Ricardo Panela (baritone) & Nuno Vieira de Almeida (piano)
Debut solo album of baritone Ricardo Panela. A selection of Kurt Weill songs and lieder which makes a perfect musical portrait of Weill’s music for voice and piano. In this magnificent recital Ricardo Panela is accompanied by pianist Nuno Vieira de Almeida, a master of art-song repertoire, and also by two guest singers in two of the selected songs. A wonderful album which shows the unique musicianship of Kurt Weill and of the talented performers in this recording.
1. Nanna’s Lied / 2. Und was bekam des Soldaten Weib / 3. Berlin Im Licht / 4. Es regnet / 5-8. Four Walt Whitman Songs / 9: Je ne t’aime pas / 10. Complainte de la Seine / 11. Youkali / 12. Buddy on the Nightshift / 13. September Song / 14. Thousands of Miles / 15. Speak Low
guest singers: Susana Gaspar (11); Alberto Sousa (7)
“Panela has a consistently strong voice in a sort of dark baritone register and was enjoyable” in BachTrack
“The young, Portuguese-born artist not only drew attention to his powerful, beautiful-sounding baritone, but also to his great role-shaping and acting skills. His vocal production spoke richly in colours…” in Opera Portál