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ROSSI, L.: Cleopatra (Sferisterio Opera Festival, 2008)

First performed at the Teatro Regio, Turin, on 5 March 1876, Lauro Rossi’s penultimate opera Cleopatra caught the public’s attention in the wake of Verdi’s Aïda (1871). Like that better-known work, it contains some wonderful arias and set pieces, including a marvellous Act 1 banquet scene, Cleopatra’s Act 2 aria, the thrilling ensemble that closes Act 3, and the confrontation between Cleopatra and Octavian in Act 4, all making for compelling listening. From the brooding opening scene in which Diomedes foretells the fall of Egypt to Cleopatra’s death scene, this gripping grand opera by one of Italy’s forgotten masters springs vividly to life in this revival recorded at the 2008 Macerata Sferisterio Festival.

ALSO AVAILABLE IN DVD FORMAT NAXOS 2.110279



Disc 1

Rossi, Lauro
D'Arienza, Marco, lyricist(s)

  Cleopatra
1.   Play with flash player Act I: Qui suoneran tra poco (Diomede, Chorus of Priests) 00:05:11
2.   Play with flash player Act I: Il zeffiro mite (Chorus of Female Slaves, Chorus of Priests, Diomede, Cleopatra, Antonio) 00:04:49
3.   Play with flash player Act I: Dunque, fra le tenebre … (Diomede) 00:01:11
4.   Play with flash player Act I: Alla minaccia fiera crudele (Diomede) 00:02:27
5.   Play with flash player Act I: L'ore che fuggono (Chorus of Female Slaves, Nobles and Princes) 00:03:19
6.   Play with flash player Act I: A te d'appresso (Antonio, Cleopatra, Chorus of Nobles and Princes) 00:02:06
7.   Play with flash player Act I: Libo alle notti (Antonio, Chorus of Nobles and Princes, Cleopatra, A Slave, Proculejo, Chorus of Female Slaves) 00:07:09
8.   Play with flash player Act II: Lieto un raggio (Carmiana, Chorus of Slaves, Cleopatra) 00:03:53
9.   Play with flash player Act II: Oracoli mendaci! (Cleopatra) 00:03:02
10.   Play with flash player Act II: Io de' venti vorrei l'audace (Cleopatra) 00:04:54
11.   Play with flash player Act II: Tu! … Si! … Da me che vuoi (Cleopatra, Diomede) 00:05:18
12.   Play with flash player Act II: E credi tu d'Antonio (Diomede, Cleopatra) 00:04:35


Disc 2

Rossi, Lauro
D'Arienza, Marco, lyricist(s)

  Cleopatra
1.   Play with flash player Act III: Di gemme fulgide (Chorus of Maidens, Ottavia) 00:03:43
2.   Play with flash player Act III: Mentre le dolci immagini (Ottavia, Chorus of Maidens) 00:03:01
3.   Play with flash player Act III: Suora diletta! … Ottavia all'ara (Cesare, Antonio, Ottavia) 00:01:22
4.   Play with flash player Act III: Muovi o suora (Cesare, Chorus of Maidens, Antonio, Ottavia) 00:03:01
5.   Play with flash player Act III: T'affrena o cor (Cesare) 00:01:17
6.   Play with flash player Act III: Non basta a me (Cesare) 00:03:21
7.   Play with flash player Act III: Cinto di nubi (Ottavia, Antonio, Cesare, Proculejo, Diomede, Cleopatra) 00:03:13
8.   Play with flash player Act III: Dunque, indegno all'amor mio (Cleopatra, Antonio, Diomede, Ottavia, Cesare, Proculejo, Chorus of Romans) 00:05:33
9.   Play with flash player Act III: Ah no!... Che tenti (Cleopatra, Antonio, Cesare, Diomede, Ottavia, Proculejo, Chorus of Romans) 00:04:02
10.   Play with flash player Act IV: Azio! … Tremendo nome (Antonio) 00:02:06
11.   Play with flash player Act IV: In ripensar le vittime cadute (Antonio, Chorus of Egyptian Soldiers) 00:03:17
12.   Play with flash player Act IV: Amici … Il popolo al tuo rivale inneggia! (Antonio, Chorus of Egyptian Soldiers) 00:03:24
13.   Play with flash player Act IV: Al tetro spettacolo di sangue (Cleopatra, Carmiana) 00:03:19
14.   Play with flash player Act IV: Regina! … Grazia ti rendo (Cesare, Cleopatra) 00:02:46
15.   Play with flash player Act IV: Che rechi mai (Cesare, Proculejo, Cleopatra) 00:04:06
16.   Play with flash player Act IV: A Roma! No, non mai (Cleopatra, Diomede, Cesare, Proculejo, Chorus of Roman Soldiers and People) 00:03:25
17.   Play with flash player Act IV: Mirate! Di gioia esultante (Cleopatra, Diomede, Cesare, Proculejo, Chorus of Roman Soldiers and People) 00:06:16

Total Playing Time: 01:45:06






Composer(s):
Rossi, Lauro

Lyricist(s):
D'Arienza, Marco

Conductor(s):
Crescenzi, David

Orchestra(s):
Marchigiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Choir(s):
Coro Lirico Marchigiano V. Bellini

Artist(s):
Carraro, Tiziana; Catana, Sebastian; Corro, William; Gardina, Paola; Liberatore, Alessandro; Medici, Giacomo; Pecchioli, Paolo; Theodossiou, Dimitra

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.660291-92

Barcode: 730099029179

Release Date: 03/2011

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