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  • Audio CD (24 Mar 2011)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B00004YLU5
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,139 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Puccini: Gianni Schicchi - "O mio babbino caro"Renée Fleming 2:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Puccini: Madama Butterfly / Act 2 - Un bel dì vedremoRenée Fleming 4:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Puccini: La Bohème / Act 2 - "Quando men vo"Renée Fleming 2:51£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Puccini: Turandot / Act 1 - Signore, ascoltaRenée Fleming 2:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Leoncavallo: Pagliacci - "Stridono lassù"Renée Fleming 5:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Cilèa: Adriana Lecouvreur / Act 1 - Io son l'umile ancellaRenée Fleming 3:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Catalani: La Wally / Act 1 - Ebben? Ne andrò lontanaRenée Fleming 5:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Massenet: Manon / Act 1 - Je suis encore tout étourdieRenée Fleming 3:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Massenet: Manon / Act 2 - Adieu, notre petite tableRenée Fleming 4:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - "Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante"Renée Fleming 6:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 1 - "Ah, je veux vivre"Renée Fleming 3:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Verdi: Simon Boccanegra / Act 1 - Come in quest'ora brunaThe London Voices 6:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Bellini: Norma / Act 1 - Casta DivaThe London Voices 7:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Verdi: I vespri siciliani / Act 5 - Merci, jeunes amiesRenée Fleming 4:34£0.79  Buy MP3 

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Various Composers ~ Renee Fleming

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Renée Fleming's previous three recital discs for Decca (Mozart Arias, Opera Scenes and Strauss Heroines) had some kind of name other than her own on the cover. This one doesn't bother, which leaves you in no doubt that the whole thing is about the lady herself: glossily packaged to fill the gap in the sleekly glamorous super-diva market that Kiri te Kanawa stands poised to leave as age creeps up on her. Fleming in fact has more to offer than Dame Kiri ever did. She's the compleat soprano, with a warm, rich sound, a stunning upper range, dramatic presence and a good line in embellishment. And with this disc you get it all and more. The repertory is standard: 19th- and early 20th-century opera arias, mostly verismo but with Verdi, Bizet, Massenet and a spotlit "Casta Diva" from Bellini. And it comes with dazzling style. She may not quite suggest the vulnerability you look for in a Liù, a Butterfly or a Lauretta, but the elegance, security and musicality is undeniable. With silken sound in the accompaniments, this disc is designed to sell you Ms Fleming as the most accomplished female voice of the moment. It succeeds. --Michael White

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83 of 86 people found the following review helpful By m.nell@rf.roccadefinance.nl on 25 Oct 2000
Format: Audio CD
A mutual opera fan and I were discussing the pressing issue of "Diva Recitals" the other day. Do we really need another recording of a Diva singing arias which every single Diva since time in recording history has already sung and recorded? How many "O mio babino caro's" can any single collection handle? On the strength of this recording, I have to answer: "Bring on the Dancing Divas."
Let's start with the repertoire: with the possible exception of Manon's first act arietta and the aria from Verdi's "Simon Boccanegra" every opera fan is likely to have at least four different recordings of the arias on this disc readily at hand. These pieces have been done to death. Why would anyone with the international stature of Renee Fleming wish to record them?
The answer lies simply in artistry. When listening to this recital, one aspect stands out even above the stature of the singer: the sheer artistry of Sir Charles Mackerras and the London Philharmonic. Together they breathe life into the music, far beyond what might be expected. Listen to the incredible detail in Butterfly's famous aria and the music seems almost new. This quality never falters throughout and can indeed be described as phenomenal, as is the quality of the sound recording.
Be that as it may, however, the disc is yet another vehicle for a star singer and Fleming rises to the occasion brilliantly. Unlike her "Beautiful Voice" disc, which was really too much of a vehicle for the title, Fleming here brings something special to every character and begs the question: is there anything this woman cannot do at the moment? Verismo opera has certainly not been her trademark, yet she takes to it as if to the manner born.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on 15 Oct 2010
Format: Audio CD
I first heard Renee Fleming on Last Night of the Proms and wanted to hear more.
This CD does not disappoint. Her voice is so powerful and yet seems so effortless. A joy to listen to
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Abbs on 23 May 2011
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Enthralling listening. A most enjoyable performance by Renee Fleming with her usual musicality and mastery of phrasing and general musicality.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stanley Crowe TOP 500 REVIEWER on 14 Dec 2013
Format: Audio CD
I don't care for recital discs -- only very rarely does the singer characterize as well as sing, and the result often is that it all sounds the same, even when the voice is lovely. Anna Netrebko comes to mind -- fully engaged on stage, but a bit anonymous for all her fine singing in recitals like this. Renee Fleming has the gift of individualizing what she's singing, and since she has a beautiful voice, listening to her is a special pleasure. We know too that most of the stuff we hear on this disc will not be sung by her in complete recordings or in performance. Who would pay her to sing Musetta or even Nedda, Liu, and Lauretta? But she brings these young women to life, and sings their not-so-easy music with total command. Her technique is so solid that even awkward phrasing and intervals are always accommodated to expression and a musical line. Then the darkness of her Butterfly is most touching -- this is not a Butterfly who is at all sure that things will go well! Her Manon is likewise alive, and the jittery excitement of "Je suis encore" is especially effective. I liked too her "Io son l'umile ancella." She's proud, but this is an Adriana who knows what her art is costing her. All in all, it's quite an amazing recital for a singer still associated with Mozart and Handel! But we have to remember that she's a great Marschallin and Desdemona too. Is she a Norma? Probably not, but she sings "Casta Diva" with great beauty and security -- much better than Milanov, say. Mackerras is an ideal partner throughout, and the sound is fine. Renee Fleming is a great singer and a great singing actress, and we're fortunate that she brings the qualities of both to a rectal of chestnuts like this.
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