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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.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Introduction: Al tuo cenno, Erisso, accolti (Leaders, Erisso, Condulmiero, Calbo) 00:11:18
2.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Recitative: Calbo, tu m'odi (Erisso, Calbo) 00:01:22
3.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Cavatina: Ah! che invan su questo ciglio (Anna) 00:06:00
4.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Pietoso Ciel… (Anna, Erisso, Calbo) 00:03:24
5.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Scene: No, tacer non deggio (Anna, Erisso) 00:01:41
6.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Trio: Ohimè! qual fulmine (Anna, Calbo, Erisso) 00:05:08
7.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Che avvenne… (Anna) 00:01:13
8.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 3: Chorus: Misere!… or dove… ahimè! (Chorus, Anna) 00:02:45
9.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 3: Prayer: Giusto Ciel, in tal periglio (Anna, Women) 00:02:44
10.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 3: Recitative: Ahi, padre! (Anna, Erisso) 00:01:26
11.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 3: Trio: Figlia… mi lascia (Erisso, Anna, Chorus, Calbo) 00:12:17
12.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 4: Dal ferro, dal foco (Chorus) 00:02:57
13.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 4: Recitative: Compiuta ancor del tutto - Scene 5: Appressatevi, oh prodi (Maometto, Selimo, Chorus, Erisso) 00:07:58
2.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Introduction: È follia sul fior degli anni (Chorus) 00:04:01
4.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Recitative: Tacete. Ahimè! - Scene 2: T'arresta, e ascolta… (Anna, Maometto) 00:03:54
5.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Duet: Anna… tu piangi (Maometto, Anna) 00:11:58
6.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Ma… qual tumulto ascolto (Maometto, Selimo, Anna, Chorus) 00:04:57
7.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: A che più tardi ancor (Chorus) 00:00:24
8.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 3: Scene: Sieguimi, oh Calbo (Erisso, Calbo) 00:09:12
2.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 3: Aria: Non temer: d'un basso affetto (Calbo) 00:08:00
3.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 3: Recitative: Oh, come al cor soavi - Scene 4: Padre… (Erisso, Calbo, Anna) 00:06:59
4.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 4: Terzettino: In questi estremi istanti (Anna, Calbo, Erisso) 00:06:41
5.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 5: Scene: Alfin compiuta è la metà dell'opra (Anna) 00:01:09
6.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 5: Prayer: Nume, cui 'l sole è trono (Women, Anna) 00:04:10
7.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 5: Recitative: Taccion le preci omai (Anna, Women) 00:00:59
8.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 5: Finale: Sventurata! fuggir sol ti resta (Women) 00:02:39
9.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 5: Finale: Vinto i Veneti han dunque (Anna) 00:00:42
10.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 5: Finale: Quella morte che s'avanza (Anna, Women, Muslims) 00:04:18
11.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 5: Finale: Sì, ferite: il chieggo, il merto (Anna, Women, Muslims) 00:02:25
12.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 5: Finale: Madre, a te che sull'empiro (Anna) 00:04:43
13.   Play with flash player 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

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.660444-46

Barcode: 730099044479

Release Date: 11/2018

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