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Rossini: Otello / Tang, Bartoli, Osborn, Camarena, Rocha

Bartoli,Cecilia
Release Date: 05/06/2014 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 002047209  
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Javier CamarenaCecilia BartoliEdgardo RochaJohn Osborn
Conductor:  Muhai Tang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich La Scintilla Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Cecilia Bartoli makes her long-anticipated debut in the role of Desdemona in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s new production of Rossini’s Otello for the Zurich Opera House.

“Ms. Bartoli...displayed...the dazzling strengths that have characterized her work since the beginning. It is obvious that she has plotted out every musical and dramatic moment: every subtle diminuendo, every gesture. But her charm — those twinkling eyes, those powerful low notes — is such that the effect doesn’t feel overly calculated.” – The New York Times

Rossini’s unusual
Read more scoring of the drama calls for three tenor supporting roles – here sung to universal acclaim by long-standing Bartoli collaborators John Osborn and Javier Camarena and newcomer Edgardo Rocha. Bartoli’s dramatic command and vocal presence dominate the stage and reveal her artistry to be entering a rich new stage of development.

“Ms. Bartoli...displayed...the dazzling strengths that have characterized her work since the beginning. It is obvious that she has plotted out every musical and dramatic moment: every subtle diminuendo, every gesture. But her charm — those twinkling eyes, those powerful low notes — is such that the effect doesn’t feel overly calculated.” – The New York Times

“Zurich Opera stared down the mighty challenge posed by Rossini’s Otello ossia il moro di Venezia, and knocked it out of the ballpark.” – Operatoday.com

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Works on This Recording

1. Otello by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Javier Camarena (Tenor), Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano), Edgardo Rocha (Tenor),
John Osborn (Tenor)
Conductor:  Muhai Tang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich La Scintilla Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 

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