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A Napoli: Favorite Italian songs & arias by Tosti, Leoncavallo, Rossini, Galdieri, et al. / Marc Hervieux, tenor

Audio Samples

>Russo, Vincenzo : I te vurria vasa, for ensemble
>Rossini, Gioachino : La danza. Tarantella Napolitana ("Già la luna è in mezzo al mare"), for voice & piano
>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Ideale, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Mattinata
>Barbieri, Antonio : Munasterio e Santa Chiara, for ensemble
>Cardillo, Salvatore : Core' ngrato
>Crescenzo, Vincenzo di : Rondine al nido, romance for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Curtis, Ernesto de : Non ti scordar di me
>Bixio, Cesare Andrea : Parlami d'amore, Mariù
>Falvo, Rodolfo : Dicitencello vuie
>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Romanze (3)
>Cannio, Enrico : O surdato 'nnammurato
>Mario, E.A. : Santa Lucia luntana, for voice & orchestra
>Gambardella, Salvatore : O marenariello
>Bixio, Cesare Andrea : Mamma

Album Summary

>Russo, Vincenzo : I te vurria vasa, for ensemble
>Rossini, Gioachino : La danza. Tarantella Napolitana ("Già la luna è in mezzo al mare"), for voice & piano
>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Ideale, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Mattinata
>Barbieri, Antonio : Munasterio e Santa Chiara, for ensemble
>Cardillo, Salvatore : Core' ngrato
>Crescenzo, Vincenzo di : Rondine al nido, romance for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Curtis, Ernesto de : Non ti scordar di me
>Bixio, Cesare Andrea : Parlami d'amore, Mariù
>Falvo, Rodolfo : Dicitencello vuie
>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Romanze (3)
>Cannio, Enrico : O surdato 'nnammurato
>Mario, E.A. : Santa Lucia luntana, for voice & orchestra
>Gambardella, Salvatore : O marenariello
>Bixio, Cesare Andrea : Mamma
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Following the great success of Le Premier Noël and Tenor Arias, tenor Marc Hervieux returns with A Napoli, his third ATMA CD, dedicated to Neapolitan songs. Surrounded by 10 fantastic musicians such as pianist and arranger Louise-André Baril, violinist François Pilon, guitarist Daniel Bolshoy and flutist Marie-André Benny, Marc Hervieux delivers superb renditions of these favourite Italian songs.

Internationally, Marc Hervieux has sung, among many other roles, Alfredo in Verdi's La Traviata at the Mariinski Theater for the Kirov Opera, in Israel with the New Israel Philharmonic, at the New Jersey Opera Festival, and at the Opéra de Nice; the Chevalier Des Grieux in Massenet's Manon at the Málaga Opera in Spain, and Rodolfo in La Bohème at Metz, France. He has sung in Starmania and its symphonic version, Starmania Opéra, in Montreal (world premieres), Quebec City, Ottawa, Paris, and Seoul. The major Canadian opera houses have invited Marc Hervieux to sing, among other roles, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Michel de Frobisher in Frobisher, the Duke in Rigoletto, Hoffmann in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Mario inTosca, Luigi in Il Tabarro, the chevalier de la Force in Dialogues des carmélites, the title role in Faust, and Don José in Carmen.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Église Saint-François-de-Sales, Laval, Québec, Canada (06/2009).

Refusing to pander to the classical pop market, "Quebec's answer to Pavarotti," Marc Hervieux, continues with his quest to bring opera in its purest form back to the charts with his third studio album, A Napoli. Indeed, the follow-up to 2010's Tenor Arias suggests that the Montreal Conservatory of Music graduate still isn't yet concerned with making his craft accessible to the wider public as he confidently tackles 15 of his favorite Neapolitan songs, most of which will be only familiar to opera aficionados. Backed by an impressive array of musicians, including pianist Louise-Andrée Baril, flutist Marie-Andrée Benny, and guitarist Daniel Bolshoy, Hervieux justifies his esteemed reputation on a passionate rendition of Vincenzo de Crescenzo's tale of lost love "Rondine al Nido," and a suitably melancholic take on Antonio Barbieri's nostalgic ode to Napoli, "Munasterio `e Santa Chiara," while also showcasing his interpretive skills on the mandolin-led opener, "I' Te Vurria Vasa," and an expressive performance of Gioachino Rossini's humorous "La Danza." There are a few more familiar numbers such as Enrico Cannio's melancholic wartime-inspired "O Surdato `Nnammurato," arguably the most famous composition from the Neapolitan repertoire, and Salvatore Gambardella's "O Marenariello," whose English-language version was later made famous by Dean Martin. But while A Napoli may not provide the gateway for those unaccustomed to the operatic world, it's an authentic and charming listen that should appeal to audiences who are. ~ Jon O'Brien



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Works Details

>Russo, Vincenzo : I te vurria vasà, for ensemble
  • Performers: Louise-Andrée Baril (Piano); Francois Pilon (Mandolin); Francois Pilon (Violin); Josée Marchand (Oboe); Marie-Andrée Benny (Flute); Marc Hervieux (Tenor); Yan Chênevert (Double Bass); Daniel Bolshoy (Guitar); Annie Gadbois (Cello); Julie Triquet (Violin); Alain Desgagné (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Written: 1900

>Rossini, Gioachino : La danza. Tarantella Napolitana ("Già la luna è in mezzo al mare"), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Alain Desgagné (Clarinet); Annie Gadbois (Cello); Marie-Andrée Benny (Flute); Josée Marchand (Oboe); Julie Triquet (Violin); Yan Chênevert (Double Bass); Marc Hervieux (Tenor); Francois Pilon (Violin); Francois Pilon (Tambourine)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1835

>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Ideale, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performers: Annie Gadbois (Cello); Yan Chênevert (Double Bass); Marc Hervieux (Tenor); Louise-Andrée Baril (Piano); Caroline Lizotte (Harp); Daniel Bolshoy (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1870-1915

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Mattinata
  • Performers: Alain Desgagné (Clarinet); Francois Pilon (Violin); Marc Hervieux (Tenor); Yan Chênevert (Double Bass); Annie Gadbois (Cello); Julie Triquet (Violin); Louise-Andrée Baril (Piano); Marie-Andrée Benny (Flute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1904

>Barbieri, Antonio : Munasterio e Santa Chiara, for ensemble
  • Performers: Julie Triquet (Violin); Yan Chênevert (Double Bass); Caroline Lizotte (Harp); Marc Hervieux (Tenor); Francois Pilon (Violin); Louise-Andrée Baril (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Written: 1945

>Cardillo, Salvatore : Core' ngrato
  • Performers: Louise-Andrée Baril (Piano); Francois Pilon (Violin); Alain Desgagné (Clarinet); Marc Hervieux (Tenor); Annie Gadbois (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1911

>Crescenzo, Vincenzo di : Rondine al nido, romance for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performers: Annie Gadbois (Cello); Marc Hervieux (Tenor); Marie-Andrée Benny (Flute); Louise-Andrée Baril (Piano); Francois Pilon (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1920

>Curtis, Ernesto de : Non ti scordar di me
  • Performers: Louise-Andrée Baril (Piano); Annie Gadbois (Cello); Marc Hervieux (Tenor); Julie Triquet (Violin); Francois Pilon (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1935

>Bixio, Cesare Andrea : Parlami d'amore, Mariù
  • Performers: Daniel Bolshoy (Guitar); Marie-Andrée Benny (Flute); Marc Hervieux (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1932

>Falvo, Rodolfo : Dicitencello vuie
  • Performers: Francois Pilon (Violin); Francois Pilon (Mandolin); Louise-Andrée Baril (Piano); Alain Desgagné (Clarinet); Annie Gadbois (Cello); Marc Hervieux (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1930

>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Romanze (3)
  • Performers: Francois Pilon (Violin); Marc Hervieux (Tenor); Louise-Andrée Baril (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1880-1910

>Cannio, Enrico : O surdato 'nnammurato
  • Performers: Daniel Bolshoy (Guitar); Louise-Andrée Baril (Piano); Josée Marchand (Oboe); Alain Desgagné (Clarinet); Annie Gadbois (Cello); Francois Pilon (Mandolin); Marie-Andrée Benny (Flute); Francois Pilon (Tambourine); Marc Hervieux (Tenor); Francois Pilon (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Mario, E.A. : Santa Lucia luntana, for voice & orchestra
  • Performers: Marc Hervieux (Tenor); Francois Pilon (Violin); Louise-Andrée Baril (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1919

>Gambardella, Salvatore : O marenariello
  • Performers: Julie Triquet (Violin); Francois Pilon (Violin); Marc Hervieux (Tenor); Yan Chênevert (Double Bass); Annie Gadbois (Cello); Louise-Andrée Baril (Piano); Francois Pilon (Mandolin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 19th Century

>Bixio, Cesare Andrea : Mamma
  • Performers: Josée Marchand (Oboe); Marie-Andrée Benny (Flute); Yan Chênevert (Double Bass); Alain Desgagné (Clarinet); Julie Triquet (Violin); Marc Hervieux (Tenor); Francois Pilon (Violin); Annie Gadbois (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 19th Century