Subcategories

Richard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne - Rossini: Semiramide (2006)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Richard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne - Rossini: Semiramide (2006)

Richard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne - Rossini: Semiramide (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 778 Mb | Total time: 52:30+42:11+73:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 0289 475 7918 2 | Recorded: 1966

This 1966 recording, billed as the first complete Semiramide on disc, with Joan Sutherland singing Semiramide and Marilyn Horne singing the trouser role Arsace, has long been considered the standard by which all other Semiramide's are measured. Although subsequently there have been more complete recordings, this remains among the best recorded performance and is a recommendation for every opera collection.
The story begins 15 years after Semiramide, Queen of Babylon, has poisoned her husband, the King. Subsequently, Semiramide falls in love with Arsace, the commander of the Babylonian army, although he loves another. As a result, she appoints him the new king, although she does not know that he is her son (difficult to believe, but that is opera!). In the end, through a series of improbable events, Arsace kills his mother, thus avenging the death of his father.
This work requires a uniformly strong cast of singers, and this is the strength of this recording. Because most of its action advances in accompanied recitatives and ensembles, if the caliber of singers isn't uniformly strong, Rossini's carefully designed structure loses its impact. Although more than three-and-a-half hours long, this opera has only six arias.
Especially memorable are the duets between Sutherland and Horne, both in their prime at the time of this recording. The other cast members are Joseph Rouleau as Asur; John Serge as Idreno; Patricia Clark as Azema; Spiro Malas as Oroe; Leslie Fyson as Mitrane; and Michael Langdon as L'ombra di Nino.
Bonynge's understanding of the opera's structure and sensitivity to the singers' every need strongly contributes to the success of this performance. His command of the London Symphony Orchestra and Ambrosian Opera Chorus is consummate and he brings out the dramatic consistency of the score with a cohesion and appropriate energy. The sound transferred well on this three-CD set and the included booklet contains the libretto in both Italian and English. Despite the greater popularity of The Barber of Seville, Semiramide, the last and longest of Rossini's opera serie, is arguably Rossini's greatest operatic masterpiece. This recording, on three compact discs, is considered one of Sutherland and Bonynge's finest recorded achievements.
–Jeffrey K. Chase

Performer:
Semiramide - Joan Sutherland
Arsace - Marilyn Horne
Assur - Joseph Rouleau
Idreno - John Serge
Asema - Patricia Clark
Oroe - Spiro Malas
Mitrane - Leslie Fyson
L’ombra di Nino - Michael Langdon
The Ambrosian Opera Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor - Richard Bonynge

Track List:
CD1:
01. Overture
02. Atto I. Scena 1. Sì…gran nume..t'intesi (Oroe)
03. Suoni festevoli (Popolo)
04. Là dal Gange a te primiero (Idreno)
05. Di plausi qual clamor (Popolo)
06. Di tanti regi e popoli (Oroe)
07. Ah! già il sacro foco è spento
08. Eccomi al fine in Babilonia (Arsace)
09. Ah! Quel giorno ognor rammento (Arsace)
10. Io t'attendeva, Arsace (Oroe)
11. Bella imago degli dei (Arsace)
CD2:
01. Scena 2. Serena e vaghi rai (Coro)
02. Bel raggio lusinghier (Semiramide)
03. Dolce pensiero (Semiramide)
04. Mitrane! E che rechi? (Semiramide)
05. Serbami ognor si fido (Semiramide)
06. Alle più calde immagini (Semiramide, Arsace)
07. Scena 3. Marcia
08. Ergi omai la fronte altera (Coro)
09. Vostri voti omai (Semiramide)
10. L'alto eroe (Semiramide)
11. Qual mesto gemito (Semiramide)
12. D'un semidio che adoro (Semiramide)
13. Ah! Sconvolta nell'ordine eterno (Tutti)
CD3:
01. Atto II. Scena 1. Assur, i cenni miei (Semiramide)
02. Se la vita ancor t'è cara (Semiramide)
03. Quella, ricordati (Assur)
04. La forza primiera (Semiramide)
05. Scena 2. Ebben, compiasi omai (Arsace)
06. In si barbara sciagura (Arsace)
07. Su, ti scuoti (Magi)
08. Scena 3. No: non ti lascio (Semiramide)
09. Ebben…a te; ferisci (Semiramide)
10. Giorno d'orrore (Semiramide, Arsace)
11. Madre – addio (Arsace)
12. La speranza più soave (Idreno)
13. Sì, sperar voglio content (Idreno)
14. Scena 4. Il dì già cade (Assur)
15. Deh! ti ferma (Assur)
16. Que'numi furenti (Assur)
17. Scena 5. Qual densa notte! (Arsace)
18. Al mio pregar t'arrendi (Semiramide)
19. Dei! qual sospiro (Arsace)
20. Ninia! ferisci! (Oroe)


Exact Audio Copy V1.3 from 2. September 2016

EAC extraction logfile from 11. June 2019, 12:27

Sutherland, Horn, Serge, Rouleau, Malas, Richard Boninge, London Symphony Orchestra / Rossini - Semiramide CD1

Used drive : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-218L Adapter: 1 ID: 0

Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 6
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 128 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\FLAC\FLAC.EXE
Additional command line options : -V -8 -T "Date=%year%" -T "Genre=%genre%" %source%


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-
1 | 0:00.33 | 12:30.05 | 33 | 56287
2 | 12:30.38 | 2:37.47 | 56288 | 68109
3 | 15:08.10 | 1:11.00 | 68110 | 73434
4 | 16:19.10 | 5:21.18 | 73435 | 97527
5 | 21:40.28 | 1:28.37 | 97528 | 104164
6 | 23:08.65 | 4:38.35 | 104165 | 125049
7 | 27:47.25 | 2:57.53 | 125050 | 138377
8 | 30:45.03 | 4:48.70 | 138378 | 160047
9 | 35:33.73 | 5:41.55 | 160048 | 185677
10 | 41:15.53 | 3:57.25 | 185678 | 203477
11 | 45:13.03 | 7:17.47 | 203478 | 236299


Range status and errors

Selected range

Filename C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\Flac\Rossini - Semiramide CD1.wav

Peak level 100.0 %
Extraction speed 1.8 X
Range quality 99.9 %
Test CRC 3FC4233E
Copy CRC 3FC4233E
Copy OK

No errors occurred


AccurateRip summary

Track 1 accurately ripped (confidence 7) [5BE72167] (AR v2)
Track 2 accurately ripped (confidence 7) [88C4EC95] (AR v2)
Track 3 accurately ripped (confidence 7) [03E6C9AF] (AR v2)
Track 4 accurately ripped (confidence 7) [71A56D25] (AR v2)
Track 5 accurately ripped (confidence 7) [E6F6B412] (AR v2)
Track 6 accurately ripped (confidence 7) [B9D173B5] (AR v2)
Track 7 accurately ripped (confidence 7) [E88909B2] (AR v2)
Track 8 accurately ripped (confidence 7) [8D1FFE13] (AR v2)
Track 9 accurately ripped (confidence 7) [33961310] (AR v2)
Track 10 accurately ripped (confidence 7) [4501F168] (AR v2)
Track 11 accurately ripped (confidence 7) [EE0E445C] (AR v2)

All tracks accurately ripped

End of status report

==== Log checksum 0F387A3B3372A603B4FED138C6A3FE472A0069B69294ED9139CFCB34715D4061 ====


Exact Audio Copy V1.3 from 2. September 2016

EAC extraction logfile from 11. June 2019, 13:19

Sutherland, Horn, Serge, Rouleau, Malas, Richard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra / Rossini - Semiramide CD2

Used drive : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-218L Adapter: 1 ID: 0

Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 6
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 128 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\FLAC\FLAC.EXE
Additional command line options : -V -8 -T "Date=%year%" -T "Genre=%genre%" %source%


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-
1 | 0:00.33 | 2:55.45 | 33 | 13202
2 | 2:56.03 | 2:57.67 | 13203 | 26544
3 | 5:53.70 | 2:44.30 | 26545 | 38874
4 | 8:38.25 | 2:24.45 | 38875 | 49719
5 | 11:02.70 | 4:00.03 | 49720 | 67722
6 | 15:02.73 | 3:52.05 | 67723 | 85127
7 | 18:55.03 | 1:17.15 | 85128 | 90917
8 | 20:12.18 | 1:04.22 | 90918 | 95739
9 | 21:16.40 | 6:05.73 | 95740 | 123187
10 | 27:22.38 | 4:32.12 | 123188 | 143599
11 | 31:54.50 | 5:03.53 | 143600 | 166377
12 | 36:58.28 | 3:04.67 | 166378 | 180244
13 | 40:03.20 | 2:08.35 | 180245 | 189879


Range status and errors

Selected range

Filename C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\Flac\Rossini - Semiramide CD2.wav

Peak level 83.5 %
Extraction speed 1.7 X
Range quality 100.0 %
Test CRC B493F63F
Copy CRC B493F63F
Copy OK

No errors occurred


AccurateRip summary

Track 1 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [DAD51C8B] (AR v2)
Track 2 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [0AC6E3BA] (AR v2)
Track 3 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [A5ADC734] (AR v2)
Track 4 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [3FEF14ED] (AR v2)
Track 5 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [3EE3C269] (AR v2)
Track 6 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [FE097A79] (AR v2)
Track 7 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [688E0EEF] (AR v2)
Track 8 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [815BE44A] (AR v2)
Track 9 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [02913F5B] (AR v2)
Track 10 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [3EE9E616] (AR v2)
Track 11 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [697A5C61] (AR v2)
Track 12 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [D8D959CE] (AR v2)
Track 13 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [2F558568] (AR v2)

All tracks accurately ripped

End of status report

==== Log checksum F2B8965CAF8FB7B3D77B1188E4D807FE80C07BED4727997C8C97E1CD63652E65 ====


Exact Audio Copy V1.3 from 2. September 2016

EAC extraction logfile from 11. June 2019, 14:30

Sutherland, Horn, Serge, Rouleau, Malas, Richard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra / Rossini - Semiramide CD3

Used drive : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-218L Adapter: 1 ID: 0

Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 6
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 128 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\FLAC\FLAC.EXE
Additional command line options : -V -8 -T "Date=%year%" -T "Genre=%genre%" %source%


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-
1 | 0:00.32 | 2:36.55 | 32 | 11786
2 | 2:37.12 | 3:42.25 | 11787 | 28461
3 | 6:19.37 | 5:25.53 | 28462 | 52889
4 | 11:45.15 | 1:59.20 | 52890 | 61834
5 | 13:44.35 | 1:41.30 | 61835 | 69439
6 | 15:25.65 | 3:15.65 | 69440 | 84129
7 | 18:41.55 | 4:35.30 | 84130 | 104784
8 | 23:17.10 | 3:29.60 | 104785 | 120519
9 | 26:46.70 | 5:32.27 | 120520 | 145446
10 | 32:19.22 | 5:06.35 | 145447 | 168431
11 | 37:25.57 | 2:44.43 | 168432 | 180774
12 | 40:10.25 | 3:57.62 | 180775 | 198611
13 | 44:08.12 | 2:50.30 | 198612 | 211391
14 | 46:58.42 | 8:32.15 | 211392 | 249806
15 | 55:30.57 | 4:01.24 | 249807 | 267905
16 | 59:32.06 | 1:25.49 | 267906 | 274329
17 | 60:57.55 | 3:43.42 | 274330 | 291096
18 | 64:41.22 | 3:25.30 | 291097 | 306501
19 | 68:06.52 | 3:12.50 | 306502 | 320951
20 | 71:19.27 | 2:14.48 | 320952 | 331049


Range status and errors

Selected range

Filename C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\Flac\Rossini - Semiramide CD3.wav

Peak level 75.6 %
Extraction speed 2.1 X
Range quality 100.0 %
Test CRC DAF8F87A
Copy CRC DAF8F87A
Copy OK

No errors occurred


AccurateRip summary

Track 1 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [9C759439] (AR v2)
Track 2 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [45D76C45] (AR v2)
Track 3 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [B77B1D74] (AR v2)
Track 4 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [46D33CAF] (AR v2)
Track 5 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [9BB69E7A] (AR v2)
Track 6 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [99225795] (AR v2)
Track 7 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [8DE6FCF7] (AR v2)
Track 8 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [34804983] (AR v2)
Track 9 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [8A2BDBBE] (AR v2)
Track 10 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [A3AEB51F] (AR v2)
Track 11 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [5DFFD9E1] (AR v2)
Track 12 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [A9DF910D] (AR v2)
Track 13 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [62B96B44] (AR v2)
Track 14 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [2BB87B6B] (AR v2)
Track 15 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [A55275DE] (AR v2)
Track 16 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [5D32B9A1] (AR v2)
Track 17 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [CDD368EA] (AR v2)
Track 18 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [E75004B0] (AR v2)
Track 19 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [F7BF92A5] (AR v2)
Track 20 accurately ripped (confidence 6) [B30C82F7] (AR v2)

All tracks accurately ripped

End of status report

==== Log checksum FB461F4199307BAD5047337F5096CCFF785DCB966D24A720B7DB46252BBD06B3 ====

Richard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne - Rossini: Semiramide (2006)