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Rossini - Olga Peretyatko

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Théâtre des Champs Eysées, Paris, Monday January 11 2016

Conductor and fortepiano: Ottavio Dantone. Soprano: Olga Peretyatko. Accademia Bizantina.
Il viaggio a Reims: “Partir, oh Ciel! Desio… Grazie vi rendo o Dei”.Il Signor Bruschino: Sinfonia.Il viaggio a Reims: “All’ombra amena”. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Temporale (storm).Il turco in Italia: “I vostri cenci vi mando.. Squallida veste e bruna… L’infelice, che opprime sventura”.Semiramide : “Bel raggio lusinghier”.Tancredi: Sinfonia.Tancredi: “Di mia vita infelice… No, che il morir”.Grand’overtura obbligata a contrabasso.Matilde di Shabran: “Ami alfine… Tacea la tromba altera”. I believe Olga Peretyatko has had quite a tough schedule touring this Rossini recital. I have also read that she's in the habit of introducing the numbers herself, but was advised against it (possibly by the TCE management?) in Paris, a detail she announced, using a microphone, at the start of the evening. Perhaps fatigue, perhaps the destabilising change i…

La damnation de Faust : Invocation à la nature

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One of the highlights of Alvis Hermanis' Paris production.