Performer: Mariusz Kwiecien, Daniela Barcellona, Anna Netrebko, Patrizia Ciofi
Orchestra: Orquesta de Valencia
Conductor: Daniel Oren
Composer: Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Gioachino Rossini
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 1
Size: 358 MB
01. Amici mei, che allegro giorno!
02. Finì…me lassa!…Vieni fra queste braccia
03. La maîtresse du roi?…Ange si pur
04. Venti scudi?
05. Una furtiva lagrima
06. Linda! Linda!…Da quel dì che t’incontrai
07. Linda! Si ritirò…Se tanto in ira agl’uomini
08. Di che son reo?…D’alma celeste
09. Partir degg’io…T’amo qual s’ama un angelo
10. Ah, vieni, nel tuo sangue vendicherò le offese
an inexcusably subjective appreciation
the lost world of bel canto for men is back – in one voice. i love everything about this man but i would offer that in one of the duets [di che son reo from il viaggio], mr. florez’ voice seems to lack heft in relation to mme. barcellona. be that as it may, his call of “linda, linda..” in the duet from linda di chamounix is magical and the impressions left after hearing this disc are ones of awe, mastery, and artistry. selections are also well balanced in that one is not overwhelmed by too much floridity or one vocal type. choral parts are, as on all of mr. florez’ albums, included – as are the responses from other characters in the scene. i know this is a bit cheezy and discrediting, but i travelled specifically to see mr. florez sing tonio in la fille from a met box, and what a handsome and sexy man he is [those hairy legs in lederhosen] – the art work and the bonus disk acknowledge this beauty as surely as the peruvian sun rises and shines.