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Rossini: Semiramide / Bonynge, Sutherland, Sinclair, Et Al

Release Date: 09/16/1997 
Label:  Opera D'oro   Catalog #: 1136   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Mario PetriAngela RoccoMonica SinclairFerruccio Mazzoli,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra RomeItalian Radio Chorus Rome
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Joan Sutherland recorded this role commercially for Decca two years before this 1968 Roman RAI broadcast; nonetheless, she is more convincing and in slightly spryer voice here. Mario Petri also is a bit better as Assur than Joseph Rouleau on Decca, and with one exception, the rest of the cast is about equally good. However--and this is a BIG however--Monica Sinclair, on this performance, is no match for Decca's Marilyn Horne (who is?), who positively makes the opera come to life whenever she appears and whose vocal blending with Sutherland, particularly in this opera, is legendary. Richard Bonynge leads a convincing reading, but even at this bargain price (Decca's is mid-priced, by the way), Horne swings the balance of power to Decca. Read more />
--Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

Semiramide by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Mario Petri (Bass), Angela Rocco (Mezzo Soprano), Monica Sinclair (Alto),
Ferruccio Mazzoli (Bass), Gino Sinimberghi (Tenor), Ottavio Garaventa (Tenor),
Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Giovanni Gusmeroli (Bass)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome,  Italian Radio Chorus Rome
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/15/1968 
Length: 13 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Rossini: Semiramide: Sinfonia
Rossini: Semiramide: Si, gran Nume... - Oreo
Rossini: Semiramide: La, dal Gange - Idreno, Assur, Oreo, Coro
Rossini: Semiramide: A quei detti - Idreno, Oroe, Assur
Rossini: Semiramide: Di tanti regni e popoli - Oroe, Semiramide
Rossini: Semiramide: Regina, all'ara - Assur, Semiramide, Idreno, Coro
Rossini: Semiramide: Eccomi alfine in Babilonia - Arsace
Rossini: Semiramide: Io l'attendeva... - Arsace, Oroe, Assur
Rossini: Semiramide: Bella imago - Arsace, Assur
Rossini: Semiramide: Serena i vaghi rai... - Coro
Rossini: Semiramide: Bel raggio lusinghier - Semiramide, Coro
Rossini: Semiramide: Mitrane, e che rechia' - Semiramide, Coro
Rossini: Semiramide: Al tuo comando... - Arsace, Semiramide
Rossini: Semiramide: Alle piu care immagini - Semiramide, Arsace
Rossini: Semiramide: Ergi omai la fronte altera - Tutti
Rossini: Semiramide: L'alto eroe! - Semiramide, Tutti
Rossini: Semiramide: Qual mesto gemito - Tutti, Ombra del nino
Rossini: Semiramide: Ah! Sconvolta nell'ordine eterno - Tutti
Rossini: Semiramide: Assur, i cenni miei - Semiramide, Assur
Rossini: Semiramide: Quella ricordati - Semiramide, Assur
Rossini: Semiramide: La forza primiera - Semiramide, Assur
Rossini: Semiramide: Ebben compiasi omai - Arsace
Rossini: Semiramide: Si, vendetta.... Sacro assiar - Coro, Arsace, Oroe
Rossini: Semiramide: Si, vendicato - Arsace, Coro
Rossini: Semiramide: No, non ti lascio - Semiramide, Arsace
Rossini: Semiramide: Ebbene, a te: ferisci - Semiramide, Arsace
Rossini: Semiramide: Giorno d'orrore - Semiramide, Arsace
Rossini: Semiramide: La speranza piu soave - Idreno
Rossini: Semiramide: Li di gia cade - Assur, Coro
Rossini: Semiramide: Si, vi sara vendetta - Assur, Coro
Rossini: Semiramide: Qual densa notte! - Ninia
Rossini: Semiramide: Finale: Vieni Arsace - Tutti

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