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Donizetti: Caterina Cornaro

Carmen Giannattasio, Colin Lee, Troy Cook, Vuyani Mlinde, Loic Félix, BBC Symphony Orchestra, David Parry

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Caterina Cornaro, Prologue  
1.1
Preludio
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
1:32
1.2
"Salve o beati, al giubilo" (Coro)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
1:50
1.3
"Tu l'amor mio, tu l'iride" (Gerardo, Caterina)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
4:55
1.4
"Dell'empia Cipro il popolo" (Mocenigo, Andrea)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
3:49
1.5
"Parta pur, ma vendicato sarà" (Coro, Andrea, Gerardo, Caterina)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
2:13
1.6
"Or che l'astro in mar si cela" (Coro)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
1:24
1.7
"Torna all'ospite tetto" (Caterina, Matilde)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
2:16
1.8
"Vieni, o tu, che ognora" (Caterina)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
3:03
1.9
"Deh! Vieni, t'affretta" (Caterina)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
3:14
1.10
"Ah! Qui ancor padre mio?" (Caterina, Andrea, Mocenigo)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
4:29
1.11
"Spera in me, della tua vita" (Gerardo, Caterina)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
4:37
1.12
"Ah, va crudel maledetto quel giorno" (Gerardo, Caterina)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
3:00
Caterina Cornaro, Act 1  
1.13
"Sei bella, o Cipro!" (Mocenigo, Strozzi)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
3:28
1.14
"Credi che dorma, o incauto" (Mocenigo, Strozzi)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
1:15
1.15
"Lasciami, o Cavalier" (Lusignano, Cavaliere)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
0:57
1.16
"Da che z sposa Caterina" (Lusignano)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
3:45
1.17
"Core, e pugnale" (Coro, Strozzi)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
3:27
1.18
"Mano a' pugnali" (Coro, Strozzi, Gerardo, Lusignano, Sgherri)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
2:42
1.19
"Parla, ardisci io son quel desso" (Gerardo, Lusignano)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
1:14
1.20
"Vedi io piango" (Gerardo, Lusignano)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
3:13
1.21
"Che qui non batte un core ingrato" (Gerardo, Lusignano)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
2:21
1.22
"Si, dall'ardir degli empi" (Gerardo, Lusignano)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
2:41
2.1
"Gemmata il serto" (Coro)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
4:12
2.2
"Guarda, s'avanza il Re" (Caterina, Lusignano)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
1:41
2.3
"Ah, non turbarti a questi accenti" (Lusignano, Caterina)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
3:01
2.4
"O re! ... Strozzi?" (Strozzi, Lusignano, Gerardo, Caterina)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
3:00
2.5
"Da quel di che lacerato" (Gerardo, Caterina)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
3:51
2.6
"De me fosti ognor compianto, fratel mio" (Caterina, Gerardo)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
3:57
2.7
"Parti" (Caterina, Gerardo, Mocenigo, Lusignano)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
1:39
2.8
"Indietro! Io, vil carnefice" (Lusignano, Mocenigo, Caterina, Gerardo)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
2:48
2.9
"Olà? Gran re, la collera vendicatrice è tarda" (Lusignano, Mocenigo)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
0:57
2.10
"Va fellon di questa terra" (Lusignano, Caterina, Gerardo, Mocenigo, Coro)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
2:23
Caterina Cornaro, Act 2  
2.11
"Misera patria!" (Cavaliere, Gerardo)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
1:53
2.12
"Io trar non voglio campi ed onori" (Gerardo)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
2:25
2.13
"Guerra! Guerra" (Coro, Gerardo)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
0:59
2.14
"Morte, morte! Fur troppi gl'insulti" (Gerardo, Coro)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
3:04
2.15
"Oh ciel! Che tumulto!" (Coro)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
1:29
2.16
"Dolorosa incertezza!" (Caterina, Coro)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
1:18
2.17
"Pietà, o Signor" (Caterina)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
3:07
2.18
"Vittoria! Vittoria!" (Coro, Caterina, Gerardo, Lusignano)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
1:28
2.19
"Orsù della vitoria" (Lusignano, Gerardo, Caterina, Coro)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
2:32
2.20
"Non più affanni" (Caterina, Coro)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
3:32
2.21
"Vittoria! Vittoria!" (Coro, Caterina, Lusignano)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
2:34
2.22
"Piangi, sì piangi, o misera" (Coro, Caterina, Lusignano)
Gaetano Donizetti; David Parry; BBC Symphony Orchestra
2:50
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    1:56:05
"Giannattasio brings an easy confidence to the rich lyricism of the writing, though a cleaner attack on the text would stamp more personality on the role...Colin Lee is sweet and graceful...and Vuyani Mlinde impresses...Parry secures a fine overall performance, drawing out the subtle drama of the piece." - BBC Music Magazine "Giannattasio shows once again how admirably suited she is to the bel canto repertoire. Her opening Romanza encapsulates her virtues: a good legato line wih no Sutherland droopiness, followed by an equally expressive cabaletta...I have heard Colin Lee described as 'the poor man's Florez'...he is very much more than that." - Gramophone Caterina Cornaro was written in the extremely productive last period of Donizetti's life (between Don Pasquale and Linda di Chamounix) and was the last of his operas to be premiered in the composer’s lifetime. Like every other work of this period, it is intensely original, in this case being unusually dark in both subject matter and general musical tone. This is the only opera of Donizetti’s later period not to have had a quality modern recording. “The opera requires a prima donna with a wonderful voice, extraordinary technique and exceptional histrionic ability, which we have in Carmen Giannattasio: the role could actually have been written for her. The story is resonant and believable, a woman forced into a political marriage with a king she does not love, but who turns out to be noble and good, so that she feels that she cannot abandon him, and who is assassinated at the instigation of a bitter enemy, leaving her to rule on her own. This calls up from Donizetti one of his most deeply felt, atmospheric and dramatically truthful scores. It is concise and hard-hitting, and I simply cannot understand why the opera is not in the repertoire; it is badly in need of a proper studio-recording.” - David Parry (Conductor)
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