album Cilea, Montserrat Caballé, Fiorenza Cossotto, José Carreras, NHK Italian Opera Chorus, NHK Symphonic Orchestra, Gianfranco Masini - Adriana Lecouvreur mp3 download
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Cilea - Adriana Lecouvreur. Cilea's opera may not be a great work of art, but it has exquisite melodies and is a wonderful vehicle for a great diva as Montserrat Caballé, in 1976 still in the very peak of her long and legendary career. I've seen this Tokyo performance on VHS (with poor picture) and I own the audio recording on CD (Legato) and Caballé has to be heard and seen to be believed. She's in great voice, delivering at full voltage in the dramatic outbursts (including a thrilling passage of declamation) and, with her trademarked pianissimi, just sublime in the more delicate moments
Profile: Italian conductor, died 18 June 1993. Variations: Viewing All Gianfranco Masini. Montserrat Caballé, Gianfranco Masini, Orquestra Simfònica De Barcelona I Nacional De Catalunya - Arias From Adriana Lecouvreur I Vespri Siciliani Sour Angelica (LP). London Records, In. The Decca Record Company Limited.
Fiorenza Cossotto (born April 22, 1935) is an Italian mezzo-soprano. She is considered by many to be one of the greatest mezzo-sopranos of the 20th century. Born on April 22, 1935 in Crescentino, Province of Vercelli, Italy, Cossotto attended the Turin Academy of Music and studied with Mercedes Llopart. She made her operatic debut as Sister Matilde in the world premiere of Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites in 1957 at La Scala in Milan
Fiorenza Cossotto sings the role of Adriana's nemesis, the Princess of Bouillon, and José Carreras is Adriana's lover, Maurizio, in this live 1976 performance from Tokyo. The NHK Symphony Orchestra is under the direction of Gianfranco Masini. Embedded Japanese subtitles remain on screen throughout, with additional options to view subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. 148 minutes, Color, stereo, All regions.
Francesco Cilea ADRIANA LECOUVREUR. University of Japan Professional Choruses NHK Symphony Orchestra Gianfranco Massini, conductor NHK Hall, Tokyo 20 September 1976. Adriana Lecouvreur – Montserrat Caballé Maurizio – José Carreras La principessa di Bouillon – Fiorenza Cossotto Michonnet – Attilio d’Orazi Il principe di Bouillon – Ivo Vinco L’abate di Chazeuil – Piero de Palma Madamigella Jouvenot – Scilly Fortunato Madamigella Dangeville – Nella Verri Quinault – Paolo Mazzotta Poisson – Pietro di Vetri Un maggiordomo – Keizo Takahashi. Photo: Montserrat Caballé as Adriana Lecouvreur.
About the opera Adriana Lecouvreur. L'arlesiana (1897)Adriana Lecouvreur (1902) Adriana Lecouvreur is an opera in four acts by Francesco Cilea to an Italian libretto by Arturo Colautti, based on the play by Eugène Scribe and Ernest Legouvé. It was first performed on 6 November 1902 in Milan.
Puccini; Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras, Ingvar Wixell, Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir Colin Davis. Cilea; Montserrat Caballe, Jose Carreras, Gianfranco Masini. 1. - Donizetti Rarities. Vincenzo Bellini; Montserrat Caballé, Robleto Merolla, Fiorenza Cossotto, Ivo Vinco, Nino Venturini, Anna Maria Balboni, Orquesta y Coro de la RAI de Turín, Georges Prêtre.
Orchestra - NHK Symphony Orchestra. Chorus - NHK Italian Opera Chorus. Adriana Lecouvreur - Montserrat Caballé. Maurizio - José Carreras. Principe di Bouillon - Ivo Vinco. Principessa di Bouillon - Fiorenza Cossotto. Michonnet - Attilio D' Orazi. Quinault - Paolo Mazzotta. Orchestra - L'Opéra de Nice. Chorus - L'Opéra de Nice. Principe di Bouillon - Angelo Mori. Principessa di Bouillon - Maria Luisa (Bordin) Nave.
|1-1||Act I & II|
|2-1||Act III & IV|
- Composed By – Francesco Cilea
- Conductor – Gianfranco Masini
- Coro – NHK Italian Opera Chorus
- Orchestra – NHK Symphonic Orchestra
- Vocals – Attilio D'Orazi, Fiorenza Cossotto, Ivo Vinco, José Carreras, Kaizo Takahashi, Montserrat Caballé, Nella Verri, Paolo Mazzotta, Piero De Palma, Pietro Di Vietri, Scilly Fortunato
NotesLive recording Tokyo, 20.9.1976
(P) 1999 Product of Croatia
Printed in Italy
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