Ailyn Perez, Stephen Costello - Love Duets (24/44 FLAC)
Ailyn Perez, Stephen Costello – Love Duets (24/44 FLAC)

Performer: Ailyn Pérez, Stephen Costello
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Patrick Summers
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Warner
Size: 630 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Jules Massenet
01. Manon: Toi! Vous! … N’est-ce plus ma main

Pietro Mascagni
02. L’amico Fritz: Suzel, buon dì (Cherry Duet)

Giuseppe Verdi
03. Rigoletto: Signor ne prinicipe

Gaetano Donizetti
04. L’elisir d’amore: Esulti pur la Barbara

Charles Gounod
05. Faust: Il se fait tard

Giuseppe Verdi
06. La traviata: Un dì felice

Giacomo Puccini
07. La bohème: O soave fanciulla

Leonard Bernstein
08. West Side Story: One Hand, One Heart

Richard Rodgers
09. Carousel: If I Loved You

Frank Loesser
10. Guys and Dolls: I’ll Know

George Forrest, Robert Wright
11. Kismet: And This Is My Beloved

Dubbed “America’s fastest-rising husband-and-wife opera stars” (Associated Press) and praised for their “palpable chemistry” (New York Times), Ailyn Pérez (soprano) and Stephen Costello (tenor) are have risen to become opera’s new star couple. They both have been honored as winners of the prestigious Richard Tucker Award (Pérez 2012, Costello 2009) and now team up for their debut album on Warner Classics – a selection of love duets from opera and musical theater. The music moves from the Romantic operas of Puccini (“Oh Soave Fanciulla” from La Bohème), Massenet (“N’est-ce plus ma main”) and Verdi (Traviata’s “Un dì felice,” words which the couple have engraved on their wedding rings) to the tender lyricism of Broadway hits such as Bernstein’s West Side Story (“One hand, one heart”), Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel (“If I loved you”), and more. Love Duets offers the perfect introduction to one of the music-world’s most exciting new couples.

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