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Famous Opera Choruses / Maurizio Arena, Maggio Musicale


Release Date: 05/13/1997 
Label:  Arts Music   Catalog #: 47366   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Vincenzo BelliniGaetano DonizettiGiuseppe VerdiGiacomo Puccini,   ... 
Conductor:  Maurizio Arena
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale OrchestraFlorence Maggio Musicale ChorusFiesole School of Music Women's Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

REVIEWS:
American Record Guide (11-12/97, pp.253-54) - "...The Verdi, Puccini, and verissimo choruses have a good amount of feeling and verve....The group is a lusty bunch with lots of healthy, full-bodied tone and personality....For the most part, Arena and the orchestra catch the chorus enthusiasm..."
REVIEWS:
American Record Guide (11-12/97, pp.253-54) - "...The Verdi, Puccini, and verissimo choruses have a good amount of feeling and verve....The group is a lusty bunch with lots of healthy, full-bodied tone and personality....For the most part, Arena and the orchestra catch the chorus enthusiasm..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Norma: Guerra, guerra le Galliche selve by Vincenzo Bellini
Conductor:  Maurizio Arena
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus,  Fiesole School of Music Women's Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Language: Italian 
2.
Norma: Norma viene by Vincenzo Bellini
Conductor:  Maurizio Arena
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus,  Fiesole School of Music Women's Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Language: Italian 
3.
Don Pasquale: Che interminabile andiri "Servants' Chorus" by Gaetano Donizetti
Conductor:  Maurizio Arena
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus,  Fiesole School of Music Women's Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Language: Italian 
4.
Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Maurizio Arena
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus,  Fiesole School of Music Women's Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Language: Italian 
5.
I lombardi: O Signore, dal tetto natio by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Maurizio Arena
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus,  Fiesole School of Music Women's Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Language: Italian 
6.
Macbeth: Patria oppressa! by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Maurizio Arena
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus,  Fiesole School of Music Women's Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
Language: Italian 
7.
Il trovatore: Squilli, echeggi "Soldier's Chorus" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Maurizio Arena
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus,  Fiesole School of Music Women's Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Or co' dadi, ma fra poco..." 
8.
Il trovatore: Vedi! le fosche notturne "Anvil Chorus" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Maurizio Arena
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus,  Fiesole School of Music Women's Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Language: Italian 
9.
Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Maurizio Arena
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus,  Fiesole School of Music Women's Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
10.
Turandot: Perchè tarda la luna? by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Maurizio Arena
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus,  Fiesole School of Music Women's Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Language: Italian 
11.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Ah! gli aranci olezzano by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Maurizio Arena
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus,  Fiesole School of Music Women's Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Language: Italian 
12.
I Pagliacci: Din, don! Suona vespero by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Conductor:  Maurizio Arena
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus,  Fiesole School of Music Women's Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Language: Italian 

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