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Arias / Hei-kyung Hong, John Fiore, Orchestra Of St. Luke's


Release Date: 09/13/2005 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 68881   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gustave CharpentierWolfgang Amadeus MozartVincenzo BelliniGaetano Donizetti,   ... 
Performer:  Hong Hei-KyungStewart Rose
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Hei-Kyung Hong, the formidable Korean soprano, sings a selection of arias perfectly suited for her rich soprano voice. A soprano in the league of Schwarzkopf, te Kanawa, and Fleming, Hong is one of those artists who can easily change hats. She is equally comfortable as The Countess singing "Dove sono" as she is portraying Violetta in 'La Traviata.'
Her interpretation of "Caro nome" from 'Rigoletto' is enchanting and touching, while her flair for lighter repertoire comes alive in "Quel guaro il cavaliere" from 'Don Pasquale.' Hong's singing of "Ach, ich fühl's" rings of the frustration of lost hope and love that Pamina feels, and Micaela's aria from 'Carmen,' "Je dis que rien ne m'epouvante," is deeply heartfelt. Conductor John Fiore, a
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Works on This Recording

1. Louise: Depuis le jour by Gustave Charpentier
Performer:  Hong Hei-Kyung (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; France 
Date of Recording: 8/1997 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: French 
2. Zaide, K 344 (336b): Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Hong Hei-Kyung (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Austria 
Date of Recording: 8/1997 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: German 
3. I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Oh, quante volte by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Stewart Rose (French Horn), Hong Hei-Kyung (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Italy 
Date of Recording: 8/1997 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 8 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4. Don Pasquale: Quel guardo il cavaliere...So anch'io la virtù by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Hong Hei-Kyung (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: 8/1997 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: E Susanna non vien...Dove sono by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Hong Hei-Kyung (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 8/1997 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 6 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6. La traviata: Ah, fors' è lui...Sempre libera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Hong Hei-Kyung (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 8/1997 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "è strano..." 
7. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Ach, ich fühl's, es ist verschwunden by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Hong Hei-Kyung (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 8/1997 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: German 
8. La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Hong Hei-Kyung (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Date of Recording: 8/1997 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9. Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Hong Hei-Kyung (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 8/1997 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10. Carmen: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante "Micaëla's Aria" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Hong Hei-Kyung (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 8/1997 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 6 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: French 
11. Roméo et Juliette: Je veux vivre dans le rêve "Waltz Song" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Hong Hei-Kyung (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Fiore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
Date of Recording: 8/1997 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: French 

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