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

    
      

 

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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.   Play with flash player Sinfonia 00:06:59
2.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 4: Recitative: Secondino gli dei (High Priest) 00:00:34
4.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 4: Aria: Stava, dirà la terra (High Priest) 00:03:57
5.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 5: March 00:01:13
6.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 5: Chorus: Vivi eterno, oh grande Augusto (Romans) 00:01:12
7.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 5: Romani, a voi soltanto - Cavatina: Cara patria! (Aureliano, Romans) 00:06:31
8.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 5: Recitative: Olà. Venga, e si ascolti - Scene 6: Stretto in catene (Aureliano, Arsace) 00:02:14
9.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 6: Duet: Pensa che festi a Roma (Aureliano, Arsace) 00:09:02
10.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 7: Recitative: Giorno di gloria è questo - Scene 8: Vincemmo, oh Publia (Licinio, Aureliano, Publia, Oraspe) 00:02:19
11.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 9: Chorus: Venga Zenobia, oh Cesare (Romans, Palmyrene Maidens) 00:01:37
12.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 9: Recitative: Cesare, a te mi guida (Zenobia, Publia, Aureliano, Oraspe) 00:02:26
13.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 9: Chorus: Cedi, cedi: a lui t'arrendi… (Prisoners) 00:01:04
14.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 9: Recivative: Ah! no: voi lo sperate invano (Zenobia, Publia, Licinio, Aureliano) 00:01:32
15.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 9: Aria: Là pugnai; la sorte arrise (Zenobia, Prisoners, Romans) 00:07:47
16.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Introduction: Del cielo, ahi! miseri! (Leaders, Maidens) 00:02:38
3.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Tutto è perduto - Scene 3: Invan, Zenobia, in queste (Zenobia, Aureliano) 00:03:12
4.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 3: Recitative: Se udir volessi, ingrata (Aureliano) 00:00:37
5.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 3: Duet: Se libertà t'è cara (Aureliano, Zenobia) 00:05:48
6.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 4: Quartet: Corri Augusto (Licinio, Publia, Aureliano, Zenobia) 00:03:51
7.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 6: Scene: Dolci silvestri orrori (Arsace) 00:03:36
2.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 6: Aria: Perché mai le luci aprimmo (Arsace) 00:03:47
3.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 7: Recitative: Qual lieto suono!… (Arsace, A Shepherd, Shepherds) 00:01:27
4.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 7: Scene: Ah! non posso - Scene 8: Vieni, oh prence (Arsace, Oraspe, Warriors, Shepherds) 00:02:47
5.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 8: Rondò: Non lasciarmi in tal momento (Arsace, Shepherds, Warriors) 00:02:10
6.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 9: Recitative: La sicurezza tua - Scene 10: È tuo, Zenobia, ancora (Publia, Aureliano, Licinio, Zenobia) 00:02:30
7.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 10: Recitative: Corrasi… (Aureliano) 00:00:40
8.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 10: Aria: Più non vedrà quel perfido (Aureliano, Chorus, Publia, Licinio) 00:06:03
9.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 11: Recitative: Vedesti Oh come irato - Scene 12: Già manca il dì (Publia, Zenobia, Oraspe) 00:02:23
10.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 13: Scene: Inutil ferro!… (Arsace, Oraspe, Zenobia) 00:03:48
11.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 13: Duet: Mille sospiri e lagrime (Zenobia, Arsace) 00:04:16
12.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 13: Trio: Giunge Augusto… - Scene 14: T'arresta (Zenobia, Arsace, Aureliano) 00:08:42
13.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 15: Recitative: È deciso il destino (Publia) 00:00:44
14.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 15: Aria: Non mi lagno, che il mio bene (Publia) 00:03:10
15.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 16: Recitative: Scacciar mi è forza alfine (Aureliano, Publia, Licinio) 00:01:34
16.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 17: Chorus: Nel tuo core unita sia (Leaders) 00:00:47
17.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 17: Recitative: I prigionieri a me (Aureliano, Publia, Zenobia, Arsace) 00:01:05
18.   Play with flash player 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

Release Date: 09/2018

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