Friday, March 9, 2007

Speak of the devil...



Agnes Baltsa is about to give a recital on the 26th of March in Athens next to Angelo Simo (yes, this is the "international" name of Vangelis Hadjisimos) whom i do not really appreciate. I have seen him live many times but i can only remember 2 times when i really liked him: In Ballo in Maschera about 14 years ago in Athens and as Peter Grimes a couple of years ago. Anyway, i would go to listen to Agnes even if she was singing next to Florence Foster Jenkins (!!!).

What i have uploaded for you here is the recital Agnes Baltsa gave in Athens in 2003!

Agnes Baltsa, Athens, Megaron, March 2, 2003

Venge-moi d' une supreme offense - Herodiade, Massenet
Ah! mon fils, sois beni - Le prophete, Meyerbeer
Va!Laisse couler mes larmes - Werther, Massenet
Carreau, pique!....la mort - Carmen, Bizet
Je vais mourir - Le Troyens, Berlioz
Tu sola o mia Giulietta - I Capuletti e i Montecchi, Bellini
Nell Giardin del bello... - Don Carlo, Verdi
Voi lo sappete, o mamma - Cavalleria Rusticana

Bis
Habanera
Pres de remparts de Seville - Carmen
O mio babbino caro- Gianni Schicchi, Puccini

Athens State Orchestra, Nikos Athineos, cond.

The sound is good, a bit of a hiss included.
I hope you enjoy!

Download HERE


3 comments:

Alma said...

Pars kalhmera.Eyxaristume gia to wraio recital ths Baltsa pu moirazesai mazi mas. Oi aries einai mia kai mia...(speaking of mezzos!)Einai ontws ligo xenerwtiko oti tha tragudhsei me ton "Simo" (tenoros pantos kairou!), alla ok.Egbala kai egw eisithrio xtes. Parakmh:Phga sta ekdothria ligo meta tis 10 kai oi epiloges mu gia th thesi htan elaxistotates!Mas fagan oi syndromhtes...Anyway, thanx gia to track3 apo Aida.XX

Parsifal said...

Dear Alma Καλημέρα. Μονο τον εξώστη β είχαν διαθέσιμο φαίνεται αλλα δε νομίζω οτι ευθύνονται οι συνδρομητές για αυτό...Anyway, θα ειμαι και γω εκει τελικά (μα δευτεριάτικα γκαλά?).

Cinestef said...

Ξέρεις και την Φλόρενς Φόστερ Τζένκινς? Τι παιδί αλμανάκ είσαι εσύ!!! Εχεις κανά σιντί της; Αν όχι πες μου... έχω εγώ...