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Romantique - Elina Garanca sings arias from Sapho, Dalila, Joan of Arc et al. / Elina Garanca, mezzo-soprano

Album Summary

>Donizetti, Gaetano : La Favorite
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Orleanskaya deva (The Maid of Orleans)
>Gounod, Charles : Sapho
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Vaccai, Nicola : Giulietta e Romeo
>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
>Lalo, Edouard : Le Roi d'Ys
>Gounod, Charles : La Reine de Saba
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Romantique is a knockout!

In Romantique, Elina Garanca makes a smashing return to the studio and puts her imprint upon the big Romantic repertory, brilliantly portraying such different heroines as Tchaikovskly's Joan of Arc (The Maid of Orleans), Gounod's Sapho and Saint-Saens Dalila.

Elina Garanca's mezzo-soprano is velvet; she is a stunning figure on stage; her formidable technique encompasses repertoire from Mozart and el canto to dramatic roles and contemporary music.

Conductor Yves Abe's penchant for the voice and skill at leading an orchestra draws beautiful sound and potent drama form the Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Elina Garanca's rapport with this orchestra is deeper than ever.

There will be a Mastered for iTunes version, more information to follow soon.

The Times, 6th October 2012
If we needed more evidence that the Latvian mezzo is shaping up to be one of the 21st century's greatest voices, this superb album of 19th-century arias supplies it in buckets. From top to bottom her timbre is rich and firm and her intonation virtually infallible...Pure vocal bliss.

International Record Review, December 2012
She has an intensely lyrical voice, lithe enough for ornamentation but also honing a dusky quality which is immediately appealing in the repertoire selected for this disc...Overall, this is a splendid operatic recital...[and] should appeal to aficionados of fine singing, especially in French repertoire somewhat 'off the beaten track'.

Gramophone Magazine, January 2013
Marguerite's soliloquy, accompanied by an eloquent cor anglais, is movingly done...[as Dalila] Garanca is sensuous without being vampish - quite an achievement in this part...[She] moves effortlessly from top to bottom without ever sacrificing beauty of tone...Fans - and others - need not hesitate.

BBC Music Magazine, January 2013
She describes herself as a lyric mezzo, but many roles here suggest considerable power, emphasised by the echoey recording...Her French isn't perfect, but it's very good, and she relishes the lyrical lines of Gounod's little-known Sapho and Queen of Sheba...A fine collection.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Bologna, Salone Bolognini (03/2012).



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Works Details

>Donizetti, Gaetano : La Favorite :: Act 3. Oh! Mon Fernand
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Yves Abel
  • Ensemble: Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
  • Running Time: 8 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1840

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Samson et Dalila :: Act 2. Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Yves Abel
  • Running Time: 6 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859-1877

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Orleanskaya deva (The Maid of Orléans) :: Act 1. Farewell you native hills and fields
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Yves Abel
  • Running Time: 6 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1879

>Gounod, Charles : Sapho :: Act 3. O ma lyre immortelle
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Yves Abel
  • Running Time: 7 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1850-1851

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Faites-lui mes aveux
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Yves Abel
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Vaccai, Nicola : Giulietta e Romeo :: Act 2. Giulietta! oh! mia Giulietta! - Ah! se tu dormi
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Yves Abel
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24 :: Part 4. Scène 15. Romance. D'amour l'ardente flamme
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Yves Abel
  • Running Time: 8 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 11/1845-10/1846

>Lalo, Edouard : Le Roi d'Ys :: Act 2. De tous cotés - Lorsque je t'ai vu soudain
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Yves Abel
  • Notes: Composition written: 1875-88.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1875-1888

>Gounod, Charles : La Reine de Saba :: Act 3. Plus grand, dans son obscurité
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Yves Abel
  • Running Time: 6 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1861-1862