Elena Mosuc – Verdi Heroines: Elena Mosuc (2018) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Elena Moșuc – Verdi Heroines: Elena Moșuc (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:16:45 minutes | 739 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © Solo Musica

This album features opera arias by Verdi recorded by the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Ivo Lipanovic, and Romanian-Swiss soprano Elena Mosu. Mosu studied at the Conservatory George Enescu in Iasi and won several international competitions before graduating, including the international music competition organised by the German Broadcasting Network ARD. In 2017 she was nominated for the international prestigious OSCAR DELLA LIRICA. Since the beginning of her career, Elena Mosuc maintained a strong connection to the Zurich Opera House, from where she launched her international career. Frequent guest appearances have led her to some of the most famous opera houses and festivals all over the world (e.g. the opera houses of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Hamburg, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Munich, Vienna, Salzburg, Paris, London, Helsinki, Rome, Venice, Verona, as well as the Metropolitan Opera in New York).

Over the course of her career, Elena Mosuc has established herself as one of the most versatile and expressive sopranos of our time. In addition to her opera performances, she also likes to lend her talent to other projects that spark her interest. In recent years she discovered among others Fado and Musical and has given various concerts (Operfado). She also feels passionate about film music, which led to her involvement in the new album L’amore è poesia (Solo Musica 2016).

It’s hard to love these calling-card albums in which young soloists go rummaging through the repertoire for great hits, generally the most hackneyed ones available. But Romanian soprano Elena Moşuc has made hers with flair: her choice of Verdi heroines includes a few classics, sure, (Traviata, Il Trovatore), but there are also rarities like Attila, Aroldo, I due Foscari, the Vêpres siciliennes. These are works that everyone knows of, but where are they performed regularly? Elena Moşuc largely built her career in the Zurich Opera House, where she has played a good number of great heroines, like the Queen of the Night, Gilda, Violetta, Lucia, Mimì, Marguerite, Donna Anna, Konstanze, Zerbinetta, Norma, Nedda, Lucrezia Borgia, Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda and Desdemona – showing a clear preference for characters from Italian opera.

1. Don Carlo: Non pianger, mia compagna 04:09
2. I due Foscari (Excerpts): No, mi lasciate… 02:03
3. I due Foscari (Excerpts): Tu al cui sguardo onnipossente 04:01
4. I due Foscari (Excerpts): La clemenza? O patrizi! Il voleste 02:34
5. Il trovatore (Excerpts): Timor di me? 01:57
6. Il trovatore (Excerpts): D’amor sull’ali rosee vanne 04:07
7. Il trovatore (Excerpts): Miserere d’un’alma già vicina 04:24
8. Il trovatore (Excerpts): Tu vedrai che amore in terra 02:13
9. I vespri siciliani: Merce, dilette amiche 03:58
10. Aroldo (Excerpts): Oh, cielo! Ove son io? 02:44
11. Aroldo (Excerpts): Ah, dagli scanni 03:37
12. Aroldo (Excerpts): Ah, dal sen di quella Tomba 02:07
13. Attila (Excerpts): Santo di patria indefinito amor 03:17
14. Attila (Excerpts): Fammi ridar la spada – Da te questo or m’è concesso 02:50
15. Macbeth: Trionfai! 03:29
16. La traviata (Excerpts): È strano! è strano! 01:16
17. La traviata (Excerpts): Ah, fors e lui 02:51
18. La traviata (Excerpts): Follie! Follie! 01:05
19. La traviata (Excerpts): Sempre libera 03:52
20. La traviata (Excerpts): Teneste la promessa 01:38
21. La traviata (Excerpts): Addio, del passato 05:45
22. Messa da Requiem (Excerpts): Libera me. Libera me, Domine 04:10
23. Messa da Requiem (Excerpts): Requiem. Requiem aeternam 03:19
24. Messa da Requiem (Excerpts): Libera me. Domine, de morte aeterna 05:19

Elena Mosuc, soprano
Zagreb Philharmonic
Ivo Lipanovic, conductor