Albina Shagimuratova – Donizetti: Il Paria(2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:50:58 minutes | 1,02 GB | Genre: Classical
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Gaetano Donizetti wrote some 80 operas, but only a few remain in the repertory. Il Paria (The Pariah), as recorded here with care by the specialist label Opera Rara, may make a good place to start with the rest. Composed in Naples in 1829, it dates from just before Donizetti’s first enduring hit, Anna Bolena. It bombed when it first appeared, closing after just six performances; it’s unlikely setting in India might have been just the ticket 50 years later, but in what was still Rossini’s day, it probably mystified audiences, and the story is dramatically unsatisfying and falls apart at the end. None of these complaints, however, apply to the music, which shows many aspects of Donizetti’s mature style already in place, with pregnant orchestral scene-setting, arias that turn dramatic corners, and a highly varied vocabulary in the recitatives. The orchestra has a lot to do in the arias as well, as in Zarete’s “Notte, ch’eterna a me parevi” from Act II, where the soloist doesn’t appear at all until halfway through. There is a splendid love duet, “Da sì caro e dolce istante,” and many other fine moments. The singers are very strong, none stronger than René Barbera as the heroic soldier Idamore, who has a perilously high tenor range. Unlike many of the Opera Rara albums, this one has big names; Sir Mark Elder leads the Britten Sinfonia, and the sense of urgent forward motion he brings to the music is another reason for the recording’s success, which has been both artistic and commercial. The opera is short, and this recording could easily inspire further productions and recordings, with the tenor part being the only impediment to university productions and the like. Opera Rara’s studio sound is ideal.

Tracklist

1. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 1: Preludio
2. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 1: “In questa a te sacrata antica selva” (Chorus)
3. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 1: “Oggi ei riede!” (Akebare, Chorus)
4. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 1: “Il Pontifice degna” (Chorus, Akebare)
5. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 1: “Orrendo sogno!” (Neala, Akebare)
6. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 1: “Parea che mentre l’àloe” (Neala, Akebare, Chorus)
7. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 1: “O tu, luce del vero” (Chorus, Akebare, Neala)
8. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 1: “Ah, che un raggio di speranza” (Neala, Akebare, Chorus)
9. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 1: “emina pompa nel gran tempio” (Akebare)
10. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 1: “Sì, decisi…” (Neala, Zaide)
11. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 1: “Tergi, o Dio” (Zarete, Neala, Zaide)
12. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 1: “Qual tu ti sia, qui t’inoltra” (Neala, Zarete, Empsaele, Zaide)
13. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 1: “Ah no, che il core” (Zarete)
14. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 1: “Là dove al ciel s’estolle” (Idamore)
15. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 1: “Lontano, io più l’amai” (Idamore)
16. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 1: “Fin dove sorgono” (Idamore)
17. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 1: “Ma chi è colui?” (Idamore, Zarete)
18. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 1: “D’un Akebar la figlia?” (Zarete)
19. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 1: “Salvi, o Nume” (Chorus, Zarete, Idamore)
20. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 1: “Non m’obliasti” (Zarete, Idamore)
21. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 1: “Lascerò colei che adoro?” (Idamore, Zarete)
22. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act I: “Discendi” (Empsaele, Akebare, Idamore, Neala)
23. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 2: “A un culto barbaro” (Idamore, Neala)
24. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 2: “La mano tua” (Idamore, Neala)
25. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 2: “Tu? Mia?” (Idamore, Neala)
26. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 2: “Sarai tu sempre, o caro” (Neala, Idamore)
27. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 2: “Notte, ch’eterna a me parevi” (Zarete)
28. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 2: “Qui pel figlio una madre gridava” (Zarete)
29. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 2: “Mai fulgido così” (Chorus, Zarete)
30. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 2: “Questa adunque, o figlio ingrato” (Zarete)
31. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 2: “Brama, autor dell’universo” (Chorus)
32. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 2: “Quanto di lieto” (Idamore, Akebare, Neala)
33. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 2: “Da sì caro e dolce istante” (Idamore, Neala, Akebare, Empsaele, Chorus)
34. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 2: “Ma tu, sommo Bramano” (Zarete, Akebare, Neala, Idamore)
35. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 2: “Deh un folle ardir” (Neala, Akebare, Zarete, Idamore, Chorus)
36. Mark Elder – Il Paria, Act 2: “La sorte di noi miseri” (Idamore, Zarete, Neala, Akebare)

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