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Rota: La notte di un nevrastenico & I due timidi / Bonolis, Reate Festival Orchestra


Release Date: 01/11/2019 
Label:  Dynamic   Catalog #: 7830  
Composer:  Nino Rota
Performer:  Giorgio CelenzaDaniele AdrianiCarlo FeolaSabrina Cortese,   ... 
Conductor:  Gabriele Bonolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Reate Festival Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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The 2017 edition of the Reate Festival of Italy staged two operas composed by Nino Rota (1911-1979). Mostly known for his cinema soundtracks, Rota was able to merge the great Italian operatic tradition of Rossini, Puccini and Verdi into a contemporary musical language. I due timidi is drawn from a text of Italian writer Suso Cecchi d’Amico and the libretto of La notte di un nevrastenico was written by Riccardo Bacchelli. An all-star cast is featured here, including Giorgio Celenza, Sabrina Cortese, Daniele Adriani, Antonio Sapio, Chiara Osella, and Carlo
Read more Feola, among others. The Reate Festival Orchestra, led by Gabriele Bonolis, accompanies the soloists perfectly. This release is the world premiere recording of these works, and has been filmed in high-definition. Subtitled are available in Italian, English, German, French, Japanese, and Korean.

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REVIEW:

I due timidi is a gorgeous piece. Rota doesn't quite muster Puccini’s final layer of harmonic interest and novel orchestration but he rivals his senior for melodic generosity and is brilliant with vocal characterisation and linguistic clarity.

The performances are simply staged with a touch of commedia dell’arte and allowed to blossom in all the right ways by the conductor Gabriele Bonolis. There’s some ragged orchestral work but lovely singing that indulges Rota’s irresistible legatos. Daniele Adriani stands out as the male lover Raimondo in I due and as the Commendatore in La notte. His is not a classic Italian tenor sound, rather something with more grain but still adequate smoothness and notable presence.

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Works on This Recording

1.
La notte d'un nevrastenico by Nino Rota
Performer:  Giorgio Celenza (Baritone), Daniele Adriani (Tenor), Carlo Feola (Bass Baritone),
Sabrina Cortese (Soprano), Antonio Sapio (Tenor), Vincenzo Carni (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Bonolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Reate Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; Italy 
2.
I due timidi by Nino Rota
Performer:  Lucia Filaci (Soprano), Giacomo Nanni (Bass Baritone), Antonio Sapio (Tenor),
Giorgio Celenza (Baritone), Daniele Adriani (Tenor), Sabrina Cortese (Soprano),
Chiara Osella (Mezzo Soprano), Mariangela De Vita (Mezzo Soprano), Maria Rita Combattelli (Soprano),
Siri Kval Odegard (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gabriele Bonolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Reate Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; Italy 

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