Amata delle tenebre
Amata dalle tenebre—Loved by the Darkness—is an album of eleven contrasting excerpts from well known operas, the soprano's very personal choice on this, her first solo classical album in five years.
The theme, of course, is darkness—sometimes relieved as in Ariadne auf Naxos and sometimes anticipated as in Purcell's Dido.
Netrebko is singing with the backing of the orchestra of La Scala, Milan, conducted by Riccardo Chailly.
Never renowned for overbearing or excess feeling and emotion, these excerpts are true to form and her admirers will love them.
Reviewer: Paul Foss