The Great Opera Arias for Soprano

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January 1970

The arrangements of the scores of these Grands Airs d'Opéra were made for a soloist of lyrical sopranocolor tessitura, accompanied by a string quartet formation. The works performed are among the best known operas of the classical repertoire.

Several works are on the program: Carmende Bizet, the most performed opera in the world, Mozart's Magic Flute, Verdi's Rigolettode, The Marriage of Figarod Mozartet and many other composers. This programme will be completed by musical interludes such as Saint Saëns' "Ave Maria" and Pergolesi's Stabat Mater.

Program and cast

Air de Giulietta "Eccomiin lieta vesta" in Les Capulets et les MontaigusdeBellini

Air de Norma "Casta Diva" in Normade Bellini

Air de Carmen " Habanera "in CarmendeBizet

Air from "The Queen of the Night" in Mozart's The Magic Flute

Air deDonna Anna "Or sai chi l'onore" in Don Giovannide Mozart

Air of the doll "Birds in the bower" inContes d'Hoffmannd'Offenbach

Air de Musetta " Quando m'en vo "in LaBohèmedePuccini

Air de Rosine " Una voce poco fa " in The Barber of Seville by Rossini

Air de Gilda " Caro nome " in Rigolettode Verdi

Air de Violetta " Estrano...sempre libera "in TraviatadeVerdi

"Hail Mary" by Saint Saëns.

"Cujus animam gementem" and "Vidit suum dulcem natum" inStabat Materde Pergolèse.

"Laudate Dominum" in Mozart's Solemn Vespers

Church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés

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