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100 Years Of Italian Opera 1820-1830


Release Date: 03/13/1997 
Label:  Opera Rara   Catalog #: 104   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giacomo MeyerbeerGiovanni Simone MayrGaetano DonizettiGiacomo Cordella,   ... 
Performer:  Alastair MilesGeoffrey DoltonRussel SmythePenelope Walker,   ... 
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraGeoffrey Mitchell ChoirRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 43 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

OPERA RARAS FASCINATING JOURNEY INTO THE FORGOTTEN TREASURES OF THE 19TH CENTURY OPERATIC REPERTOIRE. In the third volume of Opera Raras acclaimed anthology, listeners can explore the music of Rossini, Cordella, Bellini, Balducci, Conti, Carafa, Coccia, Donizetti and Meyerbeer. 'A privileged glimpse into a forgotten world' - JOHN FREEMAN, Opera News Cast OPERA RARAS FASCINATING JOURNEY INTO THE FORGOTTEN TREASURES OF THE 19TH CENTURY OPERATIC REPERTOIRE. In the third volume of Opera Raras acclaimed anthology, listeners can explore the music of Rossini, Cordella, Bellini, Balducci, Conti, Carafa, Coccia, Donizetti and Meyerbeer. 'A privileged glimpse into a forgotten world' - JOHN FREEMAN, Opera News Cast Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Margherita d'Anjou: Quel parlar! Quell'aria incerta by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Alastair Miles (Bass), Geoffrey Dolton (Baritone), Russel Smythe (Baritone)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820/1826; Milan, Italy 
Notes: This selection begins with "Pensa, e guarda..." 
2.
Fedra: Se fiero, Ippolito by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Performer:  Penelope Walker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
3.
Le nozze in villa: In lei vegg'io l'oggetto by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Jonathan Viera (Baritone), Diana Montague (Mezzo Soprano), Paul Nilon (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Italy 
4.
Lo sposo di provincia: Oh soave mia speranza by Giacomo Cordella
Performer:  Nuccia Focile (Soprano), Paul Nilon (Tenor), Fiona Kimm (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Rome, Italy 
5.
L'esule di Granata: Si, mel credi by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Alastair Miles (Bass), Patricia Spence (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Italy 
6.
La Zingara: A te nell'appressarmi by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Italy 
7.
Chiara e Serafina, o Il pirata: Tremante, smarrito by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Lynne Davies (Soprano), Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano), Yvonne Kenny (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Italy 
8.
Amleto: Qui fu commesso, o popoli by Saverio Mercadante
Performer:  Susan McCulloch (Soprano), Theresa Goble (Mezzo Soprano), Diana Montague (Mezzo Soprano),
Ashley Thorburn (Bass)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Italy 
9.
Alfredo il grande: Che potrei dirti, o caro? by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Naples, Italy 
10.
Nitocri: Se m'abbandoni by Saverio Mercadante
Performer:  Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Italy 
11.
Adelson e Salvini: Dopo l'oscuro nembo by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Nuccia Focile (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Italy 
12.
Tazia: Non più veggo in quel tristo semblante by Giuseppe Balducci
Performer:  Paul Nilon (Tenor), Jennifer Rhys-Davies (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Italy 
Notes: This selection begins with "Che vedo!...Numa immerso..." 
13.
La testa di bronzo: Overture by Saverio Mercadante
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Italy 
14.
Il diavolo condannato a prender moglie: Io ti ho dato il sangue mio by Luigi Ricci
Performer:  Ashley Thorburn (Bass), John Rawnsley (Baritone), Jonathan Viera (Baritone),
Paul Nilon (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Italy 
15.
Gabriella di Vergy: Ah che dici!...Quant'immagini crudeli by Saverio Mercadante
Performer:  Jonathan Viera (Baritone), Jennifer Rhys-Davies (Soprano), Paul Nilon (Tenor),
Ivan Sharpe (Tenor), Claire Daniels (Soprano), Karl Daymond (Baritone)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Portugal 
16.
Il paria: Qui pel figlio una madre gridava by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  John Rawnsley (Baritone)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1829; Italy 
Notes: This selection begins with "Notte, ch'eterna a me parevi...." 
17.
Zaira: Amo ed amato io sono by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Lynne Davies (Soprano), Yvonne Kenny (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
18.
Giovanna Shore: A che di fiori e lagrime by Carlo Conti
Performer:  Marilyn Hill Smith (Soprano), Alastair Miles (Bass), Clive Bayley (Bass)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
19.
I fidanzati, ossia Il contestabile di Chester: Ah sì ch'io t'amo...Là sotto il salice by Giovanni Pacini
Performer:  Yvonne Kenny (Soprano), Susan McCulloch (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Notes: This selection begins with "Oh parola!..." 
20.
Le nozze di Lammermoor: D'un orribile tempesta by Michele Carafa
Performer:  Theresa Goble (Mezzo Soprano), Ian Thompson (Tenor), Susan McCulloch (Soprano),
Ashley Thorburn (Bass), Jonathan Viera (Baritone)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Paris, France 
21.
Maria Stuarda, regina di Scozia: Vieni, o Grande!...Ecco l'indegna by Carlo Coccia
Performer:  Clive Bayley (Bass), Ivan Sharpe (Tenor), Anne Mason (Mezzo Soprano),
Paul Nilon (Tenor), Alastair Miles (Bass), Jennifer Rhys-Davies (Soprano),
Bronwen Mills (Soprano), Bruce Ford (Tenor), Mark Glanville (Bass)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; London, England 
22.
Zelmira: Perche mi guardi, e piangi by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Eiddwen Harrhy (Soprano), Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Italy 
23.
Ugo, re d'Italia: Vieni, o cara by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor), Paul Nilon (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; London, England 
24.
Rosmonda d'Inghilterra: Perché non ho del vento...Torna by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Diana Montague (Mezzo Soprano), Yvonne Kenny (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Italy 
Notes: This selection begins with "Volgon tre lune..." 

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