Rossini: The Italian Girl In Algiers (Highlights) / Cohen, Miles, Tynan, Gibbons, Soar, Philharmonia Orchestra

Release Date: 4/28/2009
Label: Chandos
Catalog Number: CHAN 3160
Conductor: Brad Cohen
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
The latest instalment in the lauded Chandos Opera in English label is Rossini's The Italian Girl of Algiers. One of Rossini's most wonderful comic operas, it has a plot full of wit, warmth and endearing craziness and music bubbling with fun and laughter. Jennifer Larmore, who last appeared on Chandos Opera in English, in the Grammy-Award winning, Hansel and Gretel, is renowned for her performances of Isabella. She here performs the role in the premiere recording of the work in English language. Jennifer is superbly supported by Barry Banks, Alastair Miles and Alan Opie, under the lively baton of Brad Cohen conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra. Brad recently conducted Bizet's The Pearl Fishers for Chandos OIE which elicited excellent reviews. Issued as a 'highlights' disc, this is the perfect way to familiarise yourself with the opera. Also available: CHAN 3142 Jennifer Larmore Mezzo - Great Operatic Arias CHAN 3143(2) Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel CHAN 3156 Bizet: The Pearl Fishers (Highlights)
Works on This Recording
1. L'italiana in Algeri by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Alan Opie (Baritone), Alastair Miles (Bass), Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano), Barry Banks (Tenor), David Soar (Bass), Sarah Tynan (Soprano), Anne-Marie Gibbons (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Brad Cohen
Period: Romantic
Written: 1813 ; Italy
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