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Verdi: Arias / Jose Cura, Philharmonia Orchestra


Release Date: 10/10/2000 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 380232   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José Cura
Conductor:  José Cura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It was the particular genius of Giuseppi Verdi to combine the vocal brilliance of bel canto and the naturalistic drama of the emerging verismo school and synthesize the elements with an all-encompassing breadth and humanity worthy of Shakespeare. Jose Cura brings his own unique blend of talents to this repertoire, a strong, deep tenore robusto, a passionate temperament and a rare level of scholarship and preparation. Then again, what other tenor assumes the role of conductor and accompanist on his own recordings? This well-rounded selection covers 43 years of Verdi's output from 'I Due Foscari' of 1844 to 'Don Carlo' of 1887 and the performances are vintage Cura, both lyrical and darkly dramatic, commanding and well-measured, yet with the Read more occasional sob of theatricality. And, as singer and conductor are so fortunate as to be of one mind, the accompaniments are most sympathetic. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  José Cura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/2000 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Se quel guerrier io fossi!..." 
2. Don Carlos: Io la vidi by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  José Cura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/2000 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3. Simon Boccanegra: O inferno! Amelia qui!...Sento avvampar... by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  José Cura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/2000 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4. La traviata: De' miei bollenti spiriti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  José Cura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/2000 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5. I due Foscari: Non maledirmi, o prode by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  José Cura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/2000 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6. Macbeth: Ah, la paterna mano by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  José Cura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/2000 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7. Un ballo in maschera: Ma se m' è forza perderti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  José Cura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/2000 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8. Il trovatore: Ah si, ben mio...Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  José Cura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/2000 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9. La forza del destino: O, tu che in seno agli angeli by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  José Cura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/2000 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10. Otello: Dio, mi potevi scagliar tutti i mali by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  José Cura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/2000 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11. Otello: Niun mi tema (Death of Otello) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  José Cura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/2000 
Venue:  Colosseum, Watford, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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