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BOITO, A.: Mefistofele (Furlanetto, Filianoti, Theodossiou, Palermo Teatro Massimo, Ranzani)

    

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BOITO, A.: Mefistofele (Furlanetto, Filianoti, Theodossiou, Palermo Teatro Massimo, Ranzani)

Gifted as both a writer and a musician, Arrigo Boito wrote the libretto to his own opera Mefistofele. Based on Goethe’s Faust and the eternal struggle between Good and Evil, Mefistofele is the pinnacle of Boito’s compositional achievement and has retained a place in the operatic repertoire. This 2008 performance features artists of the highest standing and was well received by critics: “[Furlanetto] brought real conviction to Boito’s occasionally surreal libretto, and his oaken voice truly filled the theatre”; “Giuseppe Filianoti sang with ideal smoothness of line and ingratiating tone”; “All the singers were well supported by conductor Stefano Ranzani, who paced the work well…”



Disc 1

Boito, Arrigo
Boito, Arrigo, lyricist(s)

  Mefistofele
1.   Prologue in the Heaven: Prelude 00:04:43
2.   Prologue in the Heaven: Ave, Signor degli angeli (Chorus of Angels) 00:03:14
3.   Prologue in the Heaven: Ave, Signor (Mefistofele) 00:04:06
4.   Prologue in the Heaven: T'e noto Faust (Mystic Chorus, Mefistofele, Chorus of Angels) 00:02:49
5.   Prologue in the Heaven: Siam nimbi volanti (Chorus of Cherubim, Mefistofele) 00:01:57
6.   Prologue in the Heaven: Salve, Regina! (Chorus of Penitents on Earth, Chorus of Cherubim, Chorus of Angels) 00:06:20
7.   Act I Scene 1: Easter Sunday: Perche di la (Chorus of Students, 8 Maids, Townfolk) 00:03:55
8.   Act I Scene 1: Easter Sunday: Al soave raggiar di primavera (Faust, Wagner, Chorus of Peasants) 00:04:32
9.   Act I Scene 1: Easter Sunday: Sediam sovra quel sasso (Faust, Wagner, Distant Chorus of Peasants) 00:05:33
10.   Act I Scene 2: The Pact: Dai campi, dai prati (Faust, Mefistofele) 00:04:23
11.   Act I Scene 2: The Pact: Son lo Spirito che nega (Mefistofele, Faust) 00:04:27
12.   Act I Scene 2: The Pact: Se tu mi doni (Faust, Mefistofele) 00:03:55
13.   Act II Scene 1: The Garden: Cavaliero illustre e saggio (Margherita, Faust, Mefistofele, Marta) 00:04:55
14.   Act II Scene 1: The Garden: Dimmi se credi, Enrico, nella religione (Margherita, Faust, Marta, Mefistofele) 00:06:13


Disc 2

Boito, Arrigo
Boito, Arrigo, lyricist(s)

  Mefistofele
1.   Act II Scene 2: Walpurgis Night: Su, cammina (Mefistofele, Faust, Distant Voices, Chorus of Witches and Wizards) 00:07:12
2.   Act II Scene 2: Walpurgis Night: Popoli! E scettro e clamide (Mefistofele, Chorus of Witches and Wizards) 00:02:30
3.   Act II Scene 2: Walpurgis Night: Ecco il mondo (Mefistofele, Chorus of Witches) 00:03:17
4.   Act II Scene 2: Walpurgis Night: Stupor! Stupor! (Faust, Mefistofele) 00:02:01
5.   Act II Scene 2: Walpurgis Night: Su! Riddiam, riddiamo (Chorus of Witches and Wizards) 00:03:59
6.   Act III: The Death of Margherita: L'altra notte in fondo al mare (Margherita, Faust, Mefistofele) 00:06:59
7.   Act III: The Death of Margherita: Dio di pieta! (Margherita, Faust) 00:04:55
8.   Act III: The Death of Margherita: Lontano, lontano (Margherita, Faust, Mefistofele) 00:04:15
9.   Act III: The Death of Margherita: Spunta l'aurora pallida (Margherita, Faust, Mefistofele) 00:03:48
10.   Act IV: The Night of the Classical Sabbath: La luna immobile (Elena, Pantalis, Faust, Mefistofele) 00:05:38
11.   Act IV: The Night of the Classical Sabbath: Andantino danzante 00:02:08
12.   Act IV: The Night of the Classical Sabbath: Ah! Trionfi ad Elena! (Chorus of Greek Dancers, Elena) 00:05:24
13.   Act IV: The Night of the Classical Sabbath: Forma ideal purissima (Faust, Elena, Chorus of Dancers, Mefistofele, Pantalis, Nereo) 00:08:01
14.   Epilogue: The Death of Faust: Cammina (Faust, Mefistofele) 00:04:04
15.   Epilogue: The Death of Faust: Giunto sul passo estremo (Faust, Mefistofele) 00:04:03
16.   Epilogue: The Death of Faust: Vien! lo distendo questo mantel (Mefistofele, Faust, Chorus of Angels, Chorus of Cherubim) 00:03:53

Total Playing Time: 02:13:09






Composer(s):
Boito, Arrigo

Lyricist(s):
Boito, Arrigo

Conductor(s):
Ranzani, Stefano

Orchestra(s):
Palermo Orchestra Sinfonica del Teatro Massimo

Choir(s):
Palermo Teatro Massimo Children's Chorus; Palermo Teatro Massimo Chorus

Artist(s):
Filianoti, Giuseppe; Furlanetto, Ferruccio; Ghegghi, Mimmo; Minarelli, Monica; Theodossiou, Dimitra; Zaramella, Sonia

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.660248-49

Barcode: 730099024877

Physical Release: 05/2011

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