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DONIZETTI, G.: Maria Stuarda (Sferisterio Opera Festival, 2007)


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DONIZETTI, G.: Maria Stuarda (Sferisterio Opera Festival, 2007)

In Donizetti’s opera Maria Stuarda the rôles of the doomed queen and her cousin, Elizabeth I, have been taken by some of the greatest divas, from Malibran to Gruberova and Tosi to Baltsa, each revelling in the high drama of their tragically linked fates. “Contributing greatly to the success of the work, the young Maestro Riccardo Frizza revealed himself as a deep and sensitive interpreter of this score, managing to capture all the nuances of Donizetti’s music…Laura Polverelli portrayed with elegance and pride the character of Elizabeth, her furies, doubts and jealousies; Maria Pia Piscitelli was a wonderful Maria Stuarda, passionate, sorrowful, proud, dignified when sentenced to death, recalling her past sins yet conscious of her innocence.” (MusiCulturA)


Disc 1

Donizetti, Gaetano
Bardari, Giuseppe, lyricist(s)

  Maria Stuarda
1.   Act I: Introduction 00:01:39
2.   Act I: Qui si attenda, ell'e vicina (Chorus of Courtiers) 00:02:02
3.   Act I: Si, vuol di Francia il Rege (Elisabetta) 00:01:01
4.   Act I: Ah! Quando all'ara scorgemi (Elisabetta, Talbot, Chorus of Courtiers, Cecil) 00:03:49
5.   Act I: Ah! Dal ciel discenda un raggio (Elisabetta, Talbot, Chorus of Courtiers, Cecil) 00:03:40
6.   Act I: Fra voi perche non veggio Leicester (Elisabetta, Cecil, Leicester) 00:01:28
7.   Act I: Hai nelle giostre, o Talbot, chiesto di me (Leicester, Talbot) 00:02:17
8.   Act I: Ah! Rimiro il bel sembiante (Leicester, Talbot) 00:03:18
9.   Act I: Se fida tanto colei m'amo (Leicester, Talbot) 00:01:30
10.   Act I: Sei tu confuso (Elisabetta, Leicester) 00:03:20
11.   Act I: Era d'amor l'immagine (Leicester, Elisabetta) 00:03:49
12.   Act I: Sul crin la rivale (Elisabetta, Leicester) 00:02:03
13.   Act II: Allenta il pie, Regina (Anna, Maria) 00:03:03
14.   Act II: Oh nube! Che lieve per l'aria ti aggiri (Maria, Anna, Chorus of Huntsmen) 00:03:31
15.   Act II: Nella pace del mesto riposo (Maria, Anna) 00:03:15
16.   Act II: Ah! Non m'inganna la gioia! (Maria, Leicester) 00:01:23
17.   Act II: Da tutti abbandonata (Maria, Leicester) 00:03:45
18.   Act II: Ah si! Se il mio cor tremo giammai (Maria, Leicester) 00:02:06
19.   Act II: Qual loco e questo (Elisabetta, Leicester, Cecil, Talbot, Maria) 00:01:52
20.   Act II: E sempre la stessa: superba, orgogliosa (Elisabetta, Maria, Talbot, Anna, Leicester, Cecil) 00:04:23
21.   Act II: Va'… lo chiedi, o sciagurata (Elisabetta, Maria, Leicester, Cecil, Anna, Talbot) 00:04:17
22.   Act II: Va', preparati furente a soffrir l'estremo fato (Elisabetta, Cecil, Maria, Leicester, Anna, Talbot, Chorus of Soldiers) 00:03:06

Disc 2

Donizetti, Gaetano
Bardari, Giuseppe, lyricist(s)

  Maria Stuarda
1.   Act II: E pensi E tardi (Cecil, Elisabetta) 00:03:55
2.   Act II: Quella vita a me funesta (Elisabetta, Cecil, Leicester) 00:03:39
3.   Act II: Ah! Deh! Per pieta sospendi (Leicester, Cecil, Elisabetta) 00:03:44
4.   Act II: Vanne, indegno: t'appare sul volto (Elisabetta, Leicester, Cecil) 00:02:42
5.   Act II: La perfida insultarmi anche volea (Maria, Cecil) 00:03:47
6.   Act II: Oh mio buon Talbot! (Maria, Talbot) 00:04:20
7.   Act II: Quando di luce rosea (Maria, Talbot) 00:05:38
8.   Act II: Lascia contenta al carcere (Talbot, Maria) 00:02:45
9.   Act II: Vedeste … Vedemmo … Qual truce apparato! (Chorus of Mary's Faithful Servants) 00:06:04
10.   Act III: Anna … Qui più sommessi favellate (Chorus of Mary's Faithful Servants, Anna, Maria) 00:03:44
11.   Act III: Deh! Tu di un'umile preghiera il suono (Maria, Chorus of Mary's Faithful Servants, Anna, Talbot) 00:03:52
12.   Act III: Oh colpo! … E gia vicino del tuo morir l'istante (Chorus of Mary's Faithful Servants, Cecil, Maria) 00:01:24
13.   Act III: Di un cor che more reca il perdono (Maria, Anna, Talbot, Cecil, Chorus of Mary's Faithful Servants) 00:03:38
14.   Act III: Giunge il conte (Talbot, Maria, Leicester, Cecil, Chorus of Mary's Faithful Servants, Anna) 00:01:52
15.   Act III: Ah! Se un giorno da queste ritorte (Maria, Anna, Talbot, Cecil, Leicester, Chorus of Mary's Faithful Servants) 00:04:49

Total Playing Time: 01:56:30

Donizetti, Gaetano

Bardari, Giuseppe

Frizza, Riccardo

Marchigiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Coro Lirico Marchigiano V. Bellini

Alberghini, Simone; Biasio, Roberto de; Cassi, Mario; Lanza, Giovanna; Piscitelli, Maria Pia; Polverelli, Laura

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.660261-62

Barcode: 730099026178

Physical Release: 12/2009

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