Verdi Arias

Verdi Arias
Elektra / Wea
 

2000 - ERATO

Running time: 54 min.
Artists: José Cura.
Conductor: José Cura.
Philarmonia Orchestra

1. Celeste Aida (Aida)
2. Io l'ho perduta! (Don Carlos)
3. O inferno! Amelia qui!...Sento avvampar... (Simon Boccanegra)
4. De' miei bollenti spiriti (La traviata)
5. Non maledirmi, o prode (I due foscari)
6. Ah, la paterna mano (Macbeth)
7. Ma se m'è forza perderti (Un ballo in maschera)
8. Ah si, ben mio... Di quella pira (Il trovatore)
9. O, tu che in seno agli angeli (La forza del destino)
10. Dio, mi potevi scagliar tutti i mali (Otello)
11. Niun mi tema (Otello).

The prodigiously talented José Cura has another success on his hands. Once again assuming the dual role of soloist and conductor (thereby removing any possible conflict!) Cura delivers a hugely successful recital in this uncompromising repertoire. Possessing a voice of rare beauty, almost silky in timbre, Cura also scales the highs with the same ease with which he anchors the depths. Coupled with near ideal characterisations, this CD is destined for classic status. Highly recommended.
— OpusCD
Thank God for José Cura.
— Irish Times