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Rossini: La Cenerentola - Highlights / Chailly, Bartoli


Release Date: 09/29/2001 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 444183   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Cecilia BartoliMichele PertusiGloria BanditelliFernanda Costa,   ... 
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale ChorusBologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

It is probably now or never. With classic older sets vying with a clutch of more recent recordings, there is currently as complete and interesting an array of recordings of Rossini's La Cenerentola as we are likely to get at any one time. Among recent versions, Chailly's new Decca set is self-evidently a powerful contender. Cecilia Bartoli is arguably the most personable and musically accomplished Cenerentola since Teresa Berganza recorded the role with Abbado in 1971; and there is a strong cast of supporting principals, among them Alessandro Corbelli who offers the best characterized Dandini since Bruscantini. (With the added advantage of being far more technically expert in fioriture passages than was his distinguished predecessor.) Read more />
...All eyes and ears, inevitably, are on Bartoli, and she doesn't disappoint. In the past, I have been tempted to think it hardly matters if the Cenerentola is foxed by the technical intricacies of the Rondo finale, as Simionato is for de Fabritiis and as Marina de Gabarain is on the Glyndebourne set. For most of the opera, Cenerentola colours the score, adding her own sad tinta to it. When she does finally come into her own, in the last scene, the play is effectively over. We may still be in our seats, but mentally we are heading for the cloakroom. That said, even more than Berganza, Bartoli makes something of this final scene. The singing itself is ravishing. At the same time, the performance makes dramatic sense, Cenerentola's dream state giving way in the final verse to a mood that is liberated, carefree, spiritually buoyant.

-- Gramophone [11/1993]
reviewing the complete Cenerentola
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Works on This Recording

1.
La Cenerentola: Una volta c'era un re...Un tantin di carità by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano), Michele Pertusi (Bass), Gloria Banditelli (Mezzo Soprano),
Fernanda Costa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Chorus,  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Communal Theater, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
La Cenerentola: Miei rampolli, miei rampolli femmini by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Enzo Dara (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Communal Theater, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
La Cenerentola: Una volta c'era un re by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Gloria Banditelli (Mezzo Soprano), Fernanda Costa (Soprano), Cecilia Bartoli (Soprano),
William Matteuzzi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Communal Theater, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
La Cenerentola: Come un' ape ne' giorni d'aprile by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Fernanda Costa (Soprano), Gloria Banditelli (Mezzo Soprano), Enzo Dara (Bass Baritone),
William Matteuzzi (Tenor), Alessandro Corbelli (Baritone)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Chorus,  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Communal Theater, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
La Cenerentola: Signor, una parola by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Soprano), Enzo Dara (Bass), Alessandro Corbelli (Baritone),
William Matteuzzi (Baritone), Michele Pertusi (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Communal Theater, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
La Cenerentola: Signor...Altezza, è in tavola by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Enzo Dara (Bass), Fernanda Costa (Soprano), Gloria Banditelli (Mezzo Soprano),
Cecilia Bartoli (Soprano), William Matteuzzi (Baritone), Alessandro Corbelli (Baritone)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Communal Theater, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
La Cenerentola: Sia qualunque delle figlie by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Enzo Dara (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Communal Theater, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
La Cenerentola: Si, ritrovarla io giuro by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  William Matteuzzi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Communal Theater, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
La Cenerentola: Un segreto d'importanza by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Enzo Dara (Bass), Alessandro Corbelli (Baritone)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Communal Theater, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
La Cenerentola: Della Fortuna by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  William Matteuzzi (Baritone), Cecilia Bartoli (Soprano), Enzo Dara (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Chorus,  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Communal Theater, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
La Cenerentola: Non più mesta by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  William Matteuzzi (Tenor), Enzo Dara (Bass Baritone), Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano),
Michele Pertusi (Bass), Gloria Banditelli (Mezzo Soprano), Fernanda Costa (Soprano),
Alessandro Corbelli (Baritone)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Chorus,  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Communal Theater, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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