Stella di Napoli

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1 Stella di Napoli, Part I: "Ove t'aggiri, o barbaro" (Stella, Marta) 04:29 96/24 Album only
2 Adelson e Salvini, Act 1: "Dopo l'oscuro nembo" (Nelly) 06:25 96/24 Album only
3 Le nozze di Lammermoor, Act 2: "L'amica ancor non torna... Oh, di sorte crude" (Lucia) 09:21 96/24 Album only
4 Zelmira, Act 2: "Riedi al soglio" (Zelmira, Polidoro, Ilo) 08:13 96/24 Album only
5 La vestale, Act 2: "Se fino al cielo ascendere" (Giunia) 04:24 96/24 Album only
6 Elisabetta al castello di Kenilworth, Act 3: "Par che mi dica ancora" (Amelia) 07:34 96/24 Album only
7 I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Act 2: "Tu sola, o mia Giulietta... Deh! tu, bell'anima" (Romeo) 04:08 96/24 Album only
8 Il sonnambulo, Act 1: "Lasciami... Se il mar sommesso mormora" (Adele, Sofia) 05:10 96/24 Album only
9 Maria Stuarda, Act 3: "Io vi rivedo alfin... Deh! Tu di un'umile preghiera" (Maria) 08:04 96/24 Album only
10 Saffo, Act 3: "Flutto che muggi... Teco dall'are pronube... L'ama ognor qual io l'amai" (Saffo, Faone, Climene, Alcandro) 14:25 96/24 Album only

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Giovanni Pacini (1796-1867): Stella Ove t'aggiri, o barbaro (from Stella di Napoli); Gran scena finale. Flutto che muggi ... Teco dall'are pronube ... L'ama ognor qual io l'amai (from Saffo)
Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835):
Dopo l'oscuro nembo (from Adelson e Salvini); Tu sola, o mia Giulietta ... Deh! tu, bell'anima (from I Capuleti e i Montecchi)
Michele Carafa (1787-1872): 
L'amica ancor non torna ... O di sorte crudel (from Le nozze di Lammermoor)
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868):
Riedi al soglio (from Zelmira)
Saverio Mercadante (1795-1870):
Se fino al cielo ascendere (from La vestale)
Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848):
Par che mi dica ancora (from Elisabetta al castello di Kenilworth); Io vi rivedo alfin ... Deh! Tu di un'umile preghiera (from Maria Stuarda)
Carlo Valentini (1790-1853):
 Lasciami ... Se il mar sommesso mormora (from Il sonnambulo)

Joyce Didonato, mezzo-soprano
Orchestre et Choeur de l'Opéra de Lyon
Riccardo Minasi, conductor

On Stella di Napoli (Star of Naples), the American mezzo-soprano’s creamy tone and dramatic prowess breathe new life into little-known arias by Mercadante, Michele Carafa (a student of Cherubini and close friend of Rossini), Carlo Valentini and the prolific opera composer Giovanni Pacini, whose Stella di Napoli (1845) gives the album its title.

Joyce worked closely with Italian conductor Riccardo Minasi (whose previous projects include Bellini’s Norma with Cecilia Bartoli) to bring three unjustly neglected arias to light in new editions and world premiere recordings. Alongside these little-known gems, Joyce presents a sumptuous Bel Canto banquet with music by the three greats — Bellini, Rossini and Donizetti — including the latter’s Maria Stuarda: a tour-de-force signature role for Joyce, recently screened in cinemas and released on DVD from the New York Metropolitan Opera.

Recorded October 17-24, 2013 at Opéra de Lyon in Lyon, France. 

Producer and editing engineer: Daniel Zalay
Recording and mixing engineer: Hugues Deschaux