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Italian Soprano Arias: Il tramonto - Un bel dì, vedremo - O mio babbino caro

Maria Luigia Borsi, London Symphony Orchestra, Yves Abel

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Il tramonto, P. 101
Ottorino Respighi; Maria Luigia Borsi; London Symphony Orchestra; Yves Abel
Madama Butterfly: Act II  
Un bel dì, vedremo
Giacomo Puccini; Maria Luigia Borsi; London Symphony Orchestra; Yves Abel
Otello: Act IV  
Era più calmo? … Mia madre aveva una povera ancella - Ave Maria
Giuseppe Verdi; Maria Luigia Borsi; London Symphony Orchestra; Yves Abel
Turandot: Act I  
Signore, ascolta!
Giacomo Puccini; Maria Luigia Borsi; London Symphony Orchestra; Yves Abel
La boheme: Act III  
Donde lieta uscì
Giacomo Puccini; Maria Luigia Borsi; London Symphony Orchestra; Yves Abel
Suor Angelica  
Senza mamma
Giacomo Puccini; Maria Luigia Borsi; London Symphony Orchestra; Yves Abel
La Rondine: Act I  
Chi il bel sogno di Doretta
Giacomo Puccini; Maria Luigia Borsi; London Symphony Orchestra; Yves Abel
La Wally: Act I  
Ebben? Ne andrò lontana
Alfredo Catalani; Maria Luigia Borsi; London Symphony Orchestra; Yves Abel
Gianni Schicchi  
O mio babbino caro
Giacomo Puccini; Maria Luigia Borsi; London Symphony Orchestra; Yves Abel
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    58:39
"Four Stars ... Borsi’s clean, fresh and fleshy lyric soprano proves well suited, while her sense of intimacy also works well here."
- BBC Music Magazine

"It is welcome to have ... a collection as attractive as this delightful disc ... here is a young, sweet-toned lyric soprano able to float pianissimos in the highest register to ravishing effect. The performance that Borsi gives is not just ravishingly beautiful but has a dramatic intensity ... it is luxury casting to have the LSO crisply conducted by Yves Abel."
- Gramophone

Appearing here on her debut solo album, Italian lyric soprano Maria Luigia Borsi has been acclaimed for her "grace, beauty, animation and variety" by the The Sunday Times. Her Willow Song from Verdi’s Otello has been described as "gorgeously sung" by Opera News and her role in Puccini’s Turandot as demonstrating "extraordinary communicative skills" by Opera Magazine. This programme includes some of the most moving and dramatic arias from Italian opera, including the tragic heartbreak of Madama Butterfly and the shimmering beauty of Catalani’s Ebben? Ne andrò lontana from La Wally.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded at Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London, UK, 29-30 November and 2-3 December 2013
Producer and Editor: Michael Fine
Engineer: Wolf-Dieter Karwatky
Assistant Producer: Tamra Saylor Fine
Mixed and mastered by Michael Fine and Wolf-Dieter Karwatky at KarCos Production and Consulting UG
Booklet notes: Keith Anderson
Cover Photo: Richard Crean
Special thanks to Raffaele Coglianese / Plusfinanz AG
Publishers: Ricordi/UMPG (tracks 1-6; 8-9); UE/Sonzogno (track 7)

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