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Habanera / Elina Garanca

Audio Samples

>Barbieri, Francisco Asenjo : El barberillo de Lavapies
>     Paloma's Song. Como nací en la calle de la Paloma
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>     Act 1. Chanson and Duet. Près des remparts de Séville
>     Act 2. Chanson. Les tringles des sistres tintaient
>     Habanera. L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Final version)
>     Aria and Chorus. L'amour est enfant de bohème (First version)
>Lehár, Franz : Zigeunerliebe
>     Act 2. Song and Csárdás. Hör ich Zymbalkläng
>Balfe, Michael : The Bohemian Girl
>     Act 2. Aria (The Dream). I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls
>Montsalvatge, Xavier : Cinco canciones negres
>     no 4. Canción de cuna para dormir a un negrito
>Falla, Manuel de : El amor brujo
>     Canción del amor dolido
>Falla, Manuel de : Siete canciones populaires espanoles
>     no 5. Nana
>     no 4. Jota
>Ravel, Maurice : Pièce en forme de Habañera
>Lorenta, Ruperto Chapí y : El barquillero
>     Romance. Cuando está tan hondo
>Bernstein, Leonard : Candide
>     Act 1. I am easily assimilated (Old Lady's Tango)
>Rey, Jose Maria Gallardo del : Cancion del amor, for voice & chamber ensemble
>Luna, Pablo : El nino judio
>     Spanish Song. De España vengo, soy española!
>Obradors, Fernando : Canciones clasicas espanolas
>     El vito
>Serrano, José : La alegria del batallon
>     A una gitana presiosa

Album Summary

>Barbieri, Francisco Asenjo : El barberillo de Lavapies
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Lehár, Franz : Zigeunerliebe
>Balfe, Michael : The Bohemian Girl
>Montsalvatge, Xavier : Cinco canciones negres
>Falla, Manuel de : El amor brujo
>Falla, Manuel de : Siete canciones populaires espanoles
>Ravel, Maurice : Pièce en forme de Habañera
>Lorenta, Ruperto Chapí y : El barquillero
>Bernstein, Leonard : Candide
>Rey, Jose Maria Gallardo del : Cancion del amor, for voice & chamber ensemble
>Luna, Pablo : El nino judio
>Obradors, Fernando : Canciones clasicas espanolas
>Serrano, José : La alegria del batallon
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Notes & Reviews:

Elina Garanca's supple, seductive mezzo is aflame with the neon hues and rhythmic dash of Romany in excerpts from beguiling Gypsy roles in opera and operetta. Stand alone numbers add to the panache of Habanera.

With gorgeous pieces eliciting every gift Elina Garanca boasts as a musician, Habanera's instrumental accompaniments - whether RAI's full orchestra, small ensemble or guitar - add to the sultry atmosphere. Conductor Karel Mark Chichon contributes taut yet elastic leadership that enhances the charm and variety of Elina Garanca's selections.

On this album, the 'dialects' derived from Gypsy musical language include Bizet's Carmen, Chueca's Tango de la Ermenegilda, Bernstein's Candide, Lehar's Hör ich Zymbalklänge and unknown gems like Obradors' El vito (see the exceptional music video) making for a musically enlightening and delightful program.

Every generation has its "must see" Carmen. In 2010, the list of definitive gypsy seductresses - glittering with names like Baltsa, Bumbry, Calve, Farrar, and Stevens - is enriched by the addition of Elina Garanca. After her triumphant success as Carmen in Riga, London, and Munich, Elina Garanca, "the Carmen of our day" (News, Austria), has taken the NY Metropolitan Opera by storm in January 2010. This production was filmed live and the 2 DVD Set in 5.1 DTS surround sound will be released simultaneously.

The Wiener Zeitung said it all when it observed of Garanca's Carmen that "the role and the singer are perfectly matched".

"Smoochy, smoky, with lambent top notes" -The Times, 28th August 2010

"Garanca's voice has been described as "creamy", "silken" and "lustrous" (her chest register is superbly produced) but it also has a surprisingly rounded maturity. What sets her apart, however, is the unteachable ability to send shivers down the spine and make grown men salivate." Gramophone Magazine, October 2010

"Her voice impresses, though one notices that the sound has brightened of late, and that a newly found ease at the top has come... The shift allows her to interpolate a showy, but thrilling top B into Carmen's Seguidilla, and to tackle De Espana Vengo, the big soprano number from Luna's El Nino Judío, with abandoned ease." The Guardian, 9th September 2010 ***

"Garanca may be Lithuanian but her mezzo-soprano has Mediterranean sensuality and warmth." The Telegraph, 13th September 2010 ****

"Garanca gorgeous voice comes as a fantastic package: it caresses the ear with its velvety warmth, tingles the spine with its ringing bright overtones, and impresses the imagination with its well-supported evenness from top to bottom." Classic FM Magazine, November 2010 ***

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Elina Garanca (mezzo soprano).

Recording information: Auditorio RAI Arturo Toscanini, Turin, Italy (03/2010).



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Works Details

>Barbieri, Francisco Asenjo : El barberillo de Lavapiés :: Paloma's Song. Como nací en la calle de la Paloma
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Karel Chichon
  • Notes: Composition written: 1874.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1874

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Act 1. Chanson and Duet. Près des remparts de Séville
  • Performers: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano); Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Karel Chichon
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : Zigeunerliebe :: Act 2. Song and Csárdás. Hör ich Zymbalkläng
  • Performers: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano); Alessandro Milani (Violin)
  • Conductor: Karel Chichon
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1909

>Balfe, Michael : The Bohemian Girl :: Act 2. Aria (The Dream). I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Karel Chichon
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Montsalvatge, Xavier : Cinco canciones negres :: no 4. Canción de cuna para dormir a un negrito
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Karel Chichon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Falla, Manuel de : El amor brujo :: Canción del amor dolido
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Karel Chichon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1915

>Falla, Manuel de : Siete canciones populaires españoles :: no 5. Nana
  • Performers: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano); Jose Del Rey (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Karel Chichon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1914

>Ravel, Maurice : Pièce en forme de Habañera
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Karel Chichon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1907

>Ruperto Chapí y Lorenta (1851 - 1909) : El barquillero :: Romance. Cuando está tan hondo
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Karel Chichon
  • Notes: Composition written: Spain.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Bernstein, Leonard : Candide :: Act 1. I am easily assimilated (Old Lady's Tango)
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Karel Chichon
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>José Maria Gallardo del Rey : Canción del amor, for voice & chamber ensemble
  • Performers: Geri Brown (Viola); Enrico Baroni (Clarinet); Cesare Maghenzani (Double Bass); Alberto Barletta (Flute); Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano); Jose Del Rey (Guitar); Massimo Maori (Cello)
  • Conductor: Karel Chichon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Falla, Manuel de : Siete canciones populaires españoles :: no 4. Jota
  • Performers: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano); Jose Del Rey (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Karel Chichon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1914

>Luna, Pablo : El niño judío :: Spanish Song. De España vengo, soy española!
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Karel Chichon
  • Notes: Composition written: Spain.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Act 2. Chanson. Les tringles des sistres tintaient
  • Performers: Cristina Pasaroiu (Voice); Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano); Giuseppina Bridelli (Voice)
  • Conductor: Karel Chichon
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Obradors, Fernando : Canciones clásicas españolas :: El vito
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Karel Chichon
  • Notes: Composition written: 1920.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1920

>José Serrano (1873 - 1941) : La alegria del batallón :: A una gitana presiosa
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Karel Chichon
  • Notes: Composition written: 1909.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1909

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Habanera. L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Final version)
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Karel Chichon
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Aria and Chorus. L'amour est enfant de bohème (First version)
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Karel Chichon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874