Alessandra Marc, soprano
New Zealand Symphony
Heinz Wallberg, conductor

Robert Levine and Octavio Roca, Tower Records’ Pulse!: “Alessandra Marc may just be the soprano we’ve been waiting for. Her first recital disc, on Delos, is a stunner – it displays a huge, beautiful voice capable of great expression, filled with many colors. She’ll make a great Turandot and will undoubtedly feel at home with Strauss and some of the more lyrical Wagner roles. She doesn’t sound like anyone else; her riches are unique.”

Classic CD: “Voice aficionados on both sides of the Atlantic have known the name Alessandra Marc for several years, and have been awaiting the launch of her recording career. Delos has just released her recital debut under the title “American Diva.” Ms. Marc, one of today’s rarest vocal commodities – a genuine young dramatic soprano – has been acclaimed both for the impact and sheer beauty of the voice.”

VERDI: Pace, pace (6:38) – Me pellegrina (4:46) Ritorna vincitor (7:04) – O patria mia (7:03)
CATALANI: Ebben? Ne andro lontana (3:55)
CILEA: Io son l’umile ancella (3:23)
PUCCINI: Vissi d’arte (3:15) – In questa reggia (6:28)
CHARPENTIER: Depuis le jour (5:36)
WAGNER: Dich theure Halle (5:16)