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Première Portraits - EMANUELE D’AGUANNO

VINCENZO BELLINI · GAETANO DONIZETTI · GIOACCHINO ROSSINI
EMANUELE D’AGUANNO, tenor · CHARLES SPENCER, piano

C3005 PC: 01 (Special Price) 845221030050


VINCENZO BELLINI (1801 – 1835)
[1] Malinconia, Ninfa gentile · [2] Vanne, o rosa fortunata  · [3] Almen se non poss'io · [4] Per pieta, bell'idol mio · [5] Ma rendi pur contento · [6] Torna, vezzosa Fillide · [7] · La ricordanza · [8] Vaga luna, che inargenti
GAETANO DONIZETTI (1797 – 1848)
[9] E morta · [10] Eterno amore e fe · [11] Amore e mort · [12] Il pescatore
[13] Il barcaiolo
GIOACCHINO ROSSINI (1792 – 1868)
La promessa · [15] Il rimprovero · [16] La partenza · [17] L' orgia

With “Première Portraits” CD-Edition Capriccio set an example for the support of young and talented artists and invite them to release their première CD for a worldwide audience.
Emanuele D’Aguanno is one of the most promising young tenors of his generation. He imposes himself at the “Toti dal Monte” Competition in Treviso (Paolino in Cimarosa's Il matrimonio segreto), and immediately started an intense activity which led him to perform quickly in many important houses in Italy and abroad. Among his most important recent engagements: Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore conducted by Bruno Campanella and Die Frau ohne Schatten conducted by Zubin Mehta at Teatro Comunale in Florence, L'elisir d'amore at Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, Lucrezia Borgia directed by Christoph Loy at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Salieri's Il mondo alla rovescia at Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Verdi's Otello (Cassio) at the Canadian Opera in Toronto, Hasse's Piramo e Tisbe with Europa Galante conducted by Fabio Biondi at the Whistun Festival in Salzburg and in Montpellier, Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio) in Glyndebourne, Mayr's Medea in Corinto (Egeo) conducted by Ivor Bolton at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria (Giove and Anfinomo) for his debut at Teatro alla Scala in Milan conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini.

 

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Première Portraits -CORNELIA HÜBSCH

ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD · Carl Goldmark
CORNELIA HÜBSCH, soprano · CHARLES SPENCER, piano

C3004 PC: 01 (Special Price) 845221030043

ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD (1897 – 1957)
Unvergänglichkeit op. 27
                    

CARL GOLDMARK (1830 – 1915)
12 Gesänge op. 18                                                           
4 Lieder op. 21                                                                  
4 Lieder op. 34

With “Première Portraits” CD-Edition Capriccio set an example for the support of young and talented artists and invite them to release their première CD for a worldwide audience.
The Austria soprano Cornelia Hübsch was born in Baden near Vienna (Austria) and studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (Austria) under the supervision of Mrs. Elisabeth Batrice. In addition to that, she attended master courses with Ildiko Raimondi, Kurt Equiluz and David Lutz. She is a regular soloist at various operetta stages and personified different characters in operettas. In 2008 Cornelia Hübsch was rewarded a price at the International Nico Dostal Competition for Operetta. In the fields of opera and operetta concertante she was invited In 2011/2012 to join a concert tournee to the most important concert halls of Spain. Her numerous recitals connects the soprano because of a long-standing

cooperation with the accompanist Margit Fussi and since 2013 also with the pianist and accompanist Eduard Kutrowatz. In 2013 she was awarded with the Appreciation Award 2013 in the category culture of her hometown Baden. At the university of arts in Graz she received from 2013 to 2015 a lectureship.

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PREMIÈRE PORTRAITS - THILO DAHLMANN

Franz Schubert: Selected Songs
Thilo Dahlmann, baritone · Charles Spencer, piano

C3001 PC: 01 UPC 845221030012

With “Première Portraits” CD-Edition Capriccio set an example for the support of young and talented artists and invite them to release their première CD for a worldwide audience. The bass baritone Thilo Dahlmann won the first prize at the North Rhine-Westphalia State Competition and was a member of the International Opera Studio of the Zurich Opera House, where he performed many roles. The young bass baritone has guested at the German Opera of the Rhine in Duesseldorf, Wuppertal Buehnen, Koblenz Theater and St. Gallen Theater. He has sung important bass baritone roles in Germany and abroad under conductors such as Helmuth Rilling, Franz-Welser-Moest, Philippe Jordan, Helmut Müller Brühl, Andreas und Christoph Spering, Masaaki Suzuki und Ralf Otto.

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PREMIÈRE PORTRAITS - KAY STIEFERMANN

GERMAN BALLADS: Schumann · Schubert · Loewe · Wolf · Zemlinsky
Kay Stiefermann, Baritone · Alexander Schmalcz, piano

C3002 PC: 01 UPC 845221030029

With “Première Portraits” CD-Edition Capriccio set an example for the support of young and talented artists and invite them to release their première CD for a worldwide audience.
Kay Stiefermann completed his studies with distinction in the class of Kammersänger Kurt Moll at the Academy of Music in Cologne. Since his first commitment in the ensemble of the Hamburg State Opera from 1997 to 2001, where his roles included Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Schaunard (La Bohème) and Danilo (The Merry Widow), he has sung many great roles of the baritone repertoire. In recent years, he has increasingly sung roles from the German field, such as Amfortas (Parsifal), Kurwenal (Tristan and Isolde), the Dutchman (The Flying Dutchman), Simone (Eine Florentinische Tragödie), Gyges (King Candaules), Mandryka (Arabella) and Don Pizarro (Fidelio). He has been a guest at the State Opera in Berlin, the Comic Opera in Berlin, the State Theatre in Hanover, the German Opera on the Rhine, the State Theatre in Darmstadt, the Ruhr Triennale, the Lincoln Centre Festival in New York, the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Teatro Regio in Turin, the Volksoper in Vienna, the Opera in Graz, the Opéra national du Rhin, the De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam or the Bayreuth Festival.

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