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Rossini: Semiramide / Lorenzo Regazzo, John Osborn, Maria Jokovic, Alex Penda; Andrea Mastroni.

Audio Samples

  1. Rossini — Semiramide: Sinfonia
  2. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I Scene 2: Belo si celebri (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I Scene 2: La dal Gange (Idreno, Assur, Oroe, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I Scene 3: Di plausi qual clamor (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I Scene 3: Di tanti regi e popoli (Oroe, Idreno, Assur, Semiramide) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I Scene 5: Eccomi alfine in Babilonia (Arsace) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I Scene 5: Ah! quel giorno (Arsace) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I Scene 7: Bella immago degli Dei (Arsace, Assur) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I Scene 7: Io tremar? (Arsace, Assur) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I Scene 8: Oh me felice (Azema, Idreno) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I Scene 8: Se non avesse e meritasse Arsace (Azema) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I Scene 9: Serena i vaghi rai - Bel raggio lusinghier (Chorus, Semiramide) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I Scene 9: Dolce pensiero (Semiramide, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I Scene 9: Ne viene ancor (Semiramide) - Scene 10: Da Menfi il sacro messo [Mitrane, Semiramide] - Scene 11: Al tuo comando [Arsace, S $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I Scene 11: Serbami ognor si fido (Semiramide, Arsace) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I Scene 11: Alle piu care immagini (Semiramide, Arsace) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I Scene 12: Oroe dal tempio nella reggia? (Assur, Oroe) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I Scene 13: Ergi omai la fronte altera (Chorus, Oroe) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I Scene 13: I vostri voti omai (Semiramide, Arsace, Idreno, Oroe, Assur, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Rossini — Semiramide, Act I Scene 13: Qual mesto gemito (Semiramide, Idreno, Arsace, Oroe, Assur, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II Scene 3: Quella ricordati (Semiramide, Assur) $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II Scene 3: Senti! (Semiramide, Assur) $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II Scene 4: in questo augusto soggiorno arcano (Chorus, Oroe) $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II Scene 4: Ebben, compiasi omai (Arsace, Oroe) $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II Scene 4: in si barbara sciagura (Arsace, Oroe, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II Scene 4: Al gran cimento (Oroe, Chorus, Arsace) $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II Scene 5: Calmati, principessa (Mitrane, Azema) - Scene 6: Arsace! Giusto ciel [Idreno, Azema] $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II Scene 6: La speranza piu soave (Idreno, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II Scene 7: No, non ti lascio (Semiramide, Arsace) $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II Scene 7: Ebbene… a te: ferisci (Semiramide, Arsace) $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II Scene 8: Il di gia cade (Assur, Chorus) - Scene 9: Eccomi… Ebbene [Assur] $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II Scene 9: Ah! La sorte ci tradi (Chorus, Assur) $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II Scene 9: Ah! signore!… Assur!… (Chorus, Assur) $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II Scene 10: Oh nero eccesso! (Mitrane) $0.99 on iTunes
  35. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II Scene 11: Un traditor, con empio ardir (Chorus, Arsace, Oroe, Semiramide) $0.99 on iTunes
  36. Rossini — Semiramide, Act II Scene 11: Ninia!… (Assur, Arsace, Semiramide, Oroe, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide, opera
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Following his triumphant visit to Vienna in 1822, when several of his operas were extremely well received, international success beckoned for Rossini. First performed at La Fenice, Venice in 1823, Semiramide was Rossini's last Italian opera, written at the height of his creative powers. Its subject is Greek tragedy for which librettist Gaetano Rossi drew on an adaptation by Voltaire. Instrumentally sophisticated and classically structured, the opera remains one of the most remarkable examples of Rossini's cultivation of bel canto .

Sunday Times, 14th July 2013
This new Semiramide rivals Pesaro standards thanks to Fogliani's ever-alert and lively conducting. His cast includes singers who challenge this long and wonderful opera's most famous interpreters on disc...this is an unmissable bargain.

The Guardian, 8th August 2013
There is the Bulgarian soprano Alex Penda's staggering Semiramide - thrillingly sung, and the most complex characterisation of the role on disc. Lorenzo Regazzo is formidable as Assur, while John Osborn, in his finest performance on disc to date, is immensely touching as Arsace's love-rival Idreno. Imperfect yet wonderful and highly recommended.

MusicWeb International, 2nd September 2013
Alex Penda is a very impressive Semiramide. Unusually for this role, her rich, lustrous vocal tone is more suited to the middle and bottom of the part... Lorenzo Ragazzo is excellent as Assur. He is always lyrical and inherently musical, but he keeps just the right amount of darkness to his voice to remind us of the character's villainy.

International Record Review, September 2013
[Penda] combines a blazing, wide-open top with the juicy lower-middle range that is particularly vital...Pizzolato's exceptional evenness of tone proves as great a joy to the ear as her sincerity and expressive directness...[Osborn] sails through the music with splendid coloratura...the four leading singers in Naxos's performance deserve the attention of anyone who loves Rossini.

Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2013
Osborn's Idreno sits well alongside the other principals in this powerfully cast set. In terms of technique and dramatic presence, Marianna Pizzolato yields nothing to Marilyn Horne...[Penda] is a formidable Semiramide, in general presence if not at all points of vocal technique...an indispensable addition to any representative collection of serious Rossini.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Trinkhalle, Bad Wildbad, Germany (2012-07-18&2012-07-19&2012-).



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>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide, opera
  • Conductor: Antonino Fogliani
  • Ensemble: Virtuosi Brunensis
  • Notes: Trinkhalle, Bad Wildbad, Germany (2012-07-18&2012-07-19&2012-)
  • Running Time: 98 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1823