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Rossini: Ciro in Babilonia / Fogliani, Württemberg PO, et al

Album Summary

>Rossini, Gioachino : Ciro in Babilonia, opera
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"It's hardly a masterpiece, but there is plenty to admire and enjoy: two lovely arias for Amira (mezzo-soprano); a duet for Amira and Baldassare (tenor); a good aria for Ciro (alto); and a fine second-act finale. It also contains the infamous aria written entirely on the note of B-flat for a minor character, Argene (mezzo), confidante of Amira... This performance makes a good case for the opera. Anna Gemmabella is a real contralto with a rich, dark-colored voice and accurate coloratura, and she makes the trouser role of Ciro a powerful figure... a fine entertainment. Recommended." -Classics Today


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>Rossini, Gioachino : Ciro in Babilonia, opera
  • Performers: Giovanni Bellavia (Bass Baritone); Riccardo Botta (Tenor); Antonino Fogliani (Harpsichord); Wojciech Gierlach (Bass); Luisa Islam-Ali-Zade (Mezzo Soprano); Maria Soulis (Mezzo Soprano); Giorgio Trucco (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Antonino Fogliani
  • Ensemble: Württemberg Philharmonie Reutlingen
  • Notes: Kursaal, Bad Wildbad, Germany (07/16/2004/07/22/2004)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1812
  • Studio/Live: Live