Album Review: Malena Ernman- Opera Di Fiori
Malena Ernman is back with a new album entitled, ‘Opera di fiori’. Unlike her last album ‘La Voix Du Nord’ there isn’t a dance or pop beat in sight. This is as the name might suggest filled with opera so those of you who did not like the second half of ‘La Voix Du Nord’ stay clear. However Opera fans will delight in both Malena’s extensive range and breathtaking orchestral arrangements that accompany each song.
While I tend to prefer lighter classical artists like Sarah Brightman and Hayley Westenra there is no denying the sublime quality of Malena vocal, many of the songs had me break out in goose pimples. There are 16 tracks on the album and each brings something to form a complete picture of opera gold. I particularly loved, ‘Casta Diva’ and ‘Flowers’. There is only one English vocal on the album and it’s not what you would expect, ‘Summertime’, the deep south classic is given an operatic rendition. Surprisingly it works really well as the music is also given an orchestral twist. I would highly recommend this album to fans of classical or opera music, it’s a rare gem.
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