ROSSINI: The Barber of Seville 2CD
Label: Regis Records
Budget Periods: Romantic
Composers: Gioachino Rossini
Directors: Tulio Serafin
Performers: Anna Maria Canali, Chorus and Orchestra Sinfonica of Milan, Gino Bechi, Melchiorre Luise, Nicola Monti, Nicola Rossi-Lemeni, Victoria de los Angeles
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
The Barber of Seville
Complete Opera in Two Acts
The Chorus and Orchestra Sinfonica of Milan
Nicola Monti,Count Almaviva
Victoria de los Angeles, Rosina
Gino Bechi, Figaro
Nicola Rossi-Lemeni, Don Basilio
Melchiorre Luise, Dr. Bartolo
Anna Maria Canali, Bertha
Tulio Serafin, director
Comes with in-depth booklet with full synopsis, artist biography's and essays. Does not contain libretto.
Track listing with CD's
Her charming personality and lovely stage presence made her a huge favourite on both sides of the Atlantic...also an accomplished performer of song...Gerald Moore left a heart-felt testament to her personality and career in his book Am I Too Loud which perfectly encapsulates the effect she had on fellow perfomers and audiences.
Where Victoria de los Angeles is so memorable is in the beauty of her singing and the originality of her reading. She is much less a virago in this role than (either) her famous Spanish predecessor Conchita Supervia (or) than Callas. I have never heard a Rosina who manages to be both as guileful and as charming as de los Angeles.