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ROSSINI, G.: Sigismondo [Opera] (Gritskova, Aleida, Tarver, Bakonyi, Poznań Camerata Bach Choir, Virtuosi Brunensis, Fogliani)


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ROSSINI, G.: Sigismondo [Opera] (Gritskova, Aleida, Tarver, Bakonyi, Poznań Camerata Bach Choir, Virtuosi Brunensis, Fogliani)

While filled with Rossini’s distinctive musical hallmarks and notable for some wonderfull duets, Sigismondo was one of his very few failures in the genre, for which blame is usually laid at the feet of librettist Giuseppe Foppa. Today, however, we can appreciate how this tale of an abused wife who retains her love for her deranged husband pushes the boundaries of the grand narrative tradition into a more searching psychological drama. An emphasis on madness and guilt and coloratura expressions of inner feeling results in a fascinating meeting of convention with experiment, Rossini’s subsequent re-use of his music for Sigismondo in later hit operas being ample evidence of its intrinsic quality.

Disc 1

Rossini, Gioachino
Foppa, Giuseppe Maria, lyricist(s)

1.   Act I: Sinfonia 00:09:01
2.   Act I Scene 1: Introduction: O prence misero (Chorus, Anagilda, Radoski, Ladislao) 00:07:46
3.   Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Né fia, german, che rieda (Anagilda, Radoski, Ladislao) 00:01:05
4.   Act I Scene 3: Cavatina: Non seguirmi… omai t'invola (Sigismondo, Anagilda, Ladislao, Radoski) 00:07:29
5.   Act I Scene 3: Recitative: Signor, mentre t'adora - Scene 4: O dubbi miei! (Ladislao, Sigismondo, Anagilda) 00:02:21
6.   Act I Scene 5: Scene: O tranquillo soggiorno - Cavatina: Oggetto amabile (Aldimira) 00:08:25
7.   Act I Scene 5: Recitative: Signora… (Zenovito, Aldimira) 00:01:00
8.   Act I Scene 5: Recitative: Di caccia il suono - Scene 6: Chorus: Al bosco! (Zenovito, Aldimira, Chorus) 00:03:20
9.   Act I Scene 8: Recitative: Il loco è questo - Scene 9: Ti veggo, sì… - Scene 10: Mio re! - Scene 11: Venga Ulderico (Sigismondo, Anagilda, Ladislao) 00:02:39
10.   Act I Scene 11: Recitative: Che avvenne - Aria: Vidi… (Sigismondo, Ladislao) 00:05:20
11.   Act I Scene 12: Recitative: Crederò agli occhi miei (Sigismondo, Aldimira) 00:00:47
12.   Act I Scene 12: Recitative: Se un tradimento reo - Duettino: Un segreto è il mio tormento (Sigismondo, Aldimira) 00:06:49
13.   Act I Scene 13: Recitative: Il re dov'è (Ladislao, Zenovito) 00:01:43
14.   Act I Scene 13: Aria: Tu l'opra tua seconda (Zenovito) 00:04:16
15.   Act I Scene 14: Recitative: Io dispor che costei (Ladislao, Zenovito) 00:00:56
16.   Act I Scene 15: Recitative: Ella ricusa - Duet: Perché obbedir disdegni (Ladislao, Aldimira) 00:07:29

Disc 2

Rossini, Gioachino
Foppa, Giuseppe Maria, lyricist(s)

1.   Act I Scene 17: Finale: Quale, o ciel, d'idee funeste (Sigismondo, Aldimira, Ladislao, Zenovito, Chorus, Anagilda, Radoski) 00:14:07
2.   Act II Scene 1: Introduction: In segreto a che ci chiama (Chorus) 00:01:59
3.   Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Ah! Superato il bosco - Scene 3: Aldimira! (Sigismondo, Anagilda, Chorus) 00:00:58
4.   Act II Scene 3: Chorus: Viva Aldimira (Chorus, Anagilda, Radoski) 00:01:41
5.   Act II Scene 3: Recitative: O vista che m'agghiaccia! - Scene 4: Ella! (Ladislao, Aldimira, Sigismondo, Radoski, Anagilda) 00:02:15
6.   Act II Scene 4: Scene: Come!… - Duet: Tomba di morte (Aldimira, Sigismondo) 00:10:52
7.   Act II Scene 5: Recitative: M'ingannaste, occhi miei (Radoski, Anagilda) 00:01:00
8.   Act II Scene 5: Rondo: Sognava contenti (Anagilda) 00:03:27
9.   Act II Scene 7: Scene: Misero me! - Aria: Giusto ciel (Ladislao) 00:06:52
10.   Act II Scene 9: Recitative: Che più vuoi - Scene 10: Ad Ulderico or ci affrettiam (Sigismondo, Aldimira, Radoski) 00:01:21
11.   Act II Scene 11: Scene: Alla partenza - Aria: Ah! signor (Radoski, Sigismondo, Aldimira, Chorus) 00:07:42
12.   Act II Scene 12: Recitative: Venga pur Ladislao (Ulderico, Ladislao) 00:02:02
13.   Act II Scene 13: Quartet: Genitor… deh vien! (Aldimira, Sigismondo, Ladislao, Ulderico) 00:09:08
14.   Act II Scene 16: Grand Scene: O sorte barbara (Chorus, Sigismondo, Ulderico, Ladislao, Aldimira) 00:10:00
15.   Act II Scene 17: Recitative: E tu che per salvarlo (Ulderico, Aldimira, Ladislao, Sigismondo) 00:02:02
16.   Act II Scene 17: Finale: Qual felice amico giorno (Aldimira, Sigismondo, Ulderico, Ladislao, Chorus) 00:03:12

Total Playing Time: 02:29:04

Rossini, Gioachino

Foppa, Giuseppe Maria

Fogliani, Antonino

Virtuosi Brunensis

Poznań Camerata Bach Choir

Aleida, Maria; Arrieta, César; Bakonyi, Marcell; D'Elia, Michele; Gritskova, Margarita; Sánchez-Valverde, Paula; Tarver, Kenneth

Label: Naxos

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.660403-04

Barcode: 730099040372

Physical Release: 07/2017

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