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Bellini: The Complete Operas


Release Date: 09/30/2008 
Label:  Dynamic   Catalog #: 552/1-25   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Lucia RizziAurio TomicichAlicia NaféFabio Previati,   ... 
Conductor:  Andrea LicataMarcello ViottiNino SanzognoPaolo Olmi,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Catania Teatro Massimo Bellini Opera ChorusCatania Teatro Massimo Bellini Opera OrchestraBerlin Deutsche Oper Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 24 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is the first time that a complete edition of Bellini's operas is released. The box includes an essay by Friedrich Lippmann, one of the world's most eminent scholars of the Sicilian composer, who in 2007 was awarded the international Galileo Galilei prize by the Italian Rotary Club for his contribution to the dissemination of Italian music in the world.

In addition to the complete set of Bellini's operas, the box includes two bonus historical recordings of La Sonnambula, featuring La Divina Maria Callas, and Norma, with Montserrat Caballé in the title role.

24 Audio CDs and 1 CD-Rom with librettos in the original language + one 80-page booklet with liner notes in five languages.
This is the first time that a complete edition of Bellini's operas is released. The box includes an essay by Friedrich Lippmann, one of the world's most eminent scholars of the Sicilian composer, who in 2007 was awarded the international Galileo Galilei prize by the Italian Rotary Club for his contribution to the dissemination of Italian music in the world.

In addition to the complete set of Bellini's operas, the box includes two bonus historical recordings of La Sonnambula, featuring La Divina Maria Callas, and Norma, with Montserrat Caballé in the title role.

24 Audio CDs and 1 CD-Rom with librettos in the original language + one 80-page booklet with liner notes in five languages.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Adelson e Salvini by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Lucia Rizzi (Mezzo Soprano), Aurio Tomicich (Bass), Alicia Nafé (Mezzo Soprano),
Fabio Previati (Baritone), Bradley Williams (Tenor), Eleonora Jankovic (Mezzo Soprano),
Giancarlo Tosi (Bass), Roberto Coviello (Baritone)
Conductor:  Andrea Licata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Catania Teatro Massimo Bellini Opera Chorus,  Catania Teatro Massimo Bellini Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  Live  Teatro Massimo Bellini, Catania 
2.
Bianca e Fernando by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Aurio Tomicich (Bass), Fu Haijing (Baritone), Gregory Kunde (Tenor),
Sonia Nigoghossian (Mezzo Soprano), Armando Caforio (Tenor), Walter Coppola (Tenor),
Youngok Shin (Soprano), Emily Manhart (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrea Licata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Catania Teatro Massimo Bellini Opera Chorus,  Catania Teatro Massimo Bellini Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Live  Teatro Massimo Bellini, Catania 
3.
Il pirata by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Lucia Aliberti (Soprano), José Guadalupe Reyes (Tenor), Hermine May (Mezzo Soprano),
Stuart Neill (Tenor), Roberto Frontali (Baritone)
Conductor:  Marcello Viotti,  Andrea Licata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra,  Catania Teatro Massimo Bellini Opera Chorus  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1994 
Venue:  Jesus-Christe-Kirche, Berlin 
4.
La straniera by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Maurizio Mazzieri (Bass), Domenico Trimarchi (Baritone), Elena Zilio (Mezzo Soprano),
Renata Scotto (Soprano), Enrico Campi (Bass), Glauco Scarlini (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nino Sanzogno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palermo Teatro Massimo Chorus,  Palermo Teatro Massimo Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/10/1968 
Venue:  Live  Palermo, Italy 
5.
Zaira by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Simone Alaimo (Baritone), Alexandra Papadjakou (Mezzo Soprano), Silvana Silbano (Mezzo Soprano),
Giovanni Battista Palmieri (Bass), Roberto De Candia (Baritone), Luigi Roni (Bass),
Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano), Ramón Vargas (Tenor)
Conductor:  Paolo Olmi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Catania Teatro Massimo Bellini Opera Chorus,  Catania Teatro Massimo Bellini Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Live  Catania, Italy 
6.
I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Nicola Amodio (Tenor), Clara Polito (Soprano), Federico Sacchi (Bass Baritone),
Patrizia Ciofi (Soprano), Danilo Formaggia (Tenor)
Conductor:  Luciano Acocella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian International Orchestra,  Bratislava Slovak Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/2005 
Venue:  Live  Martina Franca, Italy 
7.
La sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Giuseppe Morino (Tenor), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass), Vitalba Mosca (Mezzo Soprano),
Patrizia Ciofi (Soprano), Maria Costanza Nocentini (Soprano), Etienne Ligot (Voice),
Walter Mikus (Voice)
Conductor:  Giuliano Carella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian International Orchestra,  Bratislava Slovak Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1994 
Venue:  Martina Franca, Italy 
8.
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Daniela Barcellona (Mezzo Soprano), Carlo Ventre (Tenor), Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano),
Simón Orfila (Baritone), Giancarlo Pavan (Tenor), Roberta Minnucci (Voice)
Conductor:  Paolo Arrivabeni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Marchigiana Vincenzo Bellini Lyric Chorus,  Fondazione Orchestra Regionale Delle Marche
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/2007 
Venue:  Macerata, Italy 
9.
Beatrice di Tenda by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Raemond Martin (Tenor), Lucia Aliberti (Soprano), Camille Capasso (Mezzo Soprano),
Paolo Gavanelli (Bass), Martin Thompson (Tenor), John David De Haan (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra,  Berlin State Opera Chorus  ... 
Written: 1833 
Date of Recording: 06/1992 
Venue:  Jesus-Christe-Kirche, Berlin 
10.
I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Eleonora Jankovic (Mezzo Soprano), Christopher Robertson (Bass), Mariella Devia (Soprano),
Paolo Washington (Bass), William Matteuzzi (Tenor), Franco Federici (Bass)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Catania Teatro Massimo Bellini Opera Chorus,  Catania Teatro Massimo Bellini Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1989 
Venue:  Catania, Italy 
11.
La sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Giuseppe Nessi (Tenor), Maria Callas (Soprano), Giuseppe Modesti (Bass),
Cesare Valletti (Tenor), Eugenia Ratti (Soprano), Gabriella Carturan (Mezzo Soprano),
Pier Luigi Latinucci (Bass)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/05/1955 
Venue:  Milan, Italy 
12.
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Mino Venturini (Tenor), Annamaria Balboni (Soprano), Roberto Merolla (Tenor),
Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano), Ivo Vinco (Bass)
Conductor:  Georges Prętre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Turin,  Italian Radio Chorus Turin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Venue:  Turin, Italy 

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