Michael Fabiano – Verdi & Donizetti: Opera Arias (2019)

Artist:
Title: Verdi & Donizetti: Opera Arias
Year Of Release: 2019
Label: PentaTone
Genre: Classical
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Total Time: 56:23
Total Size: 259 MB
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Tracklist:

1. Luisa Miller: Oh! Fede negar potessi – Quando le sere al placido (05:23)
2. Rigoletto: La donna è mobile (02:07)
3. Poliuto: Veleno è l’aura ch’io respiro – Fu macchiato l’onor mio – Sfolgorò divino raggio (05:57)
4. Un ballo in maschera: Forse la soglia attinse – Ma se m’è forza perderti (06:28)
5. Lucia di Lammermoor: Tombe degli avi miei – Fra poco a me ricovero (07:11)
6. La forza del destino: Qual sangue sparsi – S’affronti la morte (04:19)
7. Maria di Rohan: Alma soave e cara (01:50)
8. Michael Fabiano, London Voices, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Enrique Mazzola – Ernani: Odi il voto – Sprezzo la vita (06:57)
9. I due Foscari: Notte, perpetua notte – Non maledirmi (05:17)
10. Oberto: Ciel, che feci! – Ciel pietoso (03:32)
11. Il corsaro: Ah sì, ben dite – Tutto parea sorridere – Pronti siate a seguitarmi (07:22)

American star tenor Michael Fabiano presents a spectacular set of scenes taken from late Donizetti and middle Verdi operas, revealing the strong ties between these two composers. The album documents a paradigmatic shift in Italian opera, from the beautiful lines and crispness of belcanto to a richer, more dramatic musical universe. The historical line stretches from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Poliuto and Maria di Rohan to mature Verdi operas such as Rigoletto, Un ballo in maschera and Don Carlos. In many cases, Fabiano has selected original, rarely-heard versions, including the thunderous ‘Qual sangue sparsi’ from the original St. Petersburg edition of La forza del destino.

Together, these arias and scenes constitute a world full of heartfelt tenderness and fire-laden drama. After numerous successes on the opera stage, this is Michael Fabiano’s debut album on PENTATONE.

Michael Fabiano, tenor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Voices
Enrique Mazzola, conductor