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CHAN 3167

Great Operatic Arias, Volume 22: Gerald Finley

The Classical Shop
release date: February 2010

Originally recorded in 2009

Artists:

London Philharmonic Orchestra


Edward Gardner


Gerald Finley

(Antonio)

Gerald Finley

(Don Giovanni)

Gerald Finley

(Escamillo)

Gerald Finley

(Scarpia)

Gerald Finley

baritone

Venue:

Blackheath Halls, London



Producer:

Brian Pidgeon


Brian Couzens

(Executive)

Engineer:

Ralph Couzens


Jonathan Cooper

(Assistant)

Record Label
Opera In English

Genre:

Opera in English


Orchestral & Concertos

Total Time - 67:11
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PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY

(1840-1893)
1 

Robert's Aria from Iolanta

2:14
  'My only beloved Mathilde I claim'  
 

CARL MARIA VON WEBER

(1786-1826)
2 

Lysiart's Aria (So weih' ich mich den Rach gewalten) from Euryanthe

8:39
  'What refuge here?'  
 

JOHN LUTHER ADAMS

(b. 1947)
3 

Oppenheimer's solo from Doctor Atomic

7:40
  'Batter my heart'  
 

GIUSEPPE VERDI

(1813-1891)
4 

Iago's Aria (Credo in un Dio crudel) from Otello

5:07
  'Take it: take the path to your ruin' -  
  'Yes, I believe in God who has created me'  
 

RICHARD WAGNER

(1813-1883)
 

Wolfram's Aria (Blick ich umher) from Tannhäuser

10:46  
5 'Turning my gaze upon this proud assembly' 5:21
  Wolfram's Aria  
6 'With dark foreboding twilight casts her shadow' - 5:25
  'Look down, oh gentle evening star'  
 

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

(1756-1791)
7 

Don Giovanni and Zerlina's Duet (Là ci darem la mano) from Don Giovanni

3:46
  'Come on, we're wasting time' -  
  'There will my arms enfold you'  
 Gerald Finley (Don Giovanni)
  with Lucy Crowe soprano • Gareth Hancock harpsichord  
 

MARK ANTHONY TURNAGE

(b. 1960)
8 

Harry's song from The Silver Tassie

3:37
  'Oh bring to me a pint of wine'  
 

GEORGES BIZET

(1838-1875)
9 

Escamillo's Couplets from Carmen

5:02
  'You're most kind, and in return I toast you' -  
  'Toreador, be ready!'  
 Gerald Finley (Escamillo)
  with Deborah Miles-Johnson mezzo-soprano (Carmen) • Emma Brain-Gabbott soprano (Frasquita) • Kathryn Jenkin soprano (Mercedes) • Geoffrey Mitchell Choir  
 

RICHARD WAGNER

10 

Sach's Aria (Verachtet mir die Meister nicht) from The Mastersingers of Nuremberg

6:48
  'Do not disdain our Masters thus'  
  with Geoffrey Mitchell Choir  
 

GAETANO DONIZETTI

(1797-1848)
11 

Antonio's Aria (Ambo nati in questa valle) from Linda of Chamounix

5:05
  'In this valley we shared our childhood'  
 Gerald Finley (Antonio)
  with Anne Marie Gibbons mezzo-soprano  
 

GIACOMO PUCCINI

(1858-1924)
12 

Te Deum from Tosca

4:47
  'Three agents, quick as you can now'  
 Gerald Finley (Scarpia)
  with Matthew Long tenor • Geoffrey Mitchell Choir  
 

RICHARD RODGERS

(1902-1979)
13 

'Some enchanted evening' from South Pacific

3:40


Leading baritone and dramatic interpreter of his generation, Gerald Finley is an artist who sets alight the stage and delights the ear, whatever the role he portrays.

On this his first arias disc, and first for Opera in English, he explores a broad range of repertory: old
favourites, hidden treasures and roles which he himself has created, among them J.Robert Oppenheimer in John Adams’s Doctor Atomic and Harry Heegan in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s The Silver Tassie.

Gerald has won accolades across the globe including Gramophone Editor’s Choice Award at the 2006 Gramophone Awards for Stanford: Songs of the Sea (CHSA 5043).

English National Opera director, Edward Gardner offers a great understanding of Opera in English and here conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra in his debut on Chandos.

 

“…It would be hard to imagine a more attractive bass-baritone voice than Finley’s, and his vocal gifts combined with his musical and dramatic acumen make these performances a delight.” “…The London Philharmonic Orchestra plays with precision under conductor Edward Gardner, and the Geoffrey Mitchell Choir provides excellent support, particularly in the Meistersingers excerpt. Chandos’s recording captures a myriad of subtle details found in the colourful orchestral textures…”
“…Finley’s accomplishment with this album is impressive…”
 

Derek Greten-Harrison

Opera News (USA) - July 2010

“…Several singers in this series of recordings have recorded multiple volumes, and I hope this will be the case for Finley. He is at the height of his powers and such indelible artistry should be captured on disc to be enjoyed by as many listeners as possible.”  *****

David Laviska     

MusicalCriticism.com - 7 June 2010

                   Disc of the Month
“This is a hugely impressive recital from a singer who has gone from strength to strength in recent years in matching an exceptional voice to a powerful stage presence.”

Kenneth Chalmers

Opera - May 2010

“Opera recital discs too often play safe with repertoire. Not here. This intelligent compilation from Chandos Opera in English, with vivid support from Edward Gardner and the LPO, satisfyingly mixes popular with unfamiliar. Finley, a versatile stage presence, brings integrity to every dark, burnished note he sings.” …

Fiona Maddocks
 

The Observer - 2 May 2010

“The Canadian-born lyric baritone Gerald Finley currently ranks as one of the finest male singers in the world. As this recital of operatic arias in English handsomely demonstrates Finley has it all: a rich-toned and smoothly produced voice, crisp diction, sterling technique, immaculate legato, a keen sense of musical style and unfailing sensitivity to drama and character.”
“… this disc includes appetite-whetting extracts from several operas that Finley has yet to sing on stage. Vivid accompaniments are provided by the LPO under Edward Gardner.”
 

Rupert Christiansen

 

The Telegraph - 10 April 2010

“The range, warmth and expressiveness of Gerald Finley’s singing puts him among the outstanding baritones of today.” “…Finley gives life to the roles on this disc because he has played them on stage. He is fortunate in Edward Gardner’s high-quality conducting of the LPO.”    *****

Michael Kennedy



 

The Sunday Telegraph (Seven Supplement) - 14 March 2010

“…Altogether this is a thoroughly enjoyable recital, which I strongly recommend… Chandos scores points with the clarity of both voice and orchestra. I always find Finley worth hearing, and this disc presents so many positive attributes in his singing and interpretation.”
“Edward Gardner, a fine opera conductor, draws out the relative emotions and dramas in concord with the singer and he and the London Philharmonic play their own part in this top-rank recital….”

John T Hughes

International Record Review - March 2010

“…his [Finley] accounts of the above-named villains are as dramatically powerful as they are gorgeously sung.”  ****

Warwick Thompson
 

Classic FM Magazine - April 2010

                  Editors Choice
“An award-winning baritone offers a calling-card of his stage work”

Mike Ashman
 

Gramophone - April 2010

“…He [Finley] not only has a first-class voice; he is also intelligent and versatile, as he demonstrates in these 13 arias, all sung in English.” “…Finley brings individual flair to them all.”         *****

Andrew Clark
 

Financial Times - 27 February 2010



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