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ROSSINI, G.: Maometto II [Opera] (Palazzi, Balbo, Süngü, Yarovaya, Mubenga, Poznań Camerata Bach Choir, Virtuosi Brunensis, Fogliani)

    

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ROSSINI, G.: Maometto II [Opera] (Palazzi, Balbo, Süngü, Yarovaya, Mubenga, Poznań Camerata Bach Choir, Virtuosi Brunensis, Fogliani)

With its carefully planned yet complex dramatic structure and skilful transformation of a tale of heroic conflict between two enemies into a drama of impossible love, Maometto II is considered Rossini’s most radical and innovative opera. Against the background of the violent and cruel tumult of war as the Venetian colony of Negroponte is invaded and defeated by Sultan Mehmet II ‘the Conqueror’, in 1470, Rossini contrasts this clash of civilisations with the tender emotions of a doomed romance expressed in some of the most beautiful melodies he ever wrote. Heard here in its original Naples version—the more conventional 1822 Venice version with its overture and happy ending can be heard on Naxos 8.660149-51—this is a movingly tragic drama in which the suicide of the main female role is not without a grim relevance even today.



Disc 1

Rossini, Gioachino
Valle, Cesare della, lyricist(s)

  Maometto II (ed. H. Schellevis)
1.   Act I Scene 1: Introduction: Al tuo cenno, Erisso, accolti (Leaders, Erisso, Condulmiero, Calbo) 00:11:18
2.   Act I Scene 1: Recitative: Calbo, tu m'odi (Erisso, Calbo) 00:01:22
3.   Act I Scene 2: Cavatina: Ah! che invan su questo ciglio (Anna) 00:06:00
4.   Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Pietoso Ciel… (Anna, Erisso, Calbo) 00:03:24
5.   Act I Scene 2: Scene: No, tacer non deggio (Anna, Erisso) 00:01:41
6.   Act I Scene 2: Trio: Ohimè! qual fulmine (Anna, Calbo, Erisso) 00:05:08
7.   Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Che avvenne… (Anna) 00:01:13
8.   Act I Scene 3: Chorus: Misere!… or dove… ahimè! (Chorus, Anna) 00:02:45
9.   Act I Scene 3: Prayer: Giusto Ciel, in tal periglio (Anna, Women) 00:02:44
10.   Act I Scene 3: Recitative: Ahi, padre! (Anna, Erisso) 00:01:26
11.   Act I Scene 3: Trio: Figlia… mi lascia (Erisso, Anna, Chorus, Calbo) 00:12:17
12.   Act I Scene 4: Dal ferro, dal foco (Chorus) 00:02:57
13.   Act I Scene 4: Cavatina: Sorgete: e in sì bel giorno (Maometto, Chorus) 00:07:19


Disc 2

Rossini, Gioachino
Valle, Cesare della, lyricist(s)

  Maometto II (ed. H. Schellevis)
1.   Act I Scene 4: Recitative: Compiuta ancor del tutto - Scene 5: Appressatevi, oh prodi (Maometto, Selimo, Chorus, Erisso) 00:07:58
2.   Act I Scene 5: Finale: Giusto ciel, che strazio è questo! - Scene 6: Ah, no! (Erisso, Calbo, Maometto, Anna, Women, Muslims, Selimo) 00:20:33
3.   Act II Scene 1: Introduction: È follia sul fior degli anni (Chorus) 00:04:01
4.   Act II Scene 1: Recitative: Tacete. Ahimè! - Scene 2: T'arresta, e ascolta… (Anna, Maometto) 00:03:54
5.   Act II Scene 2: Duet: Anna… tu piangi (Maometto, Anna) 00:11:58
6.   Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Ma… qual tumulto ascolto (Maometto, Selimo, Anna, Chorus) 00:04:57
7.   Act II Scene 2: A che più tardi ancor (Chorus) 00:00:24
8.   Act II Scene 2: Aria: All'invito generoso (Maometto, Chorus, Anna) 00:06:17


Disc 3

Rossini, Gioachino
Valle, Cesare della, lyricist(s)

  Maometto II (ed. H. Schellevis)
1.   Act II Scene 3: Scene: Sieguimi, oh Calbo (Erisso, Calbo) 00:09:12
2.   Act II Scene 3: Aria: Non temer: d'un basso affetto (Calbo) 00:08:00
3.   Act II Scene 3: Recitative: Oh, come al cor soavi - Scene 4: Padre… (Erisso, Calbo, Anna) 00:06:59
4.   Act II Scene 4: Terzettino: In questi estremi istanti (Anna, Calbo, Erisso) 00:06:41
5.   Act II Scene 5: Scene: Alfin compiuta è la metà dell'opra (Anna) 00:01:09
6.   Act II Scene 5: Prayer: Nume, cui 'l sole è trono (Women, Anna) 00:04:10
7.   Act II Scene 5: Recitative: Taccion le preci omai (Anna, Women) 00:00:59
8.   Act II Scene 5: Finale: Sventurata! fuggir sol ti resta (Women) 00:02:39
9.   Act II Scene 5: Finale: Vinto i Veneti han dunque (Anna) 00:00:42
10.   Act II Scene 5: Finale: Quella morte che s'avanza (Anna, Women, Muslims) 00:04:18
11.   Act II Scene 5: Finale: Sì, ferite: il chieggo, il merto (Anna, Women, Muslims) 00:02:25
12.   Act II Scene 5: Finale: Madre, a te che sull'empiro (Anna) 00:04:43
13.   Act II Scene 6: Finale: Già tra le tombe… (Maometto, Anna, Chorus) 00:03:39

Total Playing Time: 02:55:12






Composer(s):
Rossini, Gioachino

Lyricist(s):
Valle, Cesare della

Conductor(s):
Fogliani, Antonino

Orchestra(s):
Virtuosi Brunensis

Choir(s):
Poznań Camerata Bach Choir

Artist(s):
Balbo, Elisa; Mubenga, Patrick Kabongo; Palazzi, Mirco; Süngü, Mert; Yarovaya, Victoria

Label: Naxos

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.660444-46

Barcode: 730099044479

Physical Release: 11/2018

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