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The Art Of Beverly Sills

Beverly Sills Audio CD
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Disc: 1
1. Mignon: "Oui, pour ce soir je suis reine des fees..." - Thomas
2. Manon: "Allons! Il le faut - Adieu, notre petite table" - Massenet
3. Manon: "Je marche sur tous les chemins" - Massenet
4. Louise: "Depuis le jour" - Charpentier
5. Linda di Chamounix: "Ah! Tardai troppo... O luce di quest' anima" - Donizetti
6. Lucia di Lammermoor: "Regnava nel silenzio... Quando rapito in estasi" - Donizetti
7. I Puritani: "Fini... me lassa!" - Bellini
8. I Puritani: "Vieni, vieni fra queste braccia" - Bellini
9. Roberto Devereux: "L'amor suo mi fe' beata" - Donizetti
10. Maria Stuarda: "O nube" - Donizetti
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Disc: 2
1. Les Contes d'Hoffmann: "Les oiseaux dans la charmille" - Offenbach
2. Les Contes d'Hoffmann: "Elle a fui, la tourterelle" - Offenbach
3. Zaide: "Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben" - Mozart
4. Der Opernball: "Im chambre separee" - Heuberger
5. Die Lustige Witwe: "Es lebt' eine Vilja" - Lehar
6. The Ballad of Baby Doe: "Gold is a fine thing" - Moore
7. Die tote Stadt: "Gluck, das mir verblieb" - Korngold
8. Daphne: "Was blendet so... Ich komme" - R. Strauss
9. Sechs Lieder op. 19 no. 2 "Breit' uber mein Haupt dein schwarzes Haar" - R. Strauss

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Beverly Sills, de son vrai nom Belle Silbermann, débuta sa carrière en 1948. La soprano coloratur américaine réussit à imposer un timbre de voix extraordinaire de souplesse et de couleurs. Cette artiste fut curieuse de tous les répertoires, y compris de la musique contemporaine. Elle a supervisé ce coffret de 2CD qui est une introduction à l'ensemble de son répertoire et notamment aux opéras de Donizetti et Bellini qui viennent d'être réédités chez Westminster et qui comptèrent parmi ses grands succès à la scène, notamment au Metropolitan Opera de New York et à La Scala de Milan. Dans ce double CD on retrouve des extraits d'opéras de Bellini, Charpentier, Donizetti, Korngold, Lehar, Massenet, Mozart, Offenbach, Richard Strauss... --Étienne Bertoli

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1.0 out of 5 stars Shrieking isn't singing May 20 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Since a Sills-Fanatic feels free to bash Callas numerous times we'll retaliate! Stop shrieking, Sills! Your vocal vinegar is an abomination! Start singing pop, you need a mike!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Claws Nov. 15 2003
Format:Audio CD
I already wrote a great review of this collection. It is supreme artistry, and I find her high notes rather large and not shrill. My only question is about the cover photo. Those fingers look like something out of Edward Scissorhands or Nightmare on Elm Street! Does anyone else agree with me? Almost seems like someone must have done some false touch-ups to make them look like claws!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow Aug. 17 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Wow not much more I need to say here. It was a pleasure finding all of these arias in one compilation. They are Miss Sills' gems, represent her art very well. The 3 Queens arias are very noteworthy. Check them out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Give it a rest! Aug. 13 2003
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This is a Callasfan speaking. I love Callas and Sills, I think this and "The art of the Primadonna" (With Joanie) is supreme. But hear me out: I think it's obvious that only the famous Callas-recs on Emi are slandered and the efforts on other labels judged fairly, even if the reviewers didn't like Callas. Lets get back to balance and fairness. I never wrote a one-star review on Beverly and I never will. Here and there I complained and fought against fanatism. Neither Callas-fanatism nor Sutherland-fanatism nor Sills-fanatism is good. Neither of them was perfect. Both had their pros and cons. Please, you guys, edit your reviews and write them fairly. Thus we'll prevent an even greater outrage. Us operafans should stick together. I'm willing to start. Please, lets be on this together!
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When I was growing up in the 70's, Beverly Sills was probably America's best known opera singer, a star who not only appeared on the opera stage, but who could also be seen constantly on talk shows, non-operatic TV specials, and even on "The Muppet Show"! I developed a love for her voice, her personal charm, her keen acting ability, and her fantastic sense of humour early on and never lost it. Sadly, in the 80's and 90's she fell into something of an eclipse, largely due to the fact that very few of her recordings were available on CD. Fortunately, DG's recent aquisition of some of her finest recordings has created a real Sills renaissance, and this compilation is perfect for every opera fan who would like to get aquainted or re-aquainted with her glorious voice. Almost every aspect of her repertoire is represented here and shown off to its full extent, from her highly dramatic Donizetti "Three Queens" portrayals, to her melting reading of Mozart's exquisite "Ruhe Sanft" to her amazingly beautiful (and formerly very hard to find) recording of the final scene from Strauss' "Daphne". A must have for every opera fan, this is Sills at her best, truly America's greatest diva!
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5.0 out of 5 stars You go, Beverly!!! June 27 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Beverly Sills is my favorite opera singer. She is a supreme artist. I love her singing. Every emotion is covered by her singing. Her coloratura beats La Stupenda's. The previous reviewer wrote a fantastic review that truly does justice to Beverly's work in opera.
By the way, Sutherland did record Cleopatra's arias from "Giulio Cesare". They are included in her studio recording of "Alcina".
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