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Rossini: Semiramide / Panni, Gruberova, D'arcangelo, Et Al

Release Date: 04/23/2002 
Label:  Nightingale Classics   Catalog #: 2070132   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Hélène Le CorreBernadette Manca di NissaJuan Diego FlórezIldebrando D'Arcangelo,   ... 
Conductor:  Marcello Panni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Radio Symphony OrchestraVienna Concert Choir
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 27 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Semiramide by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Hélène Le Corre (Soprano), Bernadette Manca di Nissa (Alto), Juan Diego Flórez (Tenor),
Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Bass), Edita Gruberova (Soprano), Julian Konstantinov (Bass),
Andreas Jankowitsch (Bass), Jose Reyes (Bass)
Conductor:  Marcello Panni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Concert Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Italy 
Length: 207 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Concert House, Vienna, Austria (03/11/1998); Concert House, Vienna, Austria (03/14/1998) 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Past Her Prime June 22, 2012 By H. Carlson (Sandwich, IL) See All My Reviews "Finding this recording requires diligence on the part of the buyer as it is not readily available at most CD outlets.

Regrettably Gruberova should have recorded this role much earlier in her career, as listening to her at this point (late 1990's) is a bit difficult. She still has the technique, but most of her singing is labor intensive with many high notes ugly to hear. I also find Florez quite unattractive to listen to. He is very metallic and he sounds quite forced.

Manca di Nissa and D'Arcangelo do well even though neither opts for any of the high options. The conducting also lacts excitement. Several cuts are taken.

I do not agree with the reviewer who reviewed the Sutherland/Horne recording. I do not find Studer correct for the part and Larmore is more of a high mezzo so the lower chest tones are sometimes inaudible. I find Tamar and Scalchi totally superior. Tamar may not be a true coloratura but she tries. "
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