Bel Canto Bully - The Musical Legacy Of Domenico Barbajac

Release Date: 4/30/2013
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8578237
Number of Discs: 1

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$11.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Domenico Barbaja (1777–1841) was the legendary impresario who dominated European operatic stages for thirty years. The ruthless mogul was at the very heart of the bel canto era in which beautiful singing, allied to flawless technique, was brought to perfection. This release celebrates his legacy in exploring how Barbaja influenced the way opera was written and performed, by commissioning a series of masterpieces from the greatest composers of the time, such as Rossini, Donizetti and Weber, and staging them in his magnificent opera houses, performed by the most glamorous singers of the age.
Works on This Recording
1. Otello: Che ascolto ahimè...Ah, come mai non senti by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Filippo Adami (Tenor)
Conductor: Antonino Fogliani
Orchestra/Ensemble: Virtuosi Brunensis
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Italy
2. Otello: Assisa a piè d'un salice by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Jessica Pratt (Soprano)
Conductor: Antonino Fogliani
Orchestra/Ensemble: Virtuosi Brunensis
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Italy
3. Mosè in Egitto: Dal tuo stellato soglio "Prayer" by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Akie Amou (Soprano), Giorgio Trucco (Tenor), Lorenzo Regazzo (Bass), Karen Bandelow (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Antonino Fogliani
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Italy
4. Maometto secondo: Non temer d'un basso affetto by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Ewa Podles (Alto)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1820 ; Italy
5. La donna del lago: Tanti affetti in tal momento by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Maxim Mironov (Tenor), Sonia Ganassi (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Alberto Zedda
Period: Romantic
Written: 1819 ; Italy
6. La donna del lago: O fiamma soave by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Maxim Mironov (Tenor), Sonia Ganassi (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Alberto Zedda
Period: Romantic
Written: 1819 ; Italy
7. Il pirata: Nel furor delle tempeste...per te di vana lagrime by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Giovanni Guagliardo (Baritone), Marcello Giordani (Tenor)
Conductor: Steven Mercurio
Period: Romantic
Written: 1827 ; Italy
8. Roberto Devereux: Vivi, ingrato by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer: Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano)
Conductor: Marcello Rota
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837 ; Italy
9. Roberto Devereux: Quel sangue by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer: Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano)
Conductor: Marcello Rota
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837 ; Italy
10. La gazzetta: Sinfonia by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Ugo Mahieux (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Chamber Soloists Brno
Period: Romantic
11. Euryanthe, J 291/Op. 81: Overture by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor: Alfred Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1822-1823 ; Dresden, Germany
12. Elena da Feltre: Ah si del tenero amor mio by Saverio Mercadante
Performer: Monica Colonna (Soprano)
Conductor: Maurizio Benini
Period: Romantic
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