Le comte Ory is a comic opera written by Gioachino Rossini in 1828. Some of the music originates from his opera Il viaggio a Reims written three years earlier for the coronation of Charles X. The French libretto was by Eugène Scribe and Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson adapted from a comedy they had first written in 1817. The work is ostensibly a comic opera in that the story is humorous, even farcical
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Cecilia Bartoli, Javier Camarena, Rebeca Olvera, Liliana Nikiteanu, Ugo Guagliardo, Oliver Widmer, Teresa Sedlmair, Zurich Opera Supplementary Chorus, Orchestra La Scintilla of the Zurich Opera, Muhai Tang. Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868). Oliver Widmer, Cecilia Bartoli, Javier Camarena, Rebeca Olvera, Orchestra La Scintilla of the Zurich Opera, Muhai Tang. 17. "En proie à la tristesse".
The first boxed set from the most successful classical artist of the present day in collaboration with Fondazione Rossini. New tributes by friend and Rossini expert, Sergio Ragni, on Cecilia and the music of Rossini; and by Ilaria Narici, Director of the Fondazione Rossini, on the legacy of Rossini and Cecilia’s contribution to performance practice.
Biography Bartoli is considered a coloratura mezzo-soprano with an unusual timbre. She is one of the most popular (and one of the top-selling) opera singers of recent years. Early career Bartoli's parents, Silvana Bazzoni and Pietro Angelo Bartoli, were both professional singers and gave her her first music lessons. Working with the conductors Daniel Barenboim and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Bartoli focused on Mozart roles, such as Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Dorabella in Così fan tutte, and from then on her career.
Cast: Comte Ory - Javier Camarena Comtesse Adèle - Cecilia Bartoli Isolier - Rebeca Olvera Ragonde - Liliana Nikiteanu Le Gouverneur - Ugo Guagliado Raimbaud - Oliver Widmer Alice - Teresa Sedlmair Gérard - Ján Rusko Mainfroy - Patrick Vogel Zürich Opera Supplementary Chorus Orchestra La Scintilla of the Zürich Opera Conductor - Muhai Tang.
Cecilia Bartoli: "If you can sing Rossini in your career you will have a long one, and your instrument will stay healthy. This is because with Rossini you need to keep your voice agile. Extension is very important, plus agility, breath control, legato, and you have to sing with coloratura, as well as being able to sustain long beautiful phrases without coloratura! All this is what you really need to be a good singer! Why doesn't everyone sing Rossini? Because Rossini is difficult!" This is a comic tale of seduction, libertinage and disguise.
Album · 2004 · 33 Songs. Le Comte Ory: "De grâce, encore un mot". Marina de Liso, Juan Diego Flórez, Bruno Praticò, Rosella Bevacqua, Coro da Camera di Praga, Lubomir Matl, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna & Jesús López-Cobos. 6. Le Comte Ory: "Je ne puis plus longtemps". Alastair Miles, Marie-Ange Todorovitch, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna & Jesús López-Cobos. 7. Le Comte Ory: "Veiller sans cesse". Alastair Miles, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna & Jesús López-Cobos. 8. Le Comte Ory: "Vous, notre appui"