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Homage To Maria Callas / Angela Gheorghiu [Deluxe Edition]


Release Date: 11/01/2011 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 31509   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Vincenzo BelliniGeorges BizetAlfredo CatalaniLuigi Cherubini,   ... 
Performer:  Angela GheorghiuJames Valenti
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“She [Angela Gheorghiu] has earned her place as one of the best sopranos of her generation and it has been said that her voice is ‘…perhaps the most instantly recognizable and interesting soprano voice of our time… a liquid instrument of great beauty“ (Gramophone)

“The world's most glamorous opera star” (New York Sun).

Homage to Maria Callas is a collection of beloved French and Italian operatic masterpieces performed by Angela Gheorghiu, the defining diva of this century. The programme is inspired by the career and recordings of Maria Callas, the greatest diva of the last century. The arias are shared favourites of both Callas and Gheorghiu, and Angela’s new recording demonstrates once again her extraordinary
Read more vocal and emotional range.

Deluxe Edition comprises a CD encased in a hardcover book containing an essay from Angela in three languages, a gallery of glamorous new photos and exclusive access to a video and mini-feature on the making of the CD.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Il pirata: Col sorriso d'innocenza by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Italy 
2.
Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1873-1874 
3.
La Wally: Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana by Alfredo Catalani
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
4.
Medea: Dei tuoi figli la madre by Luigi Cherubini
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; France 
5.
Adriana Lecouvreur: Poveri fiori by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
6.
Andrea Chénier: La mamma morta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
7.
Faust: Ah! je ris de me voir si belle "Jewel Song" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
8.
I Pagliacci: Qual fiamma avea nel guardo by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
9.
Le Cid: Pleurez, mes yeux! by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
10.
La Bohème: Donde lieta uscì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
11.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
12.
La traviata: E strano! E strano! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
13.
La traviata: Ah, fors' è lui...Sempre libera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  James Valenti (Tenor), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 

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