Elīna Garanča:

  • Romantique

On this CD, Elīna Garanča puts her imprint upon the big Romantic repertory, brilliantly portraying such different heroines as Tchaikovsky’s Joan of Arc (The Maid of Orléans), Gounod’s Sapho and Saint-Saëns’ Dalila
Elīna Garanča’s voice is natural and velvety; her terrific technique includes repertoire from Mozart and Bel Canto to dramatic roles and contemporary music

The selections are:


  • D’amour l’ardente flamme (from La damnation de Faust)


  • L’ai-je bien entendu?… O mon Fernand (from La Favorite)


  • Ô ma lyre immortelle (from Sapho)
  • Faites- lui mes aveux (from Faust)
  • Plus grand dans son obscurité (from La Reine de Saba)


  • De tous côtes j’apercois…Lorsque je t’ai vu soudain (from Le Roi d’Ys)


  • Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)


  • Da, chas nastal! (from Joan of Arc)


  • E questo il loco…Ah! se tu dormi, svegliati (from Giulietta e Romeo)

Performed by Elīna Garanča, mezzo soprano, with the Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, conducted by Yves Abel

Conductor Yves Abel’s skill at leading an orchestra draws beautiful sound and potent drama from the Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Elīna Garanča’s rapport with this orchestra seems to be deeper than ever.

The Times wrote on 6th October 2012:

“If we needed more evidence that the Latvian mezzo is shaping up to be one of the 21st century’s greatest voices, this superb album of 19th-century arias supplies it in buckets. From top to bottom her timbre is rich and firm and her intonation virtually infallible…Pure vocal bliss.”

Watch the music video with Elīna Garanča: Listen to her singing the Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” from Samson et Dalila!


And next, here are Anna Netrebko and Elina Garanca in “Scena e duetto” from Anna Bolena:


Tags: Elīna Garanča, Romantique, mezzo soprano, Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Yves Abel

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