Evelyn Lear: Opera Arias (CD)

Evelyn Lear: Opera Arias (CD)

Code: 1224



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Though Evelyn Lear has starred in some outstanding recordings of complete operas, this collection of arias is her first to be released. Ranging from Handel (Cleopatra) to Berg (Marie in Wozzeck), this compilation of live performances demonstrates the soprano’s astonishing versatility and supreme musicality. An outstanding addition to VAI’s Evelyn Lear edition, this release pays tribute to the artistry of a great American soprano. Live performances, recorded 1963-1976.
[2004, Mono/Stereo*, 61 minutes]

Mozart DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE: Ach, ich fühl's
(Deutsche Oper, Berlin Festival / Karl Böhm, conductor; 1964)

Mozart LE NOZZE DI FIGARO: Voi, che sapete; Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio
(Salzburg Festival / Lorin Maazel, conductor; 1963)

Handel GIULIO CESARE: Se pietà di me non senti
(Bayerische Rundfunk Orchester / Mathias Kunsche, conductor; 1970)

Strauss DER ROSENKAVALIER: Da geht er hin*
(La Scala Orchestra / Carlos Kleiber, conductor; 1976)

Verdi OTELLO: "Willow Song" and Ave Maria
(Budapest Opera Festival / Istvan Szimandi, conductor; 1975)

Puccini TOSCA: Vissi d'arte*
(Deutsche Oper Berlin / Giuseppe Patanè, conductor; 1972)

Berg WOZZECK: Bible Scene*
(Rotterdam Philharmonic / Erich Leinsdorf, conductor; 1972)

Berlioz THE TROJANS: Final Scene [excerpt, sung in English]
(London Symphony Orchestra / Colin Davis, conductor; 1964)

Evelyn Lear, soprano