Jennifer Larmore: Bravura Diva

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Jennifer Larmore’s exceptional affinity with the bel canto repertoire, supported by her formidable technical armoury, has allowed Opera Rara the luxury of recording for this disc some of the most difficult vocal music of the 19th century.

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  1. Eloisa: scena: Alta e la norte Various Buy Track 0:34
  2. Eloisa: Aria: Suon profondo Various Buy Track 0:34
  3. Eloisa: Cabaletta: Gemo, sospiro e fremo Various Buy Track 0:34
  4. Bianca e Falliero: Act II: Tu non sai qual colpo atroce Various Buy Track 0:34
  5. Bianca e Falliero: Act II: Aria: Lasso! cessar di vivere Various Buy Track 0:34
  6. Bianca e Falliero: Act II: Ma piu che onore e vita Various Buy Track 0:34
  7. Andronico: Duet: Vanne se alberghi in petto! Various Buy Track 0:34
  8. Andronico: Andantino: O voce soave, d'un tenero affetto Various Buy Track 0:34
  9. Andronico: Vivace: Quanto e barbaro il mio fato! ? Various Buy Track 0:34
  10. Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra: Act I: Quant'e grato all'alma mia Various Buy Track 0:34
  11. Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra: Act I: Questo cor ben lo comprende Various Buy Track 0:34
  12. Il desio: Il desio: Duet: Quanto al cor mi parlo. Il cantar tuo gentil Various Buy Track 0:34
  13. Amelia: scena: Oh! com'e tristo. Per me quest'ogg'il sol Various Buy Track 0:34
  14. Amelia: Cavatina: L'alma mia che in Adolfo s'apprese Various Buy Track 0:34
  15. Amelia: Cabaletta: Se de' miei palpiti, del mio dolore Various Buy Track 0:34
  16. Carlo di Borgogna: Part II: Ove siam? Feral d'intorno Various Buy Track 0:34
  17. Carlo di Borgogna: Part II: L'ombra mira di colei Various Buy Track 0:34
  18. Carlo di Borgogna: Part II: Carlo quel talamo Various Buy Track 0:34
  19. Carlo di Borgogna: Part II: Perdon chiedi? ? Gia segnata e la tua sorte Various Buy Track 0:34
  20. Temistocle: Cavatina: Tacete! ohime, quei cantici Various Buy Track 0:34
  21. Temistocle: Cabaletta: Ah! di quest'anima Various Buy Track 0:34

Description

Jennifer Larmore’s exceptional affinity with the bel canto repertoire, supported by her formidable technical armoury, has allowed Opera Rara the luxury of recording for this disc some of the most difficult vocal music of the 19th century. Virtuosity, then, is the theme of this album. It features music written for several of the greatest singers of the early 19th century, including Carolina Bassi, Rosmonda Pisaroni, Isabella Colbran and Maria Malibran. A lot has been written about the vocal abilities of these legendary singers. The music they sang is often very florid, the drama reinforced by pyrotechnical vocal hurdles, which on paper look just this side of impossible. It’s only when you hear a singer of the calibre of Jennifer Larmore actually leaping those hurdles that you begin to understand what the fuss was all about. Works by Costa, Rossini, Pacini, Mercadante and Lauro Rossi are all featured on this disc.

‘A stellar production on all levels’ – Wynne Delacoma, Chicago Sun Times

Cast

Jennifer Larmore, Majella Cullagh and Bruce Ford. London Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Geoffrey Mitchell Choir. David Parry, Antonello Allemandi, Giuliano Carella - conductors, David Harper - piano.