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Bellini: Bianca e Gernando / Fogliani, Poznan Camerata Bach Choir, Virtuosi Brunensis


Release Date: 08/11/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8660417  
Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Marina ViottiGheorghe VladZong ShiVittorio Prato,   ... 
Conductor:  Antonino Fogliani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virtuosi BrunensisPoznan Camerata Bach Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
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Vincenzo Bellini was among the most important Italian opera composers of the early 19th century, and the quintessential representative of its bel canto tradition. Despite his enduring renown, his official operatic debut Bianca e Gernando was known only in its revised version of Bianca e Fernando until this rediscovery and revival at Bad Wildbad in July 2016. Set in the ducal palace of Agrigento and with its tale of secretive plots and triumph over tyranny, this original version of the opera presents both unknown music and significant differences from the revised version, giving its dramatic shape a distinctive new character. Vincenzo Bellini was among the most important Italian opera composers of the early 19th century, and the quintessential representative of its bel canto tradition. Despite his enduring renown, his official operatic debut Bianca e Gernando was known only in its revised version of Bianca e Fernando until this rediscovery and revival at Bad Wildbad in July 2016. Set in the ducal palace of Agrigento and with its tale of secretive plots and triumph over tyranny, this original version of the opera presents both unknown music and significant differences from the revised version, giving its dramatic shape a distinctive new character. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Bianca e Fernando by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Marina Viotti (Mezzo Soprano), Gheorghe Vlad (Tenor), Zong Shi (Bass),
Vittorio Prato (Baritone), Silvia Dalla Benetta (Soprano), Maxim Mironov (Tenor),
Luca Dall'Amico (Bass Baritone), Mar Campo (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Antonino Fogliani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virtuosi Brunensis,  Poznan Camerata Bach Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Italy 

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