Emma Shapplin - Etterna (2002) [dvd-audio]
classical crossover, opera female vocal, new age | DVD-Audio, 48/24, DTS 5.1, PCM 2.0 | ISO image, hq scans | 2.8 GB
Label: Arc 32 Records
Unique. That is the way we can describe Emma Shapplin's "Etterna". The singer reflects her inner growth by delecting us with melodies that go far beyond imagination. Her style can only be compared to Sarah Brightman's "Eden" but Shapplin's voice is sweeter and much more dramatic. Pieces like "Leonora" and "La Silente Riva" reflect that wonderful fascination that Ms. Shapplin shows for barroque Italian, with all of it's dramatism and melancholy. In the the other hand "La Notte Etterna" and "Celtica" make the listener go through different stages of their inner soul, learning about their own way of approaching that elven and magical creature who sings.
This audio/video DVD contains 11 songs encoded as 5.1 and stereo – options accessible from the DVD menu, with interactive lyrics in both English and Italian, as well as Emma's video interview, and some other nice extras.