Karita Live!

Karita Mattila, soprano
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor
Peter Lerche, guitar



Booklet with liner notes in English, German, French and Finnish and the sung texts in the original languages and in English


October 2000

Catalogue No.:
ODE 968-2


Track listing

CD 56:42
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
1 Dich teure Halle (Elisabeth's Greeting to the Hall of Song), from: Tannhäuser 3:16
Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
2 Měsíčku na nebi hlobokém, from: Rusalka 5:26
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
3 Ritorna vincitor, from: Aida 6:29
4 Pace, pace mio Dio, from: La forza del destino 5:18
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
5 Vissi d'arte, from: Tosca 2:56
Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
6 Ich lade gern mir Gäste ein, from Die Fledermaus 2:45
7 Mein Herr Marquis, from: Die Fledermaus 3:15
8 Klänge der Heimat, from: Die Fledermaus 3:52
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
9 Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte (The Tryst), Op. 37/5 2:56
Leevi Madetoja (1887-1947)
10 Luulit, mä katselin sua (You Thought I Was Watching You) 2:49
Oskar Merikanto (1868-1924)
11 Miksi laulan (Why I Sing) 1:15
Ralp Maria Siegel
12 Ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin (I Still Have a Suitcase in Berlin) 3:48
Friedrich Holländer
13 Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss auf Liebe eingestellt (Falling In Love Again) 4:07
Jules Styne
14 Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend 3:45
George Gershwin (1898-1937)
15 Summertime 2:34

Complete description

"Karita Live!" was recorded live on 2 September 2000 at the Helsinki Arena in front of an audience of 11,000 people. On the occasion of her 40th birthday, the Finnish star soprano Karita Mattila gave a glorious "monster concert," exhibiting a complete warehouse of repertoire, styles and moods, most of which is presented on this CD. Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducted the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra.