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Eternamente: The Verismo Album / Gheorghiu


Release Date: 10/20/2017 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 564486  
Composer:  Pietro MascagniStefano DonaudyGiacomo PucciniArrigo Boito,   ... 
Performer:  Angela GheorghiuJoseph CallejaRichard NovákEmmanuel Villaume
Conductor:  Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague PhilharmoniaPrague Philharmonic Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For Eternamente, her first studio recording in six years, soprano Angela Gheorghiu focuses on Italian composers of the generation that followed Verdi and predominantly on repertoire she has not sung before – including some fascinating rarities. Joining her for duets from Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Giordano’s Andrea Chénier is another star of today’s opera stage, tenor Joseph Calleja.

Eternamente is described as a collection of verismo– the term used generically for Italian opera of the immediate post-Verdi era. No matter when they were composed, and no matter what their subject matter, all these operas demand great passion and commitment from their performers – and they get it from Angela Gheorghiu.
For Eternamente, her first studio recording in six years, soprano Angela Gheorghiu focuses on Italian composers of the generation that followed Verdi and predominantly on repertoire she has not sung before – including some fascinating rarities. Joining her for duets from Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Giordano’s Andrea Chénier is another star of today’s opera stage, tenor Joseph Calleja.

Eternamente is described as a collection of verismo– the term used generically for Italian opera of the immediate post-Verdi era. No matter when they were composed, and no matter what their subject matter, all these operas demand great passion and commitment from their performers – and they get it from Angela Gheorghiu. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Voi lo sapete, o Mamma by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
2.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Tu qui, Santuzza? by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano), Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
3.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Regina coeli laetare by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia,  Prague Philharmonic Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
4.
O del mio amato ben by Stefano Donaudy
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
5.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
6.
La Rondine: Parigi! č la cittŕ dei desideri by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
7.
Mefistofele: Spunta l'aurora pallida by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor), Richard Novák (Bass), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia,  Prague Philharmonic Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
8.
Eternamente "For all eternity" by Angelo Mascheroni
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Italy 
9.
Ombra di Nube by Licinio Refice
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
10.
La Gioconda: Suicidio! by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
11.
Siberia: No! se un pensier torture...Nel suo amor by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903/1921; Italy 
12.
Andrea Chénier: Vicino a te by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano), Joseph Calleja (Tenor), Emmanuel Villaume (Voice)
Conductor:  Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
13.
La Bohčme: Ed Ora Conoscetela by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
14.
Zingari: La Canzone di Fleana by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Emmanuel Villaume
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia

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