Her voice is heavier than the light-voiced sopranos like Beverly Sills or Natalie Dessay, but that is of little moment. This is an interesting album. While I cannot say that she ranks with current top coloratura sopranos like Sumi Jo and Natalie Dessay, she is sure solid at what she does and is one of the better representatives of the next tier. 2 people found this helpful. The arias she sings in this album really express her talents as a soprano of the highest calibre. She is right up there in the ranks of such coloratura songbirds as Lily Pons, Roberta Peters, Beverly Sills and the current Korean soprano Sumi Jo.
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Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kurt Eichorn. Catalogue No: C072831A. ter Stuttgart des SWR. Kurt Peter Eichhorn. Glière: Concerto for Coloratura Soprano and Orchestra, Op. 82. 13:40.
62 tracks · 27 May 2012. The Art of Coloratura.
The Art of Coloratura. Brahms, Dvořák & Strauss: Lieder.
But internationally, the media highly praise her vocal splendour, with ‘Queen of the Bel Canto’, ‘Prima Donna Assoluta’ and ‘Königin der Koloraturen’ being only a few of the acclamations she has received
She is noted for her great tonal clarity, agility, dramatic power, endurance, and ability to sing high notes with great power and sustained vocal consistency, which made her an ideal Queen of the Night in her early years. In recent years, she has enjoyed huge success with a number of the most important bel canto roles.
|1||Il Bacio, for voice & piano (or orchestra)||Edita Gruberová||3:58|
|Concerto for Coloratura Soprano & Orchestra, Op. 82|
|Georgian Song ("Do not Sing, My Beauty"), for voice & piano, Op. 4/4|
|4||Chanson Georgienne Op. 4 No. 4||Edita Gruberová||4:25|
|5||Deh, torna, mio bene, theme and variations for voice & accompaniment, Op. 164||Edita Gruberová||6:18|
|6||Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), waltz for orchestra (with voice ad lib), Op. 410 (RV 410)||Edita Gruberová||8:45|
|7||The Nightingale (Salaviei), for voice & piano||Edita Gruberová||6:22|
|Le Toreador, opera|
|8||Ah, Vous Dirai-je, Maman||Edita Gruberová||6:45|
|9||La Villanelle for voice & piano (or orchestra)||Edita Gruberová||4:21|
|10||Les Filles de Cadix, bolero for voice & piano (or orchestra)||Edita Gruberová||3:37|
CreditsEdgar Degas - Cover Art
Kurt Eichhorn - Conductor
Fr. Van Der Elst - Lyricist
Teije van Geest - Engineer
Richard Genee - Lyricist
Edita Gruberová - Primary Artist, Soprano (Vocal)
Jurgen Kesting - Liner Notes
Alfred de Musset - Librettist
Jorg Polzin - Editing
Alexander Pushkin - Poetry
Torsten Schreier - Editing, Engineer
Uta-Maria Steidle - Translation
SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra - Orchestra
Doris Wolfgramm - Translation