Angel Blue: Joy Alone (Rosenblatt Recitals)
Angel Blue (Soprano); Iain Burnside (Piano);
A protégé of Plácido Domingo, Angel Blue has enjoyed recent opera house triumphs in Valencia and at English National Opera. Following her acclaimed Wigmore Hall recital last year, this new Rosenblatt Recital studio recording features songs by Strauss, Rachmaninov, a selection of zarzuelas, and Gershwin’s classic Summertime. She is accompanied by the noted pianist Iain Burnside.
"This album establishes both Angel Blue's exceptional competence and her confidence as a mature, assured singer. She tackles well-established material by such luminaries as Richard Strauss and Rachmaninov, as well as zarzuela arias by Pablo Luna and Ruperto Chapi, and gives a ravishing account of Gershwin's 'Summertime'. What versatility! She throws herself with enthusiasm into every piece, and this really is an outstanding debut disc, a visitng card that tells us a major new artist has arrived." (The Mail on Sunday ★★★★★)
"... never before has a burn come simply from listening to a vocal recital...you can easily see why she shot to fame at Los Angeles Opera...She’s so sultry, dramatic and spine-tingling. Her manner and tone is so impressive, indeed, that it takes several seconds before you spot the flaw: indistinct words." (The Times)