Crebassa, Marianne

Oh, Boy!

28 Oct 2016

Barcode: 0190295927622

Other participants: Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Marc Minkowski

“One of the most important voices of our time,” is how the young French mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa is described by Marc Minkowski, the distinguished conductor for her debut album, Oh, Boy! Comprising arias for young male characters who are sung by a woman – the so-called ‘trouser roles’ – it offers an alluring programme of Mozart, Chabrier, Gluck, Gounod, Hahn, Massenet, Meyerbeer, Offenbach and Thomas. Crebassa – praised by Le Monde for her “incredibly beautiful timbre and transcendent presence” – shows why she has already made an impact at the Paris Opéra, La Scala, Milan, the Berlin Staatsoper and the Salzburg Festival.

When she sang at the Salzburg Festival in 2014, the Financial Times described Crebassa as “dazzling … with doe-eyed looks, the seductive innocence of Debussy’s Mélisande and a luscious voice that seems destined for Massenet’s Charlotte.” The New York Times has hailed her as “splendidly charismatic” and Die Welt has praised her “evenly produced, shimmering timbre”. Shortly after she graduated from the Conservatory of Montpellier, not far from her hometown of Béziers in southern France, Forum Opéra described her voice as “opulent and perfectly projected,” singling her out as “an artist we are sure to hear more about.”

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Gluck / Arr Berlioz: Orphée et Eurydice, Wq. 41, Act 1: "Amour, viens rendre à mon âme" (Orphée)  - Marianne Crebassa 
02 Mozart: Lucio Silla, K. 135, Act 3: "Pupille amate" (Cecilio)  - Marianne Crebassa 
03 Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots, Act 1: "Nobles seigneurs, salut!" (Urbain)  - Marianne Crebassa 
04 Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act 4: "Vois sous l'archet frémissant" (Nicklausse)  - Marianne Crebassa 
05 Mozart: Lucio Silla, K. 135, Act 1: "Dunque sperar poss'io... Il tenero momento" (Cecilio)  - Marianne Crebassa 
06 Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492, Act 2: "Voi che sapete" (Cherubino)  - Marianne Crebassa 
07 Thomas: Psyché, Act 2: "Non, ne la suivons pas... Sommeil, ami des dieux" (Eros)  - Marianne Crebassa 
08 Gounod: Roméo et Juliette, CG 9, Act 3: "Depuis hier... Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle" (Stéphano)  - Marianne Crebassa 
09 Massenet: Cendrillon, Act 2: "Allez, laissez-moi seul... Coeur sans amour, printemps sans roses" (Le Prince Charmant)  - Marianne Crebassa 
10 Offenbach: Fantasio, Act 1: "Voyez dans la nuit brune" (Fantasio)  - Marianne Crebassa 
11 Gounod: Faust, Act 4: "Versez vos chagrins dans mon âme" (Siébel)  - Marianne Crebassa 
12 Mozart: La finta giardiniera, K. 196, Act 3: "Va' pure ad altri in braccio" (Ramiro)  - Marianne Crebassa 
13 Chabrier: L'Étoile, Act 1: "Ô petite étoile" (Lazuli)  - Marianne Crebassa 
14 Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492, Act 1: "Non so più" (Cherubino)  - Marianne Crebassa 
15 Hahn: Mozart, Act 3: "Un jour de plus... Alors, adieu donc, mon amour! " (Mozart)  - Marianne Crebassa 
16 Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K. 621, Act 1: "Parto, ma tu ben mio" (Sesto)  - Marianne Crebassa 

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