Great arias and songs for the mezzo voice… The inspiration for this album is expressed in these words by Johannes Sebastian Bach: “The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.”
CD Jewel Case includes 12 page booklet with translations.
REVIEW – “Arias & Songs” – CD release 2011
Many young operatic talents come along each year, but once in a rare while one can genuinely cause you to hear old music anew. Such is mezzo-soprano Deborah Domanski. Her first CD, ranging from Handel to contemporary times, thrillingly demonstrates her ability to cross the centuries in style and technique, bringing the same glorious voice to all she sings. Impeccable intonation is only the beginning as Ms. Domanski’s effort spans three centuries and six languages, including Russian. Her tightly-focused tone goes straight to the heart, displaying a range of emotion from piercing tragedy to sparkling comedy. With seeming ease of execution she traverses the challenging vocal gymnastics of Handel and Rossini, contrasted with the opulent sentiment of Tchaikovsky, by way of some vivacious Spanish canciones. Ms. Domanski is accompanied brilliantly by pianist Robert Tweten who brings a conductor’s sensibilities to this vast range of repertoire. A most impressive recorded document that should quickly convince anyone this young singer deserves the biggest stages. D. S. Crafts, Albuquerque Journal, Wednesday, March 2, 2011.
Click the links below to listen to samples of Deborah’s new CD release “Arias & Songs” with Robert Tweten on piano.