Krassimira Stoyanova adding a new role to her Met repertory as the title character
March 24, 2017
Source: The Metropolitan Opera’s Aida
The Metropolitan Opera’s run of Verdi’s tragedy of ancient Egypt, which opened on November 5 with Liudmyla Monastyrska and Latonia Moore in the title role and Marco Armiliato conducting, returns March 23 to April 20 with Krassimira Stoyanova adding Aida to her Met scorecard, and Daniele Rustioni making his Met conducting debut.
Stoyanova’s appearances in New York will be preceded by two new 2017 CD releases: The Complete Songs of Puccini, with Maria Prinz, for Naxos, and Verismo, a recital of dramatic French and Italian arias for Orfeo.
In addition to the nineteen songs for soprano (two in duet with a mezzo), on life, love, home and religious faith, Stoyanova sings rare salon pieces and several examples of religious and secular music from Puccini’s late teens.
On Verismo, Stoyanova sings arias by Puccini, Mascagni, Cilea, Giordano and Catalani sequenced so that the last track, Puccini’s “Vissi d’arte,” is preceded the death-scene aria sung by the protagonist of Mascagni’s opera Lodoletta, in which a spurned woman imagines her unattainable lover as she lies delirious in the snow—maddened by hunger and cold—before she slips into the hereafter. As with her two previous Orfeo albums, Stoyanova is accompanied by the Munich Radio Orchestra under Pavel Baleff.
Krassimira Stoyanova Biography & Discography