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Aida Garifullina performs Romantic arias in Spanish, French, Czech, Russian, and Italian

Aida Garifullina soprano | Maciej Pikulski piano

"When she appears," according to the Online Merker, "it seems that a great hurricane comes over the stage; her voice is magnificent." This force of nature is none other than star soprano Aida Garifullina, who lights up the stage in this sublime recital from the 2023 edition of the Rencontres Musicales d'Évian. Joined at the stunning Grange au Lac by accomplished pianist Maciej Pikulski—who also performs solo piano works by Chopin, Liszt, Schubert, and Rachmaninov—Aida offers up an irresistible selection of arias and songs across national and linguistic borders, starting with the Spanish showstopper "Me llaman la primorosa" and continuing through France ("Depuis le jour" from Charpentier's Louise), Czechia (the soul-stirring "Song to the Moon" from Dvořák's Rusalka), and Russia (Rimsky-Korsakov's poignant "Song of India") before finishing back in Italy with the immortal "Vissi d'arte" from Puccini's Tosca, one of the most revered dramatic arias for a soprano of Aida's calibre.


Giménez/Nieto: El Barbero de Sevilla: II: "Me llaman la primorosa"; Gardel: Por una cabeza; Chopin: Three Waltzes, Op. 64, No. 2 in C sharp minor; Massenet: Élégie; Bizet: Carmen "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle"; Delibes: Les Filles de Cadix; Schubert/ Liszt: Ständchen, S. 560/7 (Piano transcription); Dvořák: Gypsy Songs, Op. 55, IV. Když mne stará matka zpívat učívala (Songs My Mother Taught Me); Dvořák: Rusalka, Op. 114, B. 203 "Mĕsičku na nebi hlubokém" (Song to the Moon; Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel: The Queen of Shemakha’s aria (Hymn to the Sun); Rachmaninov: Zdes' khorosho, Op. 21, No. 7; Rachmaninov: Prelude, Op. 3, No. 2; Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko, Scene IV: Song of India; Tchaikovsky: Iolanta, Op. 69; Iolanta's Arioso: "Atchevo eta prezhde ne znala?"; Tchaikovsky: Six Romances, Op. 63, 6. Serenada; Verdi/ Liszt: Rigoletto: Concert Paraphrase for Piano, S. 434; Schubert: Ave Maria, D. 839; Puccini: Tosca II: Vissi d'arte; Puccini: Gianni Schicchi: "O mio babbino caro" (Lauretta); Leoncavallo: Mattinata


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Choral Music / Vocal
60 mins
Jean-Pierre Loisil
Heliox Films
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