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Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini Edition

Cecilia Bartoli

  • US $110.99  

  • Release Date 21 September 2018
  • In Stock
Product code
4833936
Format
CD Box Set
Label
Decca

  • Limited Edition
  • Celebrating both Rossini150 & Cecilia Bartoli’s 30 years on Decca
  • The first boxed set from the most successful classical artist of the present day in collaboration with Fondazione Rossini
  • 15-CD + 6-DVD limited edition set collecting the complete recorded repertoire from Rossini’s oeuvre of the most lustrous Rossinian primissima donna
  • Includes a previously unreleased recording of Salvatore Sciarrino’s orchestration of Giovanna d’Arco cantata with Riccardo Chailly, rediscovered in the Decca archives
  • 216pp hardcover book (English/French/German/Italian) includes:
    • New tributes by friend and Rossini expert, Sergio Ragni, on Cecilia and the music of Rossini; and by Ilaria Narici, Director of the Fondazione Rossini, on the legacy of Rossini and Cecilia’s contribution to performance practice
    • New musicological essays from the Fondazione Rossini Critical Edition scholars on the arias, cantatas and songs included in the edition plus essays/synopses on each opera by leading experts such as Philip Gossett (deceased)
    • Facsimiles of original manuscripts, authenticated images provided by the Fondazione Rossini archives plus photos from the Decca archives
  • Full synopses & sung texts made available online

An exclusive Decca artist for 30 years, Cecilia Bartoli has become the most successful artist of a generation. Since her professional debut in Il Barbiere di Siviglia aged only 19 in her hometown of Rome, Rossini has been at the forefront of her illustrious career ever since. Discovered by the legendary Decca recording producer Christopher Raeburn in 1986, Cecilia made her first recording for Decca two years later in Il Barbiere di Siviglia soon followed by her debut recital disc.

Under his gentle tutelage and guidance, Cecilia steered a new-wave revival for Rossini’s music with fresh scholarship and authenticity, taking on the metaphorical baton handed to her from the bel canto legends such as Marilyn Horne & Joan Sutherland, becoming the undisputed star of this repertoire that we know and admire today, through her scholarly, intuitive and, above all, fun performances of some of the most challenging works ever written for mezzo.

Since her earliest recordings and performances, Cecilia has brought to Rossini’s incredible music not only an exemplary coloratura technique but also spirit and sassiness to so many of Rossini’s leading roles. Cecilia tackles with acrobatic virtuosity the most challenging of Rossini’s scores created expressly to highlight the almost super-human gifts of those singers who, for more than one reason, we might define as the “supreme virtuosos”, performing them with a combination of skill and passion, transcending the boundaries of the text.

The range of works featured in this collection is irrefutable proof of Cecilia’s Rossinian genius. The sheer quantity of his music she has recorded demonstrates her enduring interest in and commitment to the composer.

Tracks
CD1 - Rossini Arias
1 Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri / Act 1: "Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno!"  
2 Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri / Act 2: "Pronti abbiamo...Amici in ogni evento...Pensa all Patria"  
3 Rossini: La donna del lago / Act 1: "Mura felici...Elena! O tu, che chiamo"  
4 Rossini: Tancredi / Act 1: "O patria...Di tanti palpiti"  
5 Rossini: Otello / Act 3: "Assisa a' piè d'un salice...Che dissi!...Deh! calma, o Ciel, nel sonno"  
6 Rossini: Stabat Mater: 7. Fac ut portem Christi mortem  
7 Rossini: La pietra del paragone - melodramma giocoso: "Se l'Italie contrade..Se per voi care ol torno"  
8 Rossini: La Cenerentola / Act 2: "Nacqui all'affanno e al pianto...Non più mesta"  
Tracks
CD2 - Rossini Recital
1 Rossini: La pastorella  
2 Rossini: Beltà crudele  
3 Rossini: Il Trovatore  
4 Rossini: 1. Anzoleta avanti la regata [La regata veneziana]  
5 Rossini: 2. Anzoleta co passa la regata [La regata veneziana]  
6 Rossini: 3. Anzoleta dopo la regata [La regata veneziana]  
7 Rossini: Mi lagnerò tacendo (in A)  
8 Rossini: Mi lagnerò tacendo (in D)  
9 Rossini: Mi lagnerò tacendo "Sorzico"  
10 Rossini: Mi lagnerò tacendo "Stabat Mater"  
11 Rossini: Mi lagnerò tacendo (in G, No.2)  
12 Rossini: Il risentimento  
13 Rossini: La Grande Coquette (Ariette Pompadour)  
14 Rossini: Ariette à l'ancienne  
15 Rossini: L'Orpheline du Tyrol (Ballade élégie)  
16 Rossini: La Légende de Marguerite  
17 Rossini: Nizza  
18 Rossini: L'âme délaissée  
19 Rossini: Canzonetta spagnuola "En medio a mis colores"  
20 Rossini: Giovanna d'Arco - Cantata a voce sola con piano  
Tracks
CD3 - Rossini Heroines
1 Rossini: Zelmira / Act 2: "Riedi al soglio"  
2 Rossini: Le nozze di Teti e Pelo - cantata: 9. Aria: Ah non potrian resistere  
3 Rossini: Maometto II / Act 1: (3b) Preghiera: "Giusto Cielo, in tal periglio" (Anna, Coro) - Scena: "Ahi, padre!" (Anna, Erisso)  
4 Rossini: La donna del lago / Act 2: "Tanti affetti in tal momento"  
5 Rossini: Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra / Act 1: "Quant'è grato all'alma mia"  
6 Rossini: Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra / Act 2: "Fellon, la pena avrai"  
7 Rossini: Maometto II / Act 1: No. 2 Cavatina: "Ah! che invan su questo ciglio" (Anna)  
8 Rossini: Semiramide / Act 1: "Serena e vaghi rai...Bel raggio lusinghier"  
Tracks
CD4 - Highlights & Rarities I
1 Rossini: Beltà crudele  
2 Rossini: Aragonese  
3 Rossini: Or che di fiori adorno  
4 Rossini: Bolero  
5 Rossini: A ma belle mere  
6 Rossini: L'Esule  
7 Rossini: La Danza  
8 Rossini: Mi lagnerò tacendo (in G, No.2)  
9 Rossini: Mi lagnerò tacendo "Il Risentimento" in D minor/major  
10 Rossini: Mi lagnerò tacendo "Sorzico"  
11 Rossini: L'Orpheline du Tyrol (Ballade élégie)  
12 Rossini: "Riedi al soglio" [Zelmira / Act 2]  
13 Rossini: Canzonetta spagnuola "En medio a mis colores"  
Tracks
CD5 - Highlights & Rarities II
1 Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1: "Una voce poco fa"  
2 Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1: No.7 Duetto: "Dunque io son... tu non m'inganni?"  
3 Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri / Act 1: Ai capricci della sorte  
4 Rossini: La Cenerentola / Act 2: "Nacqui all'affanno e al pianto...Non più mesta" *  
5 Rossini: Otello / Act 3: "Assisa a' piè d'un salice...Che dissi!...Deh! calma, o Ciel, nel sonno" *  
6 Rossini: Péchés de vieillesse / Vol. III: Tirana pour deux voix (Les amants de Séville)  
7 Rossini: Le nozze di Teti e Pelo - cantata: 8. Duetto: Chi mi reca le rose ed I gigli  
8 Rossini: Le nozze di Teti e Pelo - cantata: 9. Aria: Ah non potrian resistere  
9 Rossini: Giovanna d'Arco (Orch. Sciarrino) ** (*First CD release | **First release)  
Tracks
CD6 - STABAT MATER
1 Luba Orgonasova, Raúl Gimenez, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker/Myung-Whun Chung  
Tracks
CDs 7-9 - IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
1 William Mateuzzi, Leo Nucci, Orchestra e coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna/ Giuseppe Patanè  
Tracks
CDs 10-11 - LA CENERENTOLA
1 Coro & Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna/Riccardo Chailly  
Tracks
CDs 12-13 - IL TURCO IN ITALIA
1 Ramón Vargas, Michele Pertusi, Orchestra e coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano/Riccardo Chailly  
Tracks
CDs 14-15 - LA SCALA DI SETA
1 Luciana Serra, William Matteuzzi, Roberto Coviello, Natale de Carolis, Oslavio, di Credico, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna/Gabriele Ferro  
Tracks
DVD 1 - LA CENERENTOLA (Houston Grand Opera, 1995)
1 Enzo Dara, Raúl Gimenez, Laura Knoop, Jill Grove, Alessandro Corbelli, Houston Grand Opera Production Chorus, Houston Symphony Orchestra/Bruno Campanella  
Tracks
DVD 2 - LE COMTE ORY (Zurich Opera House, 2012)
1 Javier Camarena, Orchestra La Scintilla of the Zurich Opera/Muhai Tang  
Tracks
DVD 3 - OTELLO (Zurich Opera House, 2012)
1 John Osborn, Zurich Opera Supplementary Chorus, Orchestra La Scintilla of the Zurich Opera/Muhai Tang  
Tracks
DVD 4 - IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele, 1988)
1 David Kübler, Gino Quilico, Carlos Feller, Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart/Gabrielle Ferro  
Tracks
DVD 5 - IL TURCO IN ITALIA (Zurich Opera House, 2002)
1 Ruggero Raimondi, Paolo Rumetz, Reinaldo Macias, Chorus & Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House/Franz Welser-Möst  
Tracks
DVD 6 - A Portrait DVD
1 Documentary including footage from the Heroines sessions directed by David Thomas & Savoy Hotel recital with György Fischer