Rossini: La Gazza Ladra / Moreno, Tarver, Zedda

Release Date: 5/12/2015
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8660369-71
Conductor: Alberto Zedda
Orchestra/Ensemble: Virtuosi Brunensis, Brno Chamber Choir
Number of Discs: 3

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) marked a culmination of the convergence of serious and comic elements in Rossini’s work. The result is an ideal hybrid: a tragic opera with a happy ending that rises to the status of true opera seria. With its outstanding dramatic and musical qualities it remains one of Rossini’s greatest and most successful operas, a constant presence in the repertoire since its triumphant 1817 première in Milan. This performance is conducted by Alberto Zedda, who made his conducting début in 1956, produced the first critical edition of La gazza ladra, and is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the operas of Rossini.
Works on This Recording
1. La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie), opera by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Kenneth Tarver (Tenor), Lorenzo Regazzo (Bass), Luisa Islam-Ali-Zade (Mezzo Soprano), Giulio Mastrototaro (Baritone), Bruno Praticò (Baritone), Maria Josè Moreno (Soprano), Gianni Fabbrini (Fortepiano)
Conductor: Alberto Zedda
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brno Chamber Choir, Virtuosi Brunensis
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817 ; Italy
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