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MERCADANTE, S.: Briganti (I) [Melodramma serio] (Mironov, Ivanova, Prato, Poznań Camerata Bach Choir, Virtuosi Brunensis, Fogliani)

    
      

 

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MERCADANTE, S.: Briganti (I) [Melodramma serio] (Mironov, Ivanova, Prato, Poznań Camerata Bach Choir, Virtuosi Brunensis, Fogliani)

A highly regarded composer in his day and considered the equal of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, Saverio Mercadante pioneered the transformation of bel canto opera into real music drama. He wrote the operatic tragedy I Briganti (The Brigands) not only to prove himself to the Parisian public but as a direct challenge to Bellini’s I puritani, premièred the previous year. Mercadante’s individual style of canto fiorito and distinctive theatricality demonstrate that opera need not be a mere succession of virtuoso vocal arias, and it paved the way for Verdi’s later dramas. Prepared from a new critical edition, this production was described as ‘outstanding’ by The New York Times.



Disc 1

Mercadante, Saverio
Crescini, Jacopo, lyricist(s)

  I Briganti
1.   Play with flash player Part I: Introduzione: Le gramaglie, i funebri doppieri (Chorus) 00:03:15
2.   Play with flash player Part I: Perche non posso (Corrado) 00:02:59
3.   Play with flash player Part I: Ove a me rivolgi un guardo (Corrado, Chorus) 00:03:01
4.   Play with flash player Part I: Per lei che mi sprezza (Corrado, Chorus) 00:02:58
5.   Play with flash player Part I: Come un etereo spirto dileguasi (Chorus) 00:02:20
6.   Play with flash player Part I: Cavatina: Tu piangi (Teresa, Amelia, Chorus) 00:05:50
7.   Play with flash player Part I: Ah! tu m'ami (Amelia, Chorus) 00:03:44
8.   Play with flash player Part I: Ite, vani ornamenti (Amelia, Corrado) 00:04:35
9.   Play with flash player Part I: Se per te non ha diletto (Corrado, Amelia) 00:03:46
10.   Play with flash player Part I: Duetto: Perche di pianti (Amelia, Corrado) 00:02:44
11.   Play with flash player Part I: Finale: Scena: Prode garzone (Ermano, Rollero) 00:04:56
12.   Play with flash player Part I: Cavatina: Questi due verdi salici (Ermano) 00:04:23
13.   Play with flash player Part I: Romanza: Qual soave armonia! (Ermano, Amelia, Rollero) 00:01:59
14.   Play with flash player Part I: Coro religioso: Tutto quaggiu si solve (Amelia, Chorus, Ermano) 00:02:36
15.   Play with flash player Part I: Come turbar poss'io (Ermano, Amelia) 00:04:27
16.   Play with flash player Part I: Sempre ripete mi / No, no, non crederlo (Ermano, Amelia) 00:02:41
17.   Play with flash player Part I: Erman (Rollero, Amelia, Ermano, Corrado, Teresa) 00:04:16
18.   Play with flash player Part I: Incerto, che penso (Ermano, Corrado, Amelia, Chorus, Rollero, Teresa) 00:03:43
19.   Play with flash player Part I: Scopri alfin il tuo disegno (Chorus, Tutti) 00:03:45


Disc 2

Mercadante, Saverio
Crescini, Jacopo, lyricist(s)

  I Briganti
1.   Play with flash player Part II: Coro e Tempesta: Accorrete (Chorus) 00:03:32
2.   Play with flash player Part II: Scena ed Orgia: Giunge Ermano (Chorus, Ermano) 00:04:21
3.   Play with flash player Part II: Scena e Preghiera: Ermano, ove sei tu (Ermano) 00:04:22
4.   Play with flash player Part II: Qual gemito! (Ermano, Conte, Solitario) 00:03:18
5.   Play with flash player Part II: Chi mi sveglia dal mio sepolcro (Conte, Ermano) 00:02:04
6.   Play with flash player Part II: Duetto: Deh, risparmia ch'io racconti (Conte, Ermanno) 00:04:26
7.   Play with flash player Part II: Io si, che un figlio avea (Conte, Ermanno) 00:04:20
8.   Play with flash player Part II: Tu lo conosci (Conte, Ermanno) 00:03:06
9.   Play with flash player Part II: Stretta finale: All'armi! (Chorus, Conte, Ermano) 00:05:28
10.   Play with flash player Part III: Coro: Notte, il silenzio doppia (Chorus) 00:03:20
11.   Play with flash player Part III: Tutto riposa (Corrado) 00:02:13
12.   Play with flash player Part III: Ah! no: vivi e spargi un fiore (Corrado, Chorus) 00:05:09
13.   Play with flash player Part III: Preghiera: Dove corre quell'empio (Amelia) 00:01:39
14.   Play with flash player Part III: Ciel! del mio prode Ermano (Amelia) 00:03:17
15.   Play with flash player Part III: Amelia, esulta (Chorus, Amelia) 00:05:26
16.   Play with flash player Part III: Finale: Giunge alcun (Amelia, Chorus, Conte, Tutti, Ermano) 00:05:16
17.   Play with flash player Part III: Così serbi il giuramento (Conte, Ermano, Amelia) 00:01:53
18.   Play with flash player Part III: Sul mio fronte (Ermano, Amelia, Conte, Chorus) 00:02:58
19.   Play with flash player Part III: Deh! non scemar con lagrime (Ermano, Amelia, Conte, Chorus) 00:03:46

Total Playing Time: 02:17:52






Composer(s):
Mercadante, Saverio

Lyricist(s):
Crescini, Jacopo

Conductor(s):
Fogliani, Antonino

Orchestra(s):
Virtuosi Brunensis

Choir(s):
Poznań Camerata Bach Choir

Artist(s):
Ayllon, Jesus; Fiocco, Rosita; Ivanova, Petya; Mironov, Maxim; Mladenov, Atanas; Praticò, Bruno; Prato, Vittorio

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.660343-44

Barcode: 730099034371

Release Date: 07/2014

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