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Monday, February 25, 2013

Albums fait Avec l'amour: Opera's Greatest Love Songs

Opera's Greatest Love Song
One word to describe this album..Beautiful
One emotion to describe this album..Love
One thought..Powerful
One sound..Seductive
One facial expression.. Awe

Ah, what a pulchritudable album. Completely enthralling. I was looking for an album to expand my knowledge, on Opera mousikê. From the terminology, aria, libretto, & history. Abundance of fascinating pieces of pure beauty; showcased in this album.

Of course the album has to be romantic, come on you know me!
Tales of gypsy, bohemians, and star-crossed lovers, and pure confusing... Opera's Greatest Love Songsgives a glimpse into the romantic arias. 
The intensity is surreal, that you'll placid yourself right in the audience.. Yet you know everyone is there. Albeit you feel the musician is only singing too you ( Yes, a Maria & Tony West Side Story moment). 

And, once again love songs from opera's libretto's written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; and, many other well known talented composers, such as: Friedrich von Flotow, Georges Bizet, Giacomo Puccini, Richard Wagner, & Jules Massenet, and many more. 

Arias by talented singers such as: Dawn Upshaw, Júlia Várady, Leontyne Price, Plácido Domingo, & Richard Tucker.. and more.
With beautiful languages presented in these lovely operas. 
Ah Italian, German, French. Sung with love for the language, moment, composer, and ding ding love.. 

Lovely tales of painters romanza comparing the one he paints, and the one he loves; 
"Recondita armonia" sung by Luciano Pavarotti, beautifully.
With each arias, holds a dignified history behind it and strong tales of ardent love. 
Arias that ooze passion, and my favorites: "Cherubin: Lorsque vous n'aurez rien a faire", "Turandot: Signore, ascolta!", "Carmen: Le fleur que tu m'avais jetee(Flower Song)", "Le nozze di Figaro: Porgi, amor", "TOSCA: E lucevan le stelle", "La Boheme: Che gelida manina"

In all fairness, the complete album is stunning. Flawless operatic album. Completely depicting the word, Belle. 

Classical music is the earth, and opera is the moon.
Opera's Greatest Love Songs is an magnificent album, full of layers passion, desire, and love. A must have for first-timers, and opera lovers.
Amour Toujours
Nailah D'arcy

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