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Donizetti: Aristea / Hauk, Brown, Hershkowitz, Adler


Release Date: 06/10/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 573360   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Andreas BurkhartCaroline AdlerCornel FreyAndrea Lauren Brown,   ... 
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Chorus membersSimon Mayr ChoirSimon Mayr Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gaetano Donizetti’s ‘mini opera’ Aristea follows the 19th-century fashion for composing celebratory scenic works with a large cast and full orchestra, in this case to honour Ferdinand I, King of the Two Sicilies. Librettist Giovanni Schmidt recycled Aristea from an earlier abandoned opera set in idyllic Greek surroundings. This tells the classical story of enforced separation of a father from his daughter, their subsequent confusions and final happy reunion. Donizetti’s early style was influenced by Rossini but is nevertheless independent and innovative, often hinting at his later operatic masterpieces. Gaetano Donizetti’s ‘mini opera’ Aristea follows the 19th-century fashion for composing celebratory scenic works with a large cast and full orchestra, in this case to honour Ferdinand I, King of the Two Sicilies. Librettist Giovanni Schmidt recycled Aristea from an earlier abandoned opera set in idyllic Greek surroundings. This tells the classical story of enforced separation of a father from his daughter, their subsequent confusions and final happy reunion. Donizetti’s early style was influenced by Rossini but is nevertheless independent and innovative, often hinting at his later operatic masterpieces. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Aristea by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Andreas Burkhart (Bass), Caroline Adler (Soprano), Cornel Frey (Tenor),
Andrea Lauren Brown (Soprano), Sara Hershkowitz (Soprano), Robert Sellier (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Chorus members,  Simon Mayr Choir,  Simon Mayr Ensemble

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 What a nice surprise! February 25, 2017 By Robert Marshall (San Francisco, CA) See All My Reviews "I was not expecting much with this CD, but I do like Donizetti and didn't think I could go wrong for the price. Boy, was I surprised! This is a very enjoyable recording. I am not familiar with any of the singers, but they are all quite good, and the music is exciting and tuneful. I have listened to it several times and am anxious to continue listening. This is quite a find. I recommend it highly to anyone who enjoys Donizetti and bel canto." Report Abuse
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