Bel Canto Arias


Bel Canto Arias
Joan Sutherland
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4762444
Barcode
00028947624448
Format
1-CD
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GAETANO DONIZETTI
Il castello di Kenilworth: Par che mi dica ancora…Fuggì l’immagine

GIUSEPPE VERDI
Attila: Liberamente or piangi ..Oh! nel fuggente nuvolo

VINCENZO BELLINI
I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta..Oh! quante volte

GAETANO DONIZETTI
Betly: In questo semplice modesto asilo
La Favorite: L’ai-je bien entendu? … O mon Fernand … Mon arrêt descend du ciel

GIACOMO MEYERBEER
L’Africaine: Sur mes genoux

GIOACCHINO ROSSINI
Guillaume Tell: Sombre forêt
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa

Joan Sutherland, soprano
Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Richard Bonynge

Recording information

Recording producer: Christopher Raeburn
Recording engineer: Colin Moorfoot
Recording Location: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, September 1985

Reviews

‘How good, for instance, that Sutherland should still be exploring. Everything here is new to her discography, and the solo from Il castello di Kenilworth will be new to most of her listeners … The fine tragic sweep of the violins in the Attila solo, the plaintive elegance of Bellini’s cantilena, the simple good humour of Betly’s ‘tralla las’ – none of these is too familiar to be welcome, and in the last of them Sutherland’s gaiety is vividly personal and expert in timing. Of her French arias the Africaine is probably most successful, with its emotions imaginatively caught’ Gramophone

‘There is such obvious joy in her singing’ MusicWeb