Marvellous Mezzo-soprano And Contralto - Best Love

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Label: NCL
Catalog: 8578189

Troyanos, Tatiana; Morandi, Pier Giorgio; Patanè, Giuseppe; Bergamo Musica Festival Orchestra; Fasolis, Diego; Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper; Hungarian State Opera Chorus; Humburg, Will; Halász, Michael; Lipovšek, Marjana; Baltsa, Agnes; Breedt, Michelle; Zweden, Jaap van; Levine, James; National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland; Ganassi, Sonia; Humble, Deborah; Schemtschuk, Ludmila; Palacios, Nidia; Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia; Barocchisti, I; Budapest Failoni Chamber Orchestra; Podles, Ewa; Wallberg, H

For anyone new to opera, the first question is often: where to start? The ‘Best Loved’ series offers an easy answer to that question with a perfect introduction to the wonderful, varied world of operatic music. Highlighting some of the best-loved arias ever written, the series provides a convenient introduction to opera’s extensive variety of sounds and styles. Opera can be defined as drama told through music and, at the height of its popularity, conventions arose in which certain voice types came to share features of the characters they represented. This series presents the main vocal categories (soprano, mezzo-soprano, contralto, tenor, baritone and bass) by dividing them across four albums. The ‘Best Loved’ Arias series aims to demonstrate why opera as an art form remains as relevant and entertaining today as it was at its inception 400 years ago.

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