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Rossini: Eduardo e Cristina / Gelmetti, Virtuosi Brunensis


Release Date: 07/12/2019 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8660466  
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Silvia Dalla BenettaKenneth TarverLaura PolverelliBaurzhan Anderzhanov,   ... 
Conductor:  Gianluigi Gelmetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virtuosi BrunensisPoznań Camerata Bach Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Rossini’s Eduardo e Cristina was a huge success in its day, but as perhaps the last centone opera (one assembled from previously existing material) by a major composer, it became forgotten under the subsequent tide of Romantic idealism. Today we can put these prejudices aside and enjoy this masterful creation for what it is: a hugely entertaining parade of beautiful and spectacular musical ‘hits’ set to a familiar story of secret love, dramatic crisis and triumphant resolution. This 2017 Bad Wildbad revival was summed up as “an evening of pure bel canto pleasure!” by Operagazet. Rossini’s Eduardo e Cristina was a huge success in its day, but as perhaps the last centone opera (one assembled from previously existing material) by a major composer, it became forgotten under the subsequent tide of Romantic idealism. Today we can put these prejudices aside and enjoy this masterful creation for what it is: a hugely entertaining parade of beautiful and spectacular musical ‘hits’ set to a familiar story of secret love, dramatic crisis and triumphant resolution. This 2017 Bad Wildbad revival was summed up as “an evening of pure bel canto pleasure!” by Operagazet. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Edoardo e Cristina by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Silvia Dalla Benetta (Soprano), Kenneth Tarver (Tenor), Laura Polverelli (Mezzo-soprano),
Baurzhan Anderzhanov (Bass), Xiang Xu (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianluigi Gelmetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virtuosi Brunensis,  Poznań Camerata Bach Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Italy 

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