GIOACHINO ROSSINI (1792-1868)
   
 The Italian Girl in Algiers 77:20  
  Highlights  
  Dramma giocoso in two acts to a libretto substantially derived from Angelo Anelli's libretto for Luigi Mosca's L'italiana in Algeri  
  English translation by David Parry  
   
1 Overture 8:13
  Act I  
2 No. 2, Cavatina: 'In dreams of endless pleasure' 7:16
  Lindoro  
3 No. 3, Duet: 'WHen I choose a girl to marry' 4:13
  Lindoro, Mustafà  
4 from No. 4, Cavatina: 'Fate is cruel!' 4:46
  Isabella, Chorus  
5 No. 5, Duet: 'From the buffets of misfortune' 7:34
  Isabella, Taddeo  
6 No. 6, Aria: 'I am filled in an exquisite fashion' 3:16
  Mustafà  
   
  No. 7, First finale  
7 'We salute you, oh master of women' - 2:21
  Chorus, Haly, Mustafà  
8 'Oh, how amusing! He looks frightful!' - 4:03
  Isabella, Mustafà  
9 'Please tell me where my niece is' - 2:08
  Taddeo, Haly, Mustafà, Isabella  
10 'Though we must part from you' - 3:47
  Elvira, Zulma, Liindoro, Isabella, Haly, Taddeo  
11 'Tell me, who is this woman?' 5:27
  Isabella, Mustafà, Elvira, Zulma, Lindoro, Taddeo, Haly, Chorus  
   
  from Act II  
12 No. 10, Aria: 'All this shouting makes my head ache' 3:45
  Taddeo, Chorus  
13 No. 11a, Cavatina: 'Sweetest treasure, dearest pleasure' 7:27
  Isabella, Mustafà, Taddeo, Lindoro  
14 No. 14, Trio: 'Sugar-daddy! How delightful!' 5:58
  Mustafà, Lindoro, Taddeo  
15 from No. 15, Rondo: 'Think of your country' 6:19
  Isabella, Chorus  
 Alastair Miles bass - Mustafà
 Sarah Tynan soprano - Elvira
 Anne Marie Gibbons mezzo-soprano - Zulma
 David Soar bass - Haly
 Barry Banks tenor - Lindoro
 Jennifer Larmore mezzo-soprano - Isabella
 Alan Opie baritone - Taddeo
 Brad Cohen
  20-22 August 2008