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Italian Opera Arias

22 Sept. 1998 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 22 Sept. 1998
  • Release Date: 22 Sept. 1998
  • Label: Sony Classical
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  • Total Length: 1:14:00
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  • ASIN: B001GTNBN2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 172,388 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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Amazon.com: 11 reviews
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
If she could only be cloned . . . 15 Jan. 2000
By KenRKing - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Let me say this: I hated Scotto's voice when I was an all-knowing young voice student 20 years ago. I even saw her in the house in two different roles and thought she was dreadful. Then a Butterfly of hers had me in tears for two hours *after* the opera ended! This album shows her at her verismo best. How stupid the follies of youth, to not know what I was watching and hearing: a diva of the old school, for whom voice and theater were one. Not a singer out there today with their name in lights can hold a candle to La Scotto--no matter how much their publicists or opera house management would have you believe otherwise. Listen to this lady, to her pathos and hartbreak, triumph and tears, for this album shows it all. Renata Scotto is superb in this disc.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Emotionally Moving, and Musically Riveting 26 Jan. 2000
By Gapare Pacchierrotti - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I was deeply impressed with this CD, not only for the singing of the artist, Renata Scotto, but for the musical and dramatic truth she brings to this music. Verismo, meaning "true to life" is often screamed, shouted, and even yelled ( Scotto herself at times did all three ), but here it is sung, really sung. I have never heard a more sympathetic rendition of "Senza Mamma" in all my life! One feels the spirit of the dead child is there at the words "se qui, se qui." Some of the music is not great music in anyway -- most of that by Cilea -- but when performed as it is here, with a sensitive orchestra more intent on sharing a feeling than simply being loud, and a great performer, one is nearly convinced they are hearing great music.
Whatever Scotto's vocal flaws, and she had many, she was a performer of truth, complete involvement, and sincerety. This recording shows what a wonderful experience can be brought to the listener when such a combination is achieved.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
As good as it gets 11 Dec. 1999
By J. Luis Juarez Echenique - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Renata Scotto is one of the Century's greatest sopranos. Very few singers can communicate emotion like she can, whatever she sings rings true, whatever she sings is honest and deeply felt. In these sad days of mediocre artists, Renata Scotto will remind you of an era of larger-than-life personalities, when sopranos were really Divas.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Singing as good as it gets 1 April 2001
By Gerardo Cabrera Munoz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Record companies have always been run by not-too-clever people. I can't believe they banned Renata Scotto from the mid 1960's till this recital was made in 1974. In this recital the unforgettable diva gives masterclasses in the art of singing. If you want pretty sounds look for Caballe, but if you want to feel Suor Angelica's pain or Manon Lescaut's despair this is for you.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
a thinking man's singer 15 Aug. 2005
By LuelCanyon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The older I get the more I appreciate Scotto the singer. Her musicianship was always apparent, always admired. Yet she may have been underestimated as a singer. Her embodiment of the intense inner life of the characters she portrayed is rightfully legendary, but I've come to believe a great part of that perfect passion is the singing, as much as her gifts as an actor and interpreter. The voice itself is rarely perfect, but still beautiful; especially in the first half of her career, the top of her voice fashioned a world of its own, and left nothing wanting. So many fine singers today make a kind of perfect product, yet often fall short of leaving an enduring art of earthly grief and passion. They fly high but often forsake the humanist aesthetic central to operatic art. Scotto plumbs that passion in so much of her singing, and wonderful example of that is found than in these arias. She lets her instrument and her musicianship create the intimate space between singing and acting, never imposing an arbitrary idea around either. Her 'Sola, perduta, Abbandonata' is one of the best versions I've heard. She gifts 'Mio babbino caro' with unhurried beauty. She's a great verismo singer, as was Ileana Cotrubas, though few enough mention either artist nowadays. This disc is a perfect introduction to the art of Renata Scotto.
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