I am a long-term fan of soprano Christine Karg, and I want to tell you about her new album. It is called “Perfum”. It contains selections by the following composers:
Quatre Chansons Françaises
Harmonie du soir
Le Jet d’eau (from Cinq poèmes de Baudelaire)
L’Invitation au voyage
La Vie antérieure
Épiphanie, Op. 17 No. 3
All performed by Christiane Karg (soprano), with the Bamberger Symphoniker, David Afkham conducting.
Christiane Karg is one of the most-sought-after lyric sopranos of the present day, acclaimed for her embodiment of operatic roles and as a lieder, concert and oratorio singer. She can be seen and heard all around the world: at lieder recitals in New York’s Carnegie Hall and in the Vienna Konzerthaus, at La Scala in Milan with her 2016 debut in “Der Rosenkavalier”, and at regular guest appearances at the Munich State Opera and the Chicago Lyric Opera House, at the Salzburg Festival and at the Royal Opera House London.
At the end of 2017 she will give her debut performance at the MET Opera in New York (The Marriage of Figaro) and at the Vienna State Opera.
David Afkham is Principal Conductor of the Spanish National Orchestra and Chorus. He is in high demand as a guest conductor with some of the world’s finest orchestras and opera houses The Bamberg Symphony – Bavarian State Philharmonic has always enjoyed a special status in the music world.
Here is the trailer from this recording. Enjoy it!