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Bel Canto Bully - The Musical Legacy Of Domenico Barbajac

Rossini / Barbaja,Domenico
Release Date: 04/30/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8578237   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gioachino RossiniVincenzo BelliniGaetano DonizettiCarl Maria von Weber,   ... 
Performer:  Filippo AdamiJessica PrattLorenzo RegazzoKaren Bandelow,   ... 
Conductor:  Antonino FoglianiPier Giorgio MorandiAlberto ZeddaSteven Mercurio,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virtuosi BrunensisWurttemberg Philharmonic OrchestraSan Pietro A Majella Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Domenico Barbaja (1777–1841) was the legendary impresario who dominated European operatic stages for thirty years. The ruthless mogul was at the very heart of the bel canto era in which beautiful singing, allied to flawless technique, was brought to perfection. This release celebrates his legacy in exploring how Barbaja influenced the way opera was written and performed, by commissioning a series of masterpieces from the greatest composers of the time, such as Rossini, Donizetti and Weber, and staging them in his magnificent opera houses, performed by the most glamorous singers of the age. Domenico Barbaja (1777–1841) was the legendary impresario who dominated European operatic stages for thirty years. The ruthless mogul was at the very heart of the bel canto era in which beautiful singing, allied to flawless technique, was brought to perfection. This release celebrates his legacy in exploring how Barbaja influenced the way opera was written and performed, by commissioning a series of masterpieces from the greatest composers of the time, such as Rossini, Donizetti and Weber, and staging them in his magnificent opera houses, performed by the most glamorous singers of the age. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Otello: Che ascolto ahimè...Ah, come mai non senti by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Filippo Adami (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonino Fogliani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virtuosi Brunensis
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
2.
Otello: Assisa a piè d'un salice by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Jessica Pratt (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antonino Fogliani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virtuosi Brunensis
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
3.
Mosè in Egitto: Dal tuo stellato soglio "Prayer" by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Lorenzo Regazzo (Bass), Karen Bandelow (Mezzo Soprano), Giorgio Trucco (Tenor),
Akie Amou (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antonino Fogliani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wurttemberg Philharmonic Orchestra,  San Pietro A Majella Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
4.
Maometto secondo: Non temer d'un basso affetto by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Ewa Podles (Alto)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Italy 
5.
La donna del lago: Tanti affetti in tal momento by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Maxim Mironov (Tenor), Sonia Ganassi (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Alberto Zedda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Orchestra Kaiserlautern,  Tubingen Festival Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Italy 
6.
La donna del lago: O fiamma soave by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Maxim Mironov (Tenor), Sonia Ganassi (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Alberto Zedda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Orchestra Kaiserlautern,  Tubingen Festival Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Italy 
7.
Il pirata: Nel furor delle tempeste...per te di vana lagrime by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Marcello Giordani (Tenor), Giovanni Guagliardo (Baritone)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Catania Teatro Massimo Bellini Opera Chorus,  Catania Teatro Massimo Bellini Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Italy 
8.
Roberto Devereux: Vivi, ingrato by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marcello Rota
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bergamo Musica Festival Orchestra,  Bergamo Musica Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Italy 
9.
Roberto Devereux: Quel sangue by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marcello Rota
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bergamo Musica Festival Orchestra,  Bergamo Musica Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Italy 
10.
La gazzetta: Sinfonia by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Ugo Mahieux (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Christopher Franklin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Soloists Brno
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
11.
Euryanthe, J 291/Op. 81: Overture by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Alfred Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822-1823; Dresden, Germany 
12.
Elena da Feltre: Ah si del tenero amor mio by Saverio Mercadante
Performer:  Monica Colonna (Soprano)
Conductor:  Maurizio Benini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ireland National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 

Sound Samples

La Gazzetta: Sinfonia
Otello, ossia Il moro di Venezia: Act II: Che ascolto? ahime, che dici?
Otello, ossia Il moro di Venezia: Act III: Assisa a' pie d'un salice
Mose in Egitto (1819 Naples version): Act III: Dal tuo stellato soglio
La donna del lago (The Lady of the Lake): Act II: Oh fiamma soave
La donna del lago (The Lady of the Lake): Act II: Tanti affetti in tal momento
Maometto secondo: Maometto II, Act II: Non temer: d'un basso affetto
Euryanthe, J. 291: Overture
Il pirata: Act I: Nel furor delle tempeste
Il pirata: Act I: Per te di vane lagrime
Roberto Devereux: Act III: Vivi ingrato a lei d'accanto
Roberto Devereux: Act III: Quel sangue versato al cielo s'innalza
Elena da Feltre: Act I: Ah si del tenero amor mio

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