Rossini: Semiramide / Fogliani, Penda, Regazzo, Pizzolato, Osborn, Jokovic

Release Date: 7/30/2013
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8660340-42
Conductor: Antonino Fogliani
Number of Discs: 3

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Following his triumphant visit to Vienna in 1822, when several of his operas were extremely well-received, international success beckoned for Rossini. First performed at La Fenice, Venice in 1823, Semiramide was Rossini’s last Italian opera, written at the height of his creative powers. Its subject is Greek tragedy for which librettist Gaetano Rossi drew on an adaptation by Voltaire. Instrumentally sophisticated and classically structured, the opera remains one of the most remarkable examples of Rossini’s cultivation of bel canto.
Works on This Recording
1. Semiramide by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Alex Penda (Soprano), Marija Jokovic (Soprano), John Osborn (Tenor), Andrea Mastroni (Bass), Lorenzo Regazzo (Bass), Raffaele Facciola (Bass), Vassilis Kavayas (Tenor), Marianna Pizzolato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Antonino Fogliani
Period: Romantic
Written: 1823 ; Italy
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