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Lauro Rossi: Cleopatra, opera

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  1. Rossi — Cleopatra: Act I: Qui suoneran tra poco (Diomede, Chorus of Priests) $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Rossi — Cleopatra: Act I: Il zeffiro mite (Chorus of Female Slaves, Chorus of Priests, Diomede, Cleopatra, Antonio) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Rossi — Cleopatra: Act I: Dunque, fra le tenebre … (Diomede) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Rossi — Cleopatra: Act I: Alla minaccia fiera crudele (Diomede) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Rossi — Cleopatra: Act I: Libo alle notti (Antonio, Chorus of Nobles and Princes, Cleopatra, A Slave, Proculejo, Chorus of Female Slaves) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Rossi — Cleopatra: Act II: Lieto un raggio (Carmiana, Chorus of Slaves, Cleopatra) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Rossi — Cleopatra: Act II: Oracoli mendaci! (Cleopatra) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Rossi — Cleopatra: Act II: Tu! … Si! … Da me che vuoi? (Cleopatra, Diomede) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Rossi — Cleopatra: Act III: Di gemme fulgide (Chorus of Maidens, Ottavia) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Rossi — Cleopatra: Act III: Mentre le dolci immagini (Ottavia, Chorus of Maidens) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Rossi — Cleopatra: Act III: Muovi o suora (Cesare, Chorus of Maidens, Antonio, Ottavia) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Rossi — Cleopatra: Act III: Non basta a me (Cesare) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Rossi — Cleopatra: Act III: Cinto di nubi (Ottavia, Antonio, Cesare, Proculejo, Diomede, Cleopatra) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Rossi — Cleopatra: Act III: Ah no!... Che tenti? (Cleopatra, Antonio, Cesare, Diomede, Ottavia, Proculejo, Chorus of Romans) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Rossi — Cleopatra: Act IV: Azio! … Tremendo nome (Antonio) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Rossi — Cleopatra: Act IV: In ripensar le vittime cadute (Antonio, Chorus of Egyptian Soldiers) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Rossi — Cleopatra: Act IV: Amici? … Il popolo al tuo rivale inneggia! (Antonio, Chorus of Egyptian Soldiers) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Rossi — Cleopatra: Act IV: Al tetro spettacolo di sangue (Cleopatra, Carmiana) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Rossi — Cleopatra: Act IV: Regina! … Grazia ti rendo (Cesare, Cleopatra) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Rossi — Cleopatra: Act IV: Che rechi mai? (Cesare, Proculejo, Cleopatra) $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Rossi — Cleopatra: Act IV: A Roma! No, non mai (Cleopatra, Diomede, Cesare, Proculejo, Chorus of Roman Soldiers and People) $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Rossi — Cleopatra: Act IV: Mirate! Di gioia esultante (Cleopatra, Diomede, Cesare, Proculejo, Chorus of Roman Soldiers and People) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Rossi, Lauro : Cleopatra, opera
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Notes & Reviews:

First performed at the Teatro Regio, Turin in 1876, Lauro Rossi's penultimate opera Cleopatra caught the public's attention in the wake of Verdi's Aida (1871). Like that better-known work, it contains some wonderful arias and set pieces, from the banquet scene of Act 1 to the confrontation between Cleopatra and Octavian in Act 4, all making for compelling listening. This gripping grand opera by one of Italy's forgotten masters springs vividly to life in this revival recorded at the 2008 Macerata Sferisterio Festival.

"If you like Verdi, you will almost certainly enjoy this performance of Rossi's Cleopatra, especially if you are a snapper-up of what in the eighteenth century used to be called 'curiosities'... this would be my Discovery of the Month." MusicWeb International

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Sferisterio Opera Festival, Macerata, Italy (07/24/2008/07/29/2008).



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>Rossi, Lauro : Cleopatra, opera
  • Performer: Sebastian Catana (Voice)
  • Conductor: Davide Crescenzi
  • Notes: Sferisterio Opera Festival, Macerata, Italy (07/24/2008/07/29/2008)
  • Running Time: 101 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta