VIVICA sports a new look
and spins out another
WINNER of a CD!
Bel Canto Arias
with John Nelson conducting
the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
Virgin Classics / Released (USA): September 16, 2003 A FanFaire 2003 CD GIVEAWAY
Bel canto!It’s Italian for “beautiful song” – and it’s what this album is all about! Bel canto implies beauty and purity of tone, and vocal agility – and with this album you get it all, and much more. As you listen, you hear a singer so technically in control of her voice, yet sings with fresh and easy spontaneity. There’s a definite maturity in the voice, and with it a new richness and luminosity.
And the trills- how they thrill!
Vivica takes her art to new heights. She sings the defining roles of her young and fast-rising career with great joy and passion, indeed, as you’ve never heard them sung before – to the orchestral accompaniment by John Nelson and the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, which is no less inspired.
LISTEN to SOME CLIPS. If you’re not yet hooked on bel canto, you soon will be!
Track 1, “Nacqui all’ affanno” from Rossini’s LA CENERENTOLA – Angelina
Track 5, “Il segreto per esser felici” from Donizetti’s LUCRETIA BORGIA – Orsini
Track 6, “Ah! sì, da tanti affani” from Donizetti’s ALAHOR IN GRANATA – Hassem
Track 10, “Una voce poco fa” from the Rossini’s IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA – Rosina
The album also includes arias from Rossini’s L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI – Isabella, LA DONNA DEL LAGO - Malcolm, SEMIRAMIDE - Arsace, and Donizetti’s ANNA BOLENA- Smeton.