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Eve Queler, Opera Orchestra of New York, Shirley Verrett, Alfredo Kraus - Donizetti: La Favorita (2001)

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Eve Queler, Opera Orchestra of New York, Shirley Verrett, Alfredo Kraus - Donizetti: La Favorita (2001)

Eve Queler, Opera Orchestra of New York, Shirley Verrett, Alfredo Kraus - Donizetti: La Favorita (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 635 Mb | Total time: 72:40+68:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Gala | # GL 100.588 | Recorded: 1975

Eve Queler has her shortcomings as a conductor. But a conductor's main task is to make a performance happen, to bring all the elements together, and Ms. Queler has been doing this with scrappy determination for 30 years in her role as music director of the Opera Orchestra of New York. Her invaluable mission has been to present concert performances of little-known or problematic operas with the best casts available.
She began her season on Wednesday night at Carnegie Hall, conducting the orchestra, the Ars Musica Chorale and a strong cast in a performance of Donizetti's rarely heard ''La Favorita.'' Ms. Queler first brought this opera to New York in 1975, when her starry cast included Alfredo Kraus, Pablo Elvira, James Morris and, in the title role, Shirley Verrett (who attended Wednesday's performance, looking as radiant as ever).
The story, set in Castile in 1340, though melodramatic, is psychologically subtle. Leonora, the downcast mistress of King Alfonso XI, is touched by the affections of Fernando, a novice who had been a heroic soldier for the king. Fernando wants to leave the monastery and marry Leonora. He does not know that she is the king's favorite, ''La Favorita.''
One reason for the opera's neglect was the confusion over the score. After some pre-production squabbling, the work was given its premiere with an original French libretto at the Paris Opera in 1840. Donizetti had nothing to do with later productions in Italy, where censors ruined the work with cuts and changes. A critical edition by Rebecca Harris-Warrick, based on the original score with the French text carefully translated into Italian, was published in 1999. Ms. Queler conducted from this edition, and ''La Favorita'' emerged as an opulently lyrical and dramatically assured work.
–Anthony Tommasini

Performer:
Fernando – Alfredo Kraus
Alfonso XI – Pablo Elvira
Leonora – Shirley Verrett
Baldassarre – James Morris
Don Gasparo – Jonathan Rigg
Ines – Barbara Hendricks
Brooklyn College Chorus
Orchestra of the New York City Opera
Conductor – Eve Queler

Track List:
CD1:
01. Sinfonia
02. Atto I. Scena 1. Bell' albia, foriera (Monaci)
03. Quella preghiera non odi tu? (Baldassarre, Fernando)
04. Parla, figlio! Una vergine, un angel di Dio (Fernando, Baldassarre)
05. E fia ver? Son desto o vaneggio? (Baldassarre, Fernando)
06. Scena 2. Bei raggi lucenti, bell' aure beate! (Ines, Donzelle)
07. Silenzio! Silencio! (Ines, Donzelle)
08. Messagera gentile, ninfa discreta (Fernando, Ines)
09. Ah, mio ben (Leonora, Fernando)
10. Fia vero? Lasciarti! (Fernando, Leonora, Ines)
11. Atto II. Giardini d'Alacazar (Alfonso, Don Gasparo)
12. Vieni, amor! A' piedi tuoi (Alfonso)
13. De' nemici tuoi lo sdegno (Alfonso)
14. Tutta la mia corte per la festa previen! (Alfonso, Leonora, Ines)
15. In questo suol a lusingar tua cura (Alfonso, Leonora)
16. Ah, Sire! Che mai fu? (Don Gasparo, Alfonso, Leonora, Baldassarre, Cortigiani)
17. Ah, paventa il furor (Baldassarre, Leonora, Alfonso, Don Gasparo, Cortigiani)
18. Voi tutti che m'udite (Baldassarre, Leonora, Alfonso, Cortigiani, Ines, Don Gasparo)
19. Atto III. A lei son presso alfine! (Fernando, Don Gasparo, Alfonso, Leonora)
20. Leonora, ei del suo cor la brama (Alfonso, Leonora, Fernando)
21. A tanto amor (Alfonso, Fernando, Leonora)
CD2:
01. Fia dunque vero? (Leonora)
02. O mio Fernando (Leonora)
03. Scritto in cielo è il mio dolor (Leonora)
04. Di già nella capella (Cortigiani, Fernando, Alfonso, Don Gasparo, Leonora)
05. O viltade, obbrobrio insano! (Don Gasparo, Cortigiani)
06. Per me del ciel si despiega il favor (Fernando, Don Gasparo, Cortigiani, Baldassarre)
07. Sire, io ti deggio (Fernando, Leonora, Don Gasparo, Cortigiani, Alfonso, Baldassarre)
08. Orsù, Fernando, ascolta! (Alfonso, Fernando, Leonora, Don Gasparo, Baldassarre)
09. Atto IV. Preludio - Fratelli! Fratelli andiam (Monaci, Suore, Baldassarre)
10. Favorita del re! (Baldassarre, Fernando)
11. Spiro gentil (Fernando)
12. Figlio, deh, vien! (Baldassarre, Fernando)
13. Fernando, Fernando! (Leonora, Monaci, Suore, Fernando)
14. Fuggiam da queste soglie! (Leonora, Fernando)
15. Pietodo al par del Nume (Leonora, Fernando)
16. Addio! Fuggir mi lascia (Fernando, Leonora)
17. Vieni, ah vien! Io m'abbandono (Fernando, Leonora)


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Eve Queler, Opera Orchestra of New York, Shirley Verrett, Alfredo Kraus - Donizetti: La Favorita (2001)