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Exclusive: Maria Guleghina - Italian Songs by Donizetti, Bellini, and Rossini

Soprano Maria Guleghina makes her IDAGIO debut with a new series of exclusive, previously unreleased recordings, only available right here. In this first release of the series, Guleghina sings a variety of Italian songs with Ivari Ilja accompanying at the piano. This recording was produced by Michael Fine.Read more…

Maria Guleghina is one of the world's leading dramatic sopranos, her performances invariably rewarded with standing ovations at the foremost opera houses. Particularly noted for her interpretation of the title roles in Tosca and Turandot, she has been described as the “Cinderella from Russia”, a “Russian soprano with Verdi flowing through her veins”, and a “vocal miracle”. Her voice of great power, warmth, and thrust, coupled with her immense acting ability, has made her a permanent and welcome guest worldwide.

Maria Guleghina has performed solo recitals around the globe, including appearances at La Scala, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Wigmore Hall, Suntory Hall, and the Mariinsky Theatre, as well as in Lille, Sao Paolo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hong Kong, Rome, and Moscow.

She has also performed with the world’s leading singers and conductors, including Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Leo Nucci, Renato Bruson, Jose Cura, Samuel Ramey, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Riccardo Muti, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Valery Gergiev, Fabio Luisi and Claudio Abbado.

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