Meyerbeer - Il Crociato In Egitto - Marco Vinco,Patrizia Ciofi,Emmanuel Villaume

Meyerbeer - Il Crociato In Egitto - Marco Vinco,Patrizia Ciofi,Emmanuel Villaume

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Meyerbeer composed Il Crociato in just over one year, between September 1822 and the following autumn, at the end of the
German composer’s so-called ”Italian period”. Although this is an opera of great dramatic and musical complexity its première
was highly successful with both audience and critics, one commentator accurately describing it as ”a building of highlyapplauded
construction”. The plot, so rich in events, skilfully weaves historical-religious elements with private happenings and
feelings. Against the background of the interreligious conflict between Christians and Muslims, the story of the main characters
unfolds in an efficacious alternation of grand choral scenes and solo numbers with arias and cabalettas. Il Crociato in Egitto
was Meyerbeer’s last and greatest Italian success and the opera that made his name on the international scene; it was also
the first of Meyerbeer’s grand operas to fall into disgrace. This La Fenice production, directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi, is the first in
modern times and has Patrizia Ciofi (Palmide) and the male soprano Michael Maniaci (Armando D’Orville) in the main roles.

Track List:

DISC 1

1 Opening
2 Introduzione molto moderato
3 Patria amata (Chorus)
4 I doni di Elmireno (Palmide)
5 Urridi vezzose (Chorus)
6 E Palmide! Ella sola... (Armando)
7 Vedi il legno (Chorus)
8 Tutto intorno tace (Adriano)
9 D’Armando D’Orville (Felicia, Palmide)
10 Invitto, illustre (Aladino, tutti)

DISC 2

11 Ove incauta m’inoltro? (Felicia)
12 O solinghi recessi (Palmide)
13 Ma ciel s’ei mai perì (Palmide)
14 O Cielo clemente (Armando, Palmide, Felicia, Adriano)
15 Tutto è finito (Adriano)
16 O tu divina fè (Armando)
17 Ah! Che fate! (Armando)

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