Conductor(s):
Genre(s):
Opera
Period(s):
20th Century; Romantic
Label:
Orfeo
Catalogue No:
C740081A
Barcode:
4011790740126
Release Date:
03/2017
Available Format(s):
CD

I Palpiti d'Amour - Krassimira Stoyanova

Her appearances as Desdemona in Barcelona, Vienna and Tokyo, to say nothing of her Luisa Miller in Munich and her Trovatore Leonora in Washington, have shown very clearly that Krassimira Stoyanova has succeeded in filling a long-standing gap on the international stage as a lirico spinto soprano, a type of voice in which soft-grained, beautiful singing, equal throughout all its registers, is combined with the ability to invest such singing with dramatic accents and to ride every orchestral climax. But Krassimira Stoyanova, who will shortly be heard as Donna Anna at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, is at home in more than just the Italian repertory. A good half of the arias featured in her first operatic recital are devoted to the French repertory, including, as they do, the role of Rachel in Fromental Halévy’s La juive – the part in which she made her international breakthrough – and Valentine in another grand opera, Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots. Krassimira Stoyanova
Krassimira Stoyanova
Foto: Johannes Ifkovits
She is also heard in an excerpt from the Antonia act in Jacques Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann, the role in which she recently scored a great personal success at the Salzburg Festival and Vienna State Opera, while her Salomé in Massenet’s Hérodiade may well be one of the roles with which she later becomes closely associated. From the Italian repertory we hear her Anna from Puccini’s first stage work, Le villi, a role in which she has already caused a sensation at the Vienna State Opera, just as she has done as Amelia in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra. Listeners who share the soprano’s interest in operatic rarities will be fascinated to hear her in two excerpts from works by the Brazilian composer Carlos Gomes: Fosca – a piece about pirates – and Il Guarany, a work set among the native Indians of Latin America. With its guitar accompaniment, the coloratura aria from Il Guarany is one of the most extraordinary tracks in the present CD, in which the Munich Radio Orchestra is conducted by Friedrich Haider. But these arias also pulsate with theatrical life. An excerpt from Luisa Miller follows. And this début album is rounded off with a lengthy scene from a lesser-known opera by Verdi, La battaglia di Legnano, completing this lively portrait of a versatile and expressive performer.


Meyerbeer, Giacomo

Les Huguenots, Act IV: Je suis seule chez moi! … Parmi les pleurs
1.     Les Huguenots, Act IV: Je suis seule chez moi! - Parmi les pleurs mon reve se ranime
05:51

Verdi, Giuseppe

Simon Boccanegra, Act I: Come in quest'ora bruna
2.     Simon Boccanegra, Act I: Come in quest'ora bruna
05:51

Gomes, Carlos

Fosca, Act I: Ahimé! Dove sono? … Ad ogni mover
3.     Fosca, Act I: Ahime! Dove sono? - Ad ogni mover
06:16

Puccini, Giacomo

Le Villi, Act I: Se come voi piccina io fossi
4.     Le Villi, Act I: Se come voi piccina io Fossi
04:40

Massenet, Jules

Hérodiade, Act I: Celui dont la parole efface … Il est doux, il est bon
5.     Herodiade, Act I: Il est doux, il est bon
04:18

Gomes, Carlos

Il Guarany, Act II: Oh! come è bello … C'era una volta un principe
6.     Il Guarany, Act II: Oh! Come e bello il ciel!
10:14

Offenbach, Jacques

Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann), Act III: Elle a fui, la tourterelle
7.     Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann), Act III: Elle A Fui, La Tourterelle
04:39

Verdi, Giuseppe

Luisa Miller, Act I: Lo vidi, e'l primo palpito
8.     Luisa Miller, Act I: Lo vidi, e'l primo palpito
02:38

Halévy, Fromental

La Juive, Act II: Il va venir!
9.     La Juive, Act II: Il va venir!
04:44

Verdi, Giuseppe

La battaglia di Legnano, Act I: Voi lo diceste, amiche … Quante volte come un dono … A frenarti, o cor, nel petto
10.     La battaglia di Legnano, Act I: Voi lo diceste, amiche - Quante volte come un dono - A frenarti, o cor, nel petto
08:52

Total Playing Time: 58:03