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Lucia Popp - Opera Arias / Kurt Eichhorn, Munich Ro


Release Date: 09/15/1998 
Label:  Arts Music   Catalog #: 47517   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartHermann GoetzGiuseppe VerdiGiacomo Puccini,   ... 
Performer:  Lucia Popp
Conductor:  Kurt Eichhorn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Lucia Popp began her career as a high coloratura--her Queen of the Night under Otto Klemperer (EMI) was a tour de force with pinpoint delivery and fine exclamation. As she aged, the voice's center dropped and her tone became richer, but she retained a silvery beauty throughout the entire, still very lyrical range. This CD, recorded in 1982, contains repertoire for which she was ideal--Pamina, Manon, Rusalka, Gilda, Lauretta, Marie in The Bartered Bride--and some for which her voice remained a bit light--Mozart's Countess, Agatha in Freischütz, and Louise. But listeners will find very little to complain about in this 55-minute recital. "Depuis le jour" should be sung by a somewhat larger voice so that the ascents to the pianissimos are Read more better highlighted, and "Leise, leise" actually needs more heft as well, but Popp shades her tone, sings off the text, and uses portamento so skillfully that even these arias are ravishing. Yes, the tone is always bright, but it's never anything other than appealing. This is a beautiful recital by a much-missed soprano. [9/30/2005]

--Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Ach, ich fühl's, es ist verschwunden by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Eichhorn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1982 
2.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: E Susanna non vien...Dove sono by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Eichhorn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1982 
3.
Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung: Die Kraft versagt by Hermann Goetz
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Eichhorn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 1982 
4.
Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Eichhorn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1982 
5.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Eichhorn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1982 
6.
Manon: Adieu, notre petite table by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Eichhorn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Date of Recording: 1982 
Notes: This selection begins with "Allons! Il le faut!..." 
7.
Louise: Depuis le jour by Gustave Charpentier
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Eichhorn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; France 
Date of Recording: 1982 
8.
Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: O what grief! by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Eichhorn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863/1870; Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 1982 
9.
Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: O moon high up "Song to the moon" by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Eichhorn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 1982 
10.
Der Freischütz, J 277: Wie nahte mir der Schlummer by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Eichhorn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1982 

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