Bartoli Rossini

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra Filarmonica Della Scala - Gioacchino Rossini: Cantatas Vol.2 (2001)

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra Filarmonica Della Scala - Gioacchino Rossini: Cantatas Vol.2 (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 295 Mb | Total time: 68:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 466 328-2 | Recorded: 1997-98

Here are two of Rossini's "secular" cantatas: "The Lament of Harmony on the Death of Orpheus" for tenor, male chorus, and orchestra, written when he was a 16-year-old conservatory student, and the far more substantial "Wedding of Thetis and Peleus," one of many such pieces he composed for special occasions, commissioned for the marriage of an Italian princess to a French prince. Both consist of primarily short, separate, contrasting numbers, most of which would be perfectly at home in the opera house.
Virtuosi Brunensis & Luciano Acocella - Rossini: Demetrio e Polibio (Live) (2017)

Virtuosi Brunensis & Luciano Acocella - Rossini: Demetrio e Polibio (Live)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 111:26 min | 480 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 33 | Rls.date: 2017

The genesis of Rossinis first full-scale opera Demetrio e Polibio is shrouded in speculation, but its initial intention as a family opera for the tenor Domenico Mombelli, with roles for his daughters and a libretto by his wife seems clear. Its narrative of political turmoil, romance, kidnap, and the ultimate blessings of true love and unity is a prelude to subjects to which Rossini would frequently turn in future triumphs. The composers facility for melody and his genius for combining voices into the loveliest of duets is already much in evidence in this confident but rarely heard debut.
Marina Rebeka, Münchner Rundfunkorchester & Marco Armiliato - Amor fatale: Rossini Arias (2017)

Marina Rebeka, Münchner Rundfunkorchester & Marco Armiliato - Amor fatale: Rossini Arias
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:34 min | 284 MB
Label: BR-Klassik | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Marina Rebeka is one of the most successful sopranos of her generation. To mark the occasion of the upcoming Rossini year of 2018, she and the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, conducted by Marco Armiliato, have recorded an album of highly dramatic opera arias. Amor fatale offers the opportunity to reacquaint oneself with the great soprano arias from Rossini's less well-known tragic operas, in a fine interpretation.

Cecilia Bartoli - Sospiri [2010]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at May 5, 2017
Cecilia Bartoli - Sospiri [2010]

Sospiri - Cecilia Bartoli [2010]
Classical | DECCA 478 2249 | TT: 77:39+30:16 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 421 Mb

This compilation of selections from a number of Cecilia Bartoli's recitals from between 1994 and 2009, plus several newly released tracks, is unified by the theme of sighs, "sospiri." The music expresses a variety of moods, including sighs of resignation, relaxation, grief, ecstasy, and romantic pleasure. The first of the two CDs is devoted to secular music, much of it operatic, and the second to sacred pieces. The album should offer few surprises to anyone who has a preconceived opinion of Bartoli's vocalism. Fans of her exuberant personality and dramatic temperament will find just what they would expect, as will detractors who are put off by what they feel to be her excessive flamboyance. In any case, whatever one's opinion of the outcome, there's no denying that Bartoli throws herself into all her projects with absolute abandon. She is so deeply invested in wringing the emotional truth out of a piece that she is not afraid to let her voice stray from the principles of bel canto singing that require that tonal beauty be maintained at all times.

Cecilia Bartoli - Sacrificium (2009)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 29, 2017
Cecilia Bartoli - Sacrificium (2009)

Cecilia Bartoli - Sacrificium
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, scans | 99:06 min | 566 MB
Label: Decca Records - 478 1522 | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2009
Classical, Opera, Baroque

A work dedicated to "castratos" and the music that their magic voices inspired to a lot of composers. The title of the album refers to the sacrifice castratos did for the sake of music.

Franco Fagioli, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Rossini (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 5, 2017
Franco Fagioli, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Rossini (2016)

Franco Fagioli, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Gioachino Rossini (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:15:21
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 5681

Countertenor performances of 19th century opera are a historical and, ultimately, true novelty. This said, for those who love the sound of the countertenor voice and want to give it a try, there are several factors that recommend this release by countertenor Franco Fagioli, with the small orchestra Armonia Atenea under George Petrou. First is that castrati were still around in Rossini's time, although on the decline, and the composer was reportedly intrigued by their voices. Second, Fagioli, unlike the vast majority of other countertenors, studied bel canto singing rather than Baroque repertory exclusively, and a certain distance present in the work of other countertenors is absent here. And third, and most important, is Fagioli's voice itself. Of the countertenors active today, he's the one with the range, the power, the attitude to make you suspend disbelief and think for a moment that you're actually listening to a castrato. He enters into the various Rossini roles represented on this recording, several of which were mezzo-soprano "pants" roles; this adds to the layers of identity-switching happening, and the parts hit Fagioli's vocal sweet spot. A bonus is that several of these are from Rossini opere serie that are little played or recorded.
Cecilia Bartoli, Andras Schiff ‎- Italian Songs: Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Haydn (1993)

Cecilia Bartoli, András Schiff ‎- Italian Songs: Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Haydn (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca | # 440 297-2 | Time: 01:07:59

This was to be the end of the line for Italian word-setting by Viennese composers: once the confident sentiments that belonged to the poet Metastasio's opera seria felt the chill and threatening wind of Enlightenment and Revolution, their time was up. Even we, for the most part, prefer to remember the German-speaking Beethoven, Schubert and Haydn. So it is good to be reminded of their responses to the Italian muse (usually as part of their craft-learning student work) in this particularly well-cast recital. Central Europe, in the person of Andras Schiff meets Italy, in Cecilia Bartoli, to delightful, often revelatory effect.
Cecilia Bartoli, James Levine - An Italian Songbook: Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti (1997)

Cecilia Bartoli, James Levine - An Italian Songbook: Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti (1997)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: London/Decca | # 455 513-2 | Time: 01:07:23

The Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli is one of the most charming and talented singers to appear on the scene in recent years, and this collection of Italian songs by three great opera composers–Bellini, Donizetti, and Rossini–is a most deserving bestseller. There are many small pleasures in the selections, which reflect the bel canto predilections of their authors, and Bartoli renders them artfully. Some will be familiar even to casual listeners (Rossini's La Danza, the famous tarantella); others will be new to most, but equally deserving of a hearing. The sensitive and skillful accompaniment is by conductor-pianist James Levine.

Rossini - La Cenerentola (Vladimir Jurowski) (2008) [Blu-Ray]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at June 18, 2016
Rossini - La Cenerentola (Vladimir Jurowski) (2008) [Blu-Ray]

Rossini - La Cenerentola (Vladimir Jurowski) (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25001 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 156 min | 38,9 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 156 min | 11,7 Gb
Audio: Italian / PCM / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

“This is a truly marvellous performance on all counts - staging, conducting and singing. Sir Peter Hall… manages to breathe new life into the routines without ever slipping over into farce, while exploring each character in some depth. The sense of an ensemble on top form is underlined by Vladimir Jurowski's exacting, pellucid and vivid interpretation, so that the music, like the libretto, is presented afresh. The superb cast has no weaknesses and many strengths, Ruxandra Donose may not have the idiomatic Italian timbre of Cecilia Bartoli… but she is the more consistent singer, using her wide range and rich tone to startling effect. Her youthful (24-year-old) partner, Russian tenor Maxim Mironov, proves an ideal Ramiro, fluent in every aspect of his role and delivering its appreciable demands in a light, pliant voice of delicate beauty.”(Gramophone)
Michele Mariotti, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Rossini: Sigismondo (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Michele Mariotti, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Rossini: Sigismondo (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23944 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 164 min | 36,2 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3641 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 164 min | 8,86 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

Early Rossini has something buoyant, vibrant, youthful about it – even when it is a “dramma per musica” such as “Sigismondo”, a dark swirl of an opera revolving around a mad king and his delusions, his wife who is allegedly dead but very much alive, the fate of Poland and much more. Premiered in 1814 but rarely played thereafter, the work deserves to be resurrected, if only for its many beautiful and original arias and ensembles, some of which were such brilliant little masterpieces that he reused them in his later successes such as “Il turco in Italia”, “La Cenerentola” and “Il barbiere di Siviglia”. The work was given its first performance from the critical new edition at the 2010 Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. The press hailed the production as a “perfect symbiosis of music and stage work” that yields “truly brilliant theater”.