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Rossini: Si, Si, Si, Si! - Opera Arias & Duets / Lemieux


Release Date: 03/03/2017 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 559337  
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marie-Nicole LemieuxPatrizia Ciofi
Conductor:  Enrique Mazzola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Rousil
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Rossini has been a revelation for me,” says Canadian contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux. The first fruit of her exclusive Erato contract is this live recording from Montpellier of arias and duets from Tancredi, Semiramide, L’italiana in Algeri and other serious and comic operas by the composer. She is joined by soprano Patrizia Ciofi and conductor Enrique Mazzola, also her partners for a 2014 staging of Tancredi in Paris, which prompted La Croix to praise her as “a generous artist with a voice that is both ample and easily produced across its entire tessitura … from the depths to top notes that flash like a cavalier’s sabre.”

Marie-Nicole Lemieux triumphantly defies the frequent assertion that the contralto is a dying breed.
Read more Moreover, with this live recital of Rossini arias and duets, the Canadian singer proves that a deep, rich, voluminous female voice can move with the same dazzling agility as a light, bright soprano.

Since she first came to the world’s attention in 2000, when she won the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition for Opera in Brussels, Lemieux, who has been praised by Gramophone for her “velvet-like voice and generosity in phrasing and thought”, has established herself in a wide variety of operatic roles.
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Works on This Recording

1.
L'italiana in Algeri: Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno! by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto)
Conductor:  Enrique Mazzola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Rousil
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
2.
Tancredi: O patria! by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto)
Conductor:  Enrique Mazzola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Rousil
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
3.
Tancredi: Tu che accendi...Di tanti palpiti by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto)
Conductor:  Enrique Mazzola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Rousil
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
4.
Tancredi: Lasciami! non t'ascalto by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto), Patrizia Ciofi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Enrique Mazzola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Rousil
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
5.
La pietra del paragone: Quel dirmi, oh Dio! by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto), Patrizia Ciofi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Enrique Mazzola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Rousil
6.
Semiramide: In si barbara sciagura by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto)
Conductor:  Enrique Mazzola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Rousil
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
7.
L'Italiana in Algeri: Amici, in ogni evento by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto)
Conductor:  Enrique Mazzola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Rousil
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813 
8.
L'italiana in Algeri: Pensa alla patria by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto)
Conductor:  Enrique Mazzola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Rousil
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
9.
Matilde di Shabran: Sazia tu fossi alfine by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto)
Conductor:  Enrique Mazzola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Rousil
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Italy 
10.
Matilde di Shabran: Ah, perché, perché la morte by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto)
Conductor:  Enrique Mazzola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Rousil
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Italy 
11.
La gazza ladra: E ben per mia memoria by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto)
Conductor:  Enrique Mazzola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Rousil
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Milan, Italy 
12.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa...Io sono dolcile by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto)
Conductor:  Enrique Mazzola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Rousil
13.
Duetto buffo di due gatti, 'Cat Duet' by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto)
Conductor:  Enrique Mazzola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Rousil

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