Olga Peretyatko Releases New Album 'Arabesque'
Sony Classical is pleased to announce the release of Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko's newest album, Arabesque, which was recorded with the NDR Sinfonieorchester (NDR Radio Symphony Orchestra) under the baton of Enrique Mazzola. Arabesque displays Peretyatko's appealing voice in a wide variety of arias, and follows her acclaimed 2011 debut on Sony, La Bellezza Del Canto. Arabesque will be available nationwide on February 18.
Olga Peretyatko combines a beautiful and versatile soprano voice with a charming personality and an overwhelming stage appearance. Winner of several competitions including the Domingo Operalia Competition, she conquers opera stages around the world. In 2014 Peretyatko will appear at La Scala in Milan, The Metropolitan Opera in New York, Berlin Staatsoper and Aix-en-Provence Festival. In 2015 she will debut as Violetta in La Traviata at the Opéra Lausanne, followed by a new production of the same title at the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden.
Arabesque features Olga Peretyatko in two of Elvira's arias from Bellini's last opera I Puritani, in which she will make her debut at The Metropolitan Opera from April 17, 2014 through May 10, 2014. The disc also includes Mozart's concert aria K. 538, "Ah se in ciel, benigne stele," Donna Anna's dramatic coloratura aria "Crudele...non mi dir" from Don Giovanni, and Susanna's idyllic "Rose aria" from The Marriage of Figaro; Bizet's symphonic cantata Vasco da Gama about the famous seafarer and explorer; the aria of the goddess Cerere from Rossini's 1816 wedding cantata Le nozze di Teti e di Peleo; a bolero from Verdi's I Vespri Siciliani, and Adele's aria "Spiel' ich die Unschuld vom Lande" from Strauss' Die Fledermaus; plus Russian composer Alexander Alyabyev's famous romance Solovyey moy inspired by the song of a nightingale.
About the artist:
Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko was born and raised in St. Petersburg. She started her musical career at the age of 15, singing in the children's choir of the Mariinsky Theatre. She completed a course as a choirmaster and then enrolled to study singing at the Hanns Eisler-Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. Olga Peretyatko has won several awards in international competitions such as Operalia, the opera competition organized by Plácido Domingo, where she won second prize.
From 2005 and 2007 Olga Peretyatko was a member of the opera studio at the Hamburg State Opera. In subsequent years she performed at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Berlin and Munich state operas, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, La Fenice in Venice, at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, and at the Festival La Folle journée de Nantes.