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Opera Rara Collection - 20 Selected Highlights


Release Date: 09/08/1998 
Label:  Opera Rara   Catalog #: 205   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Saverio MercadanteGaetano DonizettiGiovanni PaciniJacques Offenbach,   ... 
Performer:  Anthony Michaels-MooreAlastair MilesPaul NilonMarcus Jerome,   ... 
Conductor:  David ParryAlun FrancisJames Judd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraGeoffrey Mitchell ChoirNew Philharmonia Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Orazi e Curiazi: Non di trombe, non di brandi by Saverio Mercadante
Performer:  Anthony Michaels-Moore (Baritone), Alastair Miles (Bass), Paul Nilon (Tenor),
Marcus Jerome (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Ugo, conte di Parigi: Hai ben pensato by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Yvonne Kenny (Soprano), Janet Price (Soprano), Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano),
Christian Du Plessis (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alun Francis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
L'Assedio di Calais: Raddoppia i baci tuoi by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Russel Smythe (Baritone), Eiddwen Harrhy (Soprano), Christian Du Plessis (Baritone),
Nuccia Focile (Soprano), Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Maria, Regina d'Inghilterra: Qual ora tremenda by Giovanni Pacini
Performer:  Mary Plazas (Soprano), Nelly Miricioiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Gabriella di Vergy: Rea non sono by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Joan Davies (Mezzo Soprano), Maurice Arthur (Tenor), Ludmilla Andrew (Soprano),
Christian Du Plessis (Baritone), John Tomlinson (Bass)
Conductor:  Alun Francis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Robinson Crusoé: Conduisez-moi vers celui qui j'adore by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Sandra Browne (Mezzo Soprano), Marilyn Hill Smith (Soprano), Alexander Oliver (Tenor),
Yvonne Kenny (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alun Francis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
Emilia di Liverpool: A n'ommo che allancato by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Chris Merritt (Tenor), Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Medea in Corinto: Te solo invoco possente Amore by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Performer:  Jane Eaglen (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
La caccia di Enrico IV: Un palpito mi sento by Vincenzo Pucitta
Performer:  Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano), Marilyn Hill Smith (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Maria di Rudenz: Al misfatto enorme e rio by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Nelly Miricioiu (Soprano), Robert McFarland (Baritone), Matthew Hargreaves (Bass)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Venice, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Gabriella di Vergy: Ah che fra palpiti by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Alun Francis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Le pardon de Ploërmel "Dinorah": Ce tintement que l'on entend "Bell trio" by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Alexander Oliver (Tenor), Christian Du Plessis (Baritone), Deborah Cook (Soprano)
Conductor:  James Judd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: French 
13.
Rosmonda d'Inghilterra: Perché non ho del vento...Torna by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection omits "Perché no ho del vento." 
14.
I baccanali di Roma: Parmi sentir nell'anima by Giuseppe Nicolini
Performer:  Yvonne Kenny (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
Christopher Columbus: This doesn't look..like the Indies by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Johanna Peters (Mezzo Soprano), Lissa Gray (Soprano), Marilyn Hill Smith (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alun Francis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Period: Romantic 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is taken from an opera arranged in 1976 from excerpts from various operettas by Offenbach. 
16.
Virginia: Al cor furente ed ebro by Saverio Mercadante
Performer:  Alastair Miles (Bass), Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849-1850; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
Il crociato in Egitto: Il di rinascerà by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Diana Montague (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18.
Soirées italiennes: Il brindisi by Saverio Mercadante
Performer:  David Harper (Piano), Bruce Ford (Tenor), Alastair Miles (Bass)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1836; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
19.
Armida: In quale aspetto imbelle by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor), William Matteuzzi (Tenor), Paul Austin Kelly (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
20.
Ricciardo e Zoraide: Cessi omai quel tuo rigore by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor), Nelly Miricioiu (Soprano), William Matteuzzi (Tenor),
Paul Nilon (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1818; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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