Elina Garanca – Aria Cantilena

Released: February 13, 2007

The young mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca has quickly established herself as one of the music world’s newest stars through her performances with leading opera theaters and symphony orchestras around the world. She has captured critical and popular acclaim for her beautiful voice, intelligent musicianship, and compelling stage portrayals. For her debut recording on Deutsche Grammophon, Aria Cantilena, Elina Garanca has selected some of her favorite arias and scenes from current and future stage roles–ranging from the coloratura tour-de-force of Rossini’s Cenerentola to the sparkling wit of Offenbach’s Grande-Duchesse to the emotional intensity of Charlotte’s “Letter Scene” from Massenet’s Werther.


1. CHAPI: The Daughters of Zebedeo Carceleras (Luisa):
2. MASSENET: Werther Letter Scene (Charlotte):
3. OFFENBACH: The Tales of Hoffmann No. 15 Romance (Nicklausse):
4. ROSSINI: Cinderella Rondo finale (Cenerentola):
5. VILLA-LOBOS: Bachianas brasileiras no. 5
6. OFFENBACH: La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein No.3a Choer, Recit et Rondeau (La Grande-Duchesse):
7. ROSSINI: The Italian Girl in Algiers No. 11 Cavatina (Isabella):
8. MONTSALVATGE: Madrigal on a Folksong
9. STRAUSS: Der Rosenkavalier Trio & Duet(Octavian):