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Miah Persson – Sempre libera

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Catalogue numberBIS-2112 SACD
Release date2015-04-10
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time66:16

To the audiences of many of the world’s leading opera houses – the Metropolitan, Covent Garden, Wiener Staatsoper – Miah Persson will be well-known as an infinitely charming Susanna, a beguiling Sophie and a coquettish Fiordiligi. On her latest recording for BIS she takes up a set of different roles, however, as she ventures into the fields of bel canto, opéra lyrique and verismo in the company of Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. The range of characters is wide, from a teenage Juliet, eager to live life to the full in Gounod’s Je veux vivre, to Verdi’s Violetta, a courtesan at the height of her powers, who in her scene and aria È strano…tries to convince herself that her freedom is more valuable than love. The programme includes some of the emotional high points in the opera literature (Bellini’s Oh! quante volte, Puccini’s O mio babbino caro), as well as light relief (Norina’s cavatina So anch’io la virtù magica) and moments of pure, unadulterated beauty, such as the Flower Duet from Lakmé and Offenbach’s Barcarolle. In the two latter pieces, Miah Persson is joined by her Swedish colleague, the mezzo-soprano Katarina Karnéus, while the tenor Andrew Staples makes a cameo appearance in Sempre libera, as Alfredo, singing of his love for Violetta below her window.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano
  Don Pasquale, Act I
01 Quel guardo il cavaliere… So anch’io la virtù magica 05:31 $ 1.32 USD
  Composer: Gounod, Charles
  Faust, Act III
02 O Dieu! que de bijoux!… Ah! je ris de me voir si belle 04:40 $ 1.12 USD
  Composer: Bellini, Vincenzo
  I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Act I
03 Eccomi in lieta vesta… Oh! quante volte 08:48 $ 2.11 USD
  Composer: Gounod, Charles
  Roméo et Juliette, Act I
04 Ah! Je veux vivre 03:36 $ 0.86 USD
  Composer: Bizet, Georges
  Carmen, Act III
05 C’est des contrebandiers le refuge ordinaire… Je dis que
rien ne m’épouvante
06:20 $ 1.52 USD
06 from Carmen Suite No.1: II. Intermezzo (instrumental) 02:42 $ 0.65 USD
  Composer: Delibes, Léo
  Lakmé, Act I
07 Viens, Mallika… Sous le dôme épais 06:23 $ 1.53 USD
  Composer: Puccini, Giacomo
  La Bohème, Act II
08 Quando me’n vo’ 02:34 $ 0.62 USD
  Composer: Meyerbeer, Giacomo
  Dinorah or Le Pardon de Ploërmel, Act II
09 Ombre légère 04:52 $ 1.17 USD
  Composer: Offenbach, Jacques
  Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Act II
10 Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour 03:53 $ 0.93 USD
  Composer: Messager, André
  Madame Chrysanthème, Act III
11 Le jour sous le soleil béni 04:37 $ 1.11 USD
  Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe
  La Traviata, Act I
12 È strano, è strano… Sempre libera (including applause) 08:44 $ 2.10 USD
  Composer: Puccini, Giacomo
  Gianni Schicchi
13 O mio babbino caro 02:22 $ 0.57 USD
  Album total 66:16
ComposerBellini, Vincenzo
Bizet, Georges
Delibes, Léo
Donizetti, Gaetano
Gounod, Charles
Messager, André
Meyerbeer, Giacomo
Offenbach, Jacques
Puccini, Giacomo
Verdi, Giuseppe
ConductorHarding, Daniel
OrchestraSwedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
SopranoPersson, Miah
Mezzo-sopranoKarnéus, Katarina
TenorStaples, Andrew

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