Sony Classical has just released Arias For All, a brand new album by celebrated Latvian choir Ave Sol that has, for the very first time, arranged and recorded world-famous arias and duets for full chorus.
Whether ‘Nessun dorma’ or ‘The Flower Duet’, these beautiful melodies, previously the exclusive preserve of the famous opera stars of our day, are now performed by the choir, whose members are dedicated to their craft. Ave Sol’s work gives a new, exciting perspective on and provides a unique sound world for these best-loved opera melodies.
Ave Sol, widely regarded as one of the most versatile and innovative chamber choirs in the world, is the perfect choice to perform these much-loved masterpieces.
Joining a choir and being part of a group singing together has become hugely popular throughout the UK in recent times, thanks to a number of high-profile TV shows and talent competitions. This stunning new album enables ordinary members of the public to enjoy these works, previously the domain of the world’s greatest opera stars, in a brand new way and even to perform these beautiful arias in public with their own fellow chorus members.
Delighting audiences for over 45 years now, Ave Sol is known for its vast repertoire, from traditional classical works to today’s contemporary music. Founded in 1969 by Imants Kokars and now led by his son Uldis Kokars, Ave Sol has continued to challenge itself musically and to revolutionise familiar classics. Coming from all walks of life, the choir members are united by their sheer passion for music and delight performing together.
The album ‘Arias for All’ really is for everyone. Ave Sol has created brand new arrangements of these popular works and thus has given choirs across the globe the opportunity to rediscover these quintessential works and perform them in a revitalised way.
Ave Sol’s recordings of these stellar masterpieces, allow an exciting new world of sound and harmony to become accessible to both listeners and performers, changing the way we listen to some of the most famous arias ever written.
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