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Puccini | Adrianne Pieczonka sings Puccini

  • Release date: 2009
  • Label: Orfeo
  • Catalog #: C779091A

Label: Orfeo, 2009
Catalogue: C779091A

2010 JUNO Award Winner
Empfohlen von Klassik Award

Artists

Adrianne Pieczonka, soprano
Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Dan Ettinger, conductor

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Tracklisting

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

1 O mio babbino caro, from Gianni Schicchi
2 Un bel di vedremo, from Madama Butterfly
3 Tu? tu? piccolo Iddio!, from Madama Butterfly
4 Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto, from Suor Angelica
5 O fior del giorno, from Edgar
6 Addio, addio, mio dolce amor!, from Edgar
7 Si, mi chiamano Mimi, from La Bohème
8 D’ onde lieta uscì, from La Bohème
9 Ch’il bel sogno di Doretta, from La Rondine
10 Se come voi piccina io fossi, from Le Villi
11 In quelle trine morbide, from Manon Lescaut
12 Sola, perduta, abbandonata, from Manon Lescaut
13 Laggiù nel Soledad, ero piccina, from La Fanciulla del West
14 Signore, ascolta!, from Turandot
15 Du von Eis umgürtet, from Turandot
16 Vissi d’arte vissi d’amore, from Tosca

Reviews

“Pieczonka brings these strengths to Puccini, and they help set her apart from her considerable competition in this repertoire. The irrefutable power, refinement and generosity of her voice inform every phrase on this disc. It is beautiful singing. Some of the arias are superbly dramatic, and there’s a largeness of scale here that is quintessentially operatic and never commonplace.” *DISC OF THE WEEK*

The Globe and Mail, 22 December 2009

“The voice itself is a thing of great beauty, and her technique is reassuringly complete and polished… Pieczonka’s excellent musicianship is evident in every phrase she sings, and her direct, unfussy approach illuminates the music without unnecessary melodrama… Throughout the programme, the soprano’s technique is impeccable, offering shaded dynamics, attention to the texts, and unwaveringly excellent pitch.”

MusicWeb International, 2 December 2009

“It is, however, a special piece of luck when these arias are sung by a singer with so much musical understanding and devotion, not to mention a radiant and powerful voice. This combination is not to be topped…Her interpretations and the beauty of tone captivate the listener…Each interpretation is fresh and new and every phrase is well thought-out, her voice is likewise always fresh and there are always small details which make these arias true highlights. There are two alternative effects this CD can have on the consumer after listening to her CD: either one could compare her to the other great soprano Puccini interpreters or one could simply never eject this CD from your CD player. One thing is certain: This wonderful CD celebrates Puccini in every way!”

Klassik.com, 17 August 2009

“Pieczonka wraps her large, honeyed voice like a thick fur stole around such chestnuts as “O mio babbino caro” and “Vissi d’arte.” She is at the full blossoming of her huge talents, and everything is technically perfect.”

Toronto Star, 22 September 2009

“With the right feeling for warmth and gentle accents, her rendition of “Un bel di” is pleasing. Especially the explosive ending “io aspetto” brought immediate goosebumps. Two arias from the opera “Edgar”, Pieczonka creates a wonderful, magical atmosphere. At the end of her “addio, addio mio dolce amor”, the only thing missing is a huge storm of “bravo!” as they are surely merited in this rendition. The CD is ended with “Vissi d’arte” from Tosca and the soprano paces herself through the challenges of the aria, with charming ‘piani’, sweeping phrases and much pathos. Adrianne Pieczonka has not produced all that many CDs in today’s very competitive recording market. One should therefore seize the opportunity to hear her in this recording.” (translation from German – Opernglas, September 2009)

Translation from German – Opernglas, September 2009