Angela Gheorghiu: Arias
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more communication please...
I purchased track 4 - "il est doux, il est bon" because I was studying it in my voice lessons. Though Gheorghiu's diction was good and helpful for listening purposes, and of course her voice is beautiful, I thought this performance lacked emotion and expression. The meaning of the text was not communicated to me through this recording. For a more heartfelt performance, check out Renee Fleming's recording of Herodiade instead.
The entire album is beautifully sung, with a balanced emotion that is appropriate and yet moving. The technique and tone are flawless throughout.
Born: 1965 in Adjud, Romania
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s