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Great Operatic Arias ()

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composed by Carl Maria von Weber, Gaetano Donizetti, Georges Bizet, Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, John Adams, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Richard Rodgers, Richard Wagner, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

For his installment in Chandos' Opera in English series of solo recitals, Gerald Finley has chosen a thoroughly eclectic program that is a testimony to his versatility and artistry. He is at his strongest in the arias that give him the opportunity to spin long lyrical lines (he has remarkable breath control) with ringing, warmly resonant tone. He is also most persuasive in music that is romantically passionate or passionately benevolent. Iago's Credo is perhaps the weakest track because the episodic nature of the music isn ...

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  1. Iolanta, opera, Op. 69: My only beloved Mathilde I claim
  2. Euryanthe, opera, J. 291, (Op. 81): What refuge here?
  3. Doctor Atomic, opera: Batter my heart
  4. Otello, opera: Take it: take the path to your ruin' - Yes, I believe in God who has created me
  5. Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70
  6. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Come on, we're wasting time - There will my arms enfold you
  7. The Silver Tassie, opera: Oh bring to me a pint of wine
  8. Carmen, opera: You're most kind, and in return I toast you - Toreador, be ready!
  9. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, opera, WWV 96: Do not disdain our Masters thus'
  10. Linda di Chamounix, opera: In this valley we shared our childhood
  11. Tosca, opera: Three agents, quick as you can now
  12. South Pacific, musical: Some enchanted evening
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Great Operatic Arias
2010, Chandos

UPC: 095115316726

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