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Natasha Marsh

Audio Samples

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>     Queen of the Night (Der Holle Rache)
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>     O Mio Babbino Caro
>Foster, David : The Prayer, song (for the film Quest for Camelot)
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>     Ebben? Ne andro lontano
>Nino Rota / Elsa Morante : Ai giochi addio
>Delibes, Léo : Les Filles de Cadiz "Chanson Espagnole"
>Prévert, Jacques : Les feuilles mortes, for voice & piano
>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY
>     Ombra Mai Fu
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>     Brindisi
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>     Quando m'en vo
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachiana brasileira no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos
>     Aria
>Bacalov, Luis Enríque : Il Postino
>     Mi Mancherai
>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noel for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chretiens," "O Holy Night")

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Foster, David : The Prayer, song (for the film Quest for Camelot)
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>Nino Rota / Elsa Morante : Ai giochi addio
>Delibes, Léo : Les Filles de Cadiz "Chanson Espagnole"
>Prévert, Jacques : Les feuilles mortes, for voice & piano
>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachiana brasileira no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos
>Bacalov, Luis Enríque : Il Postino
>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noel for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chretiens," "O Holy Night")
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Notes & Reviews:

2008 sophomore album from British soprano Natasha Marsh, the acclaimed vocalist chosen to sing the Queen Of The Night aria for is ITV Sport's Euro 2008 football (soccer) coverage. Natasha, who is fast becoming the UK's favorite soprano, enjoyed massive success last year when her debut album Amour went straight in at #1 in the UK Classical Chart. Natasha has also toured with the likes of Il Divo, Russell Watson and Classical Brit Award winners Blake. 13 tracks including 'Prayer', 'Autumn Leaves' and the single 'Der Holle Rache (Queen Of The Night)'. Angel.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Natasha Marsh (soprano); Alfie Boe (vocals); Fridrik Karlsson (guitar).

Recording information: Eastcote Studios, London, England; EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England; Strongroom Studios, London, England; Studio 1 Bulgarian National Radio.

While Charlotte Church has all but abandoned her operatic beginnings, and Katherine Jenkins has recently started covering the likes of Evanescence and Queen, it's quite refreshing to see that there is a Welsh soprano who hasn't jumped on the classical pop bandwagon just yet. She may have recorded Ewan MacColl's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" on her classical chart-topping Brit Award-nominated debut Amour, but so far, that's her only concession to the increasing dominance of the more commercial and pop-friendly subgenre. Indeed, you certainly won't find any nu-metal cover versions or new tracks written by Gary Barlow on her self-titled sophomore album which, like its predecessor, concentrates on a combination of traditional arias, classical film scores, and 20th century standards. Unfortunately, what you will find is five tracks that were also included on Amour, a bizarre and rather lazy state of affairs considering that the material -- so successful the first time round -- hardly needed introducing to a new audience. But away from the logistics of the track list, Marsh continues to show why she's becoming one of the classical crossover world's leading female artists on these 13 pieces, which perfectly complement her exquisite and versatile vocal range. Backed by John Haywood and Craig Leon's lush production and appearances from both the Bulgarian and London Symphony Orchestra, she performs the classic operatic pieces such as "La Ebben, Ne Andro Lontano" from Alfredo Catalani's relatively unknown La Wally, and "La Quando M'en Vo" from Puccini's La Boheme just as passionately, purely, and sweetly as she does with her renditions of Nino Rota's Romeo and Juliet number "Ai Giochi Addio," and Luis Bacalov's Oscar-winning Il Postino theme "Mi Mancherai." An impressive number of guest vocalists also show up to consolidate her increasingly esteemed reputation, including Blackpool tenor Alfie Boe on an interpretation of Verdi's La Brindisi, Icelandic vocalist Gardar Cortes on a performance of Andrea Bocelli's "The Prayer" (also featured on Cortes' 2008 album When You Say You Love Me), and classical boy band Blake on a charming version of "O Holy Night." But the album's standout comes courtesy of her breathtaking and emotionally stirring take on "Der Holle Rache" from Mozart's The Magic Flute, which has since gained even more anthemic connotations thanks to its use on ITV's Euro 2008 football coverage. Fans who bought her previous release may rightly feel a little short-changed by the regurgitated selection of songs here, but there's enough quality material among the eight new tracks to justify a purchase from even the most tight-fisted of fans. Let's hope she can avoid going down the formulaic pop direction for album number three. ~ Jon O'Brien



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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Queen of the Night (Der Holle Rache)
  • Performer: Natasha Marsh (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Deyan Pavlov
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O Mio Babbino Caro
  • Performer: Natasha Marsh (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Tim Redmond
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Foster, David : The Prayer, song (for the film Quest for Camelot)
  • Performers: Fridrik Karlsson (Guitar); Gardar Cortes (Tenor); Natasha Marsh (Soprano)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Carole Bayer Sager (1947 - ).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1998

>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally :: Ebben? Ne andro lontano
  • Performer: Natasha Marsh (Soprano)
  • Conductor: François-Xavier Roth
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1892

>Nino Rota / Elsa Morante : Ai giochi addio
  • Performer: Natasha Marsh (Soprano)
  • Conductor: François-Xavier Roth
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Les Filles de Cadiz "Chanson Espagnole"
  • Performer: Natasha Marsh (Soprano)
  • Conductor: François-Xavier Roth
  • Notes: Composition written: 1874.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Jacques Prévert (1900 - 1977) : Les feuilles mortes, for voice & piano
  • Performer: Natasha Marsh (Soprano)
  • Conductor: François-Xavier Roth
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY :: Ombra Mai Fu
  • Performer: Natasha Marsh (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Tim Redmond
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Brindisi
  • Performers: Alfred Boe (Tenor); Natasha Marsh (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Craig Leon
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Quando m'en vo
  • Performer: Natasha Marsh (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Tim Redmond
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Bachiana brasileira no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos :: Aria
  • Performer: Natasha Marsh (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Tim Redmond
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938-1945

>Luis Enríque Bacalov (1933 - ) : Il Postino :: Mi Mancherai
  • Performer: Natasha Marsh (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Tim Redmond
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1994

>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
  • Performer: Natasha Marsh (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1851