Great Operatic Arias ()

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composed by Carlisle Floyd, Charles Gounod, Gaetano Donizetti, George Frederick Handel, Gioachino Rossini, Hector Berlioz, Jacques Offenbach, Léo Delibes, Vincenzo Bellini, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

It's hard not to consider this disc of aria selections as an introductory sample of Chandos's whole Opera in English project and to judge it according to one's feelings about the series. But these performances by the charismatic young American soprano Elizabeth Futral deserve to be evaluated on their own merits, insofar as they contribute to the aims of the enterprise as a whole. This singer has a hard core of admirers in the U.S., and Great Operatic Arias seems likely to bring her new ones. She acquits herself beatifully ...

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  1. Alcina, opera, HWV 34: Aria. Come take me in your arms
  2. Linda di Chamounix, opera: Recitative & Cavatina. I should have hurried! - My soul is filled with love for you
  3. Zelmira, opera: Duet. What are these tears and sighs'
  4. Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384: Aria. How I loved him!
  5. I Puritani, opera: Quartet. Polonaise. A maiden adorning
  6. Béatrice et Bénédict, opera, H. 138: Aria. He has come back
  7. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Duet. See here, Dorabella
  8. Roméo et Juliette, opera: Waltz-song. Ah! Let me live in this dream
  9. Lakmé, opera: Duet. Reckless man! Are you mad? - He's the god of youth and springtime
  10. Lakmé, opera: Song. Ah! - Listen all to my daugher - The silver moon was shining
  11. Susannah, music drama in 2 acts: Aria. Ain't it a pretty night!
  12. Robinson Crusoé, comic opera in 3 acts: Walt-song. Take me away to the one I adore
  13. Semele, oratorio, HWV 58: Aria. Oh sleep, why dost thou leave me?
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Great Operatic Arias
2003, Chandos

UPC: 095115309629

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