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Ricci: Corrado D'Altamira - Highlights / Böer, Theodossiou, Korchak, et al

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>Ricci, Federico : Corrado d'Altamura
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Notes & Reviews:

Frederico Ricci's Corrado d'Altamura is a dramma lirico that opened at La Scala in 1841. Set in 12th-century Sicily, the highly dramatic plot tells of betrayal and then revenge between Roggero, the Duke of Agrigento and his former friend and tutor, Corrado, to whose daughter, Delizia, Roggero has promised marriage - only to break his vows. The great expert in 19th-century Italian opera Julian Budden thought Ricci's serious works, "are worthy to stand beside Mercadante's." This is the sixth opera in the Essential Opera Rara series and, once again, a vivid impression of the work is captured on a single disc, accompanied by a complete libretto and article by the eminent 19th century musical scholar, Jeremy Commons.

The Guardian
Ricci's orchestral writing is remarkably original, and he has a fine sense of theatre. The closing scene, in which Delizia, now a nun, denies Roggero sanctuary in her convent and hands him over to a bloodthirsty lynch mob, has considerable power.

Gramophone Magazine
Federico Ricci's score is in no way unworthy. ... the music has its own individuality - and it confers a sufficient individuality upon the characters too. The tenor here is the young, clear-voiced and stylish Dmitry Korchak. Corrado is James Westman, a baritone well supplied with high A flats for his cabaletta and with a well placed voice sometimes recalling Sherrill Milnes. ...Dimitra Theodossiou... has a comparably strong dramatic instinct. ...the voice is well contrasted with the lighter soprano of Cora Burggraaf who plays Margarita, the "other woman"... Good work by orchestra and chorus under Roland Böer, who shows a sure feeling for the style.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Henry Wood Hall, London (06/2008).



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>Ricci, Federico : Corrado d'Altamura :: Prologue. Preludio ed Introduzione
  • Conductor: Roland Böer
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Ricci, Federico : Corrado d'Altamura :: Prologue. Scena e Duetto. Io squarcierò il sospetto
  • Performers: Cora Burggraaf (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Foster-Wililams (Voice); Dmitry Korchak (Tenor); Camilla Roberts (Soprano); Ann Taylor (Mezzo-Soprano); Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano); James Westman (Baritone); Mark Wilde (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roland Böer
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Ricci, Federico : Corrado d'Altamura :: Prologue. Scena e Duetto. Troppo, o ingrato!
  • Performers: Cora Burggraaf (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Foster-Wililams (Voice); Dmitry Korchak (Tenor); Camilla Roberts (Soprano); Ann Taylor (Mezzo-Soprano); Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano); James Westman (Baritone); Mark Wilde (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roland Böer
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Ricci, Federico : Corrado d'Altamura :: Prologue. Scena e Duetto. Io t'ho amata e t'amo ognora
  • Performers: Cora Burggraaf (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Foster-Wililams (Voice); Dmitry Korchak (Tenor); Camilla Roberts (Soprano); Ann Taylor (Mezzo-Soprano); Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano); James Westman (Baritone); Mark Wilde (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roland Böer
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Ricci, Federico : Corrado d'Altamura :: Prologue. Scena e Duetto. Dunque ancor m'ami?
  • Performers: Cora Burggraaf (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Foster-Wililams (Voice); Dmitry Korchak (Tenor); Camilla Roberts (Soprano); Ann Taylor (Mezzo-Soprano); Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano); James Westman (Baritone); Mark Wilde (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roland Böer
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Ricci, Federico : Corrado d'Altamura :: Act 1. Part 1. Scena e Aria. O inoperosi giorni!
  • Performers: Cora Burggraaf (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Foster-Wililams (Voice); Dmitry Korchak (Tenor); Camilla Roberts (Soprano); Ann Taylor (Mezzo-Soprano); Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano); James Westman (Baritone); Mark Wilde (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roland Böer
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Ricci, Federico : Corrado d'Altamura :: Act 1. Part 1. Scena e Aria. L'amo qual s'ama un essere
  • Performers: Cora Burggraaf (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Foster-Wililams (Voice); Dmitry Korchak (Tenor); Camilla Roberts (Soprano); Ann Taylor (Mezzo-Soprano); Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano); James Westman (Baritone); Mark Wilde (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roland Böer
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Ricci, Federico : Corrado d'Altamura :: Act 1. Part 1. Scena e Aria. E se tradir Delizia
  • Performers: Cora Burggraaf (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Foster-Wililams (Voice); Dmitry Korchak (Tenor); Camilla Roberts (Soprano); Ann Taylor (Mezzo-Soprano); Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano); James Westman (Baritone); Mark Wilde (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roland Böer
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Ricci, Federico : Corrado d'Altamura :: Act 1. Part 1. Scena e Aria. O ferro, lung'anni nel petto celato
  • Performers: Cora Burggraaf (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Foster-Wililams (Voice); Dmitry Korchak (Tenor); Camilla Roberts (Soprano); Ann Taylor (Mezzo-Soprano); Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano); James Westman (Baritone); Mark Wilde (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roland Böer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Ricci, Federico : Corrado d'Altamura :: Act 1. Part 2. Scena e Duettino. Dio remerti la parola
  • Performers: Cora Burggraaf (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Foster-Wililams (Voice); Dmitry Korchak (Tenor); Camilla Roberts (Soprano); Ann Taylor (Mezzo-Soprano); Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano); James Westman (Baritone); Mark Wilde (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roland Böer
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Ricci, Federico : Corrado d'Altamura :: Act 1. Part 2. Finale. O vago fior d'Iberia
  • Performers: Cora Burggraaf (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Foster-Wililams (Voice); Dmitry Korchak (Tenor); Camilla Roberts (Soprano); Ann Taylor (Mezzo-Soprano); Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano); James Westman (Baritone); Mark Wilde (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roland Böer
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Ricci, Federico : Corrado d'Altamura :: Act 1. Part 2. Finale. Scena nel Finale. Oh liete voci! - Dov'è lo sposo?
  • Performers: Cora Burggraaf (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Foster-Wililams (Voice); Dmitry Korchak (Tenor); Camilla Roberts (Soprano); Ann Taylor (Mezzo-Soprano); Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano); James Westman (Baritone); Mark Wilde (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roland Böer
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Ricci, Federico : Corrado d'Altamura :: Act 1. Part 2. Finale. Largo del Finale. O giovinetta, piangere
  • Performers: Cora Burggraaf (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Foster-Wililams (Voice); Dmitry Korchak (Tenor); Camilla Roberts (Soprano); Ann Taylor (Mezzo-Soprano); Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano); James Westman (Baritone); Mark Wilde (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roland Böer
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Ricci, Federico : Corrado d'Altamura :: Act 1. Part 2. Finale. Largo del Finale. Ma tu chi sei?
  • Performers: Cora Burggraaf (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Foster-Wililams (Voice); Dmitry Korchak (Tenor); Camilla Roberts (Soprano); Ann Taylor (Mezzo-Soprano); Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano); James Westman (Baritone); Mark Wilde (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roland Böer
  • Running Time: 6 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Ricci, Federico : Corrado d'Altamura :: Act 2. Scena e Duetto. Giffredo! Conte. Sia tua cura omai
  • Performers: Cora Burggraaf (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Foster-Wililams (Voice); Dmitry Korchak (Tenor); Camilla Roberts (Soprano); Ann Taylor (Mezzo-Soprano); Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano); James Westman (Baritone); Mark Wilde (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roland Böer
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Ricci, Federico : Corrado d'Altamura :: Act 2. Scena e Duetto. Io l'amava sulla terra
  • Performers: Cora Burggraaf (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Foster-Wililams (Voice); Dmitry Korchak (Tenor); Camilla Roberts (Soprano); Ann Taylor (Mezzo-Soprano); Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano); James Westman (Baritone); Mark Wilde (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roland Böer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Ricci, Federico : Corrado d'Altamura :: Act 2. Scena e Duetto. Se foss'egli a me dinante
  • Performers: Cora Burggraaf (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Foster-Wililams (Voice); Dmitry Korchak (Tenor); Camilla Roberts (Soprano); Ann Taylor (Mezzo-Soprano); Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano); James Westman (Baritone); Mark Wilde (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roland Böer
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Ricci, Federico : Corrado d'Altamura :: Act 2. Scena e Duetto. Vien - dell'atroce ingiuria
  • Performers: Cora Burggraaf (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Foster-Wililams (Voice); Dmitry Korchak (Tenor); Camilla Roberts (Soprano); Ann Taylor (Mezzo-Soprano); Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano); James Westman (Baritone); Mark Wilde (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roland Böer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Ricci, Federico : Corrado d'Altamura :: Act 2. Preghiera delle Vergini. Nella pace malinconica
  • Performers: Cora Burggraaf (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Foster-Wililams (Voice); Dmitry Korchak (Tenor); Camilla Roberts (Soprano); Ann Taylor (Mezzo-Soprano); Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano); James Westman (Baritone); Mark Wilde (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roland Böer
  • Running Time: 6 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Ricci, Federico : Corrado d'Altamura :: Act 2. Scena e Duetto Finale. Segui, e concedi a un'anima in rimorsi
  • Performers: Cora Burggraaf (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Foster-Wililams (Voice); Dmitry Korchak (Tenor); Camilla Roberts (Soprano); Ann Taylor (Mezzo-Soprano); Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano); James Westman (Baritone); Mark Wilde (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roland Böer
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Ricci, Federico : Corrado d'Altamura :: Act 2. Scena e Duetto Finale. De' miei falli innanzi a Dio
  • Performers: Cora Burggraaf (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Foster-Wililams (Voice); Dmitry Korchak (Tenor); Camilla Roberts (Soprano); Ann Taylor (Mezzo-Soprano); Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano); James Westman (Baritone); Mark Wilde (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roland Böer
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Ricci, Federico : Corrado d'Altamura :: Act 2. Scena e Duetto Finale. Morte! morte!
  • Performers: Cora Burggraaf (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Foster-Wililams (Voice); Dmitry Korchak (Tenor); Camilla Roberts (Soprano); Ann Taylor (Mezzo-Soprano); Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano); James Westman (Baritone); Mark Wilde (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roland Böer
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta