Bartoli Rossini

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 - Il Turco in Italia (Franz Welser-Most, Cecilia Bartoli) (2005)

Rossini - Il Turco in Italia (Franz Welser-Möst, Cecilia Bartoli) (2005)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.56 Gb (DVD9) | 135 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, Deutsch, Francais, English, Espanol, Japanese

Il turco in Italia is one of Rossini's wittiest but most neglected works. It is full of ingenious and freshly composed invention. It is Rossini's first collaboration with Felice Romani - Bellini's librettist - on this opera and Romani understood perfectly Rossini's love of pastiche and parody. He provided a commedia dell' arte scenario that gave Rossini plenty of opportunity to mock traditions he had helped to cultivate in the first place. The plot of Il turco is delightfully salcious and among the many jewels in the score, the duet for Geronio and Selim, in which the Turk tries to persuade the ageing husband to sell his wife to him, is widely considered one of the composer's masterpieces.
Rossini - Otello (Muhai Tang, Cecilia Bartoli, John Osborn) (2012) [BluRay-rip]

Rossini - Otello (Muhai Tang, Cecilia Bartoli, John Osborn) (2012) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 156 min | 8,48GB
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Sub: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Korean

Rossini’s unusual scoring of the drama calls for three tenor supporting roles – here sung to universal acclaim by long-standing Bartoli collaborators John Osborn and Javier Camarena and newcomer Edgardo Rocha. Bartoli’s dramatic command and vocal presence dominate the stage and reveal her artistry to be entering a rich new stage of development.

Rossini - Otello (Muhai Tang) (2014) [Full Blu-ray]  

Posted by Vilboa at Sept. 15, 2014
Rossini - Otello (Muhai Tang) (2014) [Full Blu-ray]

Rossini - Otello (Muhai Tang) (2014)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 22987 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 156 min | 34,1 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3866 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | DECCA | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese, Korean

Rossini’s unusual scoring of the drama calls for three tenor supporting roles – here sung to universal acclaim by long-standing Bartoli collaborators John Osborn and Javier Camarena and newcomer Edgardo Rocha. Bartoli’s dramatic command and vocal presence dominate the stage and reveal her artistry to be entering a rich new stage of development.
Rossini - Otello (Muhai Tang, John Osborn, Cecilia Bartoli)

Rossini - Otello (Muhai Tang, John Osborn, Cecilia Bartoli) [2014]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) Italiano (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.39 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese, Korean | 156 min | +3% Recovery

This new disc from the Zurich Opera presents just about as thoughtful and coherent account of Rossini's Otello as one could hope for. This isn't the first time the company has made something of a splash with the bel canto repertory. Some will remember their CD release, a few years back, of Bellini's Norma, also featuring Bartoli. That set got very mixed reviews, and those who hated that will probably hate this too, no doubt before they even watch it. But for those not initiated in the trench warfare that music loving often attracts, this disc will be most welcome. The world class cast, led by Cecilia Bartoli and tenor John Osborn, are (mostly) young, committed and talented. They deliver, here, an intense performance that makes a very strong case for this neglected opera… By Stephen McLeod
Rossini - La Cenerentola (Bruno Campanella, Cecilia Bartoli, Raúl Giménez, Enzo Dara) [1996]

Rossini - La Cenerentola (Bruno Campanella, Cecilia Bartoli, Raul Gimenez, Enzo Dara) [1996]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan, Auto Letterboxed | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 6 ch), (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7,48 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese | +3% Recovery | 164 min

This performance of LA CENERENTOLA was taped at Houston Grand Opera in 1995. The performances marked Cecilia Bartoli's American debut, and as Angelina she completely justified all the "hype" that surrounded her at that time. She sings beautifully and acts nicely, creating a put-upon yet spunky "Cinderella." Opposite Bartoli, Raul Gimenez gives a sincere and sensationally sung Prince Ramiro. His love duet with Bartoli in Act I ("Un soave non so che") is an oasis of calm in a witty Rossinian fairy tale. The supporting cast includes Enzo Dara (Don Magnifico), Alessandro Corbelli (Dandini), and Michele Pertusi (Alidoro, the "fairy godfather"). Corbelli's Dandini has since become famous (a British critic called it one of the finest operatic characterizations of our day), and here one can see why: it is subtle, humorous, and richly sung… By A Customer

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)

Rossini - Le Comte Ory (Muhai Tang) (2012) [BluRay-rip]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Feb. 4, 2016
Rossini - Le Comte Ory (Muhai Tang) (2012) [BluRay-rip]

Rossini - Le Comte Ory (Muhai Tang) (2012) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 (16:9) / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 141 min | 4,22Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: French, English, German, Korean

Cecilia Bartoli stars in this ebullient Zurich Opera House production of Rossini’s first French-language comedy opera described by the international press as “pure, unadulterated fun”. A BD from Zurich of the acclaimed production by masters of bel canto comedy, Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier. Bartoli reminds us of her comic gifts and her naturalness as a stage actor — as well as her total sympathy with the music of Rossini. Muhai Tang conducts the historical performance ensemble La Scintilla, and the cast includes the acclaimed young Mexican tenor Javier Camarena in the title role.
Rossini - Il Turco in Italia (Riccardo Chailly, Cecilia Bartoli, Ramon Vargas) [1998]

Rossini - Il Turco in Italia (Riccardo Chailly, Cecilia Bartoli, Ramon Vargas) [1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 554.86 MB
Classical | Label: DECCA | Catalog Number: 458 924-2

Gioacchino Rossini wrote two kinds of comic opera. First there was the manic, almost farcial "opera buffa" (eg. THE BARBER OF SEVILLE). Then there was a kind of serio-comedy akin to the "dramma giocoso" of Mozart. IL TURCO IN ITALIA (1816) definitely falls in the latter category (as does LA CENERENTOLA). This little-known opera is a real gem. It is about a Muslim prince (Selim, sung by Michele Pertusi in fine voice) from Turkey and the comedy and conflict that ensue when he visits Italy. A clash of cultures ensues as the polygamous Selim tries to steal Don Geronio's young wife, Fiorilla (mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli, singing a role written for soprano)…
Rossini - La cenerentola (Riccardo Chailly, Cecilia Bartoli, William Matteuzzi) [1993]

Rossini - La cenerentola (Riccardo Chailly, Cecilia Bartoli, William Matteuzzi) [1993]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 631.14 MB
Classical | Label: DECCA | Catalog Number: 436 902-2

Rossini composed comic operas of the bel canto repertoire, which were very popular in the first half of the 19th century. Rossini's music was sparkling, inventive, Mozartian, and the vocal lines of his operas were showcases for tenors and sopranos of the day. Rossini popularized comedy in opera. It was his Barber Of Seville that began a tradition that is still strong to this very day. In the first half of the 19th century, tenor Manuel Garcia and his daughters, both of them acclaimed mezzo sopranos, delivered masterful performances of Rossini's operas…
By Rachel Garret