Marianne Crebassa – Oh, Boy! (2016) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Marianne Crebassa – Oh, Boy! (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:12:29 minutes | 1,22 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © Erato – Warner Classics
Recorded: Großer Saal, Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg, 4-8 January 2016

“One of the most important voices of our time,” is how the young French mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa is described by Marc Minkowski, the distinguished conductor for her debut album, Oh, Boy! Comprising arias for young male characters who are sung by a woman – the so-called ‘trouser roles’ – it offers an alluring programme of Mozart, Chabrier, Gluck, Gounod, Hahn, Massenet, Meyerbeer, Offenbach and Thomas. Crebassa – praised by Le Monde for her “incredibly beautiful timbre and transcendent presence” – shows why she has already made an impact at the Paris Opéra, La Scala, Milan, the Berlin Staatsoper and the Salzburg Festival.
When she sang at the Salzburg Festival in 2014, the Financial Times described Crebassa as “dazzling … with doe-eyed looks, the seductive innocence of Debussy’s Mélisande and a luscious voice that seems destined for Massenet’s Charlotte.” The New York Times has hailed her as “splendidly charismatic” and Die Welt has praised her “evenly produced, shimmering timbre”. Shortly after she graduated from the Conservatory of Montpellier, not far from her hometown of Béziers in southern France, Forum Opéra described her voice as “opulent and perfectly projected,” singling her out as “an artist we are sure to hear more about.”

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787) Arr Berlioz
Orphee et Eurydice, Wq. 41, Act 1
1. Amour, viens rendre a mon ame (Orphee) 05:46
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Lucio Silla, K. 135, Act 3
2. Pupille amate (Cecilio) 04:15
Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864)
Les Huguenots, Act 1
3. Nobles seigneurs, salut! (Urbain) 04:04
Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)
Les Contes dHoffmann, Act 4
4. Vois sous larchet fremissant (Nicklausse) 03:56
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Lucio Silla, K. 135, Act 1
5. Dunque sperar possio… Il tenero momento (Cecilio) 10:19
Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492, Act 2
6. Voi che sapete (Cherubino) 02:42
Ambroise Thomas (1811-1896)
Psyche, Act 2
7. Non, ne la suivons pas… Sommeil, ami des dieux (Eros) 04:21
Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
Romeo et Juliette, CG 9, Act 3
8. Depuis hier… Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle (Stephano) 04:03
Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
Cendrillon, Act 2
9. Allez, laissez-moi seul… Coeur sans amour, printemps sans roses (Le Prince Charmant) 06:26
Jacques Offenbach
Fantasio, Act 1
10. Voyez dans la nuit brune (Fantasio) 04:16
Charles Gounod
Faust, Act 4
11. Versez vos chagrins dans mon ame (Siebel) 03:17
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
La finta giardiniera, K. 196, Act 3
12. Va pure ad altri in braccio (Ramiro) 03:21
Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894)
LEtoile, Act 1
13. O petite etoile (Lazuli) 04:01
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492, Act 1
14. Non so piu (Cherubino) 02:50
Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947)
Mozart, Act 3:
15. Un jour de plus… Alors, adieu donc, mon amour! (Mozart) 04:22
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
La clemenza di Tito, K. 621, Act 1
16. Parto, ma tu ben mio (Sesto) 06:26

Marianne Crebassa, mezzo-soprano
Mozarteumorchester Salzburg
Marc Minkowski, direction