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Fiorenza Cedolins - Ommagio a Puccini

Cedolins,Fiorenza
Release Date: 10/28/2008 
Label:  Bongiovanni   Catalog #: 20010  
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Fiorenza Cedolins
Conductor:  Giuliano Carella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toscana Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

NTSC All Region; 5.1; Subtitled in Italian & English; Stereo 5.1; 4:3; Approx. 76 mins.

Fiorenza Cedolins has a voice that carries the listener back to the golden age of Belcanto, a voice that makes its mark immediately with its beautifully velvet-like, burnished timbre, with its reserves of volume and power enabling the singer to fill large opera houses and open-air arenas effortlessly, with that granite-like solid delivery in which 19th century singers were so well schooled and with its perfect ability to project out into space employing a finely-sculpted diction which is a model of clarity. Fiorenza Cedolins has a sumptuous, opulent voice recalling those primadonna sopranos of legend who could do no wrong and it is no
Read more accident that Ms. Cedolins seems heir to the demanding legacy of Renata Tebaldi, although she neither sings the same repertoire nor is she merely a modern replica. Her phrasing has a wealth of nuances and accents and the quality of her masterful vocal effects is unquestionable, yet although in these respects Fiorenza Cedolins is certainly inspired by Renata Tebaldi, she clearly sees her predecessor as something of an artistic archetype rather than a model to be slavishly imitated. All this shows that Ms. Cedolins knows how to make an intelligent choice as a result of her thorough awareness of her natural capabilites and how to use them and of the care she takes over interpretation, knowing that tastes change.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Prelude for Orchestra by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Giuliano Carella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toscana Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Lucca, Italy 
2.
Edgar: Act 3 Prelude by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Giuliano Carella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toscana Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Italy 
3.
La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Fiorenza Cedolins (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuliano Carella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toscana Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
4.
Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Fiorenza Cedolins (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuliano Carella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toscana Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
5.
Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Giuliano Carella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toscana Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
6.
Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Fiorenza Cedolins (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuliano Carella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toscana Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
7.
Suor Angelica: Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Fiorenza Cedolins (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuliano Carella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toscana Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
8.
Tosca: Act 3 Prelude by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Giuliano Carella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toscana Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
9.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Fiorenza Cedolins (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuliano Carella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toscana Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
10.
Madama Butterfly: Act 3 Prelude by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Giuliano Carella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toscana Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
11.
Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Fiorenza Cedolins (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuliano Carella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toscana Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
12.
Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Fiorenza Cedolins (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuliano Carella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toscana Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
13.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Fiorenza Cedolins (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuliano Carella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toscana Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
14.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Fiorenza Cedolins (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuliano Carella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toscana Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 

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