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Rossini: Le Comte Ory / Bartoli, Camarena, Zurich


Release Date: 04/29/2014 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001808509  
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Cecilia BartoliJavier CamarenaOliver WidmerLiliana Nikiteanu,   ... 
Conductor:  Muhai Tang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera ChorusZurich La Scintilla Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Cecilia Bartoli stars in this ebullient Zurich Opera House production of Rossini’s first French-language comedy opera described by the international press as “pure, unadulterated fun”.

A DVD from Zurich of the acclaimed production by masters of bel canto comedy, Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier.

Bartoli reminds us of her comic gifts and her naturalness as a stage actor — as well as her total sympathy with the music of Rossini Muhai Tang conducts the historical performance ensemble La Scintilla, and the cast includes the acclaimed young Mexican tenor Javier Camarena in the title role.

A superb comic cast revel in
Read more the knockabout plot and excel in their delivery of Rossini’s trademark vocal writing. Bartoli, “the passionate powerhouse of bel canto”, gives a thrilling performance with “breakneck coloratura in endless variation” (NZZ Online)

Released in anticipation of Cecilia Bartoli’s 2014 Whitsun Festival at Salzburg “Rossinissmo” and in time for her appearance at the The?a?tre des Champs- Elyse?es in Paris in April 2014 as Desdemona in Rossini’s Otello.
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Works on This Recording

1. Le Comte Ory by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano), Javier Camarena (Tenor), Oliver Widmer (Baritone),
Liliana Nikiteanu (Soprano), Rebeca Olvera (Soprano), Ugo Guagliardo (Bass),
Sophie Sedlmair (Soprano)
Conductor:  Muhai Tang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera Chorus,  Zurich La Scintilla Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Italy 

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