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Rossini: Armida / Zedda, Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Opera Vlaanderen


Release Date: 01/13/2017 
Label:  Dynamic   Catalog #: 37763  
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Adam SmithLeonard BernadRobert McPhersonCarmen Romeu,   ... 
Conductor:  Alberto Zedda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vlaanderen Opera House Symphony Orchestra GhentVlaanderen Opera House Symphony Chorus Ghent
Number of Discs: 2 
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Opera Vlaanderen of Antwerp continues its Rossini Cycle under the musical direction of conductor Alberto Zedda (87), with the rarely performed opera Armida. Armida is clearly a tenor opera par excellence, as we have four tenors here among the main roles. Enea Scala , Robert McPherson, Dario Schmunck and the young Adam Smith. Director Mariame Clément and her usual set designer Julia Hansen will also return to Opera Vlaanderen after the successfull Giasone by Cavalli released by Dynamic. They are now taking a critical look at the world of the Crusaders. Clément sees Armida as the incarnation of the concept of ‘love’, which in
Read more itself is magic and for which noble and heroic knightly ideals are cast aside. However, it is a love that turns into a destructive frenzy.
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Works on This Recording

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Armida by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Adam Smith (Tenor), Leonard Bernad (Bass), Robert McPherson (Tenor),
Carmen Romeu (Soprano), Dario Schmunck (Tenor), Enea Scala (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alberto Zedda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vlaanderen Opera House Symphony Orchestra Ghent,  Vlaanderen Opera House Symphony Chorus Ghent
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 

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