1 800 222 6872

Bel Canto

Album Summary

>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Maria Padilla
>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide, opera
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Il Pirata, opera
>Rossini, Gioachino : Armida
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucrezia Borgia
Performers Conductor Ensemble
  • >
Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"The adjective 'bel' has never been a problem for [Fleming], since this is one of the most beautiful voices around. Slow, dreamy solos are her favourite, though please note there is no 'Casta diva' here (included on one of her earlier discs) or Juliet's lovely aria from 'I Capuleti e i Montecchi'. Otherwise collectors should have no complaints about the programme." - Richard Fairman, Gramophone(2003 Grammy Award Winner)

Notes & Reviews:

This album received the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Performance and was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Classical

Album.

This CD is also available in Hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) format.

It seems that there is no limit to the breadth of Renée Fleming's stylistic range. During the course of a remarkable career, this extraordinary soprano has shown herself to be adept in the works of Mozart, Strauss, Massenet, and Handel, among others, as well as 20th-century repertoire. Brilliant albums such as NIGHT SONGS, I WANT MAGIC!, and THE BEAUTIFUL VOICE demonstrate her determination to move beyond the boundaries of standard operatic fare. For this disc, Fleming turns her attention to bel canto, a style with little representation in her discography but one that has special significance for her. Success and acclaim came early in her career as a result of breakthrough performances in the works of composers such as Rossini and Donizetti, and the bel canto style has always represented for her the culmination of all the elements of great singing. It's music that's tailor-made for true prima donnas, demanding mastery of technique and expression, and Fleming shows that she's more than up to the challenge. She flawlessly dispatches the technical demands of these works and wrings every drop of drama, pathos, and lyricism available in them. BEL CANTO leaves no doubt as to why Fleming has earned her place among the great divas of all time.



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased

Works Details

>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera :: Scene and final aria, Act 2. Ah!...se una volta sola
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Running Time: 6 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1831
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera :: Scene and final aria, Act 2. Ah! non credea mirarti
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Running Time: 6 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1831
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera :: Scene and final aria, Act 2. Ah! non giunge uman pensiero
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1831

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Maria Padilla :: Scene and cavatina, Act 1. Abbracciami
  • Performers: Renée Fleming (Soprano); Kristine Jepson
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1841
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Maria Padilla :: Scene and cavatina, Act 1. Il piú tenero suon d'arpa morende
  • Performers: Renée Fleming (Soprano); Kristine Jepson
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1841
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Maria Padilla :: Scene and cavatina, Act 1. Ah! non sai qual prestigio si cela
  • Performers: Renée Fleming (Soprano); Kristine Jepson
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1841
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide, opera :: Cavatina, Act 1. Introduction
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Notes: Composition written: 1823.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1823
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide, opera :: Cavatina, Act 1. Bel raggio lusinghier
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Notes: Composition written: 1823.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1823
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide, opera :: Cavatina, Act 1. Dolce pensiero di quell'istante
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Notes: Composition written: 1823.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1823
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Il Pirata, opera :: Scene and aria, Act 2. Introduction
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1827
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Il Pirata, opera :: Scene and aria, Act 2. Ah! s'io potessi dissipar le nubi
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1827
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Il Pirata, opera :: Scene and aria, Act 2. Col sorriso d'innocenza
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1827
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Il Pirata, opera :: Scene and aria, Act 2. Oh sole! ti vela di tenebre oscure
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1827
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Rossini, Gioachino : Armida :: Finale, Act 2. D'Amor al dolce impero
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1817
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Rossini, Gioachino : Armida :: Finale, Act 2. Gli augei tra fronde e fronde
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1817
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Rossini, Gioachino : Armida :: Finale, Act 2. La fresca età sen fugge
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1817
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Rossini, Gioachino : Armida :: Finale, Act 2. Ah! sì, godete amanti
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1817
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucrezia Borgia :: Final rondo, Act 3. M'odi, ah m'odi, io non t'imploro
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1833
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucrezia Borgia :: Final rondo, Act 3. Figlio!...figlio!...Olà, qualcuno!
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1833
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucrezia Borgia :: Final rondo, Act 3. Era desso il figlio mio
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1833
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio