Patricia Petibon

Patricia Petibon: Melancolia

  • Spanish Arias and Songs

My absolute favorite performers are musicians who display great passion in their work. Singer Patricia Petibon is one such amazing artist. I have written about her previously in this Blog. And now here’s a new CD by her…


“. . . she seems here to have developed an altogether more rounded tone, especially in the lower register, and has developed the rare ability to inject into her performance vocal characterizations which, to a large extent, nullify the need to see these operatic characters in the flesh . . . a glorious display of vocal versatility . . .

…………………..International Record Review

She sings the following selections:

Adiós Granada
Rafael Calleja Gómez & Tomas Barrera Saavedra
with Daniel Manzanas, Joël Grare
Melodias de la Melancholia, Op.119b

La vida breve: ‘Vivan los que rien!’

La tempránica: Zapateado ‘La tarántula é un bicho mú malo’

Ay majo de mi vida!: No. 1, La maja dolorosa
orchestrated by Rafael Ferrer
Tonadillas: No. 8, El mirar de la maja
orchestrated by Rafael Ferrer
Canción negra No. 4, Cancion de cuna para dormir a un negrito
Canción negra No. 5, Canto negro

El Vito (from Cantos populares españoles)
with Daniel Manzanas, Joël Grare
Cancíon de Marinela


trad.: Ogundé – uaréré
adapted by Wieland Reissmann
with Susan Manoff, Joël Grare
Poema en forma de canciones, Op. 19: No. 3, ‘Cantares’

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5: Aria (Cantilena)

Performed by Patricia Petibon, soprano, with the Orquesta nacional de España, Josep Pons conducting

Unique for her dramatic flair, excellent musicality, and fine interpretive powers, soprano Patricia Petibon indulges in her love of Luso-Iberian music. From zarzuela to art song, folk song, the Aria Cantilena of Brazil’s Villa-Lobos, and the traditional Afro-Brazilian Ogundé uareré, Patricia Petibon also samples the new. She includes the world-premiere recording of Nicolas Bacri’s song cycle, which was written in dedication to her.

Patricia Petibon adds spice by teaming up with flamenco musicians for one-of-a-kind performances of the zarzuela hit “Adios, Granada” and the folk tune “El vito”.

Beloved favorites are not neglected: Petibon’s take on La tarántula, Marinela, Canto negro, and La petenera sparkle with light and life.

Here is Patricia Petibon with Spanish Arias & Songs from Melancolia




And now Patricia Petibon sings “El Vito”




Tags: Patricia Petibon, Melancolia, Spanish arias

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