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Rossini: Semiramide / Alberto Zedda, Myrto Papatanasiu, Ann Hallenberg, Josef Wagner, Robert McPherson

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  1. Rossini — Semiramide: Sinfonia
  2. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I: La dal Gange (Idreno) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I: Di plausi qual clamor giulivo echeggia (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I: Di tanti regi e popoli (Oroe) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I: Trema il tempio (Semiramide) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I: Eccomi alfine in Babilonia (Arsace) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I: Ah! quel giorno ognor rammento (Arsace) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I: Bella immago degli Dei (Arsace) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I: Oh me felice! (Azema) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I: Se non avesse (Azema) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I: Serena i vaghi rai (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I: Bel raggio lusinghier (Semiramide) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I: Ne viene ancor! (Semiramide) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I: Serbami ognor si fido (Semiramide) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I: Oroe dal tempio nella reggia? (Assur) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I: Ergi omai la fronte altera (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I: I vostri voti omai (Semiramide) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I: Qual mesto gemito (Semiramide) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II: Ma implacabile di Nino (Semiramide) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II: in questo augusto soggiorno arcano (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II: Ebben, compiasi omai (Arsace, Oroe) $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II: in si barbara sciagura (Arsace) $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II: Si, vendicato il genitore (Arsace) $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II: Calmati, principessa (Mitrane) $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II: La speranza piu soave (Idreno) $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II: No: non ti lascio (Semiramide) $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II: Ebbene… a te (Semiramide)
  28. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II: Tu serena il ciglio (Arsace) $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II: Il di gia cade (Assur) $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II: Deh! Ti ferma, ti place (Assur) $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II: Oh nero eccesso! (Mitrane) $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II: Un traditor con empio ardir (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II: Qual densa notte (Arsace) $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II: Ninia, ferisci (Oroe) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide, opera
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Rossini wrote Semiramide in the winter of 1822/23 for La Fenice of Venice. The libretto is based on Voltaire's drama Sémiramis, written by the French philosopher and scholar in 1748. In some respects a conclusive opera, Semiramide contains traditional elements alongside innovative ones. Semiramide summarizes and completes Rossini's serious arc and is paradigmatic of all that would follow.

International Record Review, July/August 2013
While Hallenberg's coloratura proves consistently superb, the plum-luscious contralto tone is generally too soft-grained...The singer's unfailing musicality and sincerity offer much pleasure, however...Zedda's speeds are well judged (even if ensemble is occasionally a trifle shaky).

MusicWeb International, 24th July 2013
The greatest star of the recording is Alberto Zedda himself...[Papatanasiu's] command of the role is exceptional, showing compelling technique, arresting stage presence and glowingly beautiful voice...Every bit as good is the exceptional Arsace of Ann Hallenberg. Perhaps even more than Papatanasiu, she has the full measure of the bel canto style and technique required to succeed in this sort of repertoire.

American Record Guide, November/December 2013
Semiramide was Rossini's last Italian opera seria and I've always regarded it as his best. It makes extravagant demands on the performers. The performance is also available as a video, and seeing it might make it more interesting.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Vlaamse Opera, Ghent (01/11/2011).



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>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide, opera
  • Conductor: Alberto Zedda
  • Ensemble: Vlaamse Opera Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1823.
  • Running Time: 144 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1823