Homage: The Age of the Diva

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About the Album

Acclaimed throughout the world's great opera houses, American soprano Renée Fleming enjoys particular success in roles from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when glorious vocal writing and opulent orchestrations took the art of opera to new heights. In studying and performing this passionately lyrical music, Fleming became increasingly fascinated with her predecessors-sopranos of a golden age who made this intensely emotional music their own. Homage: The age of the Diva is a tribute to these iconic sopranos and their signature arias.

Homage is one of Renée Fleming's most successful operatic compilations and a rare opportunity to enjoy obscure repertoire that is exciting and musically compelling.

AllMusic Review by Allen Schrott

Track List

  1. Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur / Act 4 - Poveri fiori, gemme de'prati 3:26
  2. Smetana: Dalibor - "Dobra! Ja mu je dam!...Jak je mi?" 3:16
  3. Tchaikovsky: Oprichnik - "Pochudilis mne budto golosa...Za dvorom luzhok zelenvoshek" 3:33
  4. Puccini: Tosca / Act 2 - "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore" 3:49
  5. Korngold: Das Wunder der Heliane / Act 2 - Ich ging zu ihm 6:40
  6. Gounod: Mireille / Act 1 - "Le ciel rayonne...O légère hirondelle" 3:39
  7. R. Strauss: Die Liebe der Danae - Orchesterzwischenspiel 3:17
  8. R. Strauss: Die Liebe der Danae - "Wie umgibst du mich mit Frieden" 4:51
  9. Rimsky-Korsakov: Servilia - "Tsveti moi!" 4:35
  10. Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 1 - "Tacea la notte placida" -"Di tale amor" 6:11
  11. Massenet: Cléopatre - "J'ai versé le poison dans cette coupe d'or" 4:36
  12. Janácek: Jenufa / Act 2 - Mamicko, mam tezkou hlavu 9:35
  13. Janácek: Jenufa / Act 2 - "Kdo to je? - Jenufko, ty jsi jeste vzuru?" 4:47
  14. Korngold: Die Kathrin - "Ich soll ihn niemals, niemals mehr sehn" 4:44

Recording info

Release Date: October 17, 2006
Label: Decca
CD / Download: 1