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Rossini: Bianca e Falliero / Fogliani


Release Date: 09/08/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8660407  
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Kenneth TarverLaurent KublaBaurzhan AnderzhanovMarcin Banas,   ... 
Conductor:  Antonino Fogliani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virtuosi BrunensisPoznan Camerata Bach Choir
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Bianca e Falliero was commissioned by La Scala, Milan, for its prestigious Carnival season of 1819-20, enjoying a run of no fewer than 39 performances. Rossini responded with a score the virtuosity and expressivity of which outdid even his Neapolitan works. Prevailing tastes at La Scala meant that ensembles predominated over arias but behind the conventional dictates Rossini lavished the utmost care on his work, fashioning an opera full of dramatic coloratura and powerful theatrical craft and notable for its rich and often surprising harmony. Bianca e Falliero was commissioned by La Scala, Milan, for its prestigious Carnival season of 1819-20, enjoying a run of no fewer than 39 performances. Rossini responded with a score the virtuosity and expressivity of which outdid even his Neapolitan works. Prevailing tastes at La Scala meant that ensembles predominated over arias but behind the conventional dictates Rossini lavished the utmost care on his work, fashioning an opera full of dramatic coloratura and powerful theatrical craft and notable for its rich and often surprising harmony. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Bianca e Falliero by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Kenneth Tarver (Tenor), Laurent Kubla (Baritone), Baurzhan Anderzhanov (Baritone),
Marcin Banas (Tenor), Victoria Yarovaya (Mezzo Soprano), Cinzia Forte (Soprano),
Marina Viotti (Mezzo Soprano), Artavazd Sargsyan (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonino Fogliani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virtuosi Brunensis,  Poznan Camerata Bach Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Italy 

Customer Reviews

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 What a gem of fireworks. August 1, 2018 By Joseph Erdeljac (West Chester, PA) See All My Reviews "Here is another of the forgotten and neglected gems by the prolific Rossini. This one, again, is well cast and all of the singers are on the mark. This opera is filled with amazing arias, duets and ensembles, some of which you have to hear to believe that anyone could sing these vocal roulades. The orchestra is amazing and all is well recorded for a live performance. Again, the one drawback is the lack of a full libretto. This is especially important when it is a lesser known opera. Come on NAXOS, get with it and provide a libretto." Report Abuse
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