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Rossini, Gioachino > Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]

Celebrating 40 Years: Then and Now
Celebrating 40 Years: Then and Now

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2010-07-13

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Ricciardo e Zoraide; Ermione; Gaetano Donizetti: Ugo conte di Parigi; Parisina; Saverio Mercadante: Orazi e Curiazi; Virginia; Giovanni Pacini: Maria regina d'Inghilterra; Alessand...
Performers: Bezduz, Bulent; Browne, Sandra; Einarsdottir, Thora [Vocals]; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Giannattasio, Carmen; Jones, Della; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Larmore, Jennifer; Lee, Colin; Massis, Ann...
Conductors: Parry, David; Francis, Alun; Judd, James; Benini, Maurizio

This disc, featuring some of Opera Rara's finest singers, is dedicated to Sir Peter Moores and the Peter Moores Foundation in recognition of their invaluable...continue...
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OPR 248
Rossini: Soirées musicales, Songs & Duets / Persson, Doufexis, Ford, Vignoles
Rossini: Soirées musicales, Songs & Duets / Persson, Doufexis, Ford, Vignoles

1 CD / Hyperion / 2008-06-10

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Les soirées musicales; Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 3 "Morceaux réservés"; Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 13 "Musique anodine"; Péch&e...
Performers: Doufexis, Stella; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Persson, Miah; Vignoles, Roger [Piano]

"If Rossini's songs are the cake and the performers the icing, the recording itself is the unexpected cherry on top. The acoustic of Potton Hall...continue...
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Rossini: Adelaide de Borgogna / Carella, Cullagh, et al
Rossini: Adelaide de Borgogna / Carella, Cullagh, et al

2 CD / Opera Rara / 2007-01-09

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Adelaide di Borgogna (Ottone, re d'Italia), opera
Performers: Bottone, Rebecca; Catling, Ashley; Cullagh, Majella; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Larmore, Jennifer; Palazzi, Mirco; Wilde, Mark
Conductors: Carella, Giuliano
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

"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,...continue...
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Il Salotto Vol 8 - Notturno - Music for the Night
Il Salotto Vol 8 - Notturno - Music for the Night

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2006-03-14

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Notturno, for 3 voices, flute & piano; Vincenzo Gabussi: Il voto, for two voices & piano; Venise, for two voices & piano; Gaetano Donizetti: L'alito di Bice ("O profundo delicato"), n...
Performers: Biccire, Patrizia; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Kelly, Paul Austin; Larmore, Jennifer; Martin, Jaime; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]

Literally translated as 'nocturne,' the songs on this disc bear little resemblance to the piano pieces of the same name as exemplified by those of...continue...
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OPR 235
Vocal Teamwork - Rare Operatic Ensembles
Vocal Teamwork - Rare Operatic Ensembles

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2006-01-10

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Bianca e Falliero; Ricciardo e Zoraide; Guglielmo Tell; Giacomo Meyerbeer: Le pardon de Ploërmel "Dinorah"; L' Esule di Granata, opera (heroic melodrama) in 2 acts; Margherita...
Performers: Andrew, Ludmilla; Bailey, Simon; Banks, Barry; Barcellona, Daniela; Bayley, Clive; Biccire, Patrizia; Blake, Rockwell; Claycomb, Laura; Collins, Kenneth; Cook, Deborah; Cullagh, Majella; Custer, Manu...
Conductors: Parry, David; Judd, James; Carella, Giuliano; Matheson, John

We have here many different kinds of ensemble, starting with the elaborate formality of the duet from Rossinis Bianca e Falliero and concluding with the...continue...
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OPR 233
Rossini: Zelmira / Benini, Futral, Ford, Custer, et al
Rossini: Zelmira / Benini, Futral, Ford, Custer, et al

3 CD / Opera Rara / 2004-10-12

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Zelmira
Performers: Catling, Ashley; Custer, Manuela; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Futral, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Hausmann, Mathias; Palazzi, Mirco; Siragusa, Antonino; Vinco, Marco
Conductors: Benini, Maurizio
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

"There is no full-scale overture - only a brief, intense prelude followed by an exciting, no-holds-barred chorus and cavatina with chorus for Antenore, strongly belted...continue...
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Opera in English - Barry Banks sings Bel Canto
Opera in English - Barry Banks sings Bel Canto

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2004-07-27

Works: Gioachino Rossini: La Cenerentola; Stabat mater; Le Comte Ory; Mosè in Egitto; Ermione; La gazza ladra; Armida; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni; Igor Stravinsky: Rake's Progress; Gaetano...
Performers: Banks, Barry; Boe, Alfred; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; O'Neill, Dennis [Tenor Vocal]; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Watson, Janice
Conductors: Parry, David

"Barry Banks' Nemorino could hardly be better: flexible, secure in intonation and silken in tone... he was an inspired choice for the part." - The...continue...
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CHA 3112
Il Salotto Vol 6 - La Partenza / Claycomb, Custer, et al
Il Salotto Vol 6 - La Partenza / Claycomb, Custer, et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2004-01-01

Works: Michael Costa: Perche due cori insieme; Felice eta dell' oro', notturno (quintet); Lamento per Bellini, canzone; Count Antonio Belgiojoso: Il biglietto amoroso, canzonetta; Gaetano Donizetti: Inspira...
Performers: Claycomb, Laura; Custer, Manuela; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Harper, David; Natoli, Dominic; Robinson, Dean; Rossi, Nicola; Servile, Roberto; Sherratt, Brindley

Most of the songs and ensembles in this sixth volume of Opera Rara's acclaimed 'Il Salotto' series are about love. Not so surprising in a...continue...
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OPR 227
Opera in English - Great Operatic Arias - Bruce Ford 2
Opera in English - Great Operatic Arias - Bruce Ford 2

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2003-09-23

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte, K 588; La Clemenza de Tito; Gioachino Rossini: Armida; Il barbiere di Siviglia; Petite Messe solennel...
Performers: Banks, Barry; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Nilon, Paul; O'Neill, Dennis [Tenor Vocal]; Stafford-Allen, Toby
Conductors: Parry, David

Bruce Ford, one of the world's leading Bel Canto tenors, presents his second disc in Chandos' Great Operatic Arias series. His first disc received fine...continue...
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CHA 3100
Sogno talor... Special Collection Celebrating 25 Years
Sogno talor... Special Collection Celebrating 25 Years

2 CD / Opera Rara / 2003-09-01

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Maria Stuarda; Rosmonda d'Inghilterra; Emilia di Liverpool; Roberto Devereux; Maria Padilla; Elisabetta al castello di Kenilworth; Parisina d'Este; Giovanni Pacini: Carlo di Borgog...
Performers: Banks, Barry; Benelli, Ugo; Brecknock, John; Bros, Jose; Bruscantini, Sesto; Caley, Ian; Christie, Nan; Cook, Deborah; Cullagh, Majella; D'Arcangelo, Ildebrando; Dolton, Geoffrey; Dugdale, Sandra; Fa...
Conductors: Parry, David; Carella, Giuliano; Benini, Maurizio; Francis, Alun; Judd, James
Ensemble: ; London Mozart Players; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The double CD set is in the form of a two-act Grand Opera Gala, with an overture, choruses, arias, ensembles and extravagant finales. A total...continue...
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OPR 225
Rossini: Elisabetta regina d'Inghilterra / Carella, Larmore
Rossini: Elisabetta regina d'Inghilterra / Carella, Larmore

3 CD / Opera Rara / 2002-10-01

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra
Performers: Cullagh, Majella; Custer, Manuela; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Larmore, Jennifer; Lee, Colin; Siragusa, Antonino
Conductors: Carella, Giuliano
Ensemble: Geoffrey Mitchell Choir

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Serious Rossini / Bruce Ford
Serious Rossini / Bruce Ford

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2001-12-01

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Ricciardo e Zoraide; Armida; Mosè in Egitto; Otello; Ugo re d 'Italia, opera (unfinished)
Performers: Banks, Barry; Biccire, Patrizia; D'Arcangelo, Ildebrando; Davies, Ryland; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Futral, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Jones, Della; Kelly, Paul Austin; Matteuzzi, William; Miricioi...
Conductors: Parry, David

"Here are several little-known arias, duets, trios and ensembles from Rossini's serious operas. Bruce Ford, one of the finest Rossini tenors of our time, is...continue...
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Opera in English - Great Arias from Favorite Operas Vol 2
Opera in English - Great Arias from Favorite Operas Vol 2

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2001-09-01

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; La bohème; Turandot; Gianni Schicchi, opera; George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare; Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Ernani; Il Trovatore; La traviata; Ruggero Leoncavallo: ...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bostock, Angela; Eaglen, Jane; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Hampson, Thomas [Baritone Vocal]; Haymon, Cynthia; Jones, Della; Kenny, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Ma...
Conductors: Parry, David; Mackerras, Charles; Elder, Mark; Bellini, Gabriele

This collection not only brings together the highlights from the more recent Opera in English recordings from Chandos, but also includes a 40-page booklet that...continue...
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Rossini Gala - Nelly Miricioiu / David Parry, et al
Rossini Gala - Nelly Miricioiu / David Parry, et al

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2000-09-01

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra; Aureliano in Palmira; Bianca e Falliero; Zelmira; Mosè in Egitto, opera; Semiramide; Armida; Work(s)
Performers: Bailey, Simon; Banks, Barry; Biccire, Patrizia; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Magee, Garry; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; Miricioiu, Nelly; Natoli, Dominic; Robinson, Dean; Shkosa, Enkelejda; Sotgiu, A...
Conductors: Parry, David
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OPR 211
The Opera Rara Collection Vol 2
The Opera Rara Collection Vol 2

1 CD / Opera Rara / 2000-05-01

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Ricciardo e Zoraide; Mosè in Egitto; Otello; Gaetano Donizetti: Zoraida di Granata; L'Assedio di Calais; Gianni da Calais, opera; Alfredo il Grande, opera; Maria di Rudenz; ...
Performers: Antoniozzi, Alfonso; Banks, Barry; Biccire, Patrizia; Blake, Rockwell; Bruscantini, Sesto; Cullagh, Majella; D'Arcangelo, Ildebrando; Dolton, Geoffrey; Fleming, Renee; Focile, Nuccia; Ford, Bruce [Te...
Conductors: Parry, David

The success of the first Opera Rara Collection created the demand for this second disc of highlights from their catalog of 19th century rarities. Once...continue...
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OPR 209
Opera in English - Rossini: The Barber of Seville
Opera in English - Rossini: The Barber of Seville

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2000-03-28

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia
Performers: Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Jones, Della; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Rhys-Davies, Jennifer; Rose, Peter de; Ross, Christopher; Shore, Andrew; Snipp, Peter
Conductors: Bellini, Gabriele
Ensemble: English National Opera Chorus
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Rossini: Otello / Parry, Ford, Futral, et al
Rossini: Otello / Parry, Ford, Futral, et al

3 CD / Opera Rara / 2000-02-01

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Otello
Performers: Banks, Barry; Brewer, Aline; D'Arcangelo, Ildebrando; Davies, Laurence; Davies, Ryland; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Futral, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Lopera, Juan Jose; Matteuzzi, William; Natoli, D...
Conductors: Parry, David

Opera Rara presents the first recording of the critical edition of Rossini's opera Otello. As a fascinating bonus, several appendices are included. In 1820 when...continue...
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Rossini: Armida / Scimone, Gasdia, Merritt, I Solisti Veneti
Rossini: Armida / Scimone, Gasdia, Merritt, I Solisti Veneti

2 CD / Arts / 1999-11-09

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Armida
Performers: Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Furlanetto, Ferruccio; Gasdia, Cecilia; Matteuzzi, William; Vocal], Chris Merritt [Tenor; Workman, Charles
Conductors: Scimone, Claudio
Ensemble: I Solisti Veneti
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Opera in English - Donizetti: Don Pasquale / Parry, et al
Opera in English - Donizetti: Don Pasquale / Parry, et al

3 CD / Chandos Records / 1998-11-17

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pasquale; Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Tosca; Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia; Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila, Op. 47; Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliac...
Performers: Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Banks, Barry; Bayley, Clive; Bronder, Peter; Clarke, Paul Charles; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Dazeley, William; Eaglen, Jane; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Hargraves, Matthew...
Conductors: Parry, David; Bellini, Gabriele; Daniel, Paul

This is the premiere recording in English of Donizetti's sparkling comic opera. Conductor David Parry has been unanimously praised for his direction throughout the Opera...continue...
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Opera Rara Collection - 20 Selected Highlights
Opera Rara Collection - 20 Selected Highlights

1 CD / Opera Rara / 1998-09-10

Works: Saverio Mercadante: Orazi e Curiazi; Virginia, opera; Il Salotto; Gaetano Donizetti: Gabriella di Vergy, opera; Rosmonda d'Inghilterra; Ugo conte di Parigi, opera; L'Assedio di Calais; Emilia di Live...
Performers: Andrew, Ludmilla; Arthur, Maurice; Browne, Sandra; Bruscantini, Sesto; Cook, Deborah; Davies, Joan; Eaglen, Jane; Fleming, Renee; Focile, Nuccia; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Gray, Lissa; Hargraves, Ma...
Conductors: Parry, David; Francis, Alun; Judd, James
Ensemble: ; London Mozart Players; New Philharmonia Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

"Listening to the nearly 80 minutes of this disc was, for me, analogous to what I felt as a child entering a candy shop: Every...continue...
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Rossini - Three Tenors / Ford, Matteuzzi, Kelly, Parry
Rossini - Three Tenors / Ford, Matteuzzi, Kelly, Parry

1 CD / Opera Rara / 1998-09-10

Works: Gioachino Rossini: La Donna del Lago; Otello; Ricciardo e Zoraide; Armida
Performers: Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Kelly, Paul Austin; Matteuzzi, William; Miricioiu, Nelly
Conductors: Parry, David

Only in recent times has a revival of Rossini's serious operas been possible because of the arrival of a new breed of tenor who has...continue...
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OPR 204
Rossini: Ricciardo e Zoraide / Parry, Matteuzzi, et al
Rossini: Ricciardo e Zoraide / Parry, Matteuzzi, et al

3 CD / Opera Rara / 1998-08-10

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Ricciardo e Zoraide
Performers: Coote, Alice; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Jones, Della; Matteuzzi, William; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; Miricioiu, Nelly; Nilon, Paul; Smith, Carol; Spence, Toby
Conductors: Parry, David

"Rossini's operas composed for the Teatro San Carlo in Naples span a seven year period...At the heart of the sequence Ricciardo e Zoraide was produced,...continue...
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Bruce Ford - Romantic Heroes / Parry, Philharmonia Orchestra
Bruce Ford - Romantic Heroes / Parry, Philharmonia Orchestra

1 CD / Opera Rara / 1998-08-10

Works: Giovanni Pacini: Carlo di Borgogna; Gaetano Donizetti: Alfredo il Grande, opera; Rosmonda d'Inghilterra; Giacomo Meyerbeer: Der Nordstern; Saverio Mercadante: Virginia, opera; Federico Ricci: Il mari...
Performers: Fleming, Renee; Ford, Bruce [Tenor Vocal]; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; Montague, Diana
Conductors: Parry, David

Opera Rara presents the first, long-awaited solo recital recording from American bel canto specialist Bruce Ford. So far, most of Ford's work with Opera Rara...continue...
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OPR 202
100 Years of Italian Opera 1820-1830
100 Years of Italian Opera 1820-1830

3 CD / Opera Rara / 1998-07-01

Works: Giacomo Meyerbeer: Margherita d'Anjou; L' Esule di Granata, opera (heroic melodrama) in 2 acts; Simon Mayr: Fedra, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: Le nozze in villa, opera; La zingara, opera; Chiara e Sera...
Performers: Ambrogi, Antonio; Angeli, Signor de; Ansiglioni, Pietro; Ashman, David; Bassi, Nicola; Bastianelli, Cristoforo; Bayley, Clive; Belloc, Teresa; Benedetti, Michele; Bertozzi, Angela Maria Silvestri; Bi...
Conductors: Parry, David
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