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Rossini: Virtuoso Arias / Lawrence Brownlee


Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3455   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Lawrence Brownlee
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kansas City Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Spectacular rarities from perhaps the most thrilling bel canto tenor of our time, in his first ever aria collection with orchestra. A unique voice that offers even tone and timbre from top to bottom, thrilling and chesty high notes, as well as uncanny flexibility, precision and intonation. Sympathetic and sonorous collaboration from Maestro Constantine Orbelian's Kaunas City Symphony.
'Brownlee...sings his...arias with an ease, purity and polish that could hardly be bettered.' - Seattle Times
Spectacular rarities from perhaps the most thrilling bel canto tenor of our time, in his first ever aria collection with orchestra. A unique voice that offers even tone and timbre from top to bottom, thrilling and chesty high notes, as well as uncanny flexibility, precision and intonation. Sympathetic and sonorous collaboration from Maestro Constantine Orbelian's Kaunas City Symphony.
'Brownlee...sings his...arias with an ease, purity and polish that could hardly be bettered.' - Seattle Times Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Zelmira: Terra amica, ove respira by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kansas City Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Italy 
2.
Semiramide: Ah, dov' è il cimento by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kansas City Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Italy 
3.
Otello: Che ascolto ahimè...Ah, come mai non senti by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kansas City Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
4.
Le Comte Ory: Que les destins prospères by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kansas City Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Italy 
5.
La gazza ladra: Vieni, vieni, fra queste braccia by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kansas City Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Milan, Italy 
6.
La donna del lago: O fiamma soave by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kansas City Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Italy 
7.
L'occasione fa il ladro: D'ogni più sacro impegno by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kansas City Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1812; Italy 
8.
Il turco in Italia: Tu seconda il mio disegno by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kansas City Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814; Italy 

Sound Samples

La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie): Act I: Vieni fra queste braccia
Le Comte Ory: Act I: Que les destins prosperes accueillent vos prieres
L'occasione fa il ladro: Aria: D'ogni piu sacro impegno
Otello, ossia Il moro di Venezia: Act II: Aria: Che ascolto?
Semiramide: Act I: Ah dov'e, dov'e il cimento?
Il Turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy): Act II: Recitative and Aria: Intesi: ah tutto intesi ... Tu seconda il mio disegno
La donna del lago (The Lady of the Lake): Act II: O fiamma soave
Zelmira: Act I: Cavatina: Terra amica, ove respira

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