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VACCAJ, N.: Sposa di Messina (La) [Opera] (Pratt, Adami, Ariostini, Wakako Ono, Piccolo, Brno Classica Chamber Choir, Virtuosi Brunensis, Fogliani)

VACCAJ, N.: Sposa di Messina (La) [Opera] (Pratt, Adami, Ariostini, Wakako Ono, Piccolo, Brno Classica Chamber Choir, Virtuosi Brunensis, Fogliani)

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release date: July 2012

Originally recorded in 2012

Artists:

Virtuosi Brunensis


Fogliani, Antonino


Armando Ariostini

Soloist

Antonino Fogliani

Soloist

Filippo Adami

Soloist

Jessica Pratt

Soloist

Maurizio Lo Piccolo

Soloist

Brno Classica Chamber Choir



Venue:

Kursaal, Bad Wildbad, Germany



Record Label
Naxos

Genre:

Opera


Classical

Total Time - 103:32
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VACCAJ, N.: Sposa di Messina (La) [Opera] (Pratt, Adami, Ariostini, Wakako Ono, Piccolo, Brno Classica Chamber Choir, Virtuosi Brunensis, Fogliani)

     
     
 

NICOLA VACCAJ



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La sposa di Messina

 
1 Preludio: Allegro 2:02
 Antonino Fogliani Soloist
     
2 Act I: Introduzione e Terzetto: Oh ben giunti! (Chorus, Diego) 4:00
 Jessica Pratt Soloist
     
 

JACOPO CABIANCA

3 Act I: Ecco i fratei (Chorus, Cesare, Emanuele) 3:56
 Antonino Fogliani Soloist
     
4 Act I: Emanuele! (Cesare, Emanuele, Diego, Chorus) 4:59
 Maurizio Lo Piccolo Soloist
     
 

NICOLA VACCAJ

5 Act I: Recitativo: Dunque, amico? (Isabella) - Cavatina Isabella: Figli a una sola patria (Isabella, Diego, Chorus) 8:13
 Antonino Fogliani Soloist
     
6 Act I: Romanza e Duetto: Emanuel! Cosi tu m'hai lasciata (Beatrice) 5:40
 Filippo Adami Soloist
     
 

JACOPO CABIANCA

7 Act I: Esce dal bosco (Beatrice, Cesare) 6:11
 Maurizio Lo Piccolo Soloist
     
 

NICOLA VACCAJ

8 Act I: Scena: Ite, o fedei! - Romanza: Chi fida l'anima (Emanuele) 7:41
 Jessica Pratt Soloist
     
9 Act I: Finale: Dove in silenzio restasi (Chorus) 3:25
 Maurizio Lo Piccolo Soloist
     
10 Act I: O figli, a voi dal tumulo (Isabella, Emanuele, Cesare) 5:33
 Maurizio Lo Piccolo Soloist
     
11 Act I: Si giuri omai (Emanuele, Cesare, Isabella, Chorus, Diego) 5:12
 Maurizio Lo Piccolo Soloist
     
12 Act I: La mia figlia, la mia vita (Isabella, Chorus, Emanuele, Cesare, Diego) 6:17
 Maurizio Lo Piccolo Soloist
     
     


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JACOPO CABIANCA

1 Act II: Coro: Voi pur vedeste (Chorus, Cesare) - Aria: Mio fratello? Ei stesso (Cesare, Chorus) 8:00
 Antonino Fogliani Soloist
     
2 Act II: Scena: Per la selva vicina (Emanuele) - Duetto: O desio della mia vita (Emanuele, Beatrice, Cesare, Chorus) - Terzetto: Cosi i tuoi giorni serbansi (Cesare, Emanuele, Beatrice, Chorus) 9:04
 Jessica Pratt Soloist
     
3 Act II: Finale: Sovra il suo viso languido (Chorus, Isabella) 5:16
 Antonino Fogliani Soloist
     
 

NICOLA VACCAJ

4 Act II: Dove son io? (Beatrice, Isabella, Chorus) 4:23
 Jessica Pratt Soloist
     
5 Act II: Egli mori (Chorus, Isabella, Beatrice, Diego, Cesare) 6:15
 Armando Ariostini Soloist
     
 

JACOPO CABIANCA

6 Act II: Al fratel, deh! che almeno mi unisca (Cesare, Isabella, Beatrice, Chorus) 7:25
 Maurizio Lo Piccolo Soloist
 Fogliani, Antonino


The operas of Nicola Vaccaj, renowned as a vocal teacher and still known today for his Metodo di Canto, employ a similar bel canto style to that of his rival Bellini. Based on a tragedy by Friedrich Schiller, the powerfully dramatic plot of La sposa di Messina deals with the inescapable and, in this case, destructive nature of destiny. Vaccaj’s own 1839 première was dogged by bad luck, and the subject proved too controversial for Venetian audiences despite its numerous superb set pieces. After one complete and one partial performance, it was not staged again until the 2009 revival heard on this live recording.
 

"...Sposa really is a lovely work ... with its generous supply of melody. The most worthy star of the opera is soprano Jessica Pratt. Isabella is a big bel canto role with lots of fireworks and drama, and Pratt fearlessly plows her way through with spectacular effect. Wakako Ono casts an alluring spell as the much coveted Beatrice. Filippo Adami (Emanuel) is bright and chipper in his romantic effusions ... Maurizio Lo Piccolo does well by the basso outburst of Diego."

Charles H Parsons - American Record Guide - September 2012


"...The music is interesting and there are good arias and ensembles. Jessica Pratt, an Australian soprano, has a fine coloratura voice, and sings the role of Isabella very well. Also quite fine is the tenor Filippo Adami, who is considered a specialist in Rossini. His voice is bright and clear. Wakako Ono is a Japanese mezzo-soprano; she sings her role quite well. Maurizio Lo Piccolo…has a fine voice and is a good Diego. Antonio Fogliani is a fine conductor…and is excellent in this type of music. The sound is very good. The booklet contains a listing of the tracks and an essay by Jeremy Commons, who also contributes a plot summary, and there is an article on each singer, as well as the conductor, the choir, and the orchestra. Anyone who enjoys 19th-century Italian opera should have this rare issue. I recommend it heartily."

Bob Rose - Fanfare - September 2012




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