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    Vesselina Kasarova TV Interview (May 2012)

    Translation is in comments.
    Rosenkavalier? Fingers crossed.


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    Just love Kasarova's voice!
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    We have three excellent Kasarova recordings covering Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti.
    All three are excellent recordings, if not (IMO) among the best recordings of their respective operas.


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    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Thought you might be interested in a couple of other recordings she's made: Rossini's La Cenerentola and Massenet's Werther.



    Conductor/orchestra: Carlo Rizzi, Münchner Rundfunkorchester; Bavarian Broadcasting Chorus
    Cast: Vesselina Kasarova (Cenerentola), Antonino Siragusa (Don Ramiro), Bruno De Simone (Don Magnifico), Maria Laura Martorana (Clorinda), Judith Schmidt (Tisbe), Vladimir Chernov (Dandini), Paolo Pecchioli (Alidoro)



    Conductor/orchestra: Vladimir Jurowski, German Symphony Orchestra Berlin
    Cast: Ramon Vargas (Werther), Vesselina Kasarova (Charlotte), et. al.

    Since you're a fan, I'm guessing you already have the recordings of Handel's Alcina and Mozart's Mithridate with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    Since you're a fan, I'm guessing you already have the recordings of Handel's Alcina and Mozart's Mithridate with her.
    I have the Cenerentola recording, but not Werther. Werther I found too depressing of a story, but perhaps I should have it if only for the Kasarova.

    I don't have the Alcina, and the Mithridate is not coming up on searches for used CDs. (I have the Bartoli Dessay Mithridate CD.)

    But I do have her I Capuleti e i Montecchi, La Favorite, Tancredi, Oberon, I also have her Russian Arias set.

    Here is an interesting one though she is singing a minor part (Agnese):
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    There is also a video of Gluck's Orphée et Eurydice with her in the male lead. It's obviously the Vienna version of the opera, which was originally composed for a castrato Orpheus, rather than the subsequent Paris version with a tenor Orpheus, but it uses the French text.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    There is also a video of Gluck's Orphée et Eurydice with her in the male lead. It's obviously the Vienna version of the opera, which was originally composed for a castrato Orpheus, rather than the subsequent Paris version with a tenor Orpheus, but it uses the French text.
    That one must be pretty obscure as I am not seeing it listed anywhere.

    EDIT: Couldn't help but buy the Beatrice di Tenda with two favorite singers, Kasarova and Gruberova, when I saw it at a reasonable price compared to what it had been listing for. Paid $16.49 USD Shipped. Hope it is a good one as I never tried sound clips.
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    Conductor/orchestra: Ivor Bolton, Bavarian State Opera Orchestra and Chorus
    Director: ?
    Cast: Vesselina Kasarova, Rosemary Joshua, Deborah York
    Farao D108045 (1 DVD)

    Available for $21.50 from Presto Classical:
    https://www.prestomusic.com/classica...w=large&page=3

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post


    Conductor/orchestra: Ivor Bolton, Bavarian State Opera Orchestra and Chorus
    Director: ?
    Cast: Vesselina Kasarova, Rosemary Joshua, Deborah York
    Farao D108045 (1 DVD)

    Available for $21.50 from Presto Classical:
    https://www.prestomusic.com/classica...w=large&page=3
    Of course. Yes I have that and it is wonderful! My mistake was not paying attention, so when you said "...with her in the male lead" and the picture of Gruberova on the cover of Beatrice in my post looming above caused me to look for Gruberova in the male lead, which is incongruent or in the least would be quite strange.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    Thought you might be interested in a couple of other recordings she's made: Rossini's La Cenerentola and Massenet's Werther.
    Thanks for posting about Kasarova. It led me to buy the Gruberova/Kasarova Beatrice di Tenda, which I had contemplated before but it was too pricey. This time I found a much better price and am enjoying it tonight. In fact. Beatrice was an opera I had left on the sidelines, but now I see it is right up there near the top of my Bellini likes, right after La sonnambula and perhaps tied with I Capuleti e i Montecchi. I definitely plan to explore the other Bellini operas (except for Norma as I just can't stomach infanticide) in due time.
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    That Beatrice di Tenda has also been added to my wish list (which continues to expand, despite any purchases I make ). Norma only threatens to kill her kids; she doesn't actually carry through with the threat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    That Beatrice di Tenda has also been added to my wish list (which continues to expand, despite any purchases I make ). Norma only threatens to kill her kids; she doesn't actually carry through with the threat.
    I see that now. Those Wikipedia synopses are way too long for a quick take, so I saw that the libretto was written after the play, ou L'infanticide, and assumed the worst. Well, I'll give it a go. I have two sets, Theodossiou and Caballe.
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    This lady is my all time favorite mezzo/contralto (or what is her category?):
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    If you don't already have it, you may want the video recording of Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria from the Zürich Opera with Kasarova as Penelope.

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