Tyrants and Lovers

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Another compilation from Opera Rara’s extensive catalogue of rarities. As with the previous album, Duets to Die For, there is the opportunity for a little armchair musicology – this time looking at the roles of tyrant verses lover.

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  1. L'amor coniugale: Aria: Rendi il consorte amato Mayr, G.S. / Donizetti, G. / Rossini, G. / Auber, D.F. / Pacini, G. / Balfe, M.W. / Mercadante, S. Buy Track 0:34
  2. Zoraida di Granata, Act I: Ah mie furie! Oh avverso fato! Mayr, G.S. / Donizetti, G. / Rossini, G. / Auber, D.F. / Pacini, G. / Balfe, M.W. / Mercadante, S. Buy Track 0:34
  3. Bianca e Falliero, Act II: Tu non sai qual colpo atroce Mayr, G.S. / Donizetti, G. / Rossini, G. / Auber, D.F. / Pacini, G. / Balfe, M.W. / Mercadante, S. Buy Track 0:34
  4. Pia de' Tolomei, Part I: Ahime! Quell'anelito il core mi gela Mayr, G.S. / Donizetti, G. / Rossini, G. / Auber, D.F. / Pacini, G. / Balfe, M.W. / Mercadante, S. Buy Track 0:34
  5. La muette de Portici, Act IV: Ferme tes yeux ? Du pauvre seul ami fidele Mayr, G.S. / Donizetti, G. / Rossini, G. / Auber, D.F. / Pacini, G. / Balfe, M.W. / Mercadante, S. Buy Track 0:34
  6. Buondelmonte: Quartet: Mosca! ? Che disse? ? Se in me dileguisi Mayr, G.S. / Donizetti, G. / Rossini, G. / Auber, D.F. / Pacini, G. / Balfe, M.W. / Mercadante, S. Buy Track 0:34
  7. Maria, regina d'Inghilterra, Act II: Con quel dir, con quell'aspetto Mayr, G.S. / Donizetti, G. / Rossini, G. / Auber, D.F. / Pacini, G. / Balfe, M.W. / Mercadante, S. Buy Track 0:34
  8. Rosmonda d'Inghilterra, Act II: Io non ti posso offrir Mayr, G.S. / Donizetti, G. / Rossini, G. / Auber, D.F. / Pacini, G. / Balfe, M.W. / Mercadante, S. Buy Track 0:34
  9. Orazi e Curiazi, Act II: La mia prece, il pianto accogli Mayr, G.S. / Donizetti, G. / Rossini, G. / Auber, D.F. / Pacini, G. / Balfe, M.W. / Mercadante, S. Buy Track 0:34
  10. Falstaff: Trio: Vorrei parlar, ma l'ira Mayr, G.S. / Donizetti, G. / Rossini, G. / Auber, D.F. / Pacini, G. / Balfe, M.W. / Mercadante, S. Buy Track 0:34
  11. Torquato Tasso, Act I: Ah! non invan t'aspetto ? Quel tuo sorriso Mayr, G.S. / Donizetti, G. / Rossini, G. / Auber, D.F. / Pacini, G. / Balfe, M.W. / Mercadante, S. Buy Track 0:34
  12. Otello, Act II: Che smania? Ahime! Che affanno Mayr, G.S. / Donizetti, G. / Rossini, G. / Auber, D.F. / Pacini, G. / Balfe, M.W. / Mercadante, S. Buy Track 0:34

Description

Another compilation from Opera Rara’s extensive catalogue of rarities. As with the previous album, Duets to Die For, there is the opportunity for a little armchair musicology – this time looking at the roles of tyrant verses lover. The essence of Romantic Opera is found in strongly-drawn characters, most of whom are either in quest of love or busy thwarting someone else’s quest in favour of their own design. Ensembles include a duet from Pacini’s Maria regina dInghilterra (Bruce Ford and Nelly Miricioiu) and two Donizetti quartets: Pia de Tolomei (led by Rockwell Blake and Garry Mcgee) and Zoraide di Granata (with Bruce Ford and Majella Cullagh). Tenor William Matteuzzi sings a melting aria from Auber’s La Muette de Portici. The bonus is the three selections, which have never been released. Donizetti wrote two of them. Bruce Ford sings an aria from Torquato Tasso and Christian du Plessis leads an entire regiment of tyrants in a testosterone-laden vengeance scene from Buondelmonte. Much, much lighter than these two villainous pieces is the trio from Balfe’s Falstaff for the Windsor wives and their plans for Sir John himself.

‘Singing about as bel canto as it gets’ – George Hall, BBC Music Magazine

Cast

Bruce Ford, Nelly Miricioiu, Majella Cullagh, Garry Magee, Eiddwen Harrhy, Paul Austin Kelly, Mathew Hargreaves, Jennifer Larmore, Rockwell Blake, Sara Fulgoni, William Matteuzzi, Christian du Plessis, Rico Serbo, Ian Platt, Mark Glanville, Diana Montague, Elisabetta Scano, Adriana Cicogna, Elena Monti, Elizabeth Futral, Ildrebrando D'Arcangelo with the Geoffrey Mitchell Choir Conductor - David Parry

Tracklist

01 L’amor coniugale: Aria: Rendi il consorte amato
02 Zoraida di Granata, Act I: Ah mie furie! Oh avverso fato!
03 Bianca e Falliero, Act II: Tu non sai qual colpo atroce
04 Pia de’ Tolomei, Part I: Ahime! Quell’anelito il core mi gela
05 La muette de Portici, Act IV: Ferme tes yeux ? Du pauvre seul ami fidele
06 Buondelmonte: Quartet: Mosca! ? Che disse? ? Se in me dileguisi
07 Maria, regina d’Inghilterra, Act II: Con quel dir, con quell’aspetto
08 Rosmonda d’Inghilterra, Act II: Io non ti posso offrir
09 Orazi e Curiazi, Act II: La mia prece, il pianto accogli
10 Falstaff: Trio: Vorrei parlar, ma l’ira
11 Torquato Tasso, Act I: Ah! non invan t’aspetto ? Quel tuo sorriso
12 Otello, Act II: Che smania? Ahime! Che affanno