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Galina Gorchakova, Philharmonia Of Russia, Constantine Orbelian – Italian Opera Arias (2001) {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Galina Gorchakova, Philharmonia Of Russia, Constantine Orbelian – Italian Opera Arias (2001)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:57 minutes | PDF booklet | 3,22 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | PDF booklet | 1,02 GB

Galina Gorchakova, endowed with what London’s Sunday Times called “one of the most important dramatic voices in the post-war era,” makes her debut on Delos with Italian Opera Arias, a collection of her signature roles that have earned her critical acclaim and an immense public following the world over. Gorchakova is accompanied by Constantine Orbelian and the Philharmonia of Russia, the Maestro’s own assemblage of Russia’s leading orchestral musicians resulting in la creme de la creme of Russian ensembles.

On Italian Opera Arias, Gorchakova turns to the verismo style which benefits handsomely from her brand of full-bodied vocalism. Represented on this disc are roles that have always been an integral and vital part of her repertoire such as Butterfly, Santuzza and Aida, as well as such dramatic and tragic heroines as Liu, Leonora, Tosca and Manon Lescaut, which have earned her plaudits world-wide. Further, she juxtaposes the two females of La Boheme -the emotional Mimi and the flirtatious Musetta -as well as the twins of “Cav-Pag” -a smoldering Santuzza with the carefree Nedda. Gorchakova burst on to the international scene 10 years ago with her thrilling portrayal as Renata in Prokofiev’s Fiery Angel at the BBC Proms. She has since triumphed at Covent Garden, the Bastille, Bavarian State Opera, Cologne Opera, Teatro Comunale Florence, Houston Grand Opera, the Kirov, Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera and La Scala. More recently she scored a major success opposite Placida Domingo in Los Angeles Opera’s new production of Queen of Spades, which the Los Angeles Times called “a rare chance to bask in genuine Russian singing. Galina Gorchakova …was a powerful, luminous Lisa.”
Constantine Orbelian is, according to Opera News magazine “a singer’s dream collaborator.” His ambitious series of recordings for Delos includes partnerships with leading international opera stars such as baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky and contralto Ewa Podles’, and notable emerging artists such as soprano Olga Guryakova and mezzo-soprano Marina Domashenko. Italian Opera Arias was recorded in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory using Sony’s leading DSD (Direct Stream Digital) technology. The recording is available in SACD Super Audio, Multi-Channel…

01. Pietro Mascagni: “Voi lo sapete, o mamma” from Cavalleria Rusticana
02. Giacomo Puccini: “Vissi d’arte” from Tosca
03. Rugerro Leoncavallo: “Ballatella: Stridono lassщ” from I Pagliacci
04. Giacomo Puccini: “Un bel dм” from Madama Butterfly
05. Giacomo Puccini: “Tu, tu, tu piccolo iddio” from Madama Butterfly
06. Giacomo Puccini: “In quelle trine morbide” from Manon Lescaut
07. Giacomo Puccini: “Quando men vo” from La Boheme
08. Alfredo Catalani:”Ebben, ne andrт lontana” from La Wally
09. Giacomo Puccini: “Non la sospiri” from Tosca
10. Giacomo Puccini: “Sola, perduta, abbandonata” from Manon Lescaut
11. Francesco Cilea: “Io son l’umile ancella” from Adriana Lecouvreur
12. Giuseppe Verdi: “Ritorna vincitor!” from Aida
13. Giacomo Puccini: “Si, Mi chiamano Mimм” from La Bohиme
14. Giacomo Puccini: “Tu, che di gel sei cinta” from Turandot
15. Giacomo Puccini: “O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi
16. Giuseppe Verdi: “Pace, pace, mio Dio!” from La forza del destino

Recorded: June 24-26,29, 2001 at Great Hall, Moscow Conservatory, Russia.

Galina Gorchakova – Soprano
Philharmonia of Russia – Conducted by Constantine Orbelian



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