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Verdi: Ernani / Allemandi, Berti, Guelfi

Verdi / Berti / Guelfi / Restia / Neves / Zanini
Release Date: 01/30/2007 
Label:  Dynamic   Catalog #: 33496  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Samuele SimonciniAlessandro SvabNicoletta ZaniniMarco Berti,   ... 
Conductor:  Antonello Allemandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio OrchestraParma Teatro Regio Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Marco Berti; Carlo Guelfi; Giacomo Restia; Susan Neves; Nicoletta Zanini; Samuele Simoncini; Alessandro Svab
Orchestra & Chorus del Teatro Regio di Parma/Antonello Allemandi
Pier ‘Alli, director, set & costume designer

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Sound: LPCM 2.0 & DTS 5.1; PCM Stereo 2.0
Aspect Ratio: 16/9
Duration: 120 mins.
Subtitled in Italian, English, German, French & Spanish

The première of Ernani at Venices' Teatro La Fenice in 1844 failed to come up to Verdi's expectations, primarily because of the poor health of some of the singers. Both critics and audiences, however, soon warmed to Ernani, especially after the following performances. The
Read more opera contains some of Verdi's most successful, impassioned arias (first and foremost Elvira's cavatina and Silva's cantabile) and clearly denoted an evolution in terms of dramatic structure, more cohesive and with lesser use of blocks of closed numbers. Despite a turbulent 'premiere', Ernani became a real international success, beginning with the felicitous Vienna productions of May/June 1844. The cast of this Teatro Regio of Parma production features some of today's best singers for this type of repertoire.
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Works on This Recording

Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Samuele Simoncini (Tenor), Alessandro Svab (Bass), Nicoletta Zanini (Soprano),
Marco Berti (Tenor), Susan Neves (Soprano), Carlo Guelfi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Antonello Allemandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra,  Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1/2006 

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