Melba Recordings

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Amoureuse

23/05/2000
The Bulletin (Australia)
Anthony Clarke

This is their first release from new Australian CD label Melba [Recordings]. And it is a luscious drop indeed, like a fine aural sauterne. It features the petite but mighty voiced soprano Rosamund Illing, supported with subtlety by Richard Bonynge and the Australian Opera and ballet Orchestra in a heady assembly of concert and opera arias. Illing has a voice that can fill a hall with awesome power, or thrill with its sweet restraint, and this CD ranges from innocent lyric charm to dramatic outpourings of grief. Illing's voice has captivated audiences across Australia; the disc is worthy of its Melba label.