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The Art Of Beverly Sills
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|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|
See all 11 tracks on this disc
|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|
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
Top Customer Reviews
Now to talk about Bev's technique which seems to be the topic of bashing from jealous long-time Sutherland fans who can't stand the thought of new recordings from Beverly being released that show Sutherland was not the best Lucia, Elvira (Puritani), Marie (daughter of the regiment), etc.Read more ›
Her technique was unsurpassed. The fioratura and trills were even better than Joan Sutherland. But the staccato, voice and especially high notes were not even close to Joan.
Now an aged opera lover, I still love Sills. But her edge, her shrill and very small high notes bother me.
I still agree as technique goes, she can conpete with Sutherland.
But you're comparing a piccolo(Sills) to a trumpet(Sutherland). And that's the difference.
Sill's high notes are very thin, like Roberta Peters. And her staccatos are not rapid streaks of lightning like Joan.
For these reason, I consider her not quite the match for dame Joan. I love her anyway, however. She's a wonderful gal.
But voice is voice. It is infinitely more exciting to hear a huge voice coloratura than a small voice one.
But I have to admit Sills' trill is definitive. And her runs the fastest in the world. But her voice is sheer commonplace.
First of all, she did not come from the European elite, or the traditional foreign class. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and has worked with the New York City Opera and the Met exclusively. Her humble beginnings were in radio and television, as a child prodigy. She was educated in music, mainly piano, and was taught by the esteemed vocal coach Estelle Liebling. She was an operetta star long before she graced the bigger heroines of opera- singing as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus. On this cd, we are fortunate enough to hear an operetta aria which must have been nostalgic for her during recitals. We hear her in the roles that made her a star- Donizetti's Anna Bolena, whose aria "Copia Iniquia " is full of demanding higher notes, as Maria Stuarda in her coloratura/lyric aria "O Nube" and as the lovesick Queen Elizabeth I in Roberto Deveraux.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
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!Published on May 20 2004
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. Read morePublished on Nov. 15 2003 by G. Golding
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. Read morePublished on Aug. 17 2003
This is a Callasfan speaking. I love Callas and Sills, I think this and "The art of the Primadonna" (With Joanie) is supreme. Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2003 by Emma de Soleil
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. Read morePublished on June 27 2003
Just buy this CD. Beverly Sills at her best. And why, oh why, did the reviewer, who loved the cd, only give it two stars? Must have been a computer glitch! Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2003 by G. Golding