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Rossini: The Italian Girl in Algiers (Highlights) / Cohen, Miles, Tynan, Gibbons, Soar, et al

Album Summary

>Rossini, Gioachino : L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera
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Notes & Reviews:

This is one of Rossini's most wonderful comic operas. The plot is full of wit, warmth and endearing craziness and the music bubbles with fun and laughter. Jennifer Larmore plays the eponymous Girl, superbly supported by Barry Banks, Alastair Miles and Alan Opie. Brad Cohen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in this disc of "highlights", another release on Chandos' Opera in English series.

BBC Music Magazine
Barry Banks is a properly plaintive Lindoro... and Alastair Miles's soft-grained bass makes the lovelorn Mustafà an oddly touching figure. Best of all is the utterly dependable Alan Opie who turns tiresome Taddeo into much more than Isabella's lap dog.

Gramophone Magazine
A remarkable recording of the best bits of Rossini's comedy... Jennifer Larmore has recorded the opera in Italian... but her English Isabella, superbly articulated and projected, is both formidable and funny. Her Act 2 cavatina, played with the original cello, is the lyric highlight. Happily, the three men in her life are equally vividly characterised: Alan Opie as her hang-dog admirer Taddeo, Barry Banks a most eloquent Lindoro, and Alastair Miles as the lascivious Mustafa. Brad Cohen conducts superbly, bringing out the strength and expressive range of music that revels in the thrill of sexual confrontation...

The Times
Jennifer Larmore is a technically impressive if weighty Isabella, Alastair Miles an odiously amorous Bey, but Alan Opie's comic Taddeo takes the Rossinian honours.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Sarah Tynan (soprano); Anne-Marie Gibbons, Jennifer Larmore (mezzo soprano); Barry Banks (tenor); Alan Opie (baritone); Alastair Miles , David Soar (bass voice).

Recording information: Blackheath Halls (08/20/2008-02/22/2008).



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>Rossini, Gioachino : L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera :: Overture
  • Notes: Blackheath Halls (08/20/2008-02/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1813

>Rossini, Gioachino : L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera :: Act 1. no 2. Cavatina. In dreams of endless pleasure
  • Notes: Blackheath Halls (08/20/2008-02/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1813

>Rossini, Gioachino : L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera :: Act 1. no 3. Duet. When I choose a girl to marry
  • Notes: Blackheath Halls (08/20/2008-02/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1813

>Rossini, Gioachino : L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera :: Act 1. no 4. Cavatina. Fate is cruel!
  • Notes: Blackheath Halls (08/20/2008-02/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1813

>Rossini, Gioachino : L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera :: Act 1. no 5. Duet. From the buffets of misfortune
  • Notes: Blackheath Halls (08/20/2008-02/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1813

>Rossini, Gioachino : L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera :: Act 1. no 6. Aria. I am filled in an exquisite fashion
  • Notes: Blackheath Halls (08/20/2008-02/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1813

>Rossini, Gioachino : L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera :: Act 1. no 7. First finale. We salute you, oh master of women -
  • Notes: Blackheath Halls (08/20/2008-02/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1813

>Rossini, Gioachino : L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera :: Act 1. no 7. First finale. Oh, how amusing! He looks frightful! -
  • Notes: Blackheath Halls (08/20/2008-02/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1813

>Rossini, Gioachino : L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera :: Act 1. no 7. First finale. Please tell me where my niece is -
  • Notes: Blackheath Halls (08/20/2008-02/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1813

>Rossini, Gioachino : L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera :: Act 1. no 7. First finale. Though we must part from you -
  • Notes: Blackheath Halls (08/20/2008-02/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1813

>Rossini, Gioachino : L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera :: Act 1. no 7. First finale. Tell me, who is this woman?
  • Notes: Blackheath Halls (08/20/2008-02/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1813

>Rossini, Gioachino : L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera :: Act 2. no 10. Aria. All this shouting makes my head ache
  • Notes: Blackheath Halls (08/20/2008-02/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1813

>Rossini, Gioachino : L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera :: Act 2. no 11a. Cavatina. Sweetest treasure, dearest pleasure
  • Notes: Blackheath Halls (08/20/2008-02/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1813

>Rossini, Gioachino : L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera :: Act 2. no 14. Trio. Sugar-daddy! How delightful!
  • Notes: Blackheath Halls (08/20/2008-02/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1813

>Rossini, Gioachino : L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera :: Act 2. no 15. Rondo. Think of your country
  • Notes: Blackheath Halls (08/20/2008-02/22/2008)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1813