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100 Years Of Italian Opera 1810-1820


Release Date: 07/01/1998 
Label:  Opera Rara   Catalog #: 103   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Vincenzo PucittaPietro GeneraliGiuseppe MoscaNicola Antonio Manfroce,   ... 
Performer:  Paul NilonRussel SmytheMarilyn Hill SmithPhillip Guy Bromley,   ... 
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraGeoffrey Mitchell Choir
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 19 Mins. 

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OPERA RARAS FASCINATING JOURNEY INTO THE FORGOTTEN TREASURES OF THE 19TH CENTURY OPERATIC REPERTOIRE. The second volume in Opera Raras continuing survey of Italian opera features arias and ensembles from the operas of Donizetti, Rossini, Mercadante, Meyerbeer, Coccia, Pacini, Manfroce, Carafa and others. OPERA RARAS FASCINATING JOURNEY INTO THE FORGOTTEN TREASURES OF THE 19TH CENTURY OPERATIC REPERTOIRE. The second volume in Opera Raras continuing survey of Italian opera features arias and ensembles from the operas of Donizetti, Rossini, Mercadante, Meyerbeer, Coccia, Pacini, Manfroce, Carafa and others. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
La vestale: Guidò Marte i nostri passi by Vincenzo Pucitta
Performer:  Paul Nilon (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1810; London, England 
Notes: This selection begins with "Viva di Roma..." 
2.
Adelina: Giusto cielo! by Pietro Generali
Performer:  Russel Smythe (Baritone), Marilyn Hill Smith (Soprano), Phillip Guy Bromley (Bass)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1810; Venice, Italy 
3.
La Bestie in uomini: Mentre guardo, oh Dio! by Giuseppe Mosca
Performer:  Diana Montague (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1812; Italy 
Notes: This selection begins with "Che vedo?...Ohimè..." 
4.
Ecuba: Sì tenero amatore by Nicola Antonio Manfroce
Performer:  Harry Nicholl (Tenor), Paul Nilon (Tenor), Maria Bovino (Soprano),
Yvonne Kenny (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1812; Italy 
5.
La rosa bianca e la rosa rossa: Dov'è la destra? by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Performer:  Yvonne Kenny (Soprano), Philip Doghan (Tenor), Penelope Walker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
6.
Il Califfo di Bagdad: Ogni piaceri è grato by Manuel Garcia
Performer:  Myrna Moreno (Mezzo Soprano), Kevin John (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
7.
Annetta e Lucindo: Fra l'orror di notte oscura by Giovanni Pacini
Performer:  Paul Nilon (Tenor), John Cashmore (Baritone), Geoffrey Dolton (Baritone),
Eiddwen Harrhy (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
8.
Medea in Corinto: Caro albergo by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Performer:  Susan Drake (Harp), Yvonne Kenny (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
Notes: This selection begins with "Amiche cingete..." 
9.
Elena: Ah! se mirar potessi by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Performer:  Russel Smythe (Baritone)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814; Italy 
Notes: This selection begins with "Son solo..." 
10.
Agatina: Come Paride alle Grazie by Stefano Pavesi
Performer:  Marilyn Hill Smith (Soprano), Andrea Bolton (Soprano), Geoffrey Dolton (Baritone)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814; Italy 
11.
Cora: Sempre uniti insiem saremo by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Performer:  Russel Smythe (Baritone), Yvonne Kenny (Soprano), Kevin John (Tenor),
Philip Doghan (Tenor), Robin Leggate (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Italy 
12.
Clothilde: Io servir! by Carlo Coccia
Performer:  John Cashmore (Baritone), Eiddwen Harrhy (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Italy 
13.
Il nuovo barbiere di Siviglia: Giusto cielo!...Buona sera by Francesco Morlacchi
Performer:  Jonathan Best (Bass), Russel Smythe (Baritone), Phillip Guy Bromley (Baritone),
Marilyn Hill Smith (Soprano), Kevin John (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Dresden, Germany 
14.
Maometto: Dei che piangendo imploro by Peter von Winter
Performer:  Christian Du Plessis (Baritone), Bronwen Mills (Soprano), Anne Mason (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
15.
Romilda e Costanza: Che barbaro tormento by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Bronwen Mills (Soprano), Chris Merritt (Tenor), Anne Mason (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
16.
Adelaide e Comingio: Overture by Giovanni Pacini
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
17.
Enrico di Borgogna: Elisa!...Care aurette che spiegate by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1818; Italy 
18.
Semiramide riconosciuta: Il piacer, la gioja scenda by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Yvonne Kenny (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Italy 
Notes: This selection begins with "Più non si tardi..." 
19.
Emma di Resburgo: Di gioja, di pace by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Geoffrey Dolton (Baritone), Maria Bovino (Soprano), Harry Nicholl (Tenor),
Bronwen Mills (Soprano), Diana Montague (Mezzo Soprano), Paul Nilon (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Italy 
20.
L'Apoteosi d'Ercole: Ambo unite!...Come palpiti cor mio! by Saverio Mercadante
Performer:  Paul Nilon (Tenor), Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano), Eiddwen Harrhy (Soprano),
Geoffrey Dolton (Baritone)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Italy 
21.
Alfredo il Grande: Ov'è la bella vergine? by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Performer:  Russel Smythe (Baritone), Myrna Moreno (Mezzo Soprano), Diana Montague (Mezzo Soprano),
Kevin John (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Italy 
22.
Il Falegname di Livonia: Ah qual colpo, oh ciel by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Marilyn Hill Smith (Soprano), Russel Smythe (Baritone), Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano),
Kevin John (Tenor), Jonathan Best (Bass), Myrna Moreno (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Italy 
23.
Gabriella di Vergy: Ah! fermate...Perchè non chiusi al dì by Michele Carafa
Performer:  Yvonne Kenny (Soprano), Philip Doghan (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
24.
Il trionfo di Quinto Fabio: Ah, per pietà, t'arresta! by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Yvonne Kenny (Soprano), Diana Montague (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1811; Italy 
Notes: Rossini may have composed this duet as an addition to Domenico Puccini's opera 'Il Trionfo di Quinto Fabio.' 
25.
Torvaldo e Dorliska: Tutto è silenzio...Fra un istante by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Chris Merritt (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Italy 
26.
Ricciardo e Zoraide: Contro cento, e cento prodi by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Diana Montague (Mezzo Soprano), Geoffrey Dolton (Baritone), Philip Doghan (Tenor),
Paul Nilon (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1818; Italy 
27.
Non paventar mia vita, J 181 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Yvonne Kenny (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Germany 

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