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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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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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 

Sound Samples

La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Overture: Maestoso marziale
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Overture: Allegro
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act I Scene 1: What a day of celebration (Servants, Pippo, Magpie)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act I Scene 1: Get moving - do something (Lucia, Pippo, Servants, Fabrizio, Magpie)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act I Scene 1: I can see my beloved Giannetto (Fabrizio, Lucia, Pippo, Servants)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act I Scene 1: Oh, my heart is full of joy! (Ninetta)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act I Scene 1: Spring is returning (Ninetta)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act I Scene 1: Dearest Ninetta, today's a special day! (Fabrizio, Ninetta, Lucia)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act I Scene 1: Penknives and needles, leather patches (Isacco)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act I Scene 1: What's that shouting? (Ninetta, Servants, Villagers, Pippo)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act I Scene 1: Yes, even in the battle (Giannetto, Villagers)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act I Scene 1: Goodbye for now, my darling (Giannetto, Ninetta, Lucia, Fernando)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act I Scene 1: Yesterday, just as the sun was setting (Fernando, Ninetta)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act I Scene 1: I can be strong no longer (Ninetta, Fernando)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act I Scene 1: Oh, daughter, let me embrace you (Fernando, Ninetta)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act I Scene 1: Good morning, my pretty lady (Mayor, Ninetta, Giorgio, Fernando)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act I Scene 1: THIS IS MOST URGENT (Ninetta, Mayor, Fernando)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act I Scene 1: Thank heavens! (Ninetta, Mayor, Fernando)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act I Scene 1: We're alone here (Mayor, Ninetta, Fernando)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act I Scene 1: Such madness and confusion (Fernando, Ninetta, Mayor)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act I Scene 2: Penknives and needles, leather patches (Isacco, Ninetta, Pippo, Lucia, Mayor, Giannetto, Fabrizio, Magpie)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act I Scene 2: This morning in the house of Fabrizio Vingradito (Mayor, Giannetto, Ninetta, Fabrizio, Lucia, Pippo)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act I Scene 2: Did somebody want me? (Isacco, Mayor, Giannetto, Lucia, Pippo, Fabrizio, Ninetta)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act I Scene 2: Grief and calamity tumble around me (Ninetta, Lucia, Pippo, Mayor, Giannetto, Fabrizio)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act I Scene 2: Take this girl away and throw her into prison! (Mayor, Giannetto, Ninetta, Lucia, Pippo, Fabrizio, Servants, Villagers, Isacco)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 1: She's shut up in that dark and dismal dungeon (Antonio, Ninetta, Giannetto)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 1: Maybe one day you'll forgive me (Ninetta, Giannetto)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 1: You'd better go, and quickly (Antonio, Giannetto, Ninetta, Mayor)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 1: You're so lovely, your eyes are sparkling (Mayor, Ninetta, Villagers)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 1: When you hear the sentence (Mayor, Villagers, Ninetta, Court)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 1: Mr Mayor, Mr Mayor - what are you up to? (Antonio, Pippo, Ninetta)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 1: Just think that tomorrow, even today (Ninetta, Pippo)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 1: No, no, I beg you to take it (Ninetta, Pippo)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 1: Lest my darling should forget me (Ninetta, Pippo)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 1: By unanimous verdict - we find her guilty (Judge, Giannetto, Fabrizio)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 1: The wheels of justice will crush the guilty (Court)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 1: Most unhappy of women, your fate is in the balance (Judge, Ninetta)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 1: God protect her! (Giannetto, Fabrizio, Mayor, Ninetta)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 1: But, your Honours, you're mistaken (Giannetto, Fabrizio, Mayor, Court, Ninetta, Judge, Fernando)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 1: Release her! (Fernando, Ninetta, Giannetto, Fabrizio, Mayor, Court)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 1: A chasm of sorrow is yawning before me (Ninetta, Giannetto, Fabrizio, Mayor, Fernando, Court)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 1: If I cried, I would weep forever (Ninetta, Giannetto, Fernando, Fabrizio, Mayor, Court)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 2: What a dump of a village (Ernesto, Pippo, Giorgio, Antonio)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 2: Bitter torment burns within you (Villagers)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 2: God in heaven, Oh, God of justice (Ninetta, Villagers)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 2: Giorgio! Giorgio! Ah, we're so happy! (Pippo, Antonio, Giorgio, Giannetto, Lucia, Fabrizio, Villagers, Mayor)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 2: Oh, God preserve us (Lucia, Mayor)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 2: We can see her, she is coming! (Pippo, Antonio, Villagers, Mayor, Giorgio, Lucia, Giannetto, Fabrizio)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 2: Though I hear your cries of gladness (Ninetta, Lucia, Giannetto, Fabrizio, Fernando, Pippo, Villagers, Mayor, Antonio)
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Sung in English): Act II Scene 2: Now that the storm is over (Ninetta, Lucia, Antonio, Fabrizio, Villagers, Mayor, Pippo, Giannetto, Fernando)

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