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Verismo / Renée Fleming

Album Summary

>Puccini, Giacomo : Suor Angelica
>Mascagni, Pietro : Iris
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Rondine
>Mascagni, Pietro : Lodoletta
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : La bohème, opera
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Zazà, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Zandonai, Riccardo : Conchita
>Cilèa, Francesco : Gloria
>Giordano, Umberto : Fedora
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Giordano, Umberto : Sibera
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

America's favorite soprano celebrates the red-blooded passion and drama of Italian opera with sumptuous arias by Puccini and his contemporaries - composers of the verismo style. Included in this all-new recording are some of opera's most popular melodies. From Mimi's first act aria and Liu's passionate last breath to Suor Angelica's desperate plea and Magda's revelry in La Rondine - Renee Fleming performs this deeply emotional music of love and loss with her trademark ravishing tone and dramatic intensity.

Tracks Include:
1) Puccini: Suor Angelica - Senza Mamma
2) Mascagni: Iris - Un Di Ero Piccina?
3) Puccini: La Rondine - Ore Dolci E Divine
4) Mascagni: Lodoletta - Ah Il Suo Nome...Flammen Perdonami
5) Catalani: La Wally - Ne Mai Dunque Avro Pace... Ohime!
6) Puccini: La Boheme - Si. Mi Chiamo Mimi
7) Leoncavallo: La Boheme - Musette Svaria Sulla Vocca Viva
8) Leoncavallo: La Boheme - Mimi Pinson La Biondinetta
9) Puccini: La Boheme - Addio... Donde Lieta
10) Leoncavallo: Zaza - Angioletto Il Tuo Nome?
11) Puccini: Manon Lescaut- Sola Perduta Abandonata
12) Zandonai: Conchita - Ier Della Fabbrica
13) Cilea: Gloria - O Mia Cun Fiorita
14) Giordano: Fedora - Tutto Tramonta
15) Puccini: Turandot - Tu Che Di Gel Cinta
16) Giordano: Siberia - Nel So Amore
17) Puccini: La Rondine - Bevo Al Tuo Fresco Sorriso

BBC Music Magazine
At its best... verismo's emotional immediacy is a gift to a performer like Renée Fleming, her voice combining luscious tone and intensity.

Gramophone Magazine
... the feeling throughout is generous and true. Characterisation... infuses the voice without being applied like make-up. And the inclusion of some unexpected charmers - the solos from Leoncavallo's Bohème have the lilt of good operetta - is most welcome.

bbc.co.uk - Charlotte Gardner
Fleming's characterisation of these colourful heroines radiates off the recording; her voice often gasps and quivers in turmoil, with finely judged dynamics and tender little portamenti. The vocal delivery itself, despite all this drama, is technically perfect, simply delivered and clearly defined...With this recording, Fleming has more than justified her diva status.



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Works Details

>Puccini, Giacomo : Suor Angelica :: Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto!
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano, Milan, Italy (08/05/2008-08/10/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1918

>Mascagni, Pietro : Iris :: Un dì (ero piccina)
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano, Milan, Italy (08/05/2008-08/10/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Puccini, Giacomo : La Rondine :: Denaro nient'altro che denaro!... Ore dolci e divine
  • Performers: Renée Fleming (Soprano); Lucia Mencaroni (Voice); Kaoru Saito (Voice); Barbara Vignudelli (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano, Milan, Italy (08/05/2008-08/10/2008)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1917

>Mascagni, Pietro : Lodoletta :: Ah! il suo nome!... Flammen, perdonami!
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano, Milan, Italy (08/05/2008-08/10/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally :: Né mai dunque avrò pace?
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano, Milan, Italy (08/05/2008-08/10/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1892

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano, Milan, Italy (08/05/2008-08/10/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : La bohème, opera :: Musette svaria sulla bocca viva
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano, Milan, Italy (08/05/2008-08/10/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1897

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : La bohème, opera :: Ma vi chetate!... Mimì Pinson, la biondinetta
  • Performers: Gilles Armani (Voice); Paolo Cautoruccio (Voice); Annalisa Dessi (Voice); Marco Calabrese (Voice); Renée Fleming (Soprano); Carlos Gomez (Piano); Kaoru Saito (Voice)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano, Milan, Italy (08/05/2008-08/10/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1897

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Addio... Donde lieta uscì al tuo grido d'amore
  • Performers: Renée Fleming (Soprano); Arturo Chacón-Cruz (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano, Milan, Italy (08/05/2008-08/10/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Zazà, opera :: Angioletto, il tuo nome?
  • Performers: Renée Fleming (Soprano); Emma Latis (Voice); Barbara Vignudelli (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano, Milan, Italy (08/05/2008-08/10/2008)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Sola, perduta, abbandonata!
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano, Milan, Italy (08/05/2008-08/10/2008)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Zandonai, Riccardo : Conchita :: Ier dalla fabbrica a Triana
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano, Milan, Italy (08/05/2008-08/10/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1911

>Francesco Cilèa (Composer) (1866 - 1950) : Gloria :: O mia cuna, fiorita di sogni e di melodi
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano, Milan, Italy (08/05/2008-08/10/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Giordano, Umberto : Fedora :: Troppo tardi! Tutto tramonta, tutto dilegua
  • Performers: Arturo Chacón-Cruz (Tenor); Renée Fleming (Soprano); Emma Latis (Voice)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano, Milan, Italy (08/05/2008-08/10/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1898

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Tanto amore segreto e inconfessato... tu, che di gel sei cinta
  • Performers: Marco Calabrese (Voice); Arturo Chacón-Cruz (Tenor); Renée Fleming (Soprano); Barbara Vignudelli (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano, Milan, Italy (08/05/2008-08/10/2008)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Giordano, Umberto : Sibera :: No! Se un pensier... Nel suo amore rianimata
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano, Milan, Italy (08/05/2008-08/10/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Puccini, Giacomo : La Rondine :: Bevo al tuo fresco sorriso
  • Performers: Paolo Cautoruccio (Voice); Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor); Barbara Vignudelli (Soprano); Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano, Milan, Italy (08/05/2008-08/10/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1917