Bel Canto

Bel Canto

by Elina GarancaElina Garanca




In this personal selection of masterpieces, Elina Garanca balances familiar numbers and ensembles with little-known treasures by Bellini, Donizetti, and Rossini, riding vocal acrobatics and spun out melodies through an emotional spectrum to unforgettable effect.

Her new disc, Bel Canto, has been a long time coming. Elina personally selected many of the pieces on this disc, carefully choosing which music would best suit her velvety mezzo-soprano voice. "There is so much absolutely gorgeous music from these composers that we don't know," she comments.

The album features guest luminaries Roberto Abbado, Ildebrando d'Arcangelo, The Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, and many more! From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 04/28/2009
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
UPC: 0028947774600
catalogNumber: 001281802


  1. Act 2. Ballata: "Il segreto per esser felici"
  2. Act 1. Aria: Al mio sore
  3. Act 1. Romance: All'afflito è dolce il pianto
  4. Act 2. Romance: Que faire? - Sol adoré de la patrie
  5. Act 1. Romance: Dopo l'oscuro nembo
  6. Act 1. Introduction: Sì, vuol di Francia il rege
  7. Ah! Quando all'ara scorgemi
  8. In tal giorno di contento
  9. Ah! dal ciel discenda un raggio
  10. Act 1. Andante (orchestral introduction)
  11. Recitative: O patria, dolce e ingrata patria!
  12. Cavatina: Di tanti palpiti
  13. Act 2. Trio: In questi estremi instanti
  14. Act 1. Scena: lieto del dolce incarco
  15. Ascolta. Se Romeo t'uccise un figlio
  16. Riedi al campo
  17. Cavatina: La tremenda ultrice spada
  18. Act 2. Duet: Io l'udia chiamarmi a nome
  19. Suon tremendo!
  20. La speme un dolce palpito

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elina Garanca   Primary Artist,Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal),Interviewee
Roberto Abbado   Conductor
Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna   Performing Ensemble
Ekaterina Siurina   Vocals
Ildebrando d'Arcangelo   Vocals
Bologna Community Theater Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Adrian Sâmpetrean   Vocals
Matthew Polenzani   Vocals
Paolo Vero   Choir Master

Technical Credits

Dennis Collins   Liner Note Translation
Stephan Flock   Engineer
Fred Munzmaier   Art Direction
Klaus Scharff   Text Translation
Avril Bardoni   Text Translation
Lionel Salter   Text Translation
Christian Leins   Executive Producer
Sid McLauchlan   Producer
Perle Abbrugiati   Text Translation
Yvette Gogue   Text Translation
Giuseppe Bardari   Text
Salvatore Cammarano   Text
Gaetano Rossi   Text
Cesare della Valle   Text
Felice Romani   Text
William Ashbrook   Text Translation
Nick Kimberley   Interviewer
Reinhard Luthje   Text Translation,Liner Note Translation
Eugène Scribe   Text
Andrea Leone Tottola   Text
Diana Reed   Text Translation
Claudia Bedini   Text Translation

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