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Rossini Opera Concert - Overtures, Etc / Matteuzzi, Bellini


Release Date: 04/29/2003 
Label:  Arts Music   Catalog #: 47632   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  William Matteuzzi
Conductor:  Gabriele Bellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Belcanto OrchestraInternational Belcanto Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

William Matteuzzi was born in Bologna, where he began his vocal training with the tenor Paride Venturi at the age of 17. Following his debut in Milan in December 1979, he won the Milan singing competition "Enrico Caruso" in 1980. Since then he has performed in all the important theaters of the world and has interpreted approximately 100 different roles. He directed particular attention to the bel canto repertoire and especially to Rossini. It is therefore no coincidence that he contributed to the modern re-discovery of Il viaggio a Reims and Ricciardo e Zoraide, and is regarded as one of the most important interpreters of both Rossini's serious and lighter works. His voice is characterized by an extremely high timbre, yet always retains a Read more certain dark shimmer, reminiscent of that of a tenore contraltino from the 19th century. Some of his other recordings are available from Decca, EMI, RCA, Sony, Erato and Opera Rara. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Semiramide: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Gabriele Bellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Belcanto Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Italy 
2.
Semiramide: La speranza, più soave by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  William Matteuzzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Bellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Belcanto Orchestra,  International Belcanto Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Italy 
Language: Italian 
3.
L'italiana in Algeri: Languir per una bella by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  William Matteuzzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Bellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Belcanto Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
Language: Italian 
4.
La gazza ladra: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Gabriele Bellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Belcanto Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
5.
Otello: Che ascolto ahimè...Ah, come mai non senti by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  William Matteuzzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Bellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Belcanto Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection omits "Ah, come mai non senti." 
6.
Guillaume Tell: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Gabriele Bellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Belcanto Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
7.
Messa di gloria: Qui tollis by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  William Matteuzzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Bellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Belcanto Orchestra,  International Belcanto Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Italy 
Language: Latin 

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