Classical Music Home

The World's Leading Classical Music Group

Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?
Keyword Search
in
 
Classical Music Home > ROSSINI: Semiramide (PAL)

ROSSINI: Semiramide (PAL)

    
 

About this Recording

ROSSINI: Semiramide (PAL)


DVD Clip
Gioacchino Rossini


Semiramide (Semiramis)
From the The Metropolitan Opera House 1990
Libretto by Gaetano Rossi
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera
Conductor: James Conlon, Stage Director: John Copley
Cast: June Anderson, Marilyn Horne, Stanford Olson, Samuel Ramey

Running Time: 223 min
Recording Date: 1990
Menu languages: GB, D, F, SP
Subtitle languages: It, GB, D, F, SP
Picture Format: 16:9
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Region Code: 2,5
Sel. No. 100 222 PAL

Rossini set to music the text of Gaetano's two-act "melodramma tragico", based on Voltaire's La tragédie de Sémiramis (1748) in little more than 30 days. Semiramide was, as he himself said, "the only one of my Italian operas which I was able to write in peace". The Catalan mezzo-soprano Isabella Colbran, whom the composer had married in Naples a year before, sang the title role at the successful premiere in Venice on 3 February 1823, and twenty-eight further performances followed immediately. This production of Semiramide, which director John Copley staged at the New York Metropolitan Opera in December 1990, combined all the ingredients that send opera lovers into raptures: one of the most mature works of opera from the first half of the 19th century, the sense of a near-perfect period setting in ancient Babylon, and a breathtaking cast, that could not be bettered anywhere, with - first and foremost - Marilyn Horne (who first came to fame playing Arsace alongside Joan Sutherland). Brian Large captured the exceptional occasion for this DVD.







Composer(s):
Rossini, Gioachino

Lyricist(s):
Rossi, Gaetano

Conductor(s):
Conlon, James

Orchestra(s):
New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Choir(s):
New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Label: Arthaus Musik

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 100222

Barcode: 4006680102221

Distribution Note(s):

Physical Release: 06/2002

For Germany and Europe:
Buy from www.jpc.de
For Sweden:
Buy from Naxos Sweden
For Australia:
Buy from Wesley
For Worldwide:
Buy from Presto Classical
For U.S.:
Barnes & Nobles
For U.K. Only:
Buy from NaxosDirect.co.uk
For Sweden:
Buy from Ginza
For Germany:
Buy from NaxosDirekt.de

 



 Tell a Friend |  Bookmark this page Digg It |  Bookmark this page Del.icio.us. |  Add to Facebook Facebook |  FURL FURL |  Add to MySpace MySpace |  Stumbleupon StumbleUpon |  Twitter Twitter

Famous Composers Quick Link:
Bach | Beethoven | Chopin | Dowland | Handel | Haydn | Mozart | Glazunov | Schumann | R Strauss | Vivaldi
5:10:27 AM, 19 April 2014
All Naxos Historical, Naxos Classical Archives, Naxos Jazz, Folk and Rock Legends and Naxos Nostalgia titles are not available in the United States and some titles may not be available in Australia and Singapore because these countries have copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.
Copyright © 2014 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.     Terms of Use     Privacy Policy
-212-
Classical Music Home
NOTICE: This site was unavailable for several hours on Saturday, June 25th 2011 due to some unexpected but essential maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience.