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Opera In English - Rossini: The Thieving Magpie / Parry


Release Date: 07/22/2003 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 3097   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Philip TebbNicholas GarrettPrunella ScalesMajella Cullagh,   ... 
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraGeoffrey Mitchell Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 31 Mins. 

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This is the first recording of Rossini's 'The Thieving Magpie' sung in English. This drama of village life is one of Rossini's most interesting and enjoyable operas, and contains some of his finest music. The cast is made up of internationally famed artists who specialize in the bel-canto repertoire, resulting in a totally idiomatic performance. The recording features Prunella Scales as the Magpie. Recorded in: Blackheath Halls, London 21-23 & 27-28 September 2002 Producer(s) Brian Couzens Sound Engineer(s) Ralph Couzens Matthew Walker (Assistant) This is the first recording of Rossini's 'The Thieving Magpie' sung in English. This drama of village life is one of Rossini's most interesting and enjoyable operas, and contains some of his finest music. The cast is made up of internationally famed artists who specialize in the bel-canto repertoire, resulting in a totally idiomatic performance. The recording features Prunella Scales as the Magpie. Recorded in: Blackheath Halls, London 21-23 & 27-28 September 2002 Producer(s) Brian Couzens Sound Engineer(s) Ralph Couzens Matthew Walker (Assistant) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
La gazza ladra by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Philip Tebb (Bass), Nicholas Garrett (Bass), Prunella Scales (Spoken Vocals),
Majella Cullagh (Soprano), Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano), Barry Banks (Tenor),
Jeremy White (Bass), John Graham-Hall (Tenor), Stuart Kale (Tenor),
Toby Stafford-Allen (Baritone), Christopher Purves (Baritone), Russel Smythe (Baritone),
Nerys Jones (Mezzo Soprano), Daniel Slater (Spoken Vocals), Darren Jeffrey (Baritone)
Conductor:  David Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Milan, Italy 
Language: English 

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