Classical Music Home

Welcome to Naxos Records

Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?  
Keyword Search
 in   
Classical Music Home > ROSSINI, G.: Aureliano in Palmira [Opera] (Gatell, Dalla Benetta, Viotti, Pitts, Poznań Camerata Bach Choir, Virtuosi Brunensis, Pérez-Sierra)

ROSSINI, G.: Aureliano in Palmira [Opera] (Gatell, Dalla Benetta, Viotti, Pitts, Poznań Camerata Bach Choir, Virtuosi Brunensis, Pérez-Sierra)

    

Back Cover Image 
Reviews
About this Recording
Libretto

ROSSINI, G.: Aureliano in Palmira [Opera] (Gatell, Dalla Benetta, Viotti, Pitts, Poznań Camerata Bach Choir, Virtuosi Brunensis, Pérez-Sierra)

Aureliano in Palmira is unique in Rossini’s oeuvre for its inclusion of the only role, Arsace, that Rossini wrote for the castrato voice. Its tale of tragic defeat and the ultimate nobility and triumph of love in seemingly impossible circumstances is a refined and highly innovative example of his style. Set amidst turbulent times in the Roman Empire, Aureliano in Palmira is packed with sublime arias, duets of haunting beauty (notably the three given to Arsace and Zenobia) and excellent choruses, Rossini himself considering this work as ‘divine music’. Even after initial success he re-used many of its melodies in later operas, most famously in Il barbiere di Siviglia.



Disc 1

Rossini, Gioachino
Romani, Felice, lyricist(s)

  Aureliano in Palmira
1.   Sinfonia 00:06:59
2.   Act I Scene 1: Introduction: Sposa del grande Osiride - Scene 2: Coraggio oh figli… - Sene 3: Ah! favella… (Priests, Virgins, Warriors, High Priest, Zenobia, Arsace, Oraspe) 00:15:28
3.   Act I Scene 4: Recitative: Secondino gli dei (High Priest) 00:00:34
4.   Act I Scene 4: Aria: Stava, dirà la terra (High Priest) 00:03:57
5.   Act I Scene 5: March 00:01:13
6.   Act I Scene 5: Chorus: Vivi eterno, oh grande Augusto (Romans) 00:01:12
7.   Act I Scene 5: Romani, a voi soltanto - Cavatina: Cara patria! (Aureliano, Romans) 00:06:31
8.   Act I Scene 5: Recitative: Olà. Venga, e si ascolti - Scene 6: Stretto in catene (Aureliano, Arsace) 00:02:14
9.   Act I Scene 6: Duet: Pensa che festi a Roma (Aureliano, Arsace) 00:09:02
10.   Act I Scene 7: Recitative: Giorno di gloria è questo - Scene 8: Vincemmo, oh Publia (Licinio, Aureliano, Publia, Oraspe) 00:02:19
11.   Act I Scene 9: Chorus: Venga Zenobia, oh Cesare (Romans, Palmyrene Maidens) 00:01:37
12.   Act I Scene 9: Recitative: Cesare, a te mi guida (Zenobia, Publia, Aureliano, Oraspe) 00:02:26
13.   Act I Scene 9: Chorus: Cedi, cedi: a lui t'arrendi… (Prisoners) 00:01:04
14.   Act I Scene 9: Recivative: Ah! no: voi lo sperate invano (Zenobia, Publia, Licinio, Aureliano) 00:01:32
15.   Act I Scene 9: Aria: Là pugnai; la sorte arrise (Zenobia, Prisoners, Romans) 00:07:47
16.   Act I Scene 10: Recitative: Chi mai creduto avria - Scene 11: Se Zenobia s'arrende (Aureliano, Publia) 00:02:07


Disc 2

Rossini, Gioachino
Romani, Felice, lyricist(s)

  Aureliano in Palmira
1.   Act I Scene 12: Finale: Eccomi, ingiusti numi - Scene 13: Arsace!… - Scene 14: Eseguite - Scene 15: Vieni all'armi (Arsace, Zenobia, Aureliano, Oraspe, Licinio, Romans, Palmyrene Men and Maidens) 00:25:22
2.   Act II Scene 1: Introduction: Del cielo, ahi! miseri! (Leaders, Maidens) 00:02:38
3.   Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Tutto è perduto - Scene 3: Invan, Zenobia, in queste (Zenobia, Aureliano) 00:03:12
4.   Act II Scene 3: Recitative: Se udir volessi, ingrata (Aureliano) 00:00:37
5.   Act II Scene 3: Duet: Se libertà t'è cara (Aureliano, Zenobia) 00:05:48
6.   Act II Scene 4: Quartet: Corri Augusto (Licinio, Publia, Aureliano, Zenobia) 00:03:51
7.   Act II Scene 5: Chorus: L'Asia in faville è volta (Shepherdesses, Shepherds) 00:07:06


Disc 3

Rossini, Gioachino
Romani, Felice, lyricist(s)

  Aureliano in Palmira
1.   Act II Scene 6: Scene: Dolci silvestri orrori (Arsace) 00:03:36
2.   Act II Scene 6: Aria: Perché mai le luci aprimmo (Arsace) 00:03:47
3.   Act II Scene 7: Recitative: Qual lieto suono!… (Arsace, A Shepherd, Shepherds) 00:01:27
4.   Act II Scene 7: Scene: Ah! non posso - Scene 8: Vieni, oh prence (Arsace, Oraspe, Warriors, Shepherds) 00:02:47
5.   Act II Scene 8: Rondò: Non lasciarmi in tal momento (Arsace, Shepherds, Warriors) 00:02:10
6.   Act II Scene 9: Recitative: La sicurezza tua - Scene 10: È tuo, Zenobia, ancora (Publia, Aureliano, Licinio, Zenobia) 00:02:30
7.   Act II Scene 10: Recitative: Corrasi… (Aureliano) 00:00:40
8.   Act II Scene 10: Aria: Più non vedrà quel perfido (Aureliano, Chorus, Publia, Licinio) 00:06:03
9.   Act II Scene 11: Recitative: Vedesti Oh come irato - Scene 12: Già manca il dì (Publia, Zenobia, Oraspe) 00:02:23
10.   Act II Scene 13: Scene: Inutil ferro!… (Arsace, Oraspe, Zenobia) 00:03:48
11.   Act II Scene 13: Duet: Mille sospiri e lagrime (Zenobia, Arsace) 00:04:16
12.   Act II Scene 13: Trio: Giunge Augusto… - Scene 14: T'arresta (Zenobia, Arsace, Aureliano) 00:08:42
13.   Act II Scene 15: Recitative: È deciso il destino (Publia) 00:00:44
14.   Act II Scene 15: Aria: Non mi lagno, che il mio bene (Publia) 00:03:10
15.   Act II Scene 16: Recitative: Scacciar mi è forza alfine (Aureliano, Publia, Licinio) 00:01:34
16.   Act II Scene 17: Chorus: Nel tuo core unita sia (Leaders) 00:00:47
17.   Act II Scene 17: Recitative: I prigionieri a me (Aureliano, Publia, Zenobia, Arsace) 00:01:05
18.   Act II Scene 17: Finale: Copra un eterno oblìo (Aureliano, Chorus, Publia, Licinio, Oraspe, Zenobia, Arsace) 00:02:59

Total Playing Time: 02:47:04






Composer(s):
Rossini, Gioachino

Lyricist(s):
Romani, Felice

Conductor(s):
Pérez-Sierra, José Miguel

Orchestra(s):
Virtuosi Brunensis

Choir(s):
Poznań Camerata Bach Choir

Artist(s):
Anderzhanov, Baurzhan; Chen, Zhiyuan; Dalla Benetta, Silvia; Gatell, Juan Francisco; Maggio, Fabio; Pitts, Ana Victória; Viotti, Marina; Xu, Xiang

Label: Naxos

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.660448-50

Barcode: 730099044875

Physical Release: 09/2018

For U.S. and Canada:
Buy from arkivmusic.com

 

Naxos Records, a member of the Naxos Music Group