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'Oh, Boy!': Chabrier L'etoile-O Petite Etoile!

Magazine article Gramophone

'Oh, Boy!': Chabrier L'etoile-O Petite Etoile!

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'Oh, Boy!' Chabrier L'etoile--O petite etoile! (Romance de l'etoile) Gluck/Berlioz Orphee et Eurydice--Amour, viens rendre a mon ame Gounod Faust--Versez vos chagrins dans mon ame. Romeo et Juliette Depuis hier je cherche en vain mon maitre...Que fais tu, blanche tourterelle Hahn Mozart--Alors, adieu done, mon amour, le destin nous separe' Massenet Cendrillon--Allez, laissez moi...Coeur sans amour Meyerbeer Les Huguenots--Nobles Seigneurs, salut! Mozart La clemenza di Tito Parto, parto. La finta giardiniera--Va' pure ad altri in braccio. Lucio Silla--Pupille amate; II tenero momento. Le nozze di Figaro--Non so piu; Voi che sapete Offenbach Les contes d'Hoffmann Vois sous l'archet f remissant. Fantasio--Voyez dans la nuit brune (Ballade a la lune) Thomas Psyche--Non, ne la suivons pas ... Sommeil ami des dieux (Romance du sommeil) Marianne CrebassamezSalzburg Mozarteum Orchestra / Marc Minkowski 'spkr Erato (F) 9029 59276-2 (73' * DDD * T/t)

'Oh, Boy!' is Marianne Crebassa's first album since she signed for Erato earlier this year. The French mezzo, who caused something of a stir in Salzburg, first in Handel's Tamerlano in 2012, then in Mozart's Lucio Silla a year later, explores trouser roles in operas by Mozart and by 19th-century French composers, together with 'Amour, viens rendre a mon ame' from Gluck's Orphee in the Berlioz edition. She has a wide-ranging voice, with an appealing tang in her lower registers and a soprano-like brilliance at the top, which allows her to ascend effortlessly to the high C in Urbain's first aria from Les Huguenots. …

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