Rossini: Ricciardo e Zoraide Marianelli, Mironov, Bills, Poznań Camerata Bach Choir, Virtuosi Brunensis & Pérez-Sierra
- Gioachino Rossini (1792 - 1868): Ricciardo e Zoraide, Act I:
- 1Sinfonia e introduzione08:41
- 2Cinto di nuovi allori02:41
- 3Popoli della Nubia, ecco tra voi01:01
- 4Minacci pur, disprezzo04:25
- 5Sì, con quel serto istesso04:47
- 6Quai grida!... Qual giubilo!...02:58
- 7Deh! frena il lungo duol01:26
- 8Zoraide, e qui ten stai?03:01
- 9Invan tu fingi, ingrata05:49
- 10Io più non resisto02:47
- 11A voi ritorno alfine02:56
- 12Cruda sorte! Oh amor tiranno05:01
- 13Dunque ingrata04:19
- 14Che recate? Tutto è calma03:19
- 15Eccoci giunti al desiato loco04:05
- 16S'ella mi è ognor fedele03:36
- 17Qual sarà mai la gioia03:34
- 18Elmira, e non degg'io - Ch'entri l'ambasciator06:10
- 19Se al valore compenso promesso03:25
- 20Scaccia ogni tema - Che veggo!02:10
- 21Cessi omai04:14
- 22Risolvesti! - T'arresta07:11
- Ricciardo e Zoraide, Act II:
- 23Zamorre, ed è pur quegli! - Sicuro e franco03:34
- 24Donala a questo core05:53
- 25Teco or sarà04:02
- 26Partì... Che mai farò? - Cielo, che veggo!03:11
- 27Ricciardo!... che veggo?05:54
- 28Sarem noi sempre insieme03:14
- 29Ah, dimmi, spiegami - Ah! gl'impeti raffrena04:52
- 30Contro cento e cento prodi05:02
- 31Nel più profondo carcere03:03
- 32Un stranier nella reggia! - Che intesi!...02:29
- 33Più non sente quest'alma dolente05:04
- 34Il tuo pianto, i tuoi sospiri03:30
- 35Zomira! oh ciel! - Vendicata son io - Come! - L'inganno05:12
- 36Qual giorno, ahimè! d'orror!06:20
- 37Che veggo - E ancor non eseguite02:46
- 38Salvami il padre almeno06:02
- 39No, Sorpresi, traditi04:43
- 40Or più dolci intorno al core03:05
Info for Rossini: Ricciardo e Zoraide
Based on an epic poem by Niccolò Forteguerri and set in the times of the Crusades, Ricciardo e Zoraide is a drama full of infatuations and jealousy, imprisonment and murderous plots, concluding with a gallant rescue and a benevolent outcome. The problems of such a complex and intense libretto were solved by Rossini through sheer dramatic skill, sophisticated melodic inventiveness, an emphasis on contrasts between dark and light, and the innovative and extensive use of on-stage musicians. This rarely heard opera is a true bel canto feast that reinvents the long tradition of chivalrous tales that still fascinate us today.
Randall Bills, tenor
Alessandra Marianelli, soprano
Diana Mian, soprano
Silvia Beltrami, mezzo-soprano
Maxim Mironov, tenor
Artavazd Sargsyan, tenor
Anna Brull, mezzo-soprano
Poznań Camerata Bach Choir
José Miguel Pérez-Sierra, conductor
José Miguel Pérez-Sierra
Considered to be one of the most talented conductors of his generation, the Spanish conductor José Miguel Pérez-Sierra shot to fame internationally after becoming the youngest conductor to take the podium at the ROF, the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro (Italy), where he conducted Il viaggio a Reims in 2006. That was the beginning of a vertiginous career which has taken Pérez-Sierra to some of the most prestigious theatres and auditoriums in Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Portugal, Georgia, Uruguay and Chile, conducting an extensive opera and symphonic repertoire which spans from Baroque to contemporary music. Precision, technical skill, a sense of vocation, expression and a clean and refined sound are some of the concepts newspaper critics mention most about his work.
He studied with Gabriele Ferro for four years and was his assistant at the San Carlo Theatre in Naples, the Massimo in Palermo and the Real in Madrid. He also studied with Gianluigi Gelmetti (Accademia Chigiana, Sienna) and Colin Metters (Royal Academy, London), to later become Alberto Zedda´s assistant from 2004 to 2009. In 2009 and 2010 he was Zedda´s assistant conductor at the Plácido Domingo Centre de Perfeccionament at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia. Much earlier, as a child, he began his musical studies by focussing on the piano with José Ferrándiz, a student of Claudio Arrau. He also studied virtuosity and musical phenomenology with José Cruzado. From 2009 to 2012 he had a close and fruitful relationship with Lorin Maazel, which was fundamental to Pérez-Sierra’s training, attending his rehearsals both in Valencia and Munich.
JM+Pérez+..His debut as a conductor was in 2005 with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia. After that came his acclaimed performance at the ROF – where he returned in 2011 to conduct La scala di seta – and since then he has been a regular guest conductor at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Teatro de La Zarzuela in Madrid, Oviedo Opera, Asociación Gayarre de Amigos de la Ópera in Pamplona (AGAO), Teatre Principal in Palma de Majorca, Asociación Bilbaína de Amigos de la Ópera (ABAO-OLBE), Teatro Municipal in Santiago de Chile, the Rossini Festival in Wildbad (Germany), Städtische Theater Chemnitz (Germany), Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Puccini Festival at Torre del Lago (Italy), the Auditorium Comunale in Sassari (Italy), the Teatro Verdi in Trieste (Italy), the Festival Musique en Côte Basque in Saint-Jean-de-Luz (France) and the Metz Opéra-Théâtre (France), where he has opened the season for the second time.
Some of the orchestras with which he habitually collaborates include the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, the Sinfónica de Madrid, the Orquesta de Radio Televisión Española (ORTVE), the Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, the Oviedo Filarmonía, the Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, the Sinfónica de Navarra Pablo Sarasate, the Sinfónica de Castilla y León, the Sinfónica de Tenerife, the Orquesta de Córdoba, the Simfònica de les Illes Balears, the Orquesta Clásica de España, the Tiblisi Orchestra (Georgia), the Filarmónica de Montevideo, the Filarmónica de Santiago (Chile), the Robert Schumann Philharmonie, the Orchestra del San Carlo (Naples, Italy), the Virtuosi Brunensis and the Portuguese Orquesta do Norte. He has developed strong ties with the Euskadiko Orkestra Sinfonikoa (Basque Country, Spain) since 2012, always working with symphonic repertoire.
In 2013 he recorded the Rossini opera Ricciardo e Zoraide for Naxos and is soon to record a CD with pieces by Mendelssohn for Decca.
Highlights among his upcoming engagements are La Bohème at the Opéra de Reims (France), Falstaff at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste (Italy), a concert with the mezzo-soprano Marianna Pizzolato and L’Italiana in Algeri at the Rossini Belcanto Opera Festival in Wildbad, Il Turco in Italia both in the Teatro Municipal in Santiago de Chile and the Metz Opéra Théâtre and La Sonnambula in Bilbao for the ABAO-OLBE season.
Recently he has conducted Bruckner´s Third Symphony with the ORTVE, an opera gala in A Coruña and made his debut at the Teatro Real conducting a concert in homage to Montserrat Caballé and a tour of the Basque Country with the Euskadiko Orkestra Sinfonikoa including works by Usandizaga, Illarramendi and Dvorak.