Joyce DiDonato, Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon & Riccardo Minasi - Stella di Napoli (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:07 minutes | 1.25 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet
On Stella di Napoli (Star of Naples), the American mezzo-soprano’s creamy tone and dramatic prowess breathe new life into little-known arias by Mercadante, Michele Carafa (a student of Cherubini and close friend of Rossini), Carlo Valentini and the prolific opera composer Giovanni Pacini, whose Stella di Napoli (1845) gives the album its title. Joyce worked closely with Italian conductor Riccardo Minasi (whose previous projects include Bellini’s Norma with Cecilia Bartoli) to bring three unjustly neglected arias to light in new editions and world premiere recordings.