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Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore / Panerai, Bonney, Ferro

Release Date: 10/08/2010 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 423076   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Antonella BandelliRolando PaneraiBarbara BonneyBernd Weikl,   ... 
Conductor:  Gabriele Ferro
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale OrchestraFlorence Maggio Musicale Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gösta Winbergh's operatic recordings have hitherto largely been of Mozart—the Drottningholm Cosi fan tutte (L'Oiseau-Lyre), the latest Karajan Don Giovanni (DG) and Solti's recent Entführung (Decca). Barbara Bonney's appearances have mainly been in supporting roles; but here she proves herself well worthy of prima donna status. Indeed it is she that I find the more attractive of the two. Adina's opening cavatina is done with a delightful chuckle in the voice, and yet with splendid agility and a ravishing final note... With the Belcore and Dulcamara we come to more familiar names in Weikl and Panerai. The former gives, as ever, a cleanly sung and commanding performance; but it is Panerai who provides, for me, the major delight of Read more the recording. Dulcamara's "Udite, udite, o rustici" is as splendidly athletic, as richly comic, and altogether as superbly sung as any I have ever heard...

-- Gramophone [1/1988]
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L'Elisir d'Amore by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Antonella Bandelli (Mezzo Soprano), Rolando Panerai (Baritone), Barbara Bonney (Soprano),
Bernd Weikl (Baritone), Gösta Winbergh (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Ferro
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Length: 122 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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