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Bellini: I Capuleti E I Montecchi / Genaux, Farcas, Biondi, Europa Galante

Bellini / Genaux / Belcanto Chorus / Biondi
Release Date: 09/25/2015 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 923404  
Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Davide GiustiVivica GenauxValentina FarcasFabrizio Beggi,   ... 
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For many years Fabio Biondi has been investing Italian scores with his own form of imaginative and deeply-considered musicality, and it is no real surprise to find him extending his reach past the Baroque and Classical eras and into early Romanticism with this Glossa release of Vincenzo Bellini’s opera I Capuleti e i Montecchi. Bellini’s masterpiece, first performed in 1830 – to Felice Romani’s story of love confronted by struggles for power – seamlessly incorporates large sections from a previously unsuccessful opera and, as did Rossini before him, Bellini calls for a mezzo-soprano in the male lead role. Vivica Genaux, Romeo in Biondi’s production with Europa Galante, is joined by Valentina Farcas as Giulietta and supported by Davide Read more Giusti (Tebaldo), Fabrizio Beggi (Lorenzo) and Ugo Guagliardo (Capellio). In his accompanying notes to this release, Biondi, aspiring to allow listeners to discover new details in and new perspectives on the musical score, writes concerning issues of modern performance of the work, including acoustical details, score markings and tempi choices. Read less

Works on This Recording

I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Davide Giusti (Tenor), Vivica Genaux (Mezzo Soprano), Valentina Farcas (Soprano),
Fabrizio Beggi (Bass), Ugo Guagliardo (Bass)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Italy 

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