Gheorghiu, Angela

Live from La Scala

CD
3 Sep 2007

Barcode: 0094639442027

Other participants: Jeff Cohen

‘The public feels so close and intimate. There’s really nowhere to escape,’ says Angela Gheorghiu about the challenge of giving recitals. ‘To make my debut at La Scala with a recital… I think it was very courageous,’ she continues with justifiable pride.

To make those first steps on the legendary La Scala stage less daunting, she chose works primarily by opera composers. ‘They’re less like songs, more like arias. I thought that for such a big house it would be more appropriate,’ she says. As you can hear from the rapturous reception, her decision went down well with the notoriously hard-to-please audience.

Gheorghiu’s recital falls into four sections. She begins with a selection of arie antiche, continues into the bel canto and then French repertoire, and finishes with pieces from her native Romania.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Piacer d'amor  - Angela Gheorghiu/Jeff Cohen 
02 O cessate di piagarmi: Il Pompeo  - Angela Gheorghiu/Jeff Cohen 
03 Se tu m'ami  - Angela Gheorghiu/Jeff Cohen 
04 O del mio dolce ardor  - Angela Gheorghiu/Jeff Cohen 
05 Malinconia, ninfa gentile  - Angela Gheorghiu/Jeff Cohen 
06 Vanne, o rosa fortunata  - Angela Gheorghiu/Jeff Cohen 
07 Me Voglio fà 'na casa (Canzone napoletana) Volume I: Composizioni da camera per canto e pianoforte (ed.R.Mingardo)  - Angela Gheorghiu/Jeff Cohen 
08 Stornello  - Angela Gheorghiu/Jeff Cohen 
09 In solitaria stanza (Jacopo Vittorelli): Composizioni da camera per canto e pianoforte  - Angela Gheorghiu/Jeff Cohen 
10 Brindisi (Maffei) (1a Versione - secondo l'autograph): Composizioni da camera per canto e pianoforte  - Angela Gheorghiu/Jeff Cohen 
11 Serenade (Victor Hugo)  - Angela Gheorghiu/Jeff Cohen 
12 Chant d'amour  - Angela Gheorghiu/Jeff Cohen 
13 Élégie  - Angela Gheorghiu/Jeff Cohen 
14 Sub perdeaua dragei mele  - Angela Gheorghiu/Jeff Cohen 
15 Si daca  - Angela Gheorghiu/Jeff Cohen 
16 Floricica de pe apa  - Angela Gheorghiu/Jeff Cohen 
17 Bade, pentru ochii tai  - Angela Gheorghiu/Jeff Cohen 
18 Vai, badita, dragi ne-avem  - Angela Gheorghiu/Jeff Cohen 
19 Tu iubesc: Lasati-ma sa cint  - Angela Gheorghiu/Jeff Cohen 
20 'A vucchella  - Angela Gheorghiu/Jeff Cohen 
21 I Could Have Danced All Night: My Fair Lady  - Angela Gheorghiu/Jeff Cohen 
22 O mio babbino caro (Lauretta): Gianni Schicchi  - Angela Gheorghiu/Jeff Cohen 


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