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Otto Nicolai: Il Templario, Opera In 3 Acts

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  1. Nicolai, O. — Il templario: Sinfonia $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Nicolai, O. — Il templario: Act I Scene 1: Delle trombe il suono altero (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Nicolai, O. — Il templario: Act I Scene 1: Cavatina: Sia meco avverso il fato (Vilfredo) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Nicolai, O. — Il templario: Act I Scene 1: La man che debbe cingerti (Cedrico) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Nicolai, O. — Il templario: Act I Scene 1: Fine al torneo (Cedrico, Vilfredo) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Nicolai, O. — Il templario: Act I Scene 2: Del cielo britanno Rovena (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Nicolai, O. — Il templario: Act I Scene 2: Aita, aita! Salvaci bella gentil britanna (Rebecca)
  8. Nicolai, O. — Il templario: Act I Scene 2: Finale: Qui sostiam, la meta e questa (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Nicolai, O. — Il templario: Act I Scene 2: Te Rebecca il cavaliero qual sua schiava (Cedrico, Rebecca) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Nicolai, O. — Il templario: Act I Scene 2: Di dannata infida gente (Briano, Vilfredo) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Nicolai, O. — Il templario: Act II Scene 1: Preludio $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Nicolai, O. — Il templario: Act II Scene 1: Il pianto, il mio dolor (Rebecca) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Nicolai, O. — Il templario: Act II Scene 1: Che dissi? Ove son io? (Rebecca, Briano)
  14. Nicolai, O. — Il templario: Act II Scene 2: Morte al leon vorace! (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Nicolai, O. — Il templario: Act II Scene 3: Desso mio figlio (Vilfredo, Cedrico, Rovena)
  16. Nicolai, O. — Il templario: Act III Scene 1: Morte al leon vorace! (Templari, Chorus)
  17. Nicolai, O. — Il templario: Act III Scene 1: Vittoria! Qual grida? Chi vinse? (Rebecca, Vilfredo) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Nicolai, Otto : Il Templario, opera
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Notes & Reviews:

Otto Nicolai's found his way to Italy, where he discovered the outstanding qualities of the Italian opera at a time when most German critics continued to frown on the "cheap tunes" constituting this genre. During 1837-41, long before 'Die lustigen Weiber', Nicolai composed five Italian operas, the third of which, 'Il templario' (The Templar, based on Walter Scott's Ivanhoe), celebrated what then amounted to worldwide success. Hard to believe but the proof is in the listening: here a German composed a perfect bel canto opera full of the passion and verve of the young Verdi!

”It is a very well-made opera with good opportunities for the principal soloists. Outstanding among them is Hans Christoph Begemann, who, I think, has the juiciest role and sounds like a genuine dramatic baritone. Hardly less interesting is Wilfred of Ivanhoe, which requires a high, agile tenor and is performed with distinction here by Stanley Jackson. The female leads, Judith Kuhn, who displays a good high C and Tiina Penttinen, a light voiced mezzo, are equal to their roles and no one in the supporting cast lets the side down. This set is a ‘sleeper’ that is worthy of the attention of anyone who enjoys the operas of the so-called bel canto era.”-Fanfare

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Theater Chemnitz (03/07/2008).



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>Nicolai, Otto : Il Templario, opera
  • Conductor: Frank Beermann
  • Notes: Composition written: 1840.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1840