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Savario Mercadante (1795-1870): I Briganti, melodramma / Vittorio Prato, Maxim Mironov, Petya Ivanova, Rosa Fiocco, Juesús Ayllón, Bruno Praticò, Atanas Mladenov

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  1. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. I: Introduzione. Le gramaglie, i funebri doppieri (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. I: Perche non posso (Corrado) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. I: Ove a me rivolgi un guardo (Corrado, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. I: Per lei che mi sprezza (Corrado, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. I: Come un etereo spirto dileguasi (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. I: Cavatina. Tu piangi? (Teresa, Amelia, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. I: Ite, vani ornamenti (Amelia, Corrado) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. I: Se per te non ha diletto (Corrado, Amelia) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. I: Duetto. Perche di pianti (Amelia, Corrado) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. I: Finale. Scena. Prode garzone (Ermano, Rollero) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. I: Cavatina. Questi due verdi salici (Ermano) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. I: Romanza. Qual soave armonia! (Ermano, Amelia, Rollero) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. I: Coro religioso. Tutto quaggiu si solve (Amelia, Chorus, Ermano) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. I: Sempre ripete mi / No., no, non crederlo (Ermano, Amelia) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. I: Erman (Rollero, Amelia, Ermano, Corrado, Teresa) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. I: Incerto, che penso? (Ermano, Corrado, Amelia, Chorus, Rollero, Teresa) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. I: Scopri alfin il tuo disegno (Chorus, Tutti) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. II: Coro e Tempesta. Accorrete (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. II: Scena ed Orgia. Giunge Ermano (Chorus, Ermano) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. II: Scena e Preghiera. Ermano, ove sei tu? (Ermano) $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. II: Qual gemito! (Ermano, Conte, Solitario) $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. II: Chi mi sveglia dal mio sepolcro? (Conte, Ermano) $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. II: Io si, che un figlio avea (Conte, Ermanno) $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. II: Tu lo conosci? (Conte, Ermanno) $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. III: Coro. Notte, il silenzio doppia (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. III: Tutto riposa (Corrado) $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. III: Ah! No. Vivi e spargi un fiore (Corrado, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. III: Ciel! Del mio prode Ermano (Amelia) $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. III: Amelia, esulta (Chorus, Amelia) $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. III: Finale. Giunge alcun (Amelia, Chorus, Conte, Tutti, Ermano) $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. III: Cosi serbi il giuramento (Conte, Ermano, Amelia) $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. III: Sul mio fronte (Ermano, Amelia, Conte, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Mercadante — I Briganti, Pt. III: Deh! Non scemar con lagrime (Ermano, Amelia, Conte, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Mercadante, Saverio : I Briganti, opera
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

A highly regarded composer in his day and considered the equal of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, Saverio Mercadante pioneered the transformation of bel canto opera into real music drama. He wrote the operatic tragedy I Briganti (The Brigands) not only to prove himself to the Parisian public but as a direct challenge to Bellini's I puritani, premièred the previous year. Mercadante's individual style of canto fiorito and distinctive theatricality demonstrate that opera need not be a mere succession of virtuoso vocal arias, and it paved the way for Verdi's later dramas. Prepared from a new critical edition, this production was described as 'outstanding' by The New York Times.

Financial Times, 29th June 2014
Antonino Fogliani, conducting a Czech orchestra and Polish choir, must take credit for the spirit and style of performance.

The Telegraph, 10th July 2014
Fogliani conducts a Czech chamber orchestra in a brisk, idiomatic interpretation, and there is some admirably no-nonsense singing from a committed cast led by Bruno Pratic=, Maxim Mironov and Petya Ivanova. This is recommended to all lovers of Italian opera at its gutsiest.

Gramophone Magazine, October 2014
This 2012 Wildbad theatre revival has the Russian tenor Maxim Miranov in the Rubini role, and very fine he is too...it is the allure of Mironov's singing which suggests how the 'Puritani quartet' must have helped lift Mercadante's patchily written piece.

American Record Guide, January/February 2015
Naxos has signed an excellent cast. There is much to praise in the performances, especially Ivanova, Mironov, and Pratico. They do quite well in this July 2012 performance at the 24th Rossini Festival in Bad Wildbad, Germany. I urge you to check out some Mercadante operas: I Due Figaro (N/D 2013), Don Chisciotte (N/D 2012), Elisa e Claudio (J/A 1992), Emma d'Antiochia (N/D 2004), Il Giuramento (S/O 1991, J/F 1995, M/A 1995), Pelagio (S/O 2010), La Vestale (M/J 1990), and Virginia (J/A 2009).

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Trinkhalle, Bad Wildbad, Germany (2012-07-14&2012-07-18&2012-).



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>Mercadante, Saverio : I Briganti, opera
  • Conductor: Antonino Fogliani
  • Ensemble: Virtusi Brunensis
  • Notes: Trinkhalle, Bad Wildbad, Germany (2012-07-14&2012-07-18&2012-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta