What I like best in Elina Garanca’s singing is her terrific musical expression. Sure, her technique is outstanding, and her voice is smooth and flawless. But without musical expression, there’s really nothing.
On this album she transforms herself into becoming Carmen.
Elina Garanca is known by opera lovers for her complete immersion in any role, coupled with her acting ability and her amazing mezzo-soprano voice. On this album of music she gives us excerpts from the opera Carmen, as well as Spanish Songs, Gypsy songs, and even the ‘Old Lady’s Tango’ from Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Candide’.
This is a terrific album and one filled with works with orchestra and chorus, as well as guitar accompaniment. Her support for the recording comes from Coro Filarmonico del Regio di Torino and the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai conducted by Karel Mark Chichon.
There is great diversity in this program, yet the one common aspect is the great singing of Elina Garanca!
Here is Elina Garanca in “Nacqui all’affanno” from Rossini’s La cenerentola
And here she is in “Una Voce Poco Fa” from Rossini’s “Il barbiere di Siviglia”
Tags: Elina Garance, Hebanera, Carmen, Rossini