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Verdi: Arias - Krassimira Stoyanova

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  • Conductor: Pavel Baleff
  • Composer: Verdi
  • Audio CD (10 Mar 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Orfeo
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 145,940 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Ritorna Vincitor!
2. Vanne...Lasciami - D'amor Sull'ali Rosee
3. Qui! Qui...dove Più S'apre Libero Il Cielo - O Fatidica Foresta
4. Morrò, Ma Prima in Grazia
5. Tu Puniscimi, O Signore
6. Teneste La Promessa - Addio Del Passato
7. Tacea La Notte - Di Tale Amor Che Dirsi
8. Non Pianger, Mia Compagna
9. Pace, Pace, Mio Dio
10. Tu Che Le Vanità
11. Canzone Del Salice - Ave Maria

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One of the most renowned Verdi sopranos today is Krassimira Stoyanova, who now presents roles she has either already sung all over the world, with those she is booked to sing shortly. As Desdemona she has moved and enthused audiences and critics alike from Vienna to Barcelona and Chicago and so from 'Otello' we naturally find her Willow Song and Ave Maria . In Verdi s operas after Schiller, 'Don Carlo' and 'Luisa Miller', Stoyanova made her celebrated debuts as Elisabetta and Luisa Miller at the State Operas of Munich and Vienna respectively. Since then she has become especially known both for her ability to shape a perfect line and for her characterisation of these two women, caught as they are between love and duty. The two Leonoras in 'Trovatore' and 'Forza' make more dramatic demands on the voice, and Krassimira Stoyanova is approaching these roles with prudence: she has not yet taken the latter completely into her repertoire. The dates for her Aïda in the eponymous opera and as Amelia in 'Un ballo in maschera' have now been fixed, and she can also be heard in excerpts from both roles, as well as Giovanna d Arco and the dying Violetta Valéry, in this new CD, with the Munich Radio Orchestra under Pavel Baleff. One marvels at Krassimira Stoyanova s artistry: unmannered, unostentatious, refined, as she does justice both to the girlishness of Verdi s 'Joan of Arc' and to the wrenching farewell offered us by 'La Traviata'.


Miss Stoyanova has made good records ... The singer is in good voice throughout and her technique as enviable as ever. The recording quality is most natural ... There s true class here. --Mike Ashman, Gramophone May 2014

Stoyanova is very committed emotionally … Pavel Baleff does commendably with the Munich Radio players, impressing from the start. --Roger Pines, IRR April 2014

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr Colin Morris on 22 Mar 2014
Krassimira Stoyanova has one of the most beautiful voices I have heard in many a long year.

In these Verdi arias she brings a full but bell-like lyrico spinto sound and exquisite phrasing to everything she sings. I was reminded more than once of the young Leontyne Price, and in my book there really is no greater praise?
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You Don't Have To Be Italian To Sing Verdi! 7 July 2014
By Robert B. Lamm - Published on Amazon.com
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I was very impressed with Ms. Stoyanova's Desdemona in the recent Riccardo Muti recording of Otello. So even though I'm not a big fan of recital recordings, I decided to try this one. I'm so glad I did, as she is a true Verdi soprano and there are some fantastic pieces on this recording. I'm particularly enamored of the arias from Don Carlo - and I'd love to hear her in the complete role - and of course the concluding scene from Otello is just wonderful, but even the weaker tracks (IMHO, Ritorna Vincitor and Pace Pace Mio Dio) are very good. She has the low notes (which, candidly, even my favorite Verdians, Leontyne Price and Montserrat Caballe, don't always pull off); her top is clear and strong and beautiful, and she can float a pianissimo with the best of them.

As I noted in my review of her Otello, some have complained that she's not sufficiently "Italianate," but to me that's just a crock. Was Zinka Milanov Italian? Maria Callas? (Come to think of it, neither were Price or Caballe!). Ms. Stoyanova proves that you don't have to be Italian to sing Verdi!
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EXCELLENT 7 Jun 2014
By Walter Hartman - Published on Amazon.com
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This is great Verdi singing. Stoyanova sings very well and makes something of each selection. The technique allows her to create specific characterizations. This recording belongs with the likes of Price, Caballe, Arroyo, (some) Scotto and other great performers of the not too distant past.
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By RONALD CORK - Published on Amazon.com
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Krassimira Stoyanova gives an all Verdi recital of rare distinction. Beautiful in tone, full of colour, luminous in her forte this lady makes an ideal Verdi soprano. Her pianissimo is heavenly and each track on the CD is fabulous. We get arias from "Aida", "Il Trovatore", "La Traviata" and 11 arias in total lasting just over 74 minutes. Ravel Baleff and the Munchner Rundfunkorchester give sympathetic accompaniment and the Orfeo label as usual offers stunning sound. When you listen to 'pace, pace, mio Dio' from "La Forza del destino" it is very close to how the greatest ever Verdi soprano Leontyne Price sang this aria. Don't miss this CD whatever you do.
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Brava! 29 Jun 2014
By Thomas E. Lawson - Published on Amazon.com
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Diva Stoyanova has what it takes to be a great Verdian soprano. I found this album to be thrilling from start to finish. While I had not heard her before, I'll certainly be on the lookout for her next album. She is to be in San Francisco this fall in "A Masked Ball" and I'm planning to fly up to see what should be vocally a feast for the ears. Brava!
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one of the few good contemporary singers 20 July 2014
By Col William Russell - Published on Amazon.com
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here is one of the few interesting singers today with very good vocal production and projection of character. Let's hope labels feature her in sufficient complete operas before the voice loses its lustre.
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