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Rossini: Il Barbier Di Siviglia / Gabriele Santini, Luigi Alva, Sesto Bruscatini, Carlo Badioli

Rossini / Bruscantini / Cossotto / Santini
Release Date: 09/08/2009 
Label:  Opera D'oro   Catalog #: 7072   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Carlo BadioliFiorenza CossottoNicolai GhiaurovVirgilio Carbonari,   ... 
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“[Ghiaurov has] the most beautiful of bass voices heard since the Second World War.” — Gramophone “This performance was recorded live at La Scala on January 20, 1964. Gabriele Santini—who would pass away toward the end of that year—brings the authority of a life saturated in this repertoire to his pacing. Sesto Bruscantini hams up Figaro’s sense of self-regard, nicely matching the other big voices on hand: Nicolai Ghiaurov is a positively thunderous Basilio who all but brings the house down, while the underrated Carlo Badioli is alone worth the price of admission for his hilariously characterized Bartolo. Alva brings wonderful variety to the role, encompassing its lovesickness in his serenades as well as the swagger of the soldier and the Read more unctuousness of the music teacher—the two fake identities Figaro plots out for him.” — Thomas May Read less

Works on This Recording

Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Carlo Badioli (Voice), Fiorenza Cossotto (Voice), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Voice),
Virgilio Carbonari (Voice), Carlo Forti (Voice), Sesto Bruscantini (Voice),
Luigi Alva (Voice), Stefania Malagú (Voice)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Venue:  Live  Milan, Italy 
Length: 87 Minutes 5 Secs. 

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