I still remember the first time I listened to this beautiful aria by Giuseppe Verdi: it was the legendary Bulgarian bass Boris Christoff singing and I was deeply fascinated, on the spot. This piece became, after years of vocal training, one of my favorite audition and concert arias, because I feel a deep connection with the text and the story of this particular opera, ”Simon Boccanegra”, which is settled in Genoa, my birthplace.
So the least I can see is that I’m very happy to share with you this new recording, in which I’m not only the one who is singing but also the one who wrote the arrangement for string quintet and horn
I wish to express my deepest gratitude to everyone involved, from Malmö Opera to the curators of the beautiful location where we recorded this video, Svaneholm Castle, in the Skåne region of Sweden.
Anna Grane, violin
Alkım Berk Önoğlu, violin
Dinu Serfezi, viola
John Löfgren, cello
Magdalena Entell, double bass
John Johansson, sound
Martin Paulsson, video
The score of my arrangement is available here! –> https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/a-te-l-estremo-addio-il-lacerato-spirito-score-only-digital-sheet-music/22397907