Mexican soprano Claraliz Mora's performance of Bizet's aria 'Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante' from Act Three of Carmen is released digitally by Ulysses Arts on 14 August 2020.
This live recording comes from a staged performance with the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lanfranco Marcelletti, in November 2019.
'Performing the role of Micaela, debuting it, was a team experience. It was thanks to the effort and hard work of many, many, people, that this wonderful opera Carmen could be made and performed. Especially thanks to Armando Mora, the leader of this project, the University of Xalapa, and conductor Lanfranco Marcelletti, that this beautiful creative project was accomplished. For me, it was just AN HONOUR to be part of this team. As an artist, when you get to do what you love, it's not work - it's a connection to something higher than yourself, and you cannot help but be grateful.
This aria is about a young woman who goes to a dangerous place to seek out and "save" the person she loves. Love is what drives her - what drives her past her fears - past her fear even of death. And this is exactly what art teaches us in this moment that we are living: it can be a fearful time, not knowing what to expect, what will happen, BUT you never should lose faith, and never should lose hope. Love is always there. It is a beacon.'
Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa conducted by Lanfranco Marcelletti Jr.
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Post-production: John Croft / Chiaro Audio (http://chiaro-audio.uk)
Cover design: Christian Bubenheim
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