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The Art of Renée Fleming ()

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composed by Alfredo Catalani, Antonin Dvorák, Charles Gounod, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Francesco Cilèa, Franz Schubert, George Frederick Handel, George Gershwin, Giacomo Puccini, John Newton, Leonard Bernstein, Leonard Cohen, Richard Rodgers, Stephen Flaherty

The Art of Renée Fleming is essentially an album of the soprano's most popular hits, probably not targeted at listeners who are already big fans (who are likely to already have the albums from which these selections were culled), but at more general audiences interested in expanding their operatic horizons. With a few very familiar exceptions, the songs and arias are from the Romantic and post-Romantic eras, and showcase the luxurious creaminess of Fleming's voice and her ability to spin out melodic lines with seamless, ...

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  1. Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52/6)
  2. Norma, opera: Casta Diva
  3. Adriana Lecouvreur, opera: Io son l'umile ancella del Genio creator
  4. Roméo et Juliette, opera: Ah! je veux vivre (Waltz Song)
  5. Die tote Stadt (The Dead City), opera, Op. 12: Glück, das mir verblieb (Mariettas Lied)
  6. Rusalka, opera, B. 203 (Op. 114): Mesícku na nebi hlubokém (O silver moon)
  7. La Wally, opera (dramma musicale) in 4 acts: Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana
  8. Tosca, opera: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore
  9. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Un bel dì vedremo
  10. Summertime, song (from Porgy and Bess, opera)
  11. Gianni Schicchi, opera: O mio babbino caro
  12. Somewhere, song (from "West Side Story")
  13. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu
  14. Ave Maria, for voice & piano (after Bach's Prelude No. 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
  15. Ragtime, musical play: Wheels of a Dream
  16. Amazing Grace
  17. You'll Never Walk Alone, song (from "Carousel")
  18. Hallelujah, song
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The Art of Renée Fleming
2012, Decca

UPC: 028947844464

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