Bellini: La Sonnambula (Highlights) / Evelino Pido, Natalie Dessay, Et Al

Release Date: 2/24/2009
Label: Erato
Catalog Number: 5099926473628
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Number of Discs: 1

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$16.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Having steadfastly built her reputation as a major performer in the pyrotechnic coloratura roles, Natalie Dessay is at a turning point in her career and is exploring, to great international recognition, the more “lyrical roles", such as Amina, one of the great Bellini heroines. After her immense success as Lucia in Paris in the Autumn 2006 under the direction of Evelino Pidò, Natalie Dessay and the Italian maestro furthered their musical collaboration with a concert version of Bellini’s La sonnambula first at Lyon and later in Paris. The recording was made in Lyon on the event of these performances. Natalie Dessay stars in this critical edition of Bellini’s Sonnambula, which was produced by Alessandro Roccatagliati and Luca Zoppelli. It has restored two major parts of Elvino’s role (the cavatina “Prendi: l’anel ti dono" and the beautiful duettino between Amina and Elvino “Vedi o madre") to their original tessitura. This edition was first produced in August 2004 in Santa Fe, precisely with Natalie Dessay in the title role under the direction of Evelino Pidò. Forumopera.com states: “The rest of the cast calls for congratulations: it is of a remarkable level." Indeed it introduces a young 25 year-old Italian tenor, Francesco Meli, at the threshold of a very promising career, and gathers several talents of the opera world such as Jaël Azzaretti and Sara Miingardo, Carlo Colombari and Paul Gay. The complete recording was released in November 2007
Works on This Recording
1. La sonnambula: Viva! Viva Amina! by Vincenzo Bellini
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Italy
2. La sonnambula: Care compagne, e voi, teneri amici by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Italy
3. La sonnambula: Sovra il sen by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano), Sara Mingardo (Alto)
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Italy
4. La sonnambula: Prendi, l'anell' ti dono by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano), Francesco Meli (Tenor)
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Italy
5. La sonnambula: Ah! vorrei trovar parole by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano), Francesco Meli (Tenor), Jaël Azzaretti (Soprano)
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Italy
6. La sonnambula: Vi ravviso, o luoghi ameni by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Carlo Colombara (Bass), Jaël Azzaretti (Soprano)
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Italy
7. La sonnambula: Son geloso del zefiro by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Francesco Meli (Tenor), Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Italy
8. La sonnambula: E menzogna by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano), Francesco Meli (Tenor), Jaël Azzaretti (Soprano), Sara Mingardo (Alto)
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Italy
9. La sonnambula: D'un pensiero by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Francesco Meli (Tenor), Natalie Dessay (Soprano), Paul Gay (Baritone), Jaël Azzaretti (Soprano), Sara Mingardo (Alto)
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Italy
10. La sonnambula: Non piu nozze by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano), Francesco Meli (Tenor), Paul Gay (Baritone), Jaël Azzaretti (Soprano), Sara Mingardo (Alto)
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Italy
11. La sonnambula: Vedi, o madre, e afflitto e mesto by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano), Francesco Meli (Tenor)
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Italy
12. La sonnambula: Viva il conte by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano), Francesco Meli (Tenor), Sara Mingardo (Alto)
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Italy
13. La sonnambula: Ah, perchè non posso odiarti by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Francesco Meli (Tenor)
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Italy
14. La sonnambula: Signor, conte, agli occhi miei by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Carlo Colombara (Bass), Jaël Azzaretti (Soprano), Francesco Meli (Tenor), Sara Mingardo (Alto)
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Italy
15. La sonnambula: Lisa! mendace anch;essa! by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Carlo Colombara (Bass), Jaël Azzaretti (Soprano), Francesco Meli (Tenor), Sara Mingardo (Alto)
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Italy
16. La sonnambula: Oh! Se una volta sola by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Carlo Colombara (Bass), Natalie Dessay (Soprano), Sara Mingardo (Alto)
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Italy
17. La sonnambula: Ah, non credea mirarti by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Paul Gay (Baritone), Carlo Colombara (Bass), Natalie Dessay (Soprano), Francesco Meli (Tenor), Sara Mingardo (Alto)
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Italy
18. La sonnambula: Ah, non giunge uman pensiero by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Italy
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