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Bellini: Il Pirata / Carmen Giannattasio, José Bros, Ludovic Tézier, Brindley Sherra, Mark Le Brocq

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  1. Bellini, V. — Il pirata: Sinfonia $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act I: "Ciel! qual procella orribile" $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act I: "Io vivo ancor!" $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act I: "Ascolta! Nel furor delle tempeste" $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act I: "Del disastro di questi infelici" $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act I: "Per te di vane lagrime" $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act I: "Sorgete, e in me dover quella pietade" $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act I: "Lo sognai ferito, esangue" $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act I: "Cielo! e dessa" $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act I: "Evviva! allegri!" $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act I: "Ebben? … Verra" $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act I: "Tu, sciagurato!" $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act I: "Pietosa, al padre!" $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act I: "Grazie, pietoso ciel" $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act I: "Piu temuto, piu splendido nome" $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act I: "Si vencemmo" $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act I: "Piu temuto" $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act I: "Il suo disegno" $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act I: "Parlarti ancor per poco" $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act I: "Ebben; cominci, o barbara" $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act II: "Che rechi tu?" $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act II: "Vieni; siam sole alfin" $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act II: "Arresta. Ognor mi fuggi!" $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act II: "Ah! lo veggo" $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act II: "Che rechi?" $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act II: "Io … si … lo rinverro" $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act II: "Lasciami, forza umana non puo" $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act II: "Eccomi a te, Gualtiero" $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act II: "Cedo al destin orribile" $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act II: "Il tempo vola" $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act II: "Sventurata! fa core…" $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act II: "Lasso! perir cosi" $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act II: "Giusto ciel! Gualtiero!" $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act II: "Tu vedrai la sventurata" $0.99 on iTunes
  35. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act II: "Ma non fia sempre odiata" $0.99 on iTunes
  36. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act II: "Udiste? E forza, amiche" $0.99 on iTunes
  37. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act II: "Qual suono ferale echeggia" $0.99 on iTunes
  38. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act II: "Oh, Sole! ti vela di tenebre oscure" $0.99 on iTunes
  39. Bellini, V. — Il pirata, Act II: "La tua sentenza udisti" $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Il Pirata, opera
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The third opera by the twenty-seven-year-old Sicilian Vincenzo Bellini, Il pirata marked an important step forward in his career. His first score written for La Scala, Milan, it also represented his first collaboration with Felice Romani, the leading librettist of the day - who would become his regular artistic partner. Il pirata was also the first of Bellini's works to reach an international audience. Its comparative neglect in our day is inexplicable. David Parry conducts this exceptional example of early romantic opera at its most dramatically potent. The 3CD set, a studio recording, comes with a lavishly illustrated book including a complete libretto and a comprehensive article and synopsis by Dr. Benjamin Walton.

Sunday Times
David Parry keeps the dramatic temperature high, and even if the principals, Carmen Giannattasio (Imogene), JosT Bros (Gualtiero) and Ludovic TTzier (Ernesto), occasionally force when bel canto is required, they have the histrionic measure of their roles and mostly rise to the music's technical challenges.

The Guardian
An exceptional performance from Ludovic TTzier as Ernesto - wonderfully sung and characterised with immense subtlety...while Carmen Giannattasio's Imogene is unthreatened by the role's technical challenges, but not ideally alert to its dramatic complexity.

International Record Review
Bros exhibits the right vocal weight for a Rubini role...[His] agility is only fair, but he communicates with welcome vitality and exceedingly clear textual delivery...David Parry does much to animate this earthbound drama. The LPO, adding yet again to its extensive bel canto laurels, is on predictably excellent form...Musical preparation is impeccable.

Gramophone Magazine, September 2012
Ludovic Tezier is superb, conveying tenderness as well as jealousy and fury. Carmen Giannattasio makes a wonderful Imogene: her cabaletta, 'Sventurata, anch'io deliro', suggests that she will triumph as Norma one day. Another success for Opera Rara.

MusicWeb International, June 2012
Giannattasio can stand alongside [the] great divas. She is more of the dramatic school of Callas

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Henry Wood Hall, London (03/2010/04/2010).



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Works Details

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Il Pirata, opera
  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 85 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1827