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I Palpiti D'amor - Meyerbeer, Verdi, Puccini / Krassimira Stoyanova

Meyerbeer / Verdi / Puccini / Krassimira Stoyanova
Release Date: 09/30/2008 
Label:  Orfeo   Catalog #: 740081   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giacomo MeyerbeerGiuseppe VerdiAntonio Carlos GomesGiacomo Puccini,   ... 
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Bulgarian soprano Krassimira Stoyanova is a mightily impressive singer, both on stage and also on CD, judging from this, her first solo recital (she has recorded a Rossini Petite Messe Solonelle and Stabat Mater). At the Met I have heard her as Liu and Donna Anna and she inhabited each role. The voice is not a delicate instrument, but her pianissimos are good enough so that she can give the appearance of fragility even when the voice is solidly placed and still somewhat cutting.

On this recital she proves her fluency with coloratura and high stacattos in the arias from Gomes' Il Guanary and Verdi's La Battaglia di Legnano and Luisa Miller. She is particularly lovely in this last piece, singing with girlish charm. There's a
Read more nice wistfulness in "Come in quest'ora bruna" from Boccanegra, with delicate, soft singing near its close. Antonia's solo from Hoffmann is deeply felt and sung with just the right sad tone; a rarity from Gomes' Fosca finds Stoyanova as Delia, singing a lament about her lover, Paolo, with whom she is in a triangle with the eponymous heroine, Fosca. Valentine's fourth-act aria from Les Huguenots is another lament, and here Stoyanova darkens her tone. Anna's beautiful aria from Puccini's first opera, Le Villi, is performed with warmth; arias from Herodiade and La juive are no less impressive.

Friedrich Haider leads the Munich Orchestra with sympathy and a nice feel for rubato and for his soprano's strengths, and Stoyanova seems incapable of singing off-key or milking an emotion for more than it's worth--two great traits. This recital gives us some nice rarities, albeit only an hour of them. Highly recommended.

--Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Les Huguenots: Je suis seule...Parmi les pleurs by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; France 
2.
Simon Boccanegra: Come in quest' ora bruna by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
3.
Luisa Miller: Lo vidi, e 'l primo palpito by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
4.
La battaglia di Legnano: Voi lo diceste, amiche by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
5.
La battaglia di Legnano: A frenarti, o cor by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
6.
Fosca: Ahime! Dove Sono? - Ad ogni mover by Antonio Carlos Gomes
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873/1878; Milan, Italy 
7.
Il Guarany: C'era una volta by Antonio Carlos Gomes
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Italy 
8.
Le Villi: Se come voi piccina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Italy 
9.
Hérodiade: Il est doux, il est bon by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; France 
10.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Elle a fui, la tourterelle! by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
11.
La juive: Il va venir by Jacques Halévy
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Friedrich Haider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 

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