Latvian Opera Diva Garanča Releases New Album

Famed Latvian mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča has released her latest album entitled Meditation (Deutsche Grammophon, DG 479 2071). Featuring works of a more spiritual and meditative nature, Garanča is joined by Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken and the Latvian Radio Choir, conducted by Karel Mark Chichon.

The collection also features works by Latvian composers – a new arrangement of Uģis Prauliņš’ ‘Dievaines’, and Pēteris Vasks’ ‘Dusi dusi’ and ‘Paldies tev vēlā saule’.

Garanča will perform works from this album on tour in Europe in October 2014, and returns to Carmen at the New York Metropolitan Opera in 2015.

For more information, please visit Elīna Garanča’s website and her biography on the Deutsche Grammophon site.

See the music video for ‘Dievaines’ here.

Track listing

  1. Gounod, Charles: Messe solennelle en l’honneur de Sainte-Cécile: Sanctus
  2. Gounod, Charles: Repentir O Divine Redeemer
  3. Prauliņš , Uģis: Dievaines
  4. Mascagni, Pietro: Cavalleria rusticana: Regina coeli laetare
  5. Mascagni, Pietro: Cavalleria rusticana: Ave Maria (Adapted from Intermezzo sinfonico)
  6. Gomez, William: Ave Maria
  7. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Vesperae solemnes de confessore, K. 339: Laudate Dominum
  8. Bizet, Georges: Agnus Dei (based on Intermezzo from L Arlesienne Suite No. 2)
  9. Puccini, Giacomo: Salve Regina
  10. Adam, Adolphe: Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night)
  11. Vasks, Pēteris: Silent Songs, No 2 Dusi dusi
  12. Vasks, Pēteris: Silent Songs, No 4 Paldies tev vēlā saule
  13. Allegri, Gregorio: Miserere mei, Deus
  14. Caccini, Giulio (attr.) / Vavilov, Vladimir: Ave Maria


Egils Kaljo is an American-born Latvian from the New York area . Kaljo began listening to Latvian music as soon as he was able to put a record on a record player, and still has old Bellacord 78 rpm records lying around somewhere.

One thought on “Latvian Opera Diva Garanča Releases New Album”_en

  1. To Egils Kaljo

    Australia’s ‘ABC Classic FM’ radio have started broadcasting Urg’a Prauli’na “Dievaines”.
    Is this available on CD recording.

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