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18 jun. 2011

NUEVO CD: ROLANDO VILLAZÓN'S GUIDE TO OPERA



Hoy he recibido un email de Amazon, donde había adquirido el CD La Strada, informando de la salida a la venta, el próximo 20 de junio, de este álbum:


Creo que el lanzamiento de este doble CD está directamente relacionado con el actual trabajo de Rolando, como mentor, en Popstar to Operastar y, aunque no me consta, supongo que será sólo para el mercado británico. Un buen complemento y una buena selección de piezas célebres, para aquellas personas que se inicien en el mundo de la ópera, con los mejores intérpretes. A destacar que Rolando sólo aparece en uno de los tracks, O soave fanciulla, de La Bohème, junto a Anna Netrebko (añadido, también L'anima stanca, de Cilea - ver nota al final)

Rolando Villazon Guide To Opera features all of Villazon’s favourite opera arias. Handpicked by the man himself, this includes some of the world’s most popular arias such as Va, pensiero (Nabucco), Habanera (Carmen), The Toreador Song (Carmen), O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi), The Pearl Fishers' Duet (The Pearl Fishers) and Nessun dorma (Turandot).


This 2CD set includes arias sung by artists including Roland Villazon, Luciano Pavarotti, Kiri Te Kanawa, Anna Netrebko, Placido Domingo, Bryn Terfel and many more.


Track Listings


Disc: 1
1. "O mio babbino caro" - Renée Fleming, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Mackerras
2. La donna è mobile - Joseph Calleja, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Chailly
3. Un bel dì vedremo - Mirella Freni, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
4. "Una furtiva lagrima" - Juan Diego Flórez, Riccardo Frizza, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
5. Voi che sapete - Magdalena Kozená, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Simon Rattle
6. The Ride of the Valkyres - Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
7. "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" (Havanaise) - Tatiana Troyanos, The John Alldis Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti
8. Viens, Mallika, ... Dôme épais (Flower Duet) - Joan Sutherland, Jane Berbié, Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Richard Bonynge
9. "Déposons les armes" (Soldiers' Chorus) - Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge
10. Aria: "Che farò senza Euridice?" - Andreas Scholl, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Roger Norrington
11. Casta Diva - Renée Fleming, London Voices, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Mackerras
12. "Non più andrai" - Bryn Terfel, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine
13. Ebben? Ne andrò lontana - Angela Gheorghiu, Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino, John Mauceri
14. "Soave sia il vento" - Gundula Janowitz, Brigitte Fassbaender, Rolando Panerai, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm
15. "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore" - Kiri Te Kanawa, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti
16. Couplets: "Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre" - Bryn Terfel, London Symphony Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth
17. Se quel guerrier io fossi!..Celeste Aida - Marcelo Alvarez, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Daniel Oren
18. "In fernem Land, unnahbar euren Schritten" - Jonas Kaufmann, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado
19. "C'est toi"... "Au fond du temple saint" - Gregory Cross, Gino Quilico, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit
Disc: 2
1. "Nessun dorma" - José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Zubin Mehta
2. L'anima ho stanca - Rolando Villazón,  conducted by Daniele Calligari, 2007
3. "E lucevan le stelle" - Plácido Domingo, Zubin Mehta, Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
4. "O soave fanciulla" - Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon, Staatskapelle Dresden, Nicola Luisotti
5. Va, pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) - Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Staatsopernorchester, Lamberto Gardelli
6. "Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì" - Mirella Freni, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
7. "Ombra mai fù" - Andreas Scholl, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Roger Norrington
8. Entr'acte (Barcarolle) - Anne Sofie von Otter, Stéphanie d' Oustrac, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski, Chorus Of Les Musiciens Du Louvre, Sébastian Rouland
9. E la solita storia (Lamento di Federico) - José Carreras, Zubin Mehta, Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
10. "Regina coeli laetare" - Julia Varady, The London Opera Chorus, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Gianandrea Gavazzeni
11. "Vedi! le fosche notturne spoglie" (Anvil Chorus) - The London Opera Chorus, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge
12. "Vesti la giubba" - Plácido Domingo, Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Georges Prêtre
13. Una voce poco fa - Cecilia Bartoli, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Giuseppe Patanè
14. "Abends will ich schlafen gehn" - Brigitte Fassbaender, Lucia Popp, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
15. "Largo al factotum" - Sherrill Milnes, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Silvio Varviso
16. Mesicku na nebi hlubokém - Renée Fleming, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Mackerras
17. "Libiamo ne'lieti calici" (Brindisi) - Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, The London Opera Chorus, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge
18. "Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du printemps?" - Giuseppe di Stefano, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Franco Patané
19. Coro a bocca chiusa (Humming Chorus) - Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan


NOTA: En la primera edición del post, en el segundo Cd sólo constaban 18 tracks: nos dice Spider, que ya tiene el CD, que en el segundo disco, el segundo track es L'anima ho stanca, de Cilea (Adriana Lecouvreur), parece que el track list de Amazon es erróneo y en realidad el segundo tambien tiene 19 canciones. THANK YOU, SPIDER!

10 comentarios:

  1. La popularité de Rolando in UK, grace à Pop star, fait de lui un instrument commercial pour vendre une enième compilation d'airs d'opéras.
    Mais le choix est intéressant et peut permettre une découverte de l'opéra, pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas et qui souhaitent en savoir plus.

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  2. Très intéressant les choix de Rolando !
    Que des grands et superbes interprètes accompagnés des plus grands maîtres de la baguette.
    Un petit regret: un seul morceau avec Rolando !!
    Modeste,il ne se met pas en avant.

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  3. So pleased to see my glorious Di Stefano there, even if I had to read right down to the bottom of the list to find him. I was quite grumpy when he didn't make it onto the 'What Makes a Great Tenor' tv programme!

    I think with this CD it's going to be Rolando's name and also possibly the packaging that will sell -- I mean, if he explains his choices in the CD booklet. It's not a bad idea for the English market.

    Spider

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  4. Qué genial! Me parece excelente, y me encantaría que hubiera explicaciones de Rolando a cerca de sus elecciones, porque serìa muy enriquecedor.Lo que no entiendo es si las versiones elegidas por él están compiladas de grabaciones que ya existen o grabadas especialmente, o algunas son compiladas y otras grabadas especialmente. Digo, por ejemplo las participaciones de Pavarotti y Sutherland, claramente son compiladas de grabaciones anteriores, pero no sè si sucede lo mismo con las de Bryn, Rennè Fleming, Marcelo Álvarez o el mismo Rolando. DE cualquier forma serà muy interesante.Aunque debo confesar que, antes de leer la lista, creì que èl cantarìa todos los tracks. Y me emocionè por un posible regreso (aunque fuera solo en grabaciòin)de Don Josè al repertorio rolandiano, y con la idea de escucharlo cantar el aria de Pinkerton, aquella en la que dice "America for ever..."
    Me parece de una garndeza de alma impresionante que EL Nemorino ceda SU aria a la bellísima (porque es bellísima, no se puede negar!)pero no tan nemorìnica voz de Juan Diego... Gracias, Rolando!
    Abrazos rolanderos a todos
    Flor

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  5. Margarita18/6/11 18:33

    Me parece que las selecciones de Rolando son muy afortunadas, sería importante que en CD vinieran comentarios de Rolando acerca de su selección; es un buen disco para quien quiera descubrir o seguir disfrutando de las mejores voces e interpretes de la ópera. Habla mucho de Rolando haber incluído solamente una canción suya: el duo con Anna Netrebko.
    Saludos villasonistas
    Mague

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  6. très bonne idée de cadeau pour mes amis qui ne savent pas par quel "bout " aborder l'Opéra ; je pense qu'on a du souvent poser la question à rolando d'ou ce cd .

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  7. O.K., I'm going to buy these CDs when they become available, because I want to learn... BUT... Oh My God here it goes... I'm addicted to Monserrat Caballe's "Casta Diva" from the Teatre de Orange production (she isn't represented), I'm terribly disappointed that Jessye Norman isn't represented, kind of wish Leontyne Price were represented. (I can't help thinking about Sergei Lemeshev and Jussi Bjorling either, though, O.K., I know it was a long time ago...). Also (correct me if I'm wrong), but isn't the orchestra in Rolando's "Cielo e Mare" magnificent? And yet Daniele Callegari is not represented.
    Mr. Pavarotti's and Ms. Sutherland's musical choices are not exciting (though no one can argue with the brilliance of other aspects of their singing). Cecilia Bartoli massacres the music with too much decoration. I prefer Joyce Didonato.
    And Rolando, you seriously devalue yourself. Modesty is a wonderful thing, but honestly, Rolando, YOU ARE NOT A SINGING "ACTOR". Your every musical choice is sophisticated, and when you are singing well (most of the time), you compare favorably with any tenor who has ever recorded. I'm not a complete fool (though one might think so. But I played with a youth symphony orchestra and my sister is a professional musician). I am very opinionated and bossy. I am very, very guilty of those charges.

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  8. A word of caution: anyone hoping to read RV's views on the selections with this CD, you won't. Unfortunately, the booklet gives only the bare details with a few paragraphs of general introduction from Rolando.

    I'm not saying 'don't get it' -- far from it! -- but be aware of what you are getting.

    I'm still touched and delighted to see Di Stefano there, especially because I don't have this recording, only the 1940s' piano accompaniment (which is of course gorgeous). In my imagination now, Rolando was helped in his recent Werther at the ROH by Giuseppe. But I am a soft-hearted fool.

    Spider

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  9. PS just listening to the CD and - Oh! - Rolando has given himself two tracks after all. There's also Cilèa, L'anima Ho Stanca, conducted by Daniele Calligari, 2007. The track listing here isn't quite right... There are 19 tracks on the second disc, and this is no.2.

    Good news!

    Spider

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  10. I'm thrilled to see that conductor Daniele Callegari is represented on the second disc, he's very special. (I was thinking about Callas and Tebaldi this morning-- they are both wonderful, in different ways, but they recorded some time ago, so I understand why they are not included.) Rolando's instincts for the music are special, too, and I want him to feel supremely confident--to make choices based on what he knows is right, not to try to please other people. I actually think I'm going to love most of his choices on these discs. I just have to figure out how to order them.

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