Ophélie Gaillard, Morphing Chamber Orchestra & Frédéric Chaslin – Cellopera (Deluxe Edition) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:20:44 minutes | 1,55 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front cover | © Aparté

From well-loved arias to new discoveries, this recording journeys through over a century of opera, with transcriptions for cello and orchestra stretching from Mozart to Puccini and including Verdi, Tchaikovsky and Offenbach. The curtain goes up on some of Ophélie Gaillard’s favourite pieces, which explore human passions through the voice of the cello, that most human of instruments.

Cellists rarely think of themselves as “prima donnas”, and yet this is Ophélie Gaillard’s gambit on this album, which is perhaps a questionable choice. The answer may be found on the cover showing the cellist opening the heavy red curtain of an opera stage with an amused look. It’s a hint at the fact that it takes a good dose of courage and nerve to tackle the greatest pages of the operatic repertoire, from Don Giovanni to the operetta Toi, c’est moi, via the hits of Bellini, Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini (E lucevan le stelle!!!), but also Tchaikovsky (Lenski’s great aria in Eugene Onegin) or the famous O! du mein Holder from Wagner’s Tannhäuser.

During a rehearsal of Don Giovanni at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, the solo cello of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra suddenly had to replace an absent singer, under the direction of Daniel Harding. It was at that moment that Ophélie Gaillard developed the idea of this original programme of operatic arias without words. – François Hudry

Tracklist:
1. Ophélie Gaillard, Morphing Chamber Orchestra, Frédéric Chaslin & Julien Martineau – Don Giovanni, K. 527: Deh, vieni alla finestra (Arr. for Cello & Orchestra) (01:56)
2. Ophélie Gaillard, Morphing Chamber Orchestra & Frédéric Chaslin – Die Zauberflöte, K. 620: Ach, ich fühl’s (Arr. for Cello & Orchestra) (03:58)
3. Ophélie Gaillard, Morphing Chamber Orchestra & Frédéric Chaslin – Don Giovanni, K. 527: Dalla sua pace (Arr. for Cello & Orchestra) (04:00)
4. Ophélie Gaillard, Morphing Chamber Orchestra & Frédéric Chaslin – I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Oh quante volte (Arr. for Cello & Orchestra) (04:24)
5. Ophélie Gaillard, Morphing Chamber Orchestra & Frédéric Chaslin – William Tell: Fantasy on William Tell (Arr. for Cello & Orchestra) (07:43)
6. Ophélie Gaillard, Morphing Chamber Orchestra & Frédéric Chaslin – L’elisir d’amore: Una furtiva lagrima (Arr. for Cello & Orchestra) (04:25)
7. Ophélie Gaillard, Morphing Chamber Orchestra & Frédéric Chaslin – Rigoletto: Un di, se ben rammentomi (Arr. for Cello & Orchestra) (04:07)
8. Ophélie Gaillard, Morphing Chamber Orchestra & Frédéric Chaslin – Un Ballo in Maschera: Morrò, ma prima in grazia (Arr. for Cello & Orchestra) (04:34)
9. Ophélie Gaillard, Morphing Chamber Orchestra, Frédéric Chaslin & Nahuel Di Pierro – Don Carlo: Ella giammai m’amò (09:13)
10. Ophélie Gaillard, Morphing Chamber Orchestra & Frédéric Chaslin – Tosca: E lucevan le stelle (Arr. for Cello & Orchestra) (04:20)
11. Ophélie Gaillard, Morphing Chamber Orchestra & Frédéric Chaslin – Madama Butterfly, SC 74: Un bel di vedremo (Arr. for Cello & Orchestra) (04:29)
12. Ophélie Gaillard, Morphing Chamber Orchestra & Frédéric Chaslin – Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Kuda, kuda vï udalilis (Arr. for Cello & Orchestra) (06:12)
13. Ophélie Gaillard, Morphing Chamber Orchestra & Frédéric Chaslin – Tannhäuser, WWV 70: O! du mein holder Abendstern (Arr. for Cello & Orchestra) (03:33)
14. Ophélie Gaillard, Morphing Chamber Orchestra & Frédéric Chaslin – Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Scintille diamant (Arr. for Cello & Orchestra) (02:47)
15. Ophélie Gaillard, Morphing Chamber Orchestra & Frédéric Chaslin – Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Fantasy on the Barcarolle (Arr. for Cello & Orchestra) (03:51)
16. Ophélie Gaillard, Morphing Chamber Orchestra & Frédéric Chaslin – La Périchole: Air de la Griserie (Arr. for Cello & Orchestra) (02:07)
17. Ophélie Gaillard, Morphing Chamber Orchestra & Frédéric Chaslin – The Queen of Spades, Op. 68: Polina’s romance (Arr. for Cello & Orchestra) (03:12)
18. Ophélie Gaillard, Morphing Chamber Orchestra & Frédéric Chaslin – Gypsy Songs, Op. 55: Songs My Mother Taught Me (Arr. for Cello & Orchestra) (02:43)
19. Ophélie Gaillard, Morphing Chamber Orchestra, Frédéric Chaslin & Florent Jodelet – Toi c’est moi: C’est ça la vie, c’est ça l’amour ! (Arr. for Cello & Orchestra) (03:10)

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