Cover image for Amira.
Title:
Amira.
Author:
Willighagen, Amira, performer.
Publication Information:
[New York, N.Y.] : Portrait, [2014]

New York, NY : Distributed by Sony Music Entertainment

℗2014
Physical Description:
1 audio disc (33 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Principally songs and opera excerpts; the 4th work from a requiem, the 9th work from a secular cantata; with orchestral accompaniment.

Title from disc label.

Compact disc

Credits (8 unnumbered pages : colored portraits) inserted in container.
Language:
Italian

Latin

English
Contents:
Gianni Schicchi. O mio babbino caro / Puccini ; traditional arrangement by Nick Patrick and William Hayward -- Nella fantasia / Ennio Morricone -- Le nozze di Figaro. Voi che sapete / Mozart ; traditional arrangement by Nick Patrick and William Hayward -- Requiem. Pie Jesu / Andre Lloyd Webber -- Caro mio ben / Giordani ; traditional arrangement by Nick Patrick and William Hayward -- Rusalka. Song to the moon / Dvořák ; traditional arrangement by Nick Patrick, Katherine Jenkins and William Hayward -- Ave Maria / Bach, Gounod ; traditional arrangement by Nick Patrick and William Hayward -- Serse. Ombra mai fu / Handel ; traditional arrangement by Nick Patrick and William Hayward -- Carmina Burana. In trutina / Orff ; traditional arrangement by Nick Patrick and William Hayward -- Turandot. Nessun dorma / Puccini ; traditional arrangement by Nick Patrick and William Hayward.
UPC:
888430559622
Format :
Music CD

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Summary

Summary

For her audition on the TV show "Holland's Got Talent," nine-year-old Amira Willighagen sang Puccini's O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi and went on to win the competition with Nessun dorma! from Turandot, stunning listeners with her remarkably outsized and expressive voice. Her debut album for Sony Masterworks, Amira, includes these arias and offers eight other selections, including Mozart's Voi che sapete from Le nozze di Figaro, the Gounod-Bach Ave Maria, Handel's Ombra mai fu from Serse, and Orff's In trutina from Carmina Burana. Self-taught by singing along with YouTube videos, she has since received professional training, and it shows in her improved breath control and the steadiness of her tone, which makes her voice pleasant to hear and her high notes surprisingly pure and compelling. This is a promising start for Willighagen's career, and with the proper guidance and care of her voice, this should be the first of many appealing albums. ~ Blair Sanderson


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