COMPOSERS: Bizet,Gounod,Massenet,Mozart,Puccini,Smetana,Tchaikovsky & Weber
WORKS: Soprano arias by Bizet, Gounod, Massenet, Mozart, Puccini, Smetana, Tchaikovsky & Weber
PERFORMER: Juliane Banse (soprano); Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern/Christoph Poppen
CATALOGUE NO: 93.262
Despite her fresh lyric soprano and her youthful aspect, Juliane Banse is a singer with a 20-year career and a substantial discography. It’s weighted, however, towards Lieder and choral works, her opera roles rarer and often obscure. With this recital, though, she seems to be staking a claim to the core repertoire; convincingly so, demonstrating versatility, dramatic intelligence and an appealing lightness of touch.