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Tenore di forza / Benedikt, Pitrenos, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra


Release Date: 05/17/2019 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: DE 3571  
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiCamille Saint-SaënsUmberto GiordanoJacques Halévy,   ... 
Performer:  Kristian Benedikt
Conductor:  Modestas Pitrėnas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lithuanian National Symphony OrchestraLithuanian National Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Tenor Kristian Benedikt began his career as a lyric tenor in his native Lithuania, but has since blossomed into one of the opera world’s finest dramatic tenors in challenging roles like Otello. His immensely powerful and dark-hued voice enables him to shine in several of Wagner’s “Heldentenor” roles as well; yet he remains a highly versatile singer who also continues to excel in lyric and spinto roles. In this, Kristian’s debut recording, he proves his wide-ranging artistry in a highly varied program of mostly well-known arias by composers including Verdi, Puccini, Saint-Saens, Massenet, Tchaikovsky and Wagner (among others). He also treats us to a rarely-heard novelty: an aria from his countryman Vytautas Klova’s Pilenai- an opera that is Read more practically unknown beyond Lithuania. Kristian is beautifully supported by the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and the Lithuanian National Opera Chorus under the deft baton of conductor Modestas Pitrenas. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Otello: Dio Mi Potevi Scagliare by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Kristian Benedikt (Tenor)
Conductor:  Modestas Pitrėnas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
2.
Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Vois ma misčre, hélas by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Kristian Benedikt (Tenor)
Conductor:  Modestas Pitrėnas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra,  Lithuanian National Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1877; France 
3.
Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Arrétez ó mes frčres by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Kristian Benedikt (Tenor)
Conductor:  Modestas Pitrėnas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra,  Lithuanian National Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1877; France 
4.
Andrea Chénier, opera: Colpito qui m'avete... Un dě all'azzurro spazio by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Kristian Benedikt (Tenor)
Conductor:  Modestas Pitrėnas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896 
5.
La juive: Rachel, quand du Seigneur by Jacques Halévy
Performer:  Kristian Benedikt (Tenor)
Conductor:  Modestas Pitrėnas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
6.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Kristian Benedikt (Tenor)
Conductor:  Modestas Pitrėnas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra,  Lithuanian National Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
7.
La Fanciulla del West: Or son sei mesi by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Kristian Benedikt (Tenor)
Conductor:  Modestas Pitrėnas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
8.
Die Walküre: Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kristian Benedikt (Tenor)
Conductor:  Modestas Pitrėnas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
9.
I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Kristian Benedikt (Tenor)
Conductor:  Modestas Pitrėnas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
10.
Queen of Spades, Op. 68: What is our life? by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Kristian Benedikt (Tenor)
Conductor:  Modestas Pitrėnas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Russia 
11.
Le Cid: Ah! tout est bien fini...O Souverain, ô juge, ô pčre by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Kristian Benedikt (Tenor)
Conductor:  Modestas Pitrėnas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
12.
I Lituani, Act II: Esultiamo nel nome del Signor! by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Kristian Benedikt (Tenor)
Conductor:  Modestas Pitrėnas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra,  Lithuanian National Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
13.
Pilėnai, Act II: Aš papuošiu žirgo galvą pinavijom by Vytautas Klova
Performer:  Kristian Benedikt (Tenor)
Conductor:  Modestas Pitrėnas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra,  Lithuanian National Opera Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; Lithuania 

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