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Piotr Beczala - Verdi Arias (CD)

Item# 4011790865126


Piotr Beczala - Verdi Arias (CD)

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Release Date: April 8, 2013
Conductor: Lukas Borowicz
Artists:
Piotr Beczala
Ewa Podle
Mariusz Kwiecien
Orchestra: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Label: Orfeo

The internationally renowned tenor Piotr Beczala celebrates the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth with a collection of Verdi highlights, including roles for which he has received acclaim, such as the Duke in Rigoletto and Alfredo in La Traviata. Beczala partners with Ewa Podles for Il Trovatore, and with Mariusz Kwiecien for the friendship duet from Don Carlo, which Beczala crowns with a superb top C. The CD also includes a selection of tenor arias from rarely performed Verdi operas such as Les vêpres siciliennes and I Lombardi.

Track Listings:

Rigoletto: Ella mi fu rapita ... Parmi veder le lagrime
Les Vêpres Siciliennes: C’est Guy de Montfort ... O jour de peine
Il Trovatore: Soli or siamo ... Condotta ell’era in ceppi, Non son tuo figlio ... Mal reggendo all’aspro assalto ...
Inoltra il piè, Ah si ben mio
I Lombardi alla prima Crociata: La mia letizia infondere
Aida: Se quel guerrier io fossi! ... Celeste Aida
La Traviata: Lunge da lei... De’ miei bollenti spiriti... O mio rimorso
Macbeth: O figli, o figli miei!... Ah, la paterna mano
Messa da Requiem: Ingemisco tamquam reus
Un Ballo in Maschera: Forse la soglia attinse ... Ma se m’è forza
Don Carlo: E lui! desso, l’infante! ... Dio che nell’alma infondere
 

One of the most popular operas in the repertoire, Verdi’s riveting drama was first seen in 1851 at Venice’s Teatro La Fenice. Together with his next two works, Il Trovatore and La Traviata, it formed the basis for the composer’s lasting success. For his new production, director Michael Mayer has moved the action from 16th-century Mantua to 1960s Las Vegas: “I tried to imagine a recent world that captures the decadence of the Duke’s palace, where the participants are in pursuit of power, money, and beauty,” he says. Las Vegas in the ’60s is such a world, where a kind of prankster energy could go bad.”
 

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