With this sonically stunning release, Delos offers a winning selection of showstopping arias and duets from three of the world’s most beloved operas as performed by two of the most exciting opera singers of the rising generation, complemented to perfection by the acclaimed Kaunas City Symphony under the assured baton of “singer’s conductor” Constantine Orbelian. The legendary Monserrat Caballé has described Bolshoi star soprano Dinara Alieva as a singer who possesses “the gift of heaven,” and The Telegraph of London has hailed tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko’s voice as having “…a big, thrilling and beautiful sound.”
Their repertoire here includes – on the Italian side – the best-known excerpts from Giuseppe Verdi’s spectacular Aida and a selection from his thrilling Il Trovatore – as well as the choicest numbers from Tosca, Giacomo Puccini’s glorious melodrama. Russian opera is represented by Tchaikovsky’s darkly beautiful Queen of Spades. Our singers perform with melting beauty and thrilling intensity, generating between them a level of electric chemistry that must be heard to be believed.
- Constantine Orbelian, conductor
- Kaunas City Symphony
- CD (June 2015)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Delos