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Rossini: The Italian Girl In Algiers (Highlights) / Cohen, Miles, Tynan, Gibbons, Soar, Philharmonia Orchestra


Release Date: 04/28/2009 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 3160   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Sarah TynanDavid SoarJennifer LarmoreAlan Opie,   ... 
Conductor:  Brad Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Geoffrey Mitchell ChoirPhilharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The latest instalment in the lauded Chandos Opera in English label is Rossini's The Italian Girl of Algiers. One of Rossini's most wonderful comic operas, it has a plot full of wit, warmth and endearing craziness and music bubbling with fun and laughter. Jennifer Larmore, who last appeared on Chandos Opera in English, in the Grammy-Award winning, Hansel and Gretel, is renowned for her performances of Isabella. She here performs the role in the premiere recording of the work in English language. Jennifer is superbly supported by Barry Banks, Alastair Miles and Alan Opie, under the lively baton of Brad Cohen conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra. Brad recently conducted Bizet's The Pearl Fishers for Chandos OIE which elicited excellent Read more reviews. Issued as a 'highlights' disc, this is the perfect way to familiarise yourself with the opera. Also available: CHAN 3142 Jennifer Larmore Mezzo - Great Operatic Arias CHAN 3143(2) Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel CHAN 3156 Bizet: The Pearl Fishers (Highlights) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
L'italiana in Algeri by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Sarah Tynan (Soprano), David Soar (Bass), Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano),
Alan Opie (Baritone), Alastair Miles (Bass), Anne-Marie Gibbons (Mezzo Soprano),
Barry Banks (Tenor)
Conductor:  Brad Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir,  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 

Sound Samples

L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers): Oveture
L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers): Act I: Cavatina: In dreams of endless pleasure (Languir per una bella) (Lindoro)
L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers): Act I: Duet: When U choose a girl to marry (Se inclinassi a prender moglie) (Lindoro, Mustafa)
L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers): Act I: Cavatina: Fate is cruel! (Quanta sorte!) (Isabella, Chorus)
L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers): Act I: Duet: From the buffets of misfortune (Ai capricci della sorte) (Isabella, Taddeo)
L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers): Act I: Aria: I am filled in an exquisite fashion (Gia d'insolito ardore nel petto) (Mustafa)
L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers): Act I: Finale: We salute you, oh master of women (Viva, viva il flagel delle donne) (Chorus, Haly, Mustafa)
L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers): Act I: Oh, how amusing! (Oh! Che muso, che figura!) (Isabella, Mustafa)
L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers): Act I: Please tell me where my niece is (Vo' star con mia nipote) (Taddeo, Haly, Mustafa, Isabella)
L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers): Act I: Though we must part from you (Pria di dividerci da voi, Signore) (Elvira, Zulma, Lindoro, Isabella, Mustafa, Haly, Taddeo)
L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers): Act I: Tell me, who is this woman? (Dite: che e quella femmina) (Isabella, Mustafa, Elvira, Zulma, Lindoro, Haly, Chorus)
L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers): Act II: Aria: All this shouting makes my head ache (Ho un gran peso sulla testa) (Taddeo, Chorus)
L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers): Act II: Cavatina: Sweetest treasure, dearest pleasure (Per lui che adoro) (Isabella, Mustafa, Taddeo, Lindoro)
L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers): Act II: Trio: Sugar-daddy! How delightful! (Pappataci! Che mai sento!) (Mustafa, Lindoro, Taddeo)
L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers): Act II: Rondo: Think of your country (Pensa alla patria, e intrepido) (Isabella, Chorus)

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