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Emma Matthews in Monte Carlo
Gaetano Donizetti / Charles Gounod / Vincenzo Bellini / Jacques Offenbach / Leo Delibes / Friedrich von Flotow / Bernstein / Thomas / Proch / Bowman / Mills
Emma Matthews

Emma Matthews in Monte Carlo

CD | ABC Classics | 0028947635550 | ABC 4763555 | 05-14

About the album

Bel Canto Emma Matthews is the brightest star out of Australia, the most anticipated since Dame Joan Sutherland. A co-production between ABC Classics and Universal Music in Australia, this CD combines jewels from French and Italian operatic repertoire, as well as music by Bernstein and 2 Australian composers Richard Mills and Calvin Bowman. 

Emma made her Covent Garden debut in March/April 2010 in the title role of Cunning Little Vixen at the Royal Opera House, conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras and her European concert debut with Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony and also her debut with conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy as soloist in Mahler’s 4. 

This release highlights Romantic opera heroines the Doll Song from Tales of Hoffmann, the Bell Song from Lakme, as well as fearless and thrilling coloratura moments in Proch’s Theme and Variations and Bernstein’s Glitter and Be Gay. There are two world premiere recordings on the disc both from Australian composers - The Nightingale’s Song at the close of Richard Mills opera The Love of the Nightingale and Calvin Bowman’s song Now touch the air softly

Gramophone Magazine said of this recording:  "A thrilling talent from Opera Australia who is set to take on the world.....Emma Matthews is one of the most remarkable singers that I've heard for a long time, a coloratura soprano with a bright, pure, sweet voice, plus a phenomenal range as well as an extraordinary flexibility."

‘The featured mad scene is Ophelia’s scene and ballade from Thomas’s Hamlet [track 7]. Given in full it is the best demonstration of Matthews’s impressive technique... The recording is demonstration class, Matthews’s voice given an immediate presence with the strings, in particular in the Bowman item, sounding luscious.’ Opera Today Dec 2009 

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Juwelen der Französischen und Italienischen Oper, sowie Musik von Leonard Bernstein, Richard Mills und Calvin Bowman

Auf dieser CD finden sich Highlights der Romantischen Opernheldinnen wie beispielsweise "Les oiseaux dans la charmille" aus "Le Contes d'Hoffmann", die Glöckchenarie aus "Lakmé" sowie die fantastischen Koloratur-Momente aus Prochs "Thema und Variationen" und Bernsteins "Glitter and Be Gay". Ebenso finden sich auch zwei Erstaufnahmen Australischer Komponisten auf dieser CD: "The Nightingale's Song" aus Richard Mills Oper "The Love Of The Nightingale" und Calvin Browmans Lied "Now Touch The Air Softly".

Tracklisting
    • 1
      Glitter and be Gay
       
      Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano, Gounod, Charles, Bellini, Vincenzo, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Delibes, Friedrich von Flotow, Bernstein, Thomas, Proch, Bowman, Mills
    • 2
      Où va la jeune Indoue
       
      Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano, Gounod, Charles, Bellini, Vincenzo, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Delibes, Friedrich von Flotow, Bernstein, Thomas, Proch, Bowman, Mills
    • 3
      The last rose of summer
       
      Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano, Gounod, Charles, Bellini, Vincenzo, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Delibes, Friedrich von Flotow, Bernstein, Thomas, Proch, Bowman, Mills
    • 4
      Ancor non giunse
       
      Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano, Gounod, Charles, Bellini, Vincenzo, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Delibes, Friedrich von Flotow, Bernstein, Thomas, Proch, Bowman, Mills
    • 5
      Regnava nel silenzio
       
      Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano, Gounod, Charles, Bellini, Vincenzo, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Delibes, Friedrich von Flotow, Bernstein, Thomas, Proch, Bowman, Mills
    • 6
      Quando rapito in estasi
       
      Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano, Gounod, Charles, Bellini, Vincenzo, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Delibes, Friedrich von Flotow, Bernstein, Thomas, Proch, Bowman, Mills
    • 7
      Eccomi in lieta vesta
       
      Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano, Gounod, Charles, Bellini, Vincenzo, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Delibes, Friedrich von Flotow, Bernstein, Thomas, Proch, Bowman, Mills
    • 8
      Oh! quanta volte
       
      Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano, Gounod, Charles, Bellini, Vincenzo, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Delibes, Friedrich von Flotow, Bernstein, Thomas, Proch, Bowman, Mills
    • 9
      Dieu! Quel frisson court dans mes veines
       
      Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano, Gounod, Charles, Bellini, Vincenzo, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Delibes, Friedrich von Flotow, Bernstein, Thomas, Proch, Bowman, Mills
    • 10
      Amour, ranime mon courage
       
      Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano, Gounod, Charles, Bellini, Vincenzo, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Delibes, Friedrich von Flotow, Bernstein, Thomas, Proch, Bowman, Mills
    • 11
      A vos jeux
       
      Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano, Gounod, Charles, Bellini, Vincenzo, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Delibes, Friedrich von Flotow, Bernstein, Thomas, Proch, Bowman, Mills
    • 12
      Partagez-vous mes fleurs
       
      Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano, Gounod, Charles, Bellini, Vincenzo, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Delibes, Friedrich von Flotow, Bernstein, Thomas, Proch, Bowman, Mills
    • 13
      Pâle et blonde
       
      Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano, Gounod, Charles, Bellini, Vincenzo, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Delibes, Friedrich von Flotow, Bernstein, Thomas, Proch, Bowman, Mills
    • 14
      La sirène passe et vous entraîne
       
      Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano, Gounod, Charles, Bellini, Vincenzo, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Delibes, Friedrich von Flotow, Bernstein, Thomas, Proch, Bowman, Mills
    • 15
      Les oiseaux dans la charmille
       
      Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano, Gounod, Charles, Bellini, Vincenzo, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Delibes, Friedrich von Flotow, Bernstein, Thomas, Proch, Bowman, Mills
    • 16
      Deh! torna, mio bene
       
      Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano, Gounod, Charles, Bellini, Vincenzo, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Delibes, Friedrich von Flotow, Bernstein, Thomas, Proch, Bowman, Mills
    • 17
      Deh! torna, mio bene
       
      Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano, Gounod, Charles, Bellini, Vincenzo, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Delibes, Friedrich von Flotow, Bernstein, Thomas, Proch, Bowman, Mills
    • 18
      Deh! torna, mio bene
       
      Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano, Gounod, Charles, Bellini, Vincenzo, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Delibes, Friedrich von Flotow, Bernstein, Thomas, Proch, Bowman, Mills
    • 19
      Deh! torna, mio bene
       
      Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano, Gounod, Charles, Bellini, Vincenzo, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Delibes, Friedrich von Flotow, Bernstein, Thomas, Proch, Bowman, Mills
    • 20
      Now touch the sky softly
       
      Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano, Gounod, Charles, Bellini, Vincenzo, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Delibes, Friedrich von Flotow, Bernstein, Thomas, Proch, Bowman, Mills
    • 21
      The Nightingale's Song
       
      Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano, Gounod, Charles, Bellini, Vincenzo, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Delibes, Friedrich von Flotow, Bernstein, Thomas, Proch, Bowman, Mills
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