Sabine Devieilhe, Ensemble Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon - Mozart: The Weber Sisters (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:23 minutes | 1,28 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Launched by a fizzing account of the overture to the Paris ballet Les petits riens, the programme centres around three magnificent showpiece arias for Aloysia, famed both for her expressive cantabile and her coloratura prowess. Among her specialities were sustained pianissimo high notes; and I can’t imagine they were more delicately floated than they are by Sabine Devieilhe, a lyric coloratura who combines a pure, sweet timbre and dazzling virtuosity…In one of her signature roles, Devieilhe despatches the Queen’s ‘Der Hölle Rache’ with terrific pizzazz, her poise in alt even enabling her to shade the high-wire coloratura at will.