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Rossini: Le Comte Ory / Gardiner, Jo, Aler, Montague

Jo, Montague, Gardiner
Release Date: 02/14/2006 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 4757014  
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Raquel PierottiGino QuilicoMaryse CastetsDiana Montague,   ... 
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera OrchestraLyon Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Diana Montague's Isolier is a bright sparkling jewel of a performance ... Sumi Jo's Comtesse is a joy, too, fetching, dramatic and vocally expert ... In Act 1 Sumi Jo is all aerial brilliance ... in the Act 2 denouement, Jo brings a steely glint to her tone that leaves Ory, his fortunes sinking as fast as the vocal tessitura, in no doubt about who is the victor and who the vanquished ... John Aler ... is an accomplished Ory ... what Gardiner and his team invariably achieve is a strong sense of dramatic actuality ... this new set will give considerable pleasure to anyone who has yet to discover the inexhaustible delights afforded by this delectable score.

-- Gramophone [October 1989]
Diana Montague's Isolier is a bright sparkling jewel of a performance ... Sumi Jo's Comtesse is a joy, too, fetching, dramatic and vocally expert ... In Act 1 Sumi Jo is all aerial brilliance ... in the Act 2 denouement, Jo brings a steely glint to her tone that leaves Ory, his fortunes sinking as fast as the vocal tessitura, in no doubt about who is the victor and who the vanquished ... John Aler ... is an accomplished Ory ... what Gardiner and his team invariably achieve is a strong sense of dramatic actuality ... this new set will give considerable pleasure to anyone who has yet to discover the inexhaustible delights afforded by this delectable score.

-- Gramophone [October 1989]
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Works on This Recording

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Le Comte Ory by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Raquel Pierotti (Soprano), Gino Quilico (Baritone), Maryse Castets (Soprano),
Diana Montague (Mezzo Soprano), Nicolas Rivenq (Baritone), Francis Dudziak (Tenor),
John Aler (Tenor), Gilles Cachemaille (Baritone), Sumi Jo (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra,  Lyon Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Italy 
Language: French 

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