French Bel Canto Arias

Lisette Oropesa

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On her second solo album Lisette Oropesa has combined two of her greatest loves, the French language and Italian bel canto. This recording with the Dresdner Philharmonie under the baton of Corrado Rovaris showcases the variety of lesser-known and more popular works by Rossini and Donizetti, featuring arias that contain coloratura, lyricism, drama, heightened emotion, and even comedy.

Star soprano Lisette Oropesa made her Pentatone debut with Ombra Compagna, Mozart Concert Arias in 2021, and sung the title heroine in a complete recording of Verdi’s La Traviata, also released on the label in 2022. The Dresdner Philharmonie was involved in that same recording, and has also participated in several other recordings released by Pentatone, such as Weber’s Der Freischütz (2019), Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, Puccini’s Il Tabarro (both 2020) and Beethoven’s Fidelio (2021). Conductor Corrado Rovaris particularly excels in bel canto and verismo repertoire, and makes his Pentatone debut.

Lisette Oropesa says “I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to prepare and record these arias for our album, French Bel Canto, to showcase the variety of the works composed by these beloved composers. Each half of the album features arias that contain coloratura, lyricism, drama, heightened emotion, and even comedy…and these are just the works that suit my voice type! There is a vast repertoire out there for every fach to sing, and for every listener to enjoy. I encourage you to delight in the glory of this music, lovingly performed by myself and my colleagues of the Dresdner Philharmonie and the Staatsopernchor Dresden, led by the masterful Corrado Rovaris. Together, we hope these selections will broaden your appreciation of the contributions of some of the greatest operatic composers who ever lived.”

Lisette Oropesa – Vocals, Soprano
Dresdner Philharmonie – Orchestra
Corrado Rovaris – Conductor

Tracklist

1.
Rossini, La Siege de Corinthe, n5, Recit Aria et Choeur
04:14
2.
Rossini, La Siege de Corinthe, n5, Recit Aria et Choeur, Du sejour
08:02
3.
Rossini, La Siege de Corinthe, Acte III, N12 L'heure fatale
02:46
4.
Rossini, La Siege de Corinthe, Acte III, N12 L'heure fatale ARIA
03:34
5.
Rossini, Guillaume Tell, Ils s'eloignent enfin
03:06
6.
Rossini, Guillaume Tell, sombre foret
05:05
7.
Rossini, Le Comte Ory, Air de la comtesse: Andante
05:16
8.
Rossini, Le Comte Ory, Air de la comtesse: ARIA
04:27
9.
Donizetti, Les Martyrs, o ma mere
01:00
10.
Donizetti, Les Martyrs, o ma mere, Aria
03:04
11.
Donizetti, Gilbert!..O fontaine!..
02:20
12.
Donizetti, Gilbert!..O fontaine!.. Aria
06:45
13.
Donizetti, Fille de Regiment, Il faut partir
05:45
14.
Donizetti, Fille de Regiment, N 8 recit et Air
06:03
15.
Donizetti, Fille de Regiment, N 8 recit et Air, Salut..
03:38

Total time: 01:05:05

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Release Date September 30, 2022

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