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Amoureuse

07/03/2007
ABC (Spain)
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There can be no doubt that there are many aficionados of Jules Massenet’s music … First of all, there is the relevance of this repertoire of sacred and profane arias, inspired by the romantic flight of the great lyrical works. Religious feeling is a cornerstone, with devotion surrounded by a subtle veil of eroticism, which brings a tear to the eye. There are also moments of pain. Fragments of El Cid confirms this; the tears of Rosamund Illing as well. The combination of orchestral opulence (thanks to the work of Richard Bonynge), together with the delicate melodies of the Australian soprano are particularly enchanting …

 

(Translated from the original Spanish)