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Rossini: Adelaide de Borgogna / Carella, Cullagh, et al

Album Summary

>Rossini, Gioachino : Adelaide di Borgogna (Ottone, re d'Italia), opera
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Notes & Reviews:

"This new Opera Rara set is the one to own... Rossinian delights in the opera: Adelaide's scene in Act 1, her pyrotechnical duet with Ottone, an exciting first finale, a good aria for Adalberto, and Ottone's rondo finale... the performance is excellent and full of life, and it contains much thrilling singing. Majella Cullagh's bright sound is just right for Adelaide; it never lapses into a soubrettish sweetness and has real fire. Pyrotechnically Cullagh is all you'd want, and she also colors the text as if she means it. Her final aria is a reworking of Almaviva's "Cessa di piu resistere" from Barbiere--an interesting study. Jennifer Larmore's discography continues to impress, and her Ottone is rock solid, heroic and unique in its smoky middle voice and brilliant top, with plenty of room for coloratura fireworks. The two women are spectacular in their duets... Conductor Giuliano Carella keeps things lively while making certain that his virtuoso singers have space, the sound is excellent, even with some wild applause, and as usual, Opera Rara's booklet notes are informative and interesting. A delight for bel cantoists." -Classics Today


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>Rossini, Gioachino : Adelaide di Borgogna (Ottone, re d'Italia), opera
  • Performers: Ashley Catling (Tenor); Mark Wilde (Tenor); Majella Cullagh (Soprano); Mirco Palazzi (Bass); Rebecca Bottone (Soprano); Bruce Ford (Voice); Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Giuliano Carella
  • Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Studio/Live: Live