Devieilhe, Sabine

Mirages

CD
10 Nov 2017

Barcode: 0190295767723

Composer: Delibes, Debussy, Stravinsky
Other participants: Alexandre Tharaud, Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

Soprano Sabine Devieilhe’s signature operatic role, Lakmé, forms the starting point for her enticing album Mirages. A collection of opera and song in French, its theme is the exotic allure of faraway – and imagined – places and people. In addition to three numbers from Delibes’ opera, it features music by Berlioz, Debussy and Stravinsky and some rarer names: Thomas, Messager, Koechlin and Delage. Devieilhe is joined by mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa, pianist Alexandre Tharaud and the period-instrument orchestra Les Siècles under its founder, François-Xavier Roth.

"Sabine Devieilhe cements her reputation as one of the most exciting sopranos on the scene with this disc...Lakmé is her favourite operatic role, and the greatest hits of Delibes’ opera get luxuriously good performances here. Devieilhe is mesmerising, sounding deliciously clear and radiant, and sings with a sensuality that seems absolutely innate." -The Guardian