Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Shirley Verrett as Orfeo: "Che faro senza Euridice"

Shirley Verrett's interpretation does feel like precisely what Gluck wanted in the performance of hi music: Italian Passion, French steadiness and refinement, and German precision, which is ultimately his compositional ideal. This is one of the most marvelous interpretations I've ever heard. Enjoy!

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More on this aria with English translation in other version of Che faro senza Euridice, here.

Shirley Verrett May 31, 1931 - November 5, 2010

As an internationally renowned opera singer and recitalist, Shirley Verrett has achieved recognition as one of the world's great artist. Her orchestral appearances, films, concerts, and recordings have garnered her accolades from The New York Times, Opera Magazine, Courier Della Sera, Opernwelt, Chicago Times, Musical America, Newsweek, and The Washington Post, among other international news organizations.

As an internationally renowned opera singer and recitalist, Shirley Verrett has achieved recognition as one of the world's great artist. Her orchestral appearances, films, concerts, and recordings have garnered her accolades from The New York Times, Opera Magazine, Courier Della Sera, Opernwelt, Chicago Times, Musical America, Newsweek, and The Washington Post, among other international news organizations.

More about this wonderful singer: http://www.shirleyverrett.com/