Album: De Falla/Fauré etc, Poème d'un Jour – Ailyn Pérez/Iain Burnside (Opus Arte)

Although on a label that aims to capture the intimacy and electricity of live performance, only two items in Pérez's seductive programme of French and Spanish song with pianist Ian Burnside were recorded in concert, and they are the corkers: "Je suis encor tout étourdie" and "Adieu, notre petit table" from Massenet's Manon.

érez's Hahn and Fauré selections are subtly shaped, but the Massenet is on a different level of immediacy and character.