis le jour by Gustave Charpentier
Performer:  Nicole Cabell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; France 
Venue:  The Colosseum, Watford, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: The Colosseum, Watford, London, England (12/21/2005 - 12/30/2005) 
10.
I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Oh, quante volte by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Nicole Cabell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Italy 
Venue:  The Colosseum, Watford, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: The Colosseum, Watford, London, England (12/21/2005 - 12/30/2005) 
11.
La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Nicole Cabell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Venue:  The Colosseum, Watford, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: The Colosseum, Watford, London, England (12/21/2005 - 12/30/2005) 
12.
Don Pasquale: Quel guardo il cavaliere...So anch'io la virtù by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Nicole Cabell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Venue:  The Colosseum, Watford, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: The Colosseum, Watford, London, England (12/21/2005 - 12/30/2005) 
13.
Les Filles de Cadiz "Chanson Espagnole" by Léo Delibes
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Language: French 

Sound Samples

La Bohème / Act 2: "Quando m'en vo"
Roméo et Juliette / Act 1: "Ah, je veux vivre dans ce reve"
The Old Maid and The Thief: "What a Curse for a Woman is a Timid Man"
Roméo et Juliette / Act 4: "Dieu! Quel frisson court dans mes veines"
Gianni Schicchi: "Oh! mio babbino caro"
Les Filles De Cadix
Porgy and Bess / Act 1: Summertime
A Child of our Time / Part 1: "How can I cherish my man in such days?"
Benvenuto Cellini / Act 1: "Les belles fleures...Entre l'amour et le devoir"
Louise / Act 3: "Depuis le jour"
I Capuleti e i Montecchi / Act 1: Eccomi in lieta vesta
La Rondine / Act 1: "Chi il bel sogno di Doretta"
Don Pasquale / Act 1: Quel guardo di cavaliere ... So anch'io la virtù magica

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