CECILIA BARTOLI revisits the life and art of MARIA MALIBRAN




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YO QUE SOY CONTRABANDISTA

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E NON LO VEDO... SON REGINA


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COME DOLCE A ME FAVELLI


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AH! NON CREDEA MIRARTI


  - Track 10
RATAPLAN

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INFELICE


    - Track 17
CASTA DIVA


   Track 16*
PRENDI, PER ME SEI LIBERO



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A new aria for Adina/Maria writes her own aria


                forL'elisir d'amore:
              "Prendi, per me sei libero" 

Adina in VINCENZO BELLINI's L'elisir d'amore is yet another role that today's opera-goers have come to associate with the soprano voice. Yet it was a staple of MARIA MALIBRAN's repertoire, one that allowed her to show off her coloratura skills. Primadonnas had the right - indeed were expected - to sing "display arias" usually at the end of an opera. But it was only MARIA MALIBRAN who had the talent to compose her own aria AND the courage (obviously an offshoot of her stature) to replace an existing aria - and one quite removed from the end of the act at that. In this case she placed her aria directly in the Act 2 duet with Nemorino.

Apparently, the composer lodged no complaints. But how could the smitten Bellini have reneged on his promise that "...whatever La Malibran demands, Bellini will grant"!

Malibran's alternative aria premiered at Teatro alla Scala on September 27, 1835.


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