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Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri / Renzetti, Pizzolato

Rossini / Pizzolato / Vinco / Esposito / Mironov
Release Date: 07/24/2007 
Label:  Dynamic   Catalog #: 33526  
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Alex EspositoMarianna PizzolatoMaxim MironovBruno De Simone,   ... 
Conductor:  Donato Renzetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale OrchestraPrague Chamber Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Marianna Pizzolato; Marco Vinco; Maxim Mironov; Bruno De Simone; Barbara Bargnesi; José Maria Lo Monaco; Alex Esposito

Prague Chamber Choir/Lubomir Matl
Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna/Donato Renzetti
Dario Fo, director, set and costume designer

Live Recording; BPA Palais, Pesaro, August 2006

NTSC All Region; LPCM 2.0; Dolby Digital 5.1; Color; 16/9; 150 mins. Subtitled in Italian, English, German & French

Gioachino Rossini’s operatic successes were bolts of lightning, and by the time he was little over twenty years old had already given definitive, unquestionable proof of his exceptional talent in both comic and serious opera. Audiences had always
Read more welcomed him with enthusiasm. Critics, however, had been rather more hesitant, still upset by the novelty of the composer’s language. Fortunately, Rossini was careful not to study the ancient models and happily left them to “sleep in the dust”: indeed, if there is just one adjective that best matches his music it is “new”. Rossini’s appearance on Italian stages was not a breath of fresh air, it was a real tornado. The “Napoleon of music” as he was aptly called, had come to turn the tranquil plodding ways of old Italy upside down, and it would take some time for the supporters of the good old days to come to terms with this. (2 DVDs)
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Works on This Recording

L'italiana in Algeri by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Alex Esposito (Bass), Marianna Pizzolato (Mezzo Soprano), Maxim Mironov (Tenor),
Bruno De Simone (Baritone), Marco Vinco (Bass), Barbara Bargnesi (Soprano),
José Maria Lo Monaco (Voice)
Conductor:  Donato Renzetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra,  Prague Chamber Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
Date of Recording: 8/2006 

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