Katerina Mina and the RPO - Angel of Fire
Debut album of British-Greek Cypriot soprano Katerina Mina with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and maestro Grzegorz Nowak. I have written two songs based on Katerina's poetry, Love and the album title track Angel of Fire. This was my first collaboration with Katerina.
As chosen by Katerina Mina, this recording also features operatic arias by Verdi, Giordano, Beethoven, Wagner, Cilea, Puccini and Barber.
Recorded at Henry Wood Hall in London, the album is published on the RPO's own label and is available for international distribution.
Album preview here.
'The two Stephan Hodel pieces are highly attractive. In style they sit somewhere between Blues, Barber and Broadway, and Hodel's rich orchestration complements Mina's performances. Listening to these made me think of the American repertoire, Menotti's The Consul, and Barber's Vanessa and Antony and Cleopatra...'
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