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ROSSINI: Ciro in Babilonia


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ROSSINI: Ciro in Babilonia

A story of love, marital fidelity, the defeat of a tyrant (the Babylonian King Belshazzar) and the triumph of the good, Rossini’s Ciro in Babilonia is a bold fusion of biblical and secular subjects set to brilliant, thrilling music. Although intended to be staged during Lent, Ciro includes all the time-honoured ingredients of serious opera such as the test of love, military scenes, the help of a turncoat, disguise, prison scenes, a funeral march and a sudden happy ending.

Disc 1

Rossini, Gioachino
Aventi, Francesco, lyricist(s)

  Ciro in Babilonia (Cyrus in Babylon)
1.   Sinfonia 00:06:17
2.   Act I: Introduzione: Di Babilonia i popoli (Chorus, Zambri, Baldassare) 00:08:52
3.   Act I: Duet: T'arrendi: alfin dipende (Baldassare, Amira) 00:06:23
4.   Act I: Recitative: Stanco di tue ripulse (Baldassare, Amira, Argene, Arbace) 00:04:17
5.   Act I: Chorus and Cavatina: Veh come pallido (Chorus, Ciro) 00:08:16
6.   Act I: Recitativo: Non piu miei fidi (Ciro, Arbace) 00:01:58
7.   Act I: Aria: Avrai tu pur vendetta (Arbace) 00:02:44
8.   Act I: Recitative: Signor, a te dal campo (Zambri, Baldassare, Ciro, Amira) 00:05:24
9.   Act I: Aria: Vorrei veder lo sposo (Amira, Chorus) 00:07:35
10.   Act I: Recitative: L'aspetto mio… la mia presenza (Baldassare, Amira, Ciro) 00:02:32
11.   Act I: Finale: Guardie. Ola (Baldassare, Zambri, Ciro, Amira, Chorus) 00:07:33

Disc 2

Rossini, Gioachino
Aventi, Francesco, lyricist(s)

  Ciro in Babilonia (Cyrus in Babylon)
1.   Act II: Introduzione: Si bell'alma soccorrete (Chorus) 00:02:35
2.   Act II: Dunque fia ver che il vincitor di Creso (Ciro) 00:05:41
3.   Act II: Duet: Nello stringerti al mio petto (Ciro, Amira) 00:05:11
4.   Act II: Terzetto: Ma qual voce… (Amira, Ciro, Baldassare) 00:06:04
5.   Act II: Recitative: Udisti Argene E pronto il gran convito (Zambri, Argene) 00:00:41
6.   Act II: Chorus - Recitative - Chorus: Intorno fumino (Chorus, Baldassare) 00:02:48
7.   Act II: Recitative, Temporale and Scene: Son questi, o Zambri (Baldassare, Zambri, Daniele) 00:04:51
8.   Act II: Aria: Daniello io son (Daniele) 00:01:54
9.   Act II: Aria: Misero me, che intesi! (Baldassare, Magi) 00:08:41
10.   Act II: Recitative: Oh quanta pieta mi desti in sen! (Argene, Amira) 00:00:29
11.   Act II: Aria: Deh! per me non v'affliggete (Amira) 00:07:18
12.   Act II: Recitative: Deh! tu m'aita, o Zambri (Argene, Zambri) 00:00:26
13.   Act II: Aria: Chi disprezza gl'infelici (Argene) 00:02:29
14.   Act II: Chorus, Scene and Aria: Dunque in oggi i nume irati (Chorus, Ciro) 00:04:25
15.   Act II: T'abbraccio, ti stringo (Ciro) 00:03:19
16.   Act II: Che si tarda (Baldassare, Chorus, Ciro) 00:03:22
17.   Act II: E lieto e contento (Ciro, Baldassare, Chorus) 00:04:25
18.   Act II: Recitative: Abbia fin l'atra strage (Zambri, Ciro, Argene, Amira) 00:01:33
19.   Act II: Finale: Al vincitor clemente (Chorus, Ciro, Amira, Zambri) 00:03:59

Total Playing Time: 02:12:02

Rossini, Gioachino

Aventi, Francesco

Fogliani, Antonino

Wurttemberg Philharmonic Orchestra

ARS Brunensis Chamber Choir

Bellavia, Giovanni; Botta, Riccardo; Gemmabella, Anna Rita; Gierlach, Wojtek; Islam-Ali-Zade, Luisa; Soulis, Maria; Trucco, Giorgio

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.660203-04

Barcode: 730099620321

Physical Release: 02/2007

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