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Named for Verdi's legendary aria from La traviata, soprano Adelaide Trombetta's full-length debut album was created with celebrated conductor and pianist David Stewart Wiley.
Coming soon to Apple Music, Spotify, and more.
A Note from Adelaide
Dear friends, I invite you to join me in this journey of song. Allow yourself to be transported by the vocal dramatics of “Glitter and be Gay,” the mountainous echoes in “Der Hirt auf dem Felsen,” and the enchanting melodies of Villa-Lobos. The unbridled exuberance I feel when singing these glorious works of art inspired the album title Sempre Libera (always free). It is my sincere pleasure to share with you this beautiful music that displays the unparalleled thrills of the human voice. After all, no other instrument can boast that it was made by God himself.
But it would not be possible without the outstanding contributions of so many. Firstly, David Stewart Wiley, whose combination of technical fluency, artistic sensibility, and genuine love for music and people brings out the best in all who have the privilege to collaborate with him. David Stewart Wiley is a conductor, pianist, and composer who performs and records internationally. He is Music Director of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra (VA) and the Long Island Orchestra (NY). Additional thanks are due to my dear friends, David, Cassandra, Nathan, Bree, Ashlee, and Chris, for enriching this disc with their talents in the most gracious way, and to my family, my husband and my two angels, who simply are my everything. And above all, to God in Heaven, for the very breath in my lungs with which to sing. Soli Deo gloria.
One standard compact disc of Sempre Libera album and case (5.492in. x 4.94in.)
1. Bernstein, Candide, “Glitter and be Gay” (5’51”)
2. Schubert, “Der Hirt auf dem Felsen” (10’30”)
Clarinet: Cassandra Hibbard
3. Verdi, Rigoletto, “Caro nome” (5’38”)
4-5. Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
I. Aria (Cantilena) (6’23”)
II. Dança (Martelo) (5’06”)
Cello: David Feldman
6. Barber, “Knoxville: Summer 1915” (15’41“)
Words by James Agee
7-8. Verdi, La traviata
“È strano...” (5’15”)
“Sempre libera” (3’47”)
Tenor: Christopher Swanson
58 minutes 17 seconds
Recording Engineer: Nathan Zwald
Photography: Ashlee Glen (GLEN + CRAFT)
Design: Bree Nichols
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