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.

Sospiri - Cecilia Bartoli [2010]  Music

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

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.
Rolando Villazon, Marco Armiliato - Bellini, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini: Treasures of Bel Canto (2015)

Rolando Villazon, Marco Armiliato - Bellini, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini: Treasures of Bel Canto (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | 151 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 002362802 | Rls.date: 2nd Oct 2015

Rolando Villazón, one of the world’s favourite tenors, returns to the very roots of the Italian romantic vocal tradition, with a selection of exquisite melodies of simple beauty and passion by the greatest of Italian opera composers. Following journeys through the music of Mozart and Verdi in recent years, Rolando now brings us a stunning collection of songs from the Romantic bel canto period - miniature gems penned by Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini and Verdi - originally scored for piano accompaniment and presented here for the first time in new arrangements for orchestra.
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
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.