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Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835): Zaira, opera / Saioa Hernandez, Michela Antenucci, soprano; Valeri Turmanov, Smone Alberghini, baritone; International Orchestra of Italy, Lirico Terre Verdiane Choir, Giacomo Sagripanti

Album Summary

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Zaira, opera
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This recording of Bellini's Zaira is of the 2012 performance at Martina Franca. This is only the fourth production in modern times. Zaira began as unsuccessful, although perhaps unjustly so. The composer did not even enter the stage for final bows at the premier because his music was received so poorly. This is due in part to Bellini turning down libretto by Luigi Torrigiani, who was soon after appointed as "composer and overseer of performances," and sought revenge on Bellini. The vocal style of this opera has been called by some "expressive athleticism." Trills, turns, filaturas, and mordents test the vocalist's skills in this production.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca (07/2012).


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Works Details

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Zaira, opera
  • Conductor: Giacomo Sagripanti
  • Ensemble: International Orchestra of Italy
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1829
  • Studio/Live: Live