Everyone should be able to experience firsthand the pleasure of hearing a truly fine singer explore some of the greatest arias ever written. If not firsthand, though, then at least a music lover should have the opportunity to hear Alessandra Marc and the Dallas Symphony, recorded live for this release. Alessandra Marc is one of the most definitive lyric sopranos for our age, with an incredible sound, and a tour schedule that takes her around the world. Couple her with Andrew Litton, one of the few American-born conductors of a major orchestra in recent years, and one will hear unique interpretations of timeless arias and a few lesser-known gems.
VERDI: Overture to La forza del destino Overture to Luisa Miller BELLINI: “Casta Diva” and “Guerra, guerra” from Norma DONIZETTI: “Al dolce guidami” from Anna Bolena STRAUSS: “Zweite Brauchtnacht” from The Egyptian Helen BARBER: “Give Me My Robe” from Anthony & Cleopatra PUCCINI: Preludio sinfonico “Vissi d’arte” from Tosca “In questa reggia” from Turandot