Editors’ Notes Following recordings of French arias and Handel, Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva gives us a superb album of some of the roles for which she’s justly acclaimed and others she’s less known for. As a singer, she has buckets of personality and the imagination to characterize these very different women, often in extremis, with enormous flair. Her technique is impressive and her vocal acting is hugely stylish. Elisabeth (Don Carlo), Leonora (Il trovatore), Desdemona (Otello), and Amelia (Simon Boccanegra) are joined by the less-often-encountered Luisa Miller, Odabella (Attila), and Lina (Stiffelio)—all living, breathing creations thanks to Yoncheva’s impressive artistry.

SONG
Il trovatore: Tacea la notte placida ... Di tale amor che dirsi
1
6:53
 
Luisa Miller: Tu puniscimi, o Signore
2
3:07
 
Attila: Liberamente or piangi ... Oh! Nel fuggente nuvolo
3
5:58
 
Stiffelio: Tosto ei disse! ... A te ascenda, o Dio clemente
4
3:53
 
La forza del destino: Pace! Pace, mio Dio!
5
5:52
 
Otello: Ave Maria, piena di grazia
6
5:24
 
Simon Boccanegra: Come in quest'ora bruna
7
6:20
 
Don Carlo: Tu che le vanità ... Francia, nobile suol
8
10:58
 
Nabucco: Anch'io dischiuso un giorno ... Salgo già del trono aurato
9
6:09
 

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