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Rossini: Tancredi / Zedda, Podles, Et Al

Release Date: 06/27/1995 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8660037-38   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Ewa PodlesSumi JoStanford OlsenPietro Spagnoli,   ... 
Conductor:  Alberto Zedda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Instrumentale BrugensisCapella Brugensis
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 27 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc received a 1996 Grammy nomination for "Best Opera Recording." This disc received a 1996 Grammy nomination for "Best Opera Recording." Read less

Works on This Recording

Tancredi by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Ewa Podles (Alto), Sumi Jo (Soprano), Stanford Olsen (Tenor),
Pietro Spagnoli (Baritone), Lucretia Lendi (Mezzo Soprano), Anna Maria Di Micco (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alberto Zedda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Instrumentale Brugensis,  Capella Brugensis
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1994 
Venue:  Poissy Theater, Paris, France 
Length: 147 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Customer Reviews

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 Excellent! August 31, 2013 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "Arkivmusic's comment on the listing for this outstanding Naxos recording says that it received a Grammy nomination, and after listening to the entire work, I can easily see why. This is one of several Rossini opera recordings issued by Naxos, generally featuring small orchestral ensembles and European opera singers who may not be familiar to most North American listeners. No matter- the quality of the recordings is excellent and well worth investigating, especially considering Naxos' bargain prices. Rossini's dramatic opera 'Tancredi' exemplifies these comments in several ways. The cast is outstanding and sings with crystal clarity. The excellent Collegium Instrumental Brugense (Bruges, Belgium) provides spirited orchestral support, and the Capella Brugensis (the chorus) is in fine voice throughout. An interesting note is that the role of the hero Tancredi is in fact sung by Polish soprano Ewa Podles. Although I'm not sure why she was cast in this role, the results speak for themselves- a brilliantly sung performance that teams up superbly with Sumi Jo's work as the leading female role. All in all, I feel this is a refreshing and delightful opera from early in Rossini's compositional career (the notes say he was only 21 when it was premiered!) Definitely recommended." Report Abuse
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