Album

Gabriela Beňačková

Arias - Janáček, Dvořák, Smetana, Verdi, Puccini

Catalogue Number: SU 3853-2
Published: 4th July 2005
Genre: Opera
Format: 1 CD
- Soprano Gabriela Beňačková is the most famous performer of Janáček's Jenufa and Káťa Kabanová in recent decades.
- Audiences in the greatest international opera houses from Japan to the USA have thrilled to her performances in these two roles.
- In the course of her successful singing career, her colourful lyric soprano has brought a wide range of opera characters to life.
- This selection of arias from the Czech and international repertoire demonstrates the breadth of her repertoire as well as her effortless control and convincing performance.
- This selection also features a rare performance by Beňačková in the only dramatic soprano
Giuseppe Verdi
La Forza del destino. Opera in 4 Acts
1. Act 4 "Pace, pace, mio Dio" 06:10
Giuseppe Verdi
Othello. The Opera in 4 Acts
2. Piangea cantando /4 Act/ (Piangea cantando) 13:32
Giacomo Puccini
Tosca. Opera in 3 Acts
3. Act 2 "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore" 03:27
Giacomo Puccini
Madame Butterfly. Opera in 4 Acts
4.
Act 2 "Tu? tu? Piccolo Iddio! Amore mio" 04:14
Giacomo Puccini
Manon Lescaut. Opera
5.
Act 2 "L'ho abbandonato" 02:55
6.
Act 4 "Sola, perduta, abbandonata" - monologue 05:12
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Pique Dame (Queen of Spades), Op. 68
7.
Už polnoč blizitsja (Už polnoč blizitsja) 06:14
Bedřich Smetana
Libuše. Festival Opera in 3 Acts
8.
Act 3 - Libuše's prophecy (with Six Pictures from Bohemia's History): O Gods almighty 05:18
Bedřich Smetana
The Bartered Bride. Opera in Three Acts
9. Act 3, Scene 6 "Oh, what a grief!" 04:52
Antonín Dvořák
Rusalka. Opera in 3 Acts, Op. 114
10. Act 1 "O, moon high up in the deep, deep sky" 05:12
11. Act 3 "Insensible water power" 07:32
Leoš Janáček
Káťa Kabanova. Opera in 3 Acts
12. Act 3 - But death doesn' t come 03:14
Leoš Janáček
Jenufa. Opera in 3 Acts
13.
Act 2: Greetings to Thee, Queen 02:35
14.
Act 3, Scene 12: They've all left...Lewave as well! 03:37