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ROSSINI: Le Comte Ory

Set in rural France at the time of the Crusades, Le Comte Ory, Rossini’s last comic opera, is based on the story of a real-life villainous Count who attempts the seduction of a Countess as she awaits the return of her brother. The opera is one of Rossini’s funniest, notable for its sequence of madcap situations set to music which is fast-paced, colourful and dramatic. Berlioz considered it to be Rossini’s “absolute masterpiece”.



Disc 1

Rossini, Gioachino
Delestre-Poirson, Charles-Gaspard / Scribe, Eugene, lyricist(s)

  Le Comte Ory
1.   Act I: Introduction 00:03:03
2.   Act I: Jouvencelles, venez vite (Raimbaud, Alice, Chorus of Peasants, Ragonde) 00:06:30
3.   Act I: Que les destins prosperes accueillent vos prieres (Count, Ragonde, Chorus, Alice, Raimbaud) 00:08:14
4.   Act I: Recitative: C'est le chateau de la belle Comtesse (Count, Ragonde, Chorus, Tutor, Isolier) 00:03:20
5.   Act I: Air: Veiller sans cesse, craindre toujours (Tutor) 00:04:55
6.   Act I: Vous notre appui et notre ami (Chorus, Tutor) 00:06:27
7.   Act I: Recitative: Cet Ermite, ma belle enfant, ou pourrai - je le voir (Tutor, Alice, Isolier, Count) 00:02:05
8.   Act I: Une dame de haut parage (Isolier, Count) 00:06:49
9.   Act I: March - Recitative: Isolier dans ces lieux! (Countess, Isolier, Count) 00:02:16
10.   Act I: Air: En proie a la tristesse (Countess, Chorus, Count, Isolier) 00:11:26
11.   Act I: Recitative: C'est bien … je suis content (Isolier, Count, Countess, Tutor, Chorus, Raimbaud) 00:01:46
12.   Act I: Finale: Ciel! O terreur! O peine extreme! (Countess, Isolier, Alice, Ragonde, Count, Raimbaud, Tutor, Chorus) 00:09:46


Disc 2

Rossini, Gioachino
Delestre-Poirson, Charles-Gaspard / Scribe, Eugene, lyricist(s)

  Le Comte Ory
1.   Act II: Introduction: Dans ce séjour calme et tranquille (Chorus, Countess, Ragonde) 00:09:32
2.   Act II: Recitative: Voyez qui ce peut etre (Countess, Chorus, Ragonde, Chorus of Ory's Knights) 00:04:09
3.   Act II: Duo: Ah! Quel respect, Madame, pour vos vertus (Count, Countess) 00:07:02
4.   Act II: Ce temeraire qui croit nous plaire (Countess, Count) 00:03:21
5.   Act II: Recitative: Voici vos compagnes fideles (Countess, Count) 00:00:32
6.   Act II: Ah! La bonne folie! (Chorus, Count, Tutor, Raimbaud) 00:04:01
7.   Act II: Air: Dans ce lieu solitaire (Raimbaud, Chorus) 00:05:35
8.   Act II: Recitative: Du fruit de sa victoire (Count) 00:00:16
9.   Act II: Buvons, buvons soudain! (Chorus, Count, Raimbaud, Tutor) 00:04:13
10.   Act II: Recitative: On vient. Silence! (Count, Raimbaud, Tutor, Chorus, Countess, Ragonde, Isolier) 00:05:36
11.   Act II: Trio: A la faveur de cette nuit obscure (Count, Countess, Isolier) 00:14:26
12.   Act II: Finale: Ecoutez ces chants de victoire (Countess, Count, Chorus, Ragonde, Isolier) 00:02:14

Total Playing Time: 02:07:34






Composer(s):
Rossini, Gioachino

Lyricist(s):
Delestre-Poirson, Charles-Gaspard; Scribe, Eugene

Conductor(s):
Cohen, Brad

Ensemble(s):
Czech Chamber Soloists, Brno

Choir(s):
Czech Philharmonic Choir, Brno

Artist(s):
Gerrard, Linda; Gierlach, Wojtek; Islam-Ali-Zade, Luisa; Montanari, Gloria; Rhys-Evans, Huw; Salsi, Luca; Soloviy, Sofia

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.660207-08

Barcode: 730099620727

Physical Release: 05/2007

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