Pappano: Damrau: Donizetti - Tudor Queens (24/96 FLAC)
Pappano: Damrau: Donizetti – Tudor Queens (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Performer: Diana Damrau
Orchestra: Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Erato
Release: 2020
Size: 1.15 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Anna Bolena, Act 2
01. “Chi può vederla” (Chorus)
02. “Piangete voi?” (Anna)
03. “Al dolce guidami” (Anna, Chorus)
04. “Qual mesto suon?” (Anna, Hervey, Percy, Rochefort, Smeton, Chorus)
05. “Cielo, a’miei lunghi spasimi” (Anna, Percy, Rochefort, Smeton)
06. “Chi mi sveglia?” (Anna, Percy, Rochefort, Smeton, Chorus)
07. “Coppia iniqua, l’estrema vendetta” (Anna, Percy, Rochefort, Smeton, Chorus)

Maria Stuarda, Act 3
08. “Vedeste? Vedemmo” (Chorus)
09. “Anna…Qui più sommessi” (Maria, Anna, Chorus)
10. “Deh! Tu di un umile” (Maria, Anna, Talbot, Chorus)
11. “Oh colpo!!” (Maria, Cecil, Chorus)
12. “Di un cor che muore” (Maria, Anna, Cecil, Talbot, Chorus)
13. “Giunge il Conte”(Maria, Leicester, Cecil, Talbot, Chorus)
14. “Ah! se un giorno da queste ritorte Conte” (Maria, Anna, Leicester, Cecil, Talbot, Chorus)

Roberto Devereux, Act 3
15. “E Sara in questi orribili momenti” (Elisabetta, Chorus)
16. “Vivi, ingrate” (Elisabetta)
17. “Che m’apporti” (Elisabetta, Cecil, Sara, Nottingham)
18. “Quel sangue varsato al cielo” (Elisabetta, Chorus)

Soprano Diana Damrau assumes the crowns of three different Tudor queens, the central characters in operas by Donizetti: Anne Boleyn (Anna Bolena), Mary, Queen of Scots (Maria Stuarda), and Elizabeth I (Roberto Devereux). With Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra and Chorus of Rome’s Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, she performs the substantial and climactic final scene of each work. When Damrau sang Maria Stuarda at the Zurich Opera, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung wrote: “She commands a voice that seems to have no limits. Her coloratura is stunning, her vocal range impressive, and her dynamic shadings are breath-taking. Damrau is in a class of her own.”

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