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COLOMBARA, Carlo: Art of the Bass (The) (NTSC)


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COLOMBARA, Carlo: Art of the Bass (The) (NTSC)

CARLO COLOMBARA – The Art of the Bass


Georges Bizet: Carmen, Act II: Votre toast, je peux vous le render*

Giuseppe Verdi:
Don Carlo, Act III: Ella giammai m’amò**
Simon Boccanegra, Prologue: Il lacerato spirito*
Nabucco, Act II: Tu sul labrro de’ veggenti fulminasti, o sommo Iddio
Attila, Act I: Mentre gonfiarsi l’anima parea

Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia, Act II: La calunnia è un venticello**

Charles Gounod: Faust, Act IV: Vous faites l’endormie

Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele, Act II: Ecco il mondo

Sergei Rachmaninov: Aleko: Aleko’s Cavatina

Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov, Act IV: Proshchái moy syn*

Carlo Colombara, bass
Sofia National Opera Chorus
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, György G. Ráth
, conductor
*Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Ghiaurov
, conductor
**Prague Tchaikovsky Orchestr
a, Fabrizio Milani, conductor

Recorded in Sofia, 28–31 January 2006 (Carmen, Simon Boccanegra, Boris Godunov)
Recorded in Prague, 2006
(Don Carlo, Il barbiere di Siviglia);
Recorded in RSI Radio Svizzera Italiana Studio, Lugano-Besso, April 2003
(Faust, Nabucco, Mefistofele, Attila, Aleko)


Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo 2.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English and original languages (French, Italian, Russian)
Running time: 68 mins
No. of DVDs: 1

Described as “the great Verdian bass” (Le Figaro) and a “Mefistofele who stood out over all the others” (Der Neue Merker), Carlo Colombara brings some of the most famous bass rôles to life in this wide-ranging programme. Emotions range from the pride of Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen, through the terrors of Verdi’s Attila, to the tender recollections of Rachmaninov’s Aleko. Mephistopheles strides powerfully through both Gounod and Boito’s operas, and Rossini’s comic wit contrasts with the darkness of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov.

Bizet, Georges; Boito, Arrigo; Gounod, Charles-Francois; Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich; Rachmaninov, Sergey; Rossini, Gioachino; Verdi, Giuseppe

Barbier, Jules; Boito, Arrigo; Carre, Michel; Du Locle, Camille; Halevy, Ludovic; Meilhac, Henri; Mery, Joseph; Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich; Nemirovich-Danchenko, Vladimir Ivanovich; Piave, Francesco Maria; Solera, Temistocle; Sterbini, Cesare

Ghiaurov, Vladimir; Gyorivanyi-Rath, Gyorgy; Milani, Fabrizio

Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra; Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana; Prague Tchaikovsky Orchestra

Sofia National Opera Chorus

Colombara, Carlo

Label: Naxos

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 2.110612

Barcode: 747313561254

Physical Release: 12/2011

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