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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.   Play with flash player Prologue in the Heaven: Prelude 00:04:43
2.   Play with flash player Prologue in the Heaven: Ave, Signor degli angeli (Chorus of Angels) 00:03:14
3.   Play with flash player Prologue in the Heaven: Ave, Signor (Mefistofele) 00:04:06
4.   Play with flash player Prologue in the Heaven: T'e noto Faust (Mystic Chorus, Mefistofele, Chorus of Angels) 00:02:49
5.   Play with flash player Prologue in the Heaven: Siam nimbi volanti (Chorus of Cherubim, Mefistofele) 00:01:57
6.   Play with flash player Prologue in the Heaven: Salve, Regina! (Chorus of Penitents on Earth, Chorus of Cherubim, Chorus of Angels) 00:06:20
7.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Easter Sunday: Perche di la (Chorus of Students, 8 Maids, Townfolk) 00:03:55
8.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Easter Sunday: Al soave raggiar di primavera (Faust, Wagner, Chorus of Peasants) 00:04:32
9.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Easter Sunday: Sediam sovra quel sasso (Faust, Wagner, Distant Chorus of Peasants) 00:05:33
10.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: The Pact: Dai campi, dai prati (Faust, Mefistofele) 00:04:23
11.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: The Pact: Son lo Spirito che nega (Mefistofele, Faust) 00:04:27
12.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: The Pact: Se tu mi doni (Faust, Mefistofele) 00:03:55
13.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: The Garden: Cavaliero illustre e saggio (Margherita, Faust, Mefistofele, Marta) 00:04:55
14.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Walpurgis Night: Su, cammina (Mefistofele, Faust, Distant Voices, Chorus of Witches and Wizards) 00:07:12
2.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Walpurgis Night: Popoli! E scettro e clamide (Mefistofele, Chorus of Witches and Wizards) 00:02:30
3.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Walpurgis Night: Ecco il mondo (Mefistofele, Chorus of Witches) 00:03:17
4.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Walpurgis Night: Stupor! Stupor! (Faust, Mefistofele) 00:02:01
5.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Walpurgis Night: Su! Riddiam, riddiamo (Chorus of Witches and Wizards) 00:03:59
6.   Play with flash player Act III: The Death of Margherita: L'altra notte in fondo al mare (Margherita, Faust, Mefistofele) 00:06:59
7.   Play with flash player Act III: The Death of Margherita: Dio di pieta! (Margherita, Faust) 00:04:55
8.   Play with flash player Act III: The Death of Margherita: Lontano, lontano (Margherita, Faust, Mefistofele) 00:04:15
9.   Play with flash player Act III: The Death of Margherita: Spunta l'aurora pallida (Margherita, Faust, Mefistofele) 00:03:48
10.   Play with flash player Act IV: The Night of the Classical Sabbath: La luna immobile (Elena, Pantalis, Faust, Mefistofele) 00:05:38
11.   Play with flash player Act IV: The Night of the Classical Sabbath: Andantino danzante 00:02:08
12.   Play with flash player Act IV: The Night of the Classical Sabbath: Ah! Trionfi ad Elena! (Chorus of Greek Dancers, Elena) 00:05:24
13.   Play with flash player Act IV: The Night of the Classical Sabbath: Forma ideal purissima (Faust, Elena, Chorus of Dancers, Mefistofele, Pantalis, Nereo) 00:08:01
14.   Play with flash player Epilogue: The Death of Faust: Cammina (Faust, Mefistofele) 00:04:04
15.   Play with flash player Epilogue: The Death of Faust: Giunto sul passo estremo (Faust, Mefistofele) 00:04:03
16.   Play with flash player 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

Release Date: 05/2011

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