Bellini: Bianca E Fernando

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Catalog: DYN-CDS7954.02

Vichi, Carlotta; Ulivieri, Nicola; Mannarino, Antonio; Renzetti, Donato; Parodi, Giovanni Battista; Genoa Carlo Felice Theater Orchestra; Genoa Carlo Felice Theater Chorus; Misseri, Giorgio; Jicia, Salome; Cacciamani, Alessio; Belfiore, Elena

Bianca e Fernando, commissioned for the inauguration of the Carlo Felice Theatre in 1828, was composed at the start of Bellini’s career as one of the most important opera composers of the 19th century. The superb music for this dramatic story of filial love, wicked intrigues and triumph over tyranny was received with the ‘jubilation and admiration of the citizens of Genoa’ and greatly admired by the likes of Donizetti, earning Bellini recognition throughout Italy and beyond. This acclaimed first modern performance brings to light precious lost pages of music, reviving the original ‘splendid celebration’ of its premiere.

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