Sena Jurinac Sings Mozart, Strauss & Puccini

Release Date: 2/27/2007
Label: Orfeo
Catalog Number: ORF-C684062
Number of Discs: 2

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$24.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Although it is now twenty-four years since Sena Jurinac – an honorary member of the Vienna State Opera – bade farewell to the stage, memories of her great performances remain as fresh as ever: first as Octavian and then as the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, and as both Cherubino and the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro – a list of all Sena Jurinac’s roles in Vienna would go on for pages. A selection of them is now released on two CDs to mark the singer’s 85th birthday on 24 October 2006. Featuring recordings from the years between 1950 and 1972, it attests to her artistry and to her ability to bring operatic characters to life through the medium of music theatre. In addition to the afore-mentioned parts, which demonstrate Sena Jurinac’s effortless ability to switch from trouser roles to the great lyric soprano repertory, she may also be heard in the title roles in Madama Butterfly, Tosca and Jenufa, all of which mark her out as a tragic actress of the very first order. At the same time, this compilation reflects the high standards that were regularly to be found in Vienna during the 1960s and 1970s not only on first nights but also at ordinary repertory performances, when Sena Jurinac’s partners onstage and in the pit included artists of the stature of Christa Ludwig, Plácido Domingo, Carlo Cossutta, Silvio Varviso and André Cluytens. Together, these musicians provided innumerable great evenings in the theatre. Sena Jurinac is an artist who can truly be described as a living legend.
Works on This Recording
1. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Sena Jurinac
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Palestrina, opera in 3 acts: Act 1. Warum tun deine Worte mir so weh? by Hans Pfitzner
Performer: Sena Jurinac, Christa Ludwig (Voice)
Conductor: Robert Heger
Period: Modern
Written: 1911-1915 ;
3. Ariadne auf Naxos, opera, Op. 60-I (TrV 228) (original version): Lieber Freund, verschaffen Sie mir by Richard Strauss
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1911-1912 ;
4. Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227): Act 1. Wie du warst, wie du bist by Richard Strauss
Performer: Sena Jurinac, Maria Reining (Voice)
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1909-1910 ; Germany
5. Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Mir ist..."Rose Presentation" by Richard Strauss
Performer: Sena Jurinac, Hilde Gueden (Voice)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1909-1910 ; Germany
6. Fidelio, Op. 72: O, wär ich schon mit dir vereint by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Sena Jurinac
Period: Classical
Written: 1805/1814 ; Vienna, Austria
7. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2. Hein Herz, was soll dein Zagen? by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Sena Jurinac, Erich Kunz (Voice), George London (Voice)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Austria
8. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2. Aria. In welchem Abgrund - Mich verriet der Undankbare by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Sena Jurinac
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Austria
9. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Act 2. Aria. Un bel di vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Sena Jurinac
Conductor: Berislav Klobucar
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ;
10. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Act 3. Tu, tu piccolo iddio by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Sena Jurinac, Ermanno Lorenzi (Voice)
Conductor: Berislav Klobucar
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ;
11. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Sena Jurinac
Conductor: Heinz Wallberg
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
12. L' incoronazione di Poppea, opera in 3 acts, SV 308: Act 3. Signor, oggi rinasco by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Sena Jurinac, Gerhard Stolze (Voice)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1642 ; Italy
13. Eugene Onegin, opera, Op. 24: Act 2. Und sei's mein Untergang by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Sena Jurinac
Conductor: Lovro von Matacic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1878 ; Russia
14. Jenufa, opera, JW 1/4: Act 2. Mutter, mir ist mein Kopf schwer / Jenufa, bist du schon aufgewacht? by Leos Janácek
Performer: Sena Jurinac, Martha Mödl (Voice)
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1894-1903 ; Czechoslovakia
15. Don Carlo, opera: Act 4. Tu che la vanità by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Sena Jurinac
Conductor: Silvio Varviso
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884 ;
16. Don Carlo, opera: Duet. E dessa!... Un detto, un sol by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Silvio Varviso
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884 ;
17. Tosca, opera: Act 1. Mario, Mario! - Son qui by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Sena Jurinac, Carlo Cossutta (Voice)
Conductor: André Cluytens
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
18. Tosca, opera: Act 2. Vissi d'arte, Vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Sena Jurinac
Conductor: André Cluytens
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
19. Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227): Act 1. Da geht er hin by Richard Strauss
Performer: Sena Jurinac, Christa Ludwig (Voice)
Conductor: Heinz Wallberg
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1909-1910 ; Germany
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