Feminine Fusion

Feb 9-15, 2019: Sing!

Audra McDonald at the Segerstrom Concert Hall. Photo by Drew A. Kelley, FOR THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Audra McDonald at the Segerstrom Concert Hall.
Photo by Drew A. Kelley, FOR THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

“One of the most blissful spiritual surrenders for me is in singing.”  – Ilona Domnich

Whether it’s opera or art song, there’s something special about the sound of a single voice.  This week, we’ll hear performances from several women at different stages in their careers, performing a wide variety of works.

 

Sing!

 

Stephen Sondheim:  The Glamorous Life, from A Little Night Music
Renee Fleming, soprano
BBC Concert Orchestra; Rob Fisher, conductor
“Broadway”
Decca 4834215

Antonio Vivaldi:  Se mai senti spirarti sul volto, from Catone in Utica
Cecilia Bartoli, soprano
Ensemble Matheus; Jean-Christophe Spinosi, conductor
“Cecilia Bartoli: Antonio Vivaldi”
Decca 4834475

Heitor Villa-Lobos:  Cantilena, from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Nadine Sierra, soprano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Robert Spano, conductor
“There’s A Place For Us”
Deutsche Grammophon 28836

Daniel Carr:  Aki
Jessica Petrus, soprano; Christina Wright-Ivanova, piano
“Daniel Carr: Works, Volume 1”
MSR Classics 1539

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov:  Snegurochka’s Aria, from The Snow Maiden
Ilona Domnich, soprano
Southbank Sinfonia; Simon Over, conductor
“Surrender: Voices of Persephone”
Signum Classics 419

Giuseppe Verdi:  Gualtier Malde…caro nome, from Rigoletto
Ilona Domnich, soprano
Southbank Sinfonia; Simon Over, conductor
“Surrender: Voices of Persephone”
Signum Classics 419

Léo Delibes:  Flower Duet, from Lakmé 
Nicole Cabell & Alyson Cambridge, sopranos
Lake Forest Symphony; Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor
“Sisters In Song”
Cedille 90000 181

George Gershwin:  Summertime, from Porgy and Bess
Audra McDonald, soprano
New York Philharmonic; Andy Einhorn, conductor
“Sing Happy”
Decca 2849502

Stephen Sondheim/Richard Rodgers:  Children Will Listen/You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught
Audra McDonald, soprano
New York Philharmonic; Andy Einhorn, conductor
“Sing Happy”
Decca 2849502

 

Run time:  58:30

 

Feminine Fusion highlights the roles of women in classical music. Host Diane Jones brings you stories and music of the women who create, perform, and inspire. Produced in the studios at WCNY-FM.

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