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Boito: Mefistofele, opera

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  1. Boito — Mefistofele: Prologue in the Heaven: Prelude $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Boito — Mefistofele: Prologue in the Heaven: Ave, Signor degli angeli (Chorus of Angels) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Boito — Mefistofele: Prologue in the Heaven: Ave, Signor (Mefistofele) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Boito — Mefistofele: Prologue in the Heaven: Siam nimbi volanti (Chorus of Cherubim, Mefistofele) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Boito — Mefistofele: Prologue in the Heaven: Salve, Regina! (Chorus of Penitents on Earth, Chorus of Cherubim, Chorus of Angels) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Boito — Mefistofele: Act I Scene 1: Easter Sunday: Perche di la? (Chorus of Students, 8 Maids, Townfolk) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Boito — Mefistofele: Act I Scene 1: Easter Sunday: Al soave raggiar di primavera (Faust, Wagner, Chorus of Peasants) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Boito — Mefistofele: Act I Scene 1: Easter Sunday: Sediam sovra quel sasso (Faust, Wagner, Distant Chorus of Peasants) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Boito — Mefistofele: Act I Scene 2: The Pact: Dai campi, dai prati (Faust, Mefistofele) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Boito — Mefistofele: Act I Scene 2: The Pact: Son lo Spirito che nega (Mefistofele, Faust) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Boito — Mefistofele: Act I Scene 2: The Pact: Se tu mi doni (Faust, Mefistofele) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Boito — Mefistofele: Act II Scene 1: The Garden: Cavaliero illustre e saggio (Margherita, Faust, Mefistofele, Marta) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Boito — Mefistofele: Act II Scene 1: The Garden: Dimmi se credi, Enrico, nella religione? (Margherita, Faust, Marta, Mefistofele) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Boito — Mefistofele: Act II Scene 2: Walpurgis Night: Su, cammina (Mefistofele, Faust, Distant Voices, Chorus of Witches and Wizards) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Boito — Mefistofele: Act II Scene 2: Walpurgis Night: Popoli! E scettro e clamide (Mefistofele, Chorus of Witches and Wizards) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Boito — Mefistofele: Act II Scene 2: Walpurgis Night: Ecco il mondo (Mefistofele, Chorus of Witches) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Boito — Mefistofele: Act II Scene 2: Walpurgis Night: Stupor! Stupor! (Faust, Mefistofele) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Boito — Mefistofele: Act II Scene 2: Walpurgis Night: Su! Riddiam, riddiamo (Chorus of Witches and Wizards) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Boito — Mefistofele: Act III: The Death of Margherita: Dio di pieta! (Margherita, Faust) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Boito — Mefistofele: Act III: The Death of Margherita: Lontano, lontano (Margherita, Faust, Mefistofele) $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Boito — Mefistofele: Act IV: The Night of the Classical Sabbath: La luna immobile (Elena, Pantalis, Faust, Mefistofele) $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Boito — Mefistofele: Act IV: The Night of the Classical Sabbath: Andantino danzante $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Boito — Mefistofele: Act IV: The Night of the Classical Sabbath: Ah! Trionfi ad Elena! (Chorus of Greek Dancers, Elena) $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Boito — Mefistofele: Act IV: The Night of the Classical Sabbath: Forma ideal purissima (Faust, Elena, Chorus of Dancers, Mefistofele, Pantalis, Nereo) $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Boito — Mefistofele: Epilogue: The Death of Faust: Cammina (Faust, Mefistofele) $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Boito — Mefistofele: Epilogue: The Death of Faust: Giunto sul passo estremo (Faust, Mefistofele) $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Boito — Mefistofele: Epilogue: The Death of Faust: Vien! lo distendo questo mantel (Mefistofele, Faust, Chorus of Angels, Chorus of Cherubim) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Boito, Arrigo : Mefistofele
Conductor Ensemble
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Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Gifted as both a writer and a musician, Arrigo Boito wrote the libretto to his own opera Mefistofele. Based on Goethe's Faust, Mefistofele is the pinnacle of Boito's compositional achievement and has retained a place in the operatic repertoire. This 2008 performance features artists of the highest standing and was well received by critics: "[Furlanetto] brought real conviction to Boito's occasionally surreal libretto, and his oaken voice truly filled the theatre."

Allmusic.com
Bass Ferrucio Furlanetto delivers an exceptional performance in the title role of Arrigo Boito's sprawling opera Mefistofele. He has made a name for himself in larger-than-life roles like Boris Godunov and King Philip in Don Carlos, and Mefistofele is tailor-made for a singing actor of his authoritative presence, dramatic range, sterling musicianship, and dark, powerful voice. His is a riveting presence and this show belongs to him. Giuseppe Filianoti has a large, pleasing tenor and he can hold his own in his duets with Furlanetto. His Faust is appealingly and strongly drawn, but sometimes lacks finesse. Dimitra Theodossiou brings a powerful but nuanced soprano to the roles of Margherita and Elena of Troy and touchingly portrays their vulnerability. Margherita's death scene with Faust and Mefistofele is one of the highlights of the performance. Stefano Ranzani leads the Orchestra, Chorus, and Children's Chorus of Teatro Massimo, Palermo.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Teatro Massimo, Palermo, Italy (01/27/2008).



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>Boito, Arrigo : Mefistofele
  • Conductor: Stefano Ranzani
  • Notes: Composition written: 1868-75.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1868-1875