Femmes Fatales: Soprano Heroines from the Orient / Nasibli, Adigezalov, Ukraine National Symphony

Release Date: 2/14/2020
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8579066
Number of Discs: 1

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$11.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Composers of every era have drawn on the strengths, sorrows and joys of women for operas and vocal works, inspiring some of their most powerful music. From the heartbreaking tragedy of Samuel Barber’s Andromache’s Farewell to the magical storytelling of Sheherazade and the Fairy-Tale Princess, acclaimed soprano Seljan Nasibli takes us on a timeless journey through female musical ancestors whose courage is as relevant in today’s society as it has ever been.

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REVIEW:

Opening with Ravel’s Sheherazade, she immediately establishes her credentials to sing the French repertoire, her quiet passages having an innate beauty, and when the score needs passion we find a voice of vibrant quality.

– David's Review Corner (David Denton)
Works on This Recording
1. Shéhérazade by Maurice Ravel
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1903 ; France
1. Songs (6) of a Fairy Princess, Op. 31: Excerpt(s) by Karol Szymanowski
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915, 1933 ; Poland
2. Andromache's Farewell, Op. 39 by Samuel Barber
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1962 ; USA
3. Les Pêcheurs de perles: Act II: Me voilà seule...Comme autrefois by Georges Bizet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1863 ; France
4. Golden Cockerel: Hymn to the sun by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906-1907 ; Russia
5. Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
6. Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
7. Thaïs: Ah! je suis seule by Jules Massenet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; France
8. Thaïs: Dis-moi que je suis belle by Jules Massenet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; France
9. Thaïs: Dis-moi que je suis belle by Jules Massenet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; France
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