Mark Elder, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Donizetti: Belisario [2013]

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Mark Elder, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Donizetti: Belisario [2013]

Donizetti - Belisario (Mark Elder) [2013]
Classical | Opera Rara ORC49 | TT: 69.00+77.05 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 511 Mb

Belisario is, quite simply, one of Donizetti’s finest achievements. Dating from the high watermark of Donizetti’s maturity, with its premiere in 1836 (the year after the debut of Maria Stuarda in Milan and Lucia di Lammermoor in Naples), Belisario proved a triumph on stages throughout the 19th century. Yet, incredibly, it is little known today. The libretto, by Salvadore Cammarano (who collaborated with Donizetti on Lucia di Lammermoor), tells the moving and typically complicated story of the 6th century Byzantine general. Falsely accused by his wife, Antonina, of killing their son, he was blinded and exiled as his punishment. Only the recognition by his daughter, Irene, that her father’s former captive, Alamiro, was her long-lost brother restores Belisario’s reputation; tragically, too late to save his life.
Opera Rara’s Artistic Director, and one of today’s most celebrated conductors, Sir Mark Elder, conducts this neglected masterpiece in a studio recording, directing the choral and orchestral forces of the BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Orchestra and the stunning cast is headed by young Sicilian baritone Nicola Alaimo (Belisario). Rising Canadian star soprano, Joyce El-Khoury, makes her recording debut as Antonina, American tenor Russell Thomas is Alamiro, Welsh soprano Camilla Roberts is Irene and the role of Emperor Giustiniano is sung by the esteemed bass Alastair Miles.

Cast:
Giustiniano - Alastair Miles
Belisario - Nicola Alaimo
Antonina - Joyce El-Khoury
Irene - Camilla Roberts
Alamiro - Russell Thomas
Eudora - Julia Sporsén
Eutropio - Peter Hoare
Eusebio - Edward Price
Ottario - Michael Bundy
A Centurion - Darren Jeffery
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor - Sir Mark Elder


CD1
01. Part I 'Il Trionfo'. Sinfonia
02. Plauso di eterna gloria (Tutti)
03. Cavatina - Irene: Corri, amica, voliam sulla sponda
04. Plauso! Voci di gioja!…
05. Scena e Cavatina di Antonina: Sin la tomba è a me negata!…
06. Ti conforta: dell’eccesso
07. O desio della vendetta
08. Sortita di Giustiniano: O Nume degli eserciti
09. Scena e Duetto - Alamiro e Belisario: Cesare, hai vinto: e l’itala contrada
10. Liberi siete… Quanto di sangue tinto
11. Sul campo della gloria
12. Scena: Padre!…
13. Coro di Senatori: Che mai sarà?
14. Scena e Finale: Sostegni del mio trono, un fero evento
15. Figlia, consorte…
16. Sestetto nel Finale: Ah! da chi son’io tradito!…
17. Madre tu fosti, e moglie
18. Sognai… fra genti… barbare…
19. Seguito e Stretta del Finale: Ah! Pera l’empio che offese natura…
CD2
01. Part II 'L'Esilio'. Coro d 'Introduzione: Oh duce! Oh eccesso orribile!…
02. Comando fu di Cesare
03. Aria di Alamiro: A sì tremendo annunzio
04. Vien la figlia
05. Misera figlia… Irene addio… Trema Bisanzio
06. Scena e Duetto - Irene, Belisario: Amici, è forza separarci
07. Se vederla a me non lice…
08. Ah! se potessi piangere
09. Dunque andiam: de’ giorni miei
10. Part III 'La Morte'. Introduzione
11. Qui siedi, o padre, e le tue stanche membra
12. Coro: Diffondasi terribile
13. Scena e Terzetto - Alamiro, Irene, Belisario: Impavidi guerrieri
14. Fermate! Belisario!
15. Mi mancano gli accenti…
16. Se il figlio/fratel/padre stringere
17. Figli, partiam: qui l’aura
18. Scena, Aria Finale di Antonina e morto di Belisario: Itene al campo
19. Da quel dì che l’innocente
20. Vittoria! Vittoria!
21. Di pianto, di gemiti
22. Egli è spento, e del perdono


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