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Marcello Viotti, Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice di Venice - Bizet: Les Pecheurs de Perles (2004)

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Marcello Viotti, Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice di Venice - Bizet: Les Pecheurs de Perles (2004)

Marcello Viotti, Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice di Venice - Bizet: Les Pecheurs de Perles (2004)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 5.98 Gb (DVD9) | 122 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub.: Français, English, Italiano, Deutsch, Español, Chinese, Japanese

Les pêcheurs de perles dates from 1863 and represents much more than a mere operatic exercise written by a twenty-five-year-old composer. Pêcheurs is, as a matter of fact, the only other Bizet opera, beside Carmen, to have remained in the repertoire. This opera contains memorable passages, which have ensured its long-lasting success and which many great singers (beginning with Caruso) have recorded and performed: for example the aria of Nadir Je crois entendre encore; the beautiful aria of Léïla Comme autrefois, dans la nuit sombre and, above all, the superb duet between Léïla and Nadir Ton cour n’a pas compris le mien.

Marcello Viotti, English Chamber Orchestra, I Filarmonici di Torino - Rossini: The Five One-act Operas (2005)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Marcello Viotti, English Chamber Orchestra, I Filarmonici di Torino - Rossini: The Five One-act Operas (2005)

Marcello Viotti, English Chamber Orchestra, I Filarmonici di Torino - Rossini: The Five One-act Operas (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.72 Gb | Total time: 6 h 51 min | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant | # 92399 | Recorded: 1988, 1990. 1992

Brilliant's breezy survey of Rossini's one-act operas is assembled from five different recordings originally released on the Claves label in the early '90s. All were well received in their original form, and since all five were conducted by the veteran Marcello Viotti in similar-enough-for-non-audiophile acoustics, they make a convincing box set, and an attractive buy for those looking for a lighthearted Rossini infusion. The packaging is minimal, and the included libretti are in Italian only, so if you're counting on a translation you'll have to find it somewhere else. Viotti's work is exemplary and idiomatic throughout, always putting Rossini's most tuneful and lighthearted foot forward, while never forgetting that every good comedy has real moments of pathos. The overtures all seem a bit under tempo, and could use an extra shot of fun, but they are still upbeat enough to elicit a smile.

Marcello Viotti, Munchner Rundfunkorchester - Donizetti: La Favorite (2000)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Marcello Viotti, Munchner Rundfunkorchester - Donizetti: La Favorite (2000)

Marcello Viotti, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Donizetti: La Favorite (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 674 Mb | Total time: 77:41+72:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BMG Classics | # 74321 66229 2 | Recorded: 1999

Album notes The exact spelling of the title is crucial here, for this is the original French version of 'La Favorite' written for the Theatre l'Opera in Paris, not the frequently performed but badly censored and edited Italian version, 'La Favorita.' In the tradition of French grand opera, the subject is historical, involving a love triangle in the court of King Alphonse XI in 14th-century Seville. And though it is not regarded to be among the greatest of Gaetano Donizetti's works, it is still his work, and as such, brimming with melody and opportunities for beautiful singing. This live performance features the ravishing voice of Bulgarian mezzo Vesselina Kasarova as Léonor de Guzman, the favorite of the title, and the alert direction of Marcello Viotti, whose Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra is recorded with great clarity and presence, beautifully balanced with the singers in a natural, atmospheric soundstage.