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Emil Ivanov has long become a famous name among the world tenor elite. He began his career in the Sofia National Opera to join soon after that the cast of the Vienna Staatsoper, on whose bill he is currently present. Vienna, on its part, was his launching board to the greatest opera stages and festivals in Europe and the United States, where he sang many times at the Metropolitan. Emil Ivanov enchants the audience with his sound, voluminous tenor, with his brilliant pitches and beautiful timbre. He is an artist of varied repertoire including mainly parts of 19th century operas by Verdi, Meyerbeer, Massenet, Bizet. Most outstanding among his performances are these from "veristic" works by Puccini, Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Giordano. For this CD the singer has chosen mainly arias which express in the best manner his musical, vocal and emotional nature.


  • Track Listing

    [1] Giacomo Puccini

    Tosca (Cavaradossi - "Recondita armonia") 2'48''

    [2] Francesco Cilea

    Arlesiana (Federico - "E la solita storia") 4'44''

    [3] Amilcare Ponchielli

    Gioconda (Enzo - "Cielo e mar") 5'06''

    [4] Giacomo Puccini

    Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton - "Addio, fiorito asil") 2'30''

    [5] Giacomo Meyerbeer

    L'Africana (Vasco da Gama - "O, paradiso") 3'40''

    [6] Umberto Giordano

    Andrea Chenier (Andrea Chenier - "Come un bel di") 3'09''

    [7] Giacomo Puccini

    Tosca (Cavaradossi - "E lucevan le stelle") 3'10''

    [8] Giacomo Puccini

    Turandot (Calaf - "Non piangere, Liu") 2'58''

    [9] Pietro Mascagni

    Cavalleria Rusticana (Turridu - "Mamma, quel vino...") 3'45''

    [10] Ruggero Leoncavallo

    I Pagliacci (Canio - "Recitar, vesti la giubba") 3'29''

    [11] Giacomo Puccini

    Manon Lescaut (Des Grieux - "Donna non vidi mai") 2'39''

    [12] Umberto Giordano

    Andrea Chenier(Andrea Chenier - "Colpito qui m'avete...") 5'35''

    [13] Ruggero Leoncavallo

    I Pagliacci (Canio - "No! Pagliaccio non son...") 3'03''

    [14] Giacomo Puccini

    Turandot (Calaf - "Nessun dorma!") 3'11''

    DDD 50'36''

  • Participating

    Svetoslav Obretenov Bulgarian National Philharmonic Choir
    Sofia Symphony Orchestra
    Stefan Linev, conductor

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