Borgogna

Pacini - Carlo di Borgogna (David Parry) [2002]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at April 20, 2015
Pacini - Carlo di Borgogna (David Parry) [2002]

Pacini - Carlo di Borgogna (David Parry) [2002]
Classical | Opera Rara ORC21 | TT: 59.01+71.52+52.49 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 650 Mb

This remarkable romantic melodrama was all but forgotten after it was cold-shouldered by its original Venetian audience in 1835. This completely new performing edition reveals it as a vocal showcase of huge variety. Bruce Ford takes the title role, giving a bravura performance as the Burgundian duke caught in tragic conflict between love and duty. Jennifer Larmore and Elizabeth Futral are the rival leading ladies, whose final confrontation is a duet of exceptional virtuosity.

Rossini - Adelaide di Borgogna (Giuliano Carella) [2006]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at March 21, 2015
Rossini - Adelaide di Borgogna (Giuliano Carella) [2006]

Rossini - Adelaide di Borgogna (Giuliano Carella) [2006]
Classical | Opera Rara ORC32 | TT: 64.47+69.35 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 602 Mb

Maybe you’ve come across this plot before: a damsel-in-distress is saved by a knight in shining armour. This is the standard ‘fairy tale’ we all learned as children. Yet the surprising thing about Adelaide di Borgogna is that the story is true. Oh yes: in an important but rarely remembered piece of Italian history, Otto II, emperor of Germany, came to the rescue of Adelaide, widow of Lotario, king of Italy. And what did Rossini do with this? He covered it, as always, with the most beautiful music, writing arias, duets, quartets and finales to melt your hearts. This is virtually guaranteed to happen when Jennifer Larmore and Majella Cullagh bring their amazing voices together in one of those moments that recording producers pray for. But the joys in this recording are not confined to the contributions of those talented ladies. Bruce Ford, once again the bad guy, is at his virile best with his father, Mirco Palazzi, at one elbow and Rebecca Bottone, as his mother, at the other. This trio of malcontents doesn’t have much chance against Cullagh, who has a formidable aria just before the end of the evening. But Larmore, as Ottone, puts the seal of triumph on the whole evening with a rondo finale of outstanding verve and panache.

Rossini - Adelaide di Borgogna (Alberto Zedda) [1992/1984]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at March 19, 2015
Rossini - Adelaide di Borgogna (Alberto Zedda) [1992/1984]

Rossini - Adelaide di Borgogna (Alberto Zedda) [1992/1984]
Classical | Fonit Cetra CDC 64 | TT: 60.33+60.30 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 576 Mb

Gioachino Rossini’s opera Adelaide di Borgogna was completed quickly even for that quite prolific composer, premiering less than seven weeks after his previous work, Armida, in a different theater (Teatro Argentina) in a different town (Rome). The libretto, by Giovanni Federico Schmidt, is an old-fashioned opera seria about an Italian queen, Adelaide, whose husband has been defeated and killed by the usurper Berengario and his son, Adelberto in 10th-century Italy. Adelaide’s apparent only choice is to be ignobly forced to marry the son to give a degree of political legitimacy to the new regime. She, however, sends out supplications to Otto (Ottone), the Emperor of Germany, who comes south with his forces to rescue her and fall in love with her. Battle ensues, Berengario becomes a hostage for whom the son will not trade away Adelaide, even at his mother’s impassioned pleading. Mom helps the former queen to escape, Otto is triumphant in battle, and Adelaide is restored to her royal station at the side of Otto. So much for turning Italy over to the Germans, they were much more difficult to get rid of.
Jurowski, Barcellona, Pratt, Mihai, Daliotti - Rossini: Adelaide Di Borgogna (2013)

Jurowski, Barcellona, Pratt, Mihai, Daliotti - Rossini: Adelaide Di Borgogna (2013)
Classical | Bluray-rip 720p | Audio: Italian | Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean | Run time: 137 mins | 5.97 GB
AVC, MKV 1280x720 (16:9) 29.97fps, 4605kbps | DTS, 48000Hz, 6ch, 1510kbps

It can be truly said of Adelaide di Borgogna that, like a rose, it bloomed but a day - l’espace d’un matin.” First performed in Rome on the 27th December 1817, it enjoyed very few revivals. In 2011 the Rossini Festival in Pesaro presented the second staged performance of Adelaide di Borgogna since 1825. The story of the opera was taken from a historical event that took place in the medieval period, marking the end of an independent Italian kingdom and leading to the birth of the German Holy Roman Empire through the efforts of Otto I of Saxony. Caught between political rivalry and the love of two men, Adelaide of Burgundy struggles to fight for her people and chooses Otto, the better ruler, for herself and her kingdom.
Rossini - Adelaide di Borgogna (Dmitri Jurowski, Daniela Barcellona, Jessica Pratt) [2012]

Rossini - Adelaide di Borgogna (Dmitri Jurowski, Daniela Barcellona, Jessica Pratt) [2012]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 6.50 Gb + 3.74 Gb (DVD9+DVD5)
Classical | Label: Art Haus | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Japanese, Korean | +3% Recovery | 137 min

It can be truly said of Adelaide di Borgogna that, like a rose, it bloomed but a day - l’espace d’un matin.’ First performed in Rome on 27 December 1817, it enjoyed very few revivals. In 2011 the Rossini Festival in Pesaro presented the second staged performance of Adelaide di Borgogna since 1825. It stars sought-after mezzo Daniela Barcellona as Ottone, young Australian soprano Jessica Pratt, who possesses a natural-born bel canto voice, in the role of Adelaide, and Bogdan Mihai gives proof of his versatile coloratura-tenor…
Rossini - Adelaide di Borgogna (Dmitri Jurowski) (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Rossini - Adelaide di Borgogna (Dmitri Jurowski) (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 11980 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 137 min | 20,9 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3492 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 137 min | 7,42 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | Art Haus | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

„It can be truly said of Adelaide di Borgogna that, like a rose, it bloomed but a day - l’espace d’un matin.” First performed in Rome on the 27th December 1817, it enjoyed very few revivals. In 2011 the Rossini Festival in Pesaro presented the second staged performance of Adelaide di Borgogna since 1825.

Franco Fagioli, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Rossini (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 5, 2017
Franco Fagioli, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Rossini (2016)

Franco Fagioli, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Gioachino Rossini (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:15:21
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 5681

Countertenor performances of 19th century opera are a historical and, ultimately, true novelty. This said, for those who love the sound of the countertenor voice and want to give it a try, there are several factors that recommend this release by countertenor Franco Fagioli, with the small orchestra Armonia Atenea under George Petrou. First is that castrati were still around in Rossini's time, although on the decline, and the composer was reportedly intrigued by their voices. Second, Fagioli, unlike the vast majority of other countertenors, studied bel canto singing rather than Baroque repertory exclusively, and a certain distance present in the work of other countertenors is absent here. And third, and most important, is Fagioli's voice itself. Of the countertenors active today, he's the one with the range, the power, the attitude to make you suspend disbelief and think for a moment that you're actually listening to a castrato. He enters into the various Rossini roles represented on this recording, several of which were mezzo-soprano "pants" roles; this adds to the layers of identity-switching happening, and the parts hit Fagioli's vocal sweet spot. A bonus is that several of these are from Rossini opere serie that are little played or recorded.
Armonia Atenea and Franco Fagioli and George Petrou - Rossini (2016)

Armonia Atenea and Franco Fagioli and George Petrou - Rossini (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:15:20 | 173 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Curiously, Rossini has composed two roles for a castrato: to Alceo in the cantata Il vero omaggio, and that of Arsaces in Aureliano in Palmira, both for Giambattista Velluti, the last castrato internationally renowned opera . Against the Argentine tenor Franco Fagioli has deliberately given up these roles to this album Rossini, preferring to focus on transvestites roles that address sexual ambiguity from another angle. In operas "serious" by Rossini, rarely given today, there are many male characters whose roles were written for singers. Already, in the Baroque era, the role of the "primo uomo" could be entrusted to a woman if we did not have the proper castrato.

Franco Fagioli and George Petrou - Rossini (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 20, 2016
Franco Fagioli and George Petrou - Rossini (2016) [TR24][OF]

Franco Fagioli and George Petrou - Rossini
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 75:13 min | 1.40 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2016

Curiously, Rossini has composed two roles for a castrato: to Alceo in the cantata Il vero omaggio, and that of Arsaces in Aureliano in Palmira, both for Giambattista Velluti, the last castrato internationally renowned opera . Against the Argentine tenor Franco Fagioli has deliberately given up these roles to this album Rossini, preferring to focus on transvestites roles that address sexual ambiguity from another angle. In operas "serious" by Rossini, rarely given today, there are many male characters whose roles were written for singers.
Nuria Rial, Valer Sabadus, Kammerorchester Basel - Sacred Duets (2017)

Nuria Rial, Valer Sabadus, Kammerorchester Basel - Sacred Duets
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 60:24 min | 275 MB
Label: Sony Classical – 88985323612 | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Vocal

The Spanish soprano Nuria Rial and the countertenor Valer Sabadus are both stars of the booming Baroque music scene. Nuria Rial is a bright soprano with her “addictive timbre“ and Valer Sabadus' velvety "dramatic, crystal clear and lyric voice" (Süddeutsche Zeitung) are for the first time united in one recording.