A HEART-BREAKING TESTAMENT OF LOVE
Soprano Lisette Oropesa presents her solo debut album Ombra Compagna, a kaleidoscope of concert arias by Mozart, whose music is very dear to her heart. These concert arias, written for important sopranos in his life, contain the most lavish and virtuosic music Mozart composed, both for the voice and for the orchestra. The emotional centre of the album is the aria “Ah, lo previdi”, in which the most sublime music accompanies the journey between life and death, as the spirit of a loved one slips away. For Oropesa, to be an “Ombra compagna” means to be with someone in spirit, a comforting yet heart-breaking testament of love.
Lisette Oropesa is one of the most in demand lyric coloraturas today, who has triumphed in various roles throughout the most important houses in Europe and the US. She is accompanied by the multi-award-winning players of il pomo d’oro under the baton of Antonello Manacorda, who is a frequent guest at opera houses all over the world.
Released physically as a Hybrid SACD.
A San Francisco Classical Recording Company Production