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Alberto Zedda, Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, Ewa Podles, Sumi Jo - Rossini: Tancredi (1995)

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Alberto Zedda, Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, Ewa Podles, Sumi Jo - Rossini: Tancredi (1995)

Alberto Zedda, Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, Ewa Podles, Sumi Jo - Rossini: Tancredi (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 574 Mb | Total time: 75:20+72:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.660037-38 | Recorded: 1994

Tancredi, which was based on Tasso’s epic poem Gerusalemme Liberata and was first heard in 1813, is most widely remembered for its overture, but this excellent Naxos set makes a strong case for the piece. It completely displaces the previous versions from Sony and RCA, and the eminent Rossini scholar and conductor, Alberto Zedda, proves a far more resilient, generally brisker and lighter Rossini interpreter than his predecessors. Sumi Jo is superb as the heroine, Amenaide, in dazzlingly clear coloratura, as well as imaginative pointing of phrase, rhythm and words.

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 10] - Giovanna d'Arco; Arias, Songs & Orchestral Music (2018)

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Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 10] - Giovanna d'Arco;  Arias, Songs & Orchestral Music (2018)

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 10]: Marilyn Horne, Martin Katz - Giovanna d'Arco et Ariette rare; Lella Cuberli, Luciana Serra, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Victoria de los Angeles, Samuel Ramey, Lawrence Brownlee, Max Emanuel Cencic, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Jennifer Larmore, Thomas Hampson, Gerald Moore, Bruno Bartoletti, Alberto Zedda, Malcolm Sargent, Thomas Beecham, Claudio Scimone, Michael Hofstetter, Lamberto Gardelli, Jörg Faerber, Enrique Mazzola, Gabrile Ferro, Giuliano Carella - Arias, Songs & Orchestral Music (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.18 Gb | Total time: 77:06+65:42+70:09+79:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295611156 | Recorded: 1956-2015

The most comprehensive edition devoted to Gioachino Rossini marking his 150th anniversary.
Born in 1792, Rossini was the most popular opera composer of his time. Although he retired from the Opera scene in 1829, he continued to compose in other genres, including sacred music, piano and chamber works. He did gather his late works under the ironic title Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of Old Age), which veils a true collection of masterworks.

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 6] - Zelmira, Semiramide (2018)

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Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 6] - Zelmira, Semiramide (2018)

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 6]: Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti, Cecilia Gasdia - Zelmira; Alberto Zedda, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Iano Tamar, Gloria Scalchi - Semiramide (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,47 Gb | Total time: 80:47+73:06+78:31+79:03+77:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295611156 | Recorded: 1989, 1992

The most comprehensive edition devoted to Gioachino Rossini marking his 150th anniversary.
Born in 1792, Rossini was the most popular opera composer of his time. Although he retired from the Opera scene in 1829, he continued to compose in other genres, including sacred music, piano and chamber works. He did gather his late works under the ironic title Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of Old Age), which veils a true collection of masterworks.

Alberto Zedda, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto - Cimarosa: Le Donne Rivali (1997)

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Alberto Zedda, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto - Cimarosa: Le Donne Rivali (1997)

Alberto Zedda, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto - Cimarosa: Le Donne Rivali (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 645 Mb | Total time: 71:50+61:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Bongiovanni | GB2186/87 | Recorded: 1994

Le donne rivali is an intermezzo in two acts by composer Domenico Cimarosa with an Italian libretto by a now unknown poet. It is speculated that Giuseppe Petrosellini may have been the author of the libretto. The opera premiered at the Teatro Valle in Rome during Carnival in 1780. The original choreography was created by Alberto Cavos, the original costumes by Antonio Dian, and the original scenery by Domenico Fossati. In accordance with Papal law on theatre in Rome, the premiere cast was all-male. The opera was later produced in Venice and Florence, and in 1789, in French, in St. Petersburg.

Alberto Zedda, The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Jennifer Larmore - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2003)

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Alberto Zedda, The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Jennifer Larmore - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2003)

Alberto Zedda, The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Jennifer Larmore - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2003)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 154 min | 7,46 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1992

For his first opera production, Dario Fo, the theatre director known for his brilliant wit, chose to stage Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia for the Netherlands Opera. First mounted in 1987, it was a huge success and a live recording of its revival in May 1992, the 200th anniversary of Rossini's birth, has been made. Fo has said that 'Rossini is the musician of eating and love. He composes music rich in herbs and aromas, in which you find olives, tomatoes, fish, grapes, roses and rosemary, sheets and tablecloths, dry wine and the laughter of girls.' His 'Barbiere' is a joyful carnival. During the overture he fills the stage with carnival revellers and immediately the commedia dell'arte origins of opera buffa are restored. Visual theatrics abound, never at the expense of the music, but highlighting it, engaging the eye as well as the ear. Fo addresses the heart more than the intellect and Rossini's comedy comes up dazzling and vital.

Alberto Zedda, Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Opera Vlaanderen - Rossini: Armida (2017)

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Alberto Zedda, Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Opera Vlaanderen - Rossini: Armida (2017)

Alberto Zedda, Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Opera Vlaanderen - Rossini: Armida (2017)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.44 Gb+3.46 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 164 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Korean, Japanese

Antwerp's Opera Vlaanderen continues its Rossini opera cycle with this production of his rarely performed Armida, conducted by Alberto Zedda. The work features no less than four tenors in the leading roles, taken here by the commanding voices of Enea Scala, Robert McPherson, Dario Schmunck and the young rising star, Adam Smith.
Stage director Mariame Clément teams up once more for Opera Vlaanderen with set designer Julia Hansen, building on their successful production of Cavalli's Il Giasone. Here they take a critical look at the world of the Crusades. Clément sees Armida as the incarnation of the magical concept of ‘love’, for which noble and heroic knightly ideals are cast aside, turning love into a destructive frenzy.