Discography

Wagner-Strauss-DELOS-web Adrianne Pieczonka Sings Wagner & Strauss dvd-elektra Strauss | Elektra: Aix-en-Provence Festival Puccini - Adrianne Pieczonka Puccini | Adrianne Pieczonka sings Puccini Verdi | Simon Boccanegra Metropolitan Opera – Live in HD Verdi | Simon Boccanegra – Metropolitan Opera – Live in HD Berlin Opera Night Deutsche Oper Berlin Berlin Opera Night – Deutsche Oper Berlin Ioan Holender Farewell Concert Ioan Holender Farewell Concert – Vienna State Opera – A Benefit Gala with Opera World Stars Wagner | Lohengrin Wagner | Lohengrin Beethoven: Ideals of the French Revolution Beethoven | Ideals of the French Revolution Our own Songs Our own Songs | Aldeburgh Connection Strauss | Der Rosenkavalier - Salzburg Festival Strauss | Der Rosenkavalier – Salzburg Festival Arias by Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss Arias by Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss Berlin Opera Night - Deutsche Oper Berlin Berlin Opera Night – Deutsche Oper Berlin Verdi | Falstaff Verdi | Falstaff Mozart | Don Giovanni Mozart | Don Giovanni Richard Strauss | Die Orchesterlieder Richard Strauss | Die Orchesterlieder Johann Strauss | Die Fledermaus Johann Strauss | Die Fledermaus Millennium Opera Gala | Roy Thomson Hall Millennium Opera Gala | Roy Thomson Hall Mozart | Don Giovanni - Glyndebourne Festival Mozart | Don Giovanni – Glyndebourne Festival Mozart | Don Giovanni Mozart | Don Giovanni – Vienna Staatsoper

Arias by Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss

  • Release date: 2006

Label: Orfeo, 2006
Catalogue: C 665061A

2007 JUNO Award Nominee

Artists

Adrianne Pieczonka, soprano
Munich Radio Orchestra
Ulf Schirmer, conductor

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Tracklisting

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

Tannhäuser
1 Dich, teure Halle
2 Allmächt’ge Jungfrau “Elisabeth’s Prayer”
Die Walküre
3 Der Männer Sippe sass hier im Saal
Lohengrin
4 Einsam in trüben Tagen “Elsa’s dream”
5 Euch Lüften, die mein
6-10 Wesendonck Lieder
Excerpt: Der Engel

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Ariadne auf Naxos
11 Es gibt ein Reich
Arabella
12 Das war sehr gut, Mandryka
Capriccio
13 Kein Andres, das mir so im Herzen loht

Reviews

“This is singing of the highest standard.”

Wholenote, July/August 2006

“”Her lyric-dramatic soprano really is a natural wonder, with its glistening top range and even tone. Pieczonka is a smart young singer who finds new thrills in every one of her choices.”

Globe and Mail, 16 July 2006

““This [CD] captures the excitement this singer generates on stage. What you hear in an exemplary way is the characteristic warmth and brightness of her voice, its laser-sharp intonation and the clarity of her diction. …a real magic in the way Pieczonka etches the melodic lines so sensitively and with such lovely tone.”

Opera Canada, May/June 2006

“”The rich orchestrations and undulating leitmotifs from the operas of Richards Wagner and Strauss find an ideal dramatic partner in the ample soprano of Canadian Adrianne Pieczonka. Pieczonka has power and a great ability to modulate her delivery in these arias from Tannhäuser, Die Walkyrie, Lohengrin, Arabella and Capriccio. This debut solo disc is big, bold and beautiful.”

Toronto Star, 18 May 2006

““You’re unlikely to hear [Der Männer Sippe and Es gibt ein Reich] sung better anywhere. Pieczonka uses the power and clarity of her voice to render the melodic line keenly affecting and her sense of the deeper emotions behind the words makes each offering uniquely affecting. History will be of little doubt as to the greatness of Pieczonka’s interpretation [of the Wesendonk Lieder].”

Ottawa Citizen, 7 May 2006

“”Her bright, gleaming sound with its vibrant top is ideal in the jügendlich-dramatisch fach. Her singing combines beauty, power and nuance. …The way the top opens up in the high lying phrases of ‘Es gibt ein Reich’ from Ariadne and ‘Das was sehr gut’ from Arabella is thrilling…A ‘must-have’album for Wagner-Strauss fans and admirers of superb singing.”

La Scena Musicale, May 2006

““Dramatic finesse and musical intensity characterize her richly nuanced soprano. That Canadian Adrianne Pieczonka has made a name for herself as a Wagner and Strauss interpreter is impressively underscored by this, her first solo CD.”

Bühne, April 2006