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MEYERBEER: Semiramide

Meyerbeer is probably best remembered for his contributions to French grand opera in Les Huguenots, Le prophète and L’Africaine. Semiramide is an early work dealing with legends of the earlier part of the life of Semiramis, Queen of Babylon. The plot is one of some confusion, incorporating a multiplicity of disguises, where brother does not recognise sister, and the heroine of the title masquerades as her own son. Musically the opera is a brilliant composition, an impressive example of the Italian style, with a strong Rossinian feel.


Disc 1

Meyerbeer, Giacomo
Rossi, Gaetano, lyricist(s)

  Semiramide
1.   Play with flash player Act I: Sinfonia 00:05:58
2.   Play with flash player Act I: Introduction and Recitative: Dall'Olimpo a noi scendete (Chorus, Sibari, Semiramide, Tamiri) 00:03:19
3.   Play with flash player Act I: March 00:00:52
4.   Play with flash player Act I: Scene: Dalla Sarmazia sede discendo al grande invito (Ircano, Mirteo, Semiramide, Scitalce, Tamiri, Chorus) 00:05:56
5.   Play with flash player Act I: Recitative: Sogno o son desto (Scitalce, Ircano, Tamiri, Semiramide, Sibari) 00:02:13
6.   Play with flash player Act I: Cavatina: Sperai su questa sponda trovare il mio riposo (Scitalce) 00:04:20
7.   Play with flash player Act I: Recitative: Signor, perdona se con nome d'amico (Sibari, Scitalce, Tamiri, Semiramide) 00:01:48
8.   Play with flash player Act I: Recitative: Siam soli, or parlera (Semiramide, Scitalce) 00:02:47
9.   Play with flash player Act I: Duet: Ella e la fiamma mia. Adoro il suo sembiante (Scitalce, Semiramide) 00:07:54
10.   Play with flash player Act I: Recitative: La scaltrezza che val (Sibari, Tamiri, Semiramide, Mirteo, Ircano) 00:02:11
11.   Play with flash player Act I: Recitative and Aria: Mi vedrai con quest'acciaro (Ircano, Sibari) 00:05:36
12.   Play with flash player Act I: Recitative: Egli morra, fidati a me (Sibari, Ircano, Semiramide, Scitalce) 00:01:18
13.   Play with flash player Act I: Recitative and Canzonetta con variazioni: Più non si tardi (Semiramide, Chorus) 00:04:49
14.   Play with flash player Act I: Finale: In lucido cristallo aureo liquore (Tutti, Chorus) 00:06:09
15.   Play with flash player Act I: Finale: Di gioia, di pace, la bella speranza (Tutti, Chorus) 00:08:22
16.   Play with flash player Act I: Finale: Ah balena, minaccia sdegnato (Tutti, Chorus) 00:02:51


Disc 2

Meyerbeer, Giacomo
Rossi, Gaetano, lyricist(s)

  Semiramide
1.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitative: Mirteo non lusingarti: io ben conosco (Tamiri, Mirteo) 00:00:47
2.   Play with flash player Act II: Aria: D'un genio che m'accende tu vuoi ragion da me (Tamiri) 00:02:37
3.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitative: Vieni Sibari… E dove (Ircano, Sibari, Tamiri, Semiramide, Scitalce) 00:02:54
4.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitative and Duet: Barbaro, non dolerti, hai tempo ancora (Semiramide, Scitalce) 00:05:12
5.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitative: Cedi il ferro, o t'uccido (Mirteo, Ircano) 00:00:22
6.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitative and Aria: Io prigioniero… Si, fremi traditor (Ircano, Mirteo, Chorus) 00:05:03
7.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitative: Quanto ti deggio amico (Mirteo, Sibari) 00:01:02
8.   Play with flash player Act II: Aria: Ah più soffrir non voglio quel temerario orgoglio (Mirteo) 00:02:15
9.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitative: Nol voglio udir. Da questa reggia (Semiramide) 00:00:21
10.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitative and Duet: Io partir Chi l'impone (Ircano, Semiramide) 00:08:36
11.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitative: Ove s'asconde Che fa Scitalce (Mirteo, Semiramide, Scitalce) 00:02:22
12.   Play with flash player Act II: Scene and Rondo: Mirteo, per quanto io tardi (Scitalce, Mirteo, Chorus) 00:06:20
13.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitative: A forza io passero, vo' del cimento (Ircano, Semiramide, Sibari, Tamiri, Mirteo, Scitalce) 00:02:57
14.   Play with flash player Act II: Scene: Taci. E tempo d'ardir. Popoli, e vero (Semiramide) 00:02:02
15.   Play with flash player Act II: Rondo: Se non nacqui al miglior sesso (Semiramide, Chorus, Mirteo, Scitalce, Ircano, Tamiri) 00:10:53
16.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitative: Oh Dio! Tamiri (Scitalce, Tamiri, Mirteo) 00:00:31
17.   Play with flash player Act II: Finale: Soavi accenti, novi contenti (Tutti, Chorus) 00:04:58

Total Playing Time: 02:05:35






Composer(s):
Meyerbeer, Giacomo

Lyricist(s):
Rossi, Gaetano

Conductor(s):
Bonynge, Richard

Orchestra(s):
Wurttemberg Philharmonic Orchestra

Choir(s):
Altensteig Rossini Choir

Artist(s):
Adami, Filippo; Bellei, Marco; Gierlach, Wojtek; Janes, Fiona; Kalmbach, Hans-Jorg; Peretyatko, Olga; Riedel, Deborah; Silva, Leonardo; Wurster, Matthias

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.660205-06

Barcode: 730099620529

Release Date: 06/2006

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