Dagmar Pecková

Best Arias

Catalogue Number: SU 3758-2
Published: 15th September 2003
Genre: Opera
Format: 1 CD
Lovers of the art of prominent Czech mezzo-soprano Dagmar Pecková are in for a good time in the company of this latest pick of the diva's operatic creations recorded for Supraphon between 1994 and 2001. The present assortment is likely to bring relish to all, including both those seeking in opera musical portrayal of unbridled passion (Carmen), those looking for witty spontaneous musicality (Mozart), those most at home in the world of brilliant Italian cantability (Rossini, Donizetti), and those who will be happiest with vocal manifestations of true-to-life realism and convincing drama (Mascagni, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky). All of them without an exception will find in Dagmar Pecková - an artist endowed with an admirable and admired talent - an artist capable of a profoundly emotive rendition, displaying a formidable degree of good taste in handling all passages of high drama and pointed emotion, as well as an incomparably tender and sagacious interpreter of lyrical sequences. All in all, Miss Pecková's phenomenal gift has found an ideal vehicle in Supraphon, to create a working partnership documented by this retrospective compilation, a title auguring the promise of further new creative projects to be looked forward to in the near future.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492
1. Act 2 "Voi, che sapete" 03:09
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
La clemenza di Tito, K. 621
2. Act 2 "Deh per questo" 07:23
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Don Giovanni. Opera in 2 Acts, K. 527
3. Act 2 " In quali eccessi, o Numi - Mi tradi quell'alma ingrata" 05:58
Gioacchino Rossini
Il Barbier di Siviglia. Opera in 2 Acts (Il Barbier di Siviglia)
4. Act 2 "Una voce poco fa" 06:04
Pietro Mascagni
Cavalleria rusticana. Opera in 1 Act (Cavalleria rusticana)
5. Voi lo sapete, o mamma 05:32
Gaetano Donizetti
La Favorita. Opera in 3 Acts
6. O mio Fernando /Act 3/ 06:56
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The maid of Orleans. Opera in 4th Acts (Orleanskaja Děva)
7. Act 1 - Da čas nastal 07:42
Hector Berlioz
La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
8. D'amour l'ardente flamme (Markétka) 08:03
Georges Bizet
Carmen. Opera in 4 Acts
9. Act 1 L'amour est un oiseau rebelle / Habanera 04:55
10. Act 1 Pres des remparts de Séville 05:01
11. Act 3, Finale C'est toi? C'est moi? 07:47