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Fiamma del Belcanto - arias by Donizetti, Leoncavallo, Bellini, Verdi, Puccini / Diana Damrau, soprano; Gianandrea Noseda

Album Summary

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Rosmonda d'Inghilterra
>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Maria Stuarda
>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I masnadieri
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Luisa Miller
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Bohème
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

In her first recital album devoted entirely to Italian opera, soprano Diana Damrau takes the golden age of bel canto, the early 19th c., as the starting point for an exploration of theatrical and musical passion that leads to the high-octane verismo drama of the 1890s. She sees Fiamma del Belcanto - 'the flame of beautiful singing' - as a torch of musical emotions, handed down by great Italian composers from one generation to the next. Bel canto operas demand considerable virtuosity of the star singer, but also great refinement and controlled intensity of expression. As "the leading coloratura soprano in the world" (New York Sun), Diana Damrau rises to the challenge. "The variety of techniques - the incredible high notes and low notes, the wide range of dynamics and tone-color in Donizetti or Bellini - are never ends in themselves: they are always the expression of real feelings," she says. "The important thing to bear in mind with Italian opera is that its point of departure is the principle that opera is an art form that deals with real feelings, takes into account our desires and makes us gaze into those abysses that in everyday life we would prefer not to dwell on."

Financial Times, 11th April 2015
Damrau is at her best, mellifluous and agile.

New York Times, 11th December 2015
In this survey of Verdi, verismo and bel canto arias, Ms. Damrau's singing is more than just beautiful. Her impeccable technique is wielded to potent, expressive effect.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014).



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>Donizetti, Gaetano : Rosmonda d'Inghilterra :: Act 1. Ancor non guinse
  • Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Ensemble: Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino
  • Notes: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1834

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Rosmonda d'Inghilterra :: Act 1. Perchè non ho del vento
  • Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1834

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Rosmonda d'Inghilterra :: Act 1. Torna, torna, o caro oggetto
  • Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1834

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera :: Act 2. O rendetemi la speme
  • Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera :: Act 2. Qui la voce sua soave
  • Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera :: Act 2. Vien, diletto
  • Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Maria Stuarda :: Act 2. Allenta il piè, Regina
  • Performers: Nicole Brandolino; Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1834

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Maria Stuarda :: Act 2. O nube! che lieve per l'aria
  • Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1834

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Maria Stuarda :: Act 2. Nella pace del mesto riposo
  • Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1834

>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera :: Act 2. Oh!...se una volta sola
  • Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1831

>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera :: Act 2. Ah! non credea mirarti
  • Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1831

>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera :: Act 2. Ah! non giunge uman pensiero
  • Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1831

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I masnadieri :: Act 1. Venerabile, o padre
  • Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I masnadieri :: Act 1. Lo sguardo avea degli angeli
  • Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 1. E strano!...E strano!
  • Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 1. Ah, fors'è lui
  • Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 1. Follie! Follie!
  • Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 1. Sempre libera
  • Performers: Piotr Beczala (Tenor); Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Luisa Miller :: Act 2. Il padre tuo
  • Performers: Diana Damrau (Soprano); Nicolas Testé (Bass)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1849

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Luisa Miller :: Act 2. Tu puniscimi, o Signore
  • Performers: Diana Damrau (Soprano); Nicolas Testé (Bass)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1849

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Luisa Miller :: Act 2. Qui nulla s'attenta
  • Performers: Diana Damrau (Soprano); Nicolas Testé (Bass)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1849

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Luisa Miller :: Act 2. A brani, a brani, o perfido
  • Performers: Diana Damrau (Soprano); Nicolas Testé (Bass)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1849

>Puccini, Giacomo : La Bohème :: Act 3. D'onde lieta usci
  • Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci :: Act 1. Qual fiamma avea nel guardo!
  • Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Main Hall, Teatro Regio Torino (09/08/2014-09/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892