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PACINI, G.: Convitato di pietra (Il) [Opera] (Cortellazzi, Chauvet, Zafeiriadou, Ferrari)


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PACINI, G.: Convitato di pietra (Il) [Opera] (Cortellazzi, Chauvet, Zafeiriadou, Ferrari)

Giovanni Pacini’s opera Il convitato di pietra (The Stone Guest), written for private performance in 1832 by the composer’s family, is based on the same tale used by Mozart for Don Giovanni (Naxos 8.660080–82) but without the character Donna Elvira. While Pacini’s version is scored for chamber orchestra and draws on arias from his other operas, many of which were doubtless family favourites, it nonetheless demands bel canto singing of the highest order particularly for Don Giovanni, Zerlina and Ficcanaso. For this recording Pacini’s manuscript score and the original performing parts, as well as the partially preserved hand-written libretto, were used as the basis for reconstructing the entire work. This is not only its first recording but the first ever public performance.

Disc 1

Pacini, Giovanni
Barbieri, Gaetano, lyricist(s)

  Don Giovanni Tenorio, o Il convitato di pietra
1.   Prologo: Non lo capisco (Rosa, Francesco and Claudia Pacini) 00:00:49
2.   Act I Scene 1: Introduzione: La gran bestia e il mio padrone (Ficcanaso, Donn'Anna, Don Giovanni, Commendatore) 00:04:11
3.   Act I Scene 2: Sei morto Ben ti sta (Don Giovanni, Ficcanaso, Donn'Anna, Duca Ottavio) 00:01:30
4.   Act I Scene 2: Aria con pertichini: Care sponde, che pietose (Donn'Anna, Duca Ottavio) 00:07:14
5.   Act I Scene 4: Si tratta di un affare importante (Ficcanaso, Don Giovanni) 00:00:48
6.   Act I Scene 4: Coro e sortita: Bella cosa per una ragazza (Chorus, Zerlina, Masetto) 00:02:20
7.   Act I Scenes 5 and 6: Da bravi! Cari amici (Don Giovanni, Zerlina, Masetto, Ficcanaso) 00:01:23
8.   Act I Scene 6: Duetto: La man tu mi darai (Don Giovanni, Zerlina) 00:03:24
9.   Act I Scenes 7 to 9: Son vani i pianti (Duca Ottavio, Don Giovanni, Donn'Anna, Zerlina, Masetto, Ficcanaso) 00:02:11
10.   Act I Scene 9: Aria con pertichini: Di tutte le sue belle (Ficcanaso, Zerlina) 00:04:42
11.   Act I Scene 10: Ohime! Masetto mio… (Zerlina, Masetto, Don Giovanni) 00:00:32
12.   Act I Scene 10: Finale: Esso vien, io qui celato (Tutti) 00:15:51

Disc 2

Pacini, Giovanni
Barbieri, Gaetano, lyricist(s)

  Don Giovanni Tenorio, o Il convitato di pietra
1.   Act II Scene 1: Ficcanaso… Vo' andar vi dico (Don Giovanni, Ficcanaso) 00:01:10
2.   Act II Scene 1: Romanza: Luna, conforto al cor de' naviganti (Don Giovanni) 00:03:56
3.   Act II Scene 2: Ah, per pieta (Zerlina, Don Giovanni, Ficcanaso) 00:00:58
4.   Act II Scene 2: Quintetto: Senza il caro sposo amato (Zerlina, Ficcanaso, Duca Ottavio, Donna Anna, Masetto) 00:09:25
5.   Act II Scene 4: Masetto… Masetto mio (Zerlina, Masetto) 00:00:44
6.   Act II Scene 4: Duetto: Mio dolce pensiero (Zerlina, Masetto) 00:06:42
7.   Act II Scene 5: Ah! Ah! Ah! Che bella notte! (Don Giovanni, Ficcanaso, Commendatore) 00:03:19
8.   Act II Scene 5: Duetto: Signor Commendatore… (Ficcanaso, Don Giovanni, Commendatore) 00:04:23
9.   Act II Scene 6: Signori, signore (Zerlina) 00:01:07
10.   Act II Scene 6: Aria: Sento brillarmi il core (Zerlina) 00:04:09
11.   Act II Scene 6: Finale: Preparata e gia la cena (Don Giovanni, Ficcanaso, Commendatore, Chorus) 00:11:35

Total Playing Time: 01:32:23

Pacini, Giovanni

Barbieri, Gaetano

Ferrari, Daniele

South West German Chamber Orchestra, Pforzheim

Transylvania State Philharmonic Choir

Chauvet, Geraldine; Cortellazzi, Leonardo; Guagliardo, Ugo; Mastrototaro, Giulio; Trucco, Giorgio; Zafeiriadou, Zinovia-Maria

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera

Catalogue No: 8.660282-83

Barcode: 730099028271

Physical Release: 01/2011

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