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Rossini: Otello / Alberto Zedda, Gregory Kunde, Carmen Romeu, Maxim Mironov, Robert McPherson, Josef Wagner. Opera Vlaanderen Antwerp/Ghent (rec. live, 2014)

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  1. Rossini — Otello, Act I: Overture (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Rossini — Otello, Act I: Viva Otello, viva il prode (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Rossini — Otello, Act I: Vincemmo, o prodi (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Rossini — Otello, Act I: Ah! Sì, per voi già sento (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Rossini — Otello, Act I: Rodrigo! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Rossini — Otello, Act I: No., non temer, serena (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Rossini — Otello, Act I: Inutile è quel pianto (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Rossini — Otello, Act I: Vorrei, che il tuo pensiero (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Rossini — Otello, Act I: Ma che miro! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Rossini — Otello, Act I: Santo Imen! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Rossini — Otello, Act I: Parti, crudel (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Rossini — Otello, Act II: Lasciami (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Rossini — Otello, Act II: Che ascolto? (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Rossini — Otello, Act II: Che feci? Ove mi trasse (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Rossini — Otello, Act II: E a tanto giunger puote (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Rossini — Otello, Act II: Ah! Vieni, nel tuo sangue (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Rossini — Otello, Act II: Che fiero punto è questo (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Rossini — Otello, Act II: Tra tante smanie, e tante (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Rossini — Otello, Act II: Desdemona! Che veggo! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Rossini — Otello, Act II: Che smania! Ahimè! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Rossini — Otello, Act III: Ah! Dagli affanni oppressa (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Rossini — Otello, Act III: Nessun maggior dolore (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Rossini — Otello, Act III: Deh calma, o Ciel, nel sonno (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Rossini — Otello, Act III: Eccomi giunto inosservato, e solo (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Rossini — Otello, Act III: Non arrestare il colpo (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Rossini — Otello, Act III: Notte per me funesta! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Rossini — Otello, Act III: Che sento! Chi batte! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Rossini, Gioachino : Otello, opera
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The so-called Rossini Renaissance (post-WWII) was an outright revolution, as it led to the rediscovery and staging of a great number of Rossini operas, especially of the serious genre. Otello, one of the finest of Rossini's serious works, marked one of the first encounters in the history of Italian opera between a composer and Shakespeare's theatre. Although Rossini later revised the ending away from its fateful, tragic outcome, this production, recorded live in 2014 at Antwerp's Vlaanderen Opera, is based on the Rossini Foundation's critical edition and has the first, tragic finale.

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
Rossini's four tenors enter en masse and it's easy to distinguish who is singing what. Heirman's Doge is the least distinguished. Mironov upholds the tenor's honor. He is a sweet-voiced singer with the goods to get through the coloratura hurdles. Kunde is the darkest voice of the four. There is solidity and flexibility to his voice. The ladies blend dulcetly, making their Act 1 duet a highlight of the performance. Cheers for the solo horn obbligato that introduces the duet. Wagner's Elmiro is a nondescript fellow, adequate enough. The orchestra plays with enthusiasm and precision under Rossini-expert Zedda.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Operahouse of Antwerp, Belgium (2014-02-14&2014-02-16_2014-).



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>Rossini, Gioachino : Otello, opera
  • Conductor: Alberto Zedda
  • Ensemble: Opera Vlaanderen Antwerp/Ghent Orchestra
  • Notes: Operahouse of Antwerp, Belgium (2014-02-14&2014-02-16_2014-)
  • Running Time: 84 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816