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Saturday, June 22, 2013 Permalink

At the Opera, Rossini: Il Viaggio a Reims, 6/22/2013

  

Il viaggio a Reims (The Journey to Reims) is a comic opera originally performed in three acts by Gioachino Rossini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Balocchi.

Rossini's last opera in the Italian language (all of his later works were in French) premiered under the title Le voyage à Reims, ou l'Hôtel du Lys-d'Or. It was commissioned to celebrate the coronation of French King Charles X in Rheims in 1825 and has been acclaimed as one of Rossini's finest compositions. A demanding work, it requires 14 soloists (three sopranos, one contralto, two tenors, four baritones, and four basses). At its premiere, it was sung by the greatest voices of the day. Il viaggio a Reims was first performed at the Théâtre Italien, Paris, on June 19, 1825. This 1985 recording stars Leo Nucci, Ruggero Raimindi, Samuel Ramey, Francisco Araiza and Katia Ricciarelli. Claudio Abbado conducts.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:08pm
Gioachino Rossini: Il Viaggio A Reims BUY Prague Philharmonic; Claudio Abbado, conductor Cecilia Gasdia, Lucia Valentini-Terrani, Katia Ricciarelli
10:00pm
10:47pm
Johann Strauss, Jr.: DIE FLEDERMAUS: Overture (The Bat) BUY Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Johannes Wildner, conductor
Naxos 578037
10:55pm
Johann Strauss, Jr.: DIE FLEDERMAUS: Mein Herr Marquis (The Laughing Song) BUY Hungarian Operetta Orchestra; Laszlo Kovacs, conductor Zsuzsa Czonka, soprano
Naxos 578037
10:58pm
Franz Lehar: Lippen schweigen (Lips Stay Silent) (from 'Die lustige Witwe') BUY Hungarian Operetta Orchestra; Laszlo Kovacs, conductor Zsuzsa Csonka
Naxos 578037
11:00pm
11:01pm
Johann Strauss, Jr.: Voices of Spring (Fruhlingsstimmen) BUY Hungarian Operetta Orchestra; Laszlo Kovacs, conductor Ingrid Kertesi, soprano
Naxos 578037
11:09pm
Franz Lehar: THE LAND OF SMILES: Yours is My Heart Alone (DAS LAND DES LACHELNS: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz) BUY Hungarian Operetta Orchestra; Laszlo Kovacs, conductor Janos Berkes, tenor
Naxos 578037
11:12pm
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, opera: Recitar!... Vesti la giubba BUY Accademia di Santa Cecillia; Molinari-Pradelli, conductor Mario Del Monaco
London/Decca 4758366
11:16pm
Puccini: Turandot, opera: In questa reggia BUY London Symphony; Zubin Mehta, conductor Joan Sutherland / Luciano Pavarotti
London/Decca 4758366
11:22pm
Bizet: Carmen, opera: Seguidilla: PrΦs des remparts de SΘville BUY Regina Resnik
London/Decca 4758366
11:26pm
Meyebeer: L' Africaine, grand opera in 5 acts: Mi batte il cor!... O paradiso BUY Carlo Bergonzi
London/Decca 4758366
11:29pm
Elena Suliotis: La Gioconda, Suicido! BUY Elena Suliotis
London/Decca 4758366
11:34pm
Verdi: La forza del destino, Solenne in quest'ora BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Verdi
London/Decca 4758366
11:38pm
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, Mild und leise (Liebestod) BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Wagner
London/Decca 4758366
11:45pm
Wagner: Die Walkⁿre Magic Fire Music BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Wagner
London/Decca 4758366
11:49pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
11:57pm
Giacomo Puccini: Edgar, opera: Prelude to Act III BUY Czecho-Slovack Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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