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Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia - Rossini: Ivanhoé (2002)

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Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia - Rossini: Ivanhoé (2002)

Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia - Rossini: Ivanhoé (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 414 Mb | Total time: 44:51+55:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | CDS 397/1-2 | Recorded: 2001

For the last two decades or so the works of the composer from Pesaro have no longer revealed very many mysteries to the historian and the opera lover, for even Rossini’s rarer works are now regularly performed. A few operas, however, still remained in the archives, among them Ivanhoé, a famous pastiche conceived by Rossini in collaboration with Pacini, his Parisian publisher. Its revival allows us to fill in a chapter of the history of music which had remained incomplete and above all to get to know the work with which Rossini introduced himself to Parisian audiences, before offering them Le Siège de Corinthe. The composer from Pesaro, indeed, had too great a sense of publicity to feed the critics’ curiosity, lightheartedly, a new opera.

Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice - Donizetti: Pia de Tolomei (2005)

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Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice - Donizetti: Pia de Tolomei (2005)

Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice - Donizetti: Pia de Tolomei (2005)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 4.05 + 4.13 Gb (2xDVD5) | 137 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub.: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese, Japanese

In recent years not only music festivals but also important opera theatres have turned their attention towards the neglected masterpieces of the lyrical repertoire. Thus also Venice’s Teatro La Fenice, in a commendable effort, staged this Pia de’ Tolomei by Donizetti, with some of the best singers available today for this type of repertoire. Initial response to this opera, which was performed for the first time in 1837, was ambiguous, so much so that Donizetti re-worked it as many as three times. The version here recorded is that of the critical edition recently published by Ricordi, with the tragic finale originally conceived by the composer. The listener will undoubtedly wonder, once more, at Donizetti’s wealth of melodic inspiration, especially when it comes to the character of Pia, wonderfully interpreted, here, by Patrizia Ciofi.

Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico "Giuseppe Verdi" di Trieste - Rossini: Tancredi [2003]

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Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico "Giuseppe Verdi" di Trieste - Rossini: Tancredi [2003]

Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico "Giuseppe Verdi" di Trieste - Rossini: Tancredi [2003]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 7.84 Gb (DVD9) | 180 min
Classical | Kicco Classic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais

A live performance from the Teatro Lirico “Giuseppe Verdi” of Trieste under the direction of conductor Paolo Arrivabeni. Cast features Daniella Barcellona, Charles Workman, and Daniela Pini.