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Fiamma del Belcanto / Damrau


Release Date: 04/28/2015 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 2564616674   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gaetano DonizettiVincenzo BelliniGiuseppe VerdiGiacomo Puccini,   ... 
Performer:  Diana Damrau
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In her first recital album devoted entirely to Italian opera, soprano Diana Damrau takes the golden age of bel canto, the early 19th century, as the starting point for an exploration of theatrical and musical passion that leads to the high-octane verismo drama of the 1890s. “Italian opera is an art form that deals with real feelings,” she says of the arias she has chosen by Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini and Leoncavallo, lit up by her coloratura pyrotechnics and dramatic prowess. In her first recital album devoted entirely to Italian opera, soprano Diana Damrau takes the golden age of bel canto, the early 19th century, as the starting point for an exploration of theatrical and musical passion that leads to the high-octane verismo drama of the 1890s. “Italian opera is an art form that deals with real feelings,” she says of the arias she has chosen by Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini and Leoncavallo, lit up by her coloratura pyrotechnics and dramatic prowess. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Rosmonda d'Inghilterra: Ancor non giunse by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Italy 
2.
Rosmonda d'Inghilterra: Perché non ho del vento...Torna by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Italy 
3.
Rosmonda d'Inghilterra: Torna, torna, o caro oggetto by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Italy 
4.
I puritani: O rendetemi la speme... by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
5.
I puritani: Qui la voce sua soave by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
6.
I puritani: Vien, diletto, č in ciel la luna by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
7.
Maria Stuarda: Allenta il pič, Regina by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
8.
Maria Stuarda: O nube, che lieve by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
9.
Maria Stuarda: Nella pace del mesto riposo by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
10.
La sonnambula: Oh! Se una volta sola by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
11.
La sonnambula: Ah, non credea mirarti by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
12.
La sonnambula: Ah, non giunge uman pensiero by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
13.
I masnadieri: Venerabile Padre by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Italy 
14.
I masnadieri: Lo sguardo avea degli angeli by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Italy 
15.
La traviata: E strano! E strano! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
16.
La traviata: Ah, fors' č lui by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
17.
La traviata: Follie! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
18.
La traviata: Sempre libera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
19.
Luisa Miller: Il padre tuo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
20.
Luisa Miller: Tu puniscimi, o Signore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
21.
Luisa Miller: Qui nulla s'attenta by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
22.
Luisa Miller: A brani, a brani o perfido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
23.
La Bohčme: Donde lieta uscě by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
24.
I Pagliacci: Qual fiamma avea nel guardo by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  3 Customer Reviews )
 Marvellous Damrau June 26, 2015 By John S. (Castlemaine, VIC) See All My Reviews "This repertoire finds the perfect exponent in Diana Damrau. All these roles require a voice of surpurb agility, accompanied by a warmth of expression. Damrau's voice soars excitingly and retains its beauty through the its range. We have "Rosmonda d'Inghiterra" the aria from which was originally substituted for Lucia's first act aria, a marvellously joyless "Sempre Libera" the beautiful scene for Maria from Maria Stuarda among many other treasures. The seamless phrasing and by now distinctive warm intonation and awareness of words give them all "face" and newness. Perhaps her aria from "Pagliacci"could do with a greater sense of sexual expectation. A small caveat. There is the full scene for Luisa and Wurm from "Luisa Millar" with Damrau's husband Nicolas Teste and Piotr Beczala sings the off lines in the "Traviata" aria. A winning recital." Report Abuse
 Spectacular Performance ! May 27, 2015 By Joseph Erdeljac (West Chester, PA) See All My Reviews "Diana Damrau presents each and every selection on this recording with accuracy and intense depth of emotion. All are well suited to her voice and technique and are rewarding to the listener. It makes one want to hear a full performance of each role." Report Abuse
 A Rising Star May 26, 2015 By Robert Meehan (Dunwoody, GA) See All My Reviews "Perhaps the best rendition of music of this genre (bel canto) I've heard since Joan Sutherland" Report Abuse
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