Vocal Teamwork

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The expression ‘vocal teamwork’ would simply not have been understood in the 1800’s – yet the development of the operatic form in the 19th century was to a large part dependent on the increasing sophistication of vocal technique and operatic ensemble writing.

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  1. Bianca e Falliero, Act II: Va crudel! ? vedrai l'effetto Various Buy Track 0:34
  2. Dinorah, "Le pardon de Ploermel", Act I: Il faut se hâter Various Buy Track 0:34
  3. L'esule di Granata, Act I: Cara, il soave istante Various Buy Track 0:34
  4. Emma d'Antiochia, Act II: Cielo! sei tu che il vindice Various Buy Track 0:34
  5. Ricciardo e Zoraide, Act I: Cessi omai quel tuo rigore Various Buy Track 0:34
  6. Macbeth: Macbeth, Act II: Sangue a me quell'ombra chiede Various Buy Track 0:34
  7. Medea in Corinto, Act I: Ah! se manco a te di fede Various Buy Track 0:34
  8. Margherita d'Anjou, Act II: Oh! Rabbia! oh furore! Various Buy Track 0:34
  9. Gli sposi in cimento, Act II: Siamo marito e moglie Various Buy Track 0:34
  10. Gianni di Calais, Act II: Tu in grembo all'innocenza Various Buy Track 0:34
  11. Agnese, Act II: Se la smarrita agnella Various Buy Track 0:34
  12. Vallace, Act IV: Viva Vallace! Vallace Viva! Various Buy Track 0:34
  13. Maria Stuart, regina di Scozia, Act I: Terribil momento Various Buy Track 0:34
  14. L'assedio di Calais, Act III: Raddopia I baci tuoi Various Buy Track 0:34

Description

The expression ‘vocal teamwork’ would simply not have been understood in the 1800’s – yet the development of the operatic form in the 19th century was to a large part dependent on the increasing sophistication of vocal technique and operatic ensemble writing. And ensembles mean teamwork. With the mastering of the ensemble form a number of things happen. We see it being used to advance plot and witness therefore the gradual disappearance of the recitative. But the most significant contribution of the ensemble was the opportunity it afforded composers to convey the simultaneous and differing emotions of the protagonists. We have here many different kinds of ensemble, starting with the elaborate formality of the duet from Rossini’s Bianca e Falliero, and concluding with the emotionally charged nonet from Donizetti’s L’assedio di Calais. Between these is a specially chosen selection of pieces, which shows that this was indeed the great century of ensemble writing. We hope we have been able to convey some of that greatness by offering you these beautiful examples from Opera Rara’s acclaimed recordings.

‘A truly thrilling recording’ – Thorvald Petterson, KulturNytt

Cast

Annick Massis, Bruce Ford, Majella Cullagh, Alastair Miles, Jennifer Larmore, Mirco Palazzi,Laura Claycomb, Peter Glossop, Della Jones, Alexander Oliver, Yvonne Kenny, Rockwell Blake, Daniela Barcellona, William Matteuzzi, Jane Eaglen,Christian du Plessis, Deborah Cook. London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra - conductors David Parry, James Judd, Giuliano Carella.