[NEW RELEASES]Sol Gabetta
This is Sol Gabetta’s fourth album and it’s a fine collection of opera arias by composers from Spain, France and Russia. The 27-year-old cellist may just be the right person for the album, considering her Russian, French and Argentinian roots.
The 14-track record starts with a coloratura aria from Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliet.” While Gabetta’s choices are not restricted to any specific voice - neither male nor female - an aria from Bizet’s “Carmen”, Lenski’s aria from Tchaikovsky’s “Eugen Onegin”, and Faure’s Pavane Op.50 seem to highlight feminine sensitivity.
The end note of this 53-minute album seems to be hope, particularly the delightfully bouncy Figaro’s aria from Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville.”By Kim Hyung-eun
Label: Sony Music