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Moving back a century: the first Latin American opera composer to be performed in Europe was Antônio Carlos Gomes. No less than Verdi hailed the Brazilian as a "truly musical genius". The best known of Gomes's operas is Il Guarany, premiered at La Scala, Milan in 1870. Now all but forgotten outside Gomes's native country, Il Guarany is still a national treasure in Brazil. In 1994 Sony recorded the tragic opera complete in Bonn with Plácido Domingo as a Portuguese nobleman in 16th-century Brazil. Gramophone's reviewer wrote: "The stars of this performance are Domingo in the title-role, ardent and committed, Verónica Villarroel on the most brilliantly stunning form I have heard her, and the capable and intelligent Carlos Alvarez. Both chorus and orchestra are excellent, and [conductor] John Neschling invests the whole with a real dramatic sense. Those who like full-blooded romantic opera should not miss this."
Moving back a century: the first Latin American opera composer to be performed in Europe was Antônio Carlos Gomes. No less than Verdi hailed the Brazilian as a "truly musical genius". The best known of Gomes's operas is Il Guarany, premiered at La Scala, Milan in 1870. Now all but forgotten outside Gomes's native country, Il Guarany is still a national treasure in Brazil. In 1994 Sony recorded the tragic opera complete in Bonn with Plácido Domingo as a Portuguese nobleman in 16th-century Brazil. Gramophone's reviewer wrote: "The stars of this performance are Domingo in the title-role, ardent and committed, Verónica Villarroel on the most brilliantly stunning form I have heard her, and the capable and intelligent Carlos Alvarez. Both chorus and orchestra are excellent, and [conductor] John Neschling invests the whole with a real dramatic sense. Those who like full-blooded romantic opera should not miss this."
889853349821
Gomes - Gomes: Il Guarany

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Format: CD
Label: SYNX
Rel. Date: 08/26/2016
UPC: 889853349821

Gomes: Il Guarany
Artist: Gomes
Format: CD
New: In Stock $9.98
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DISC: 1

1. Il Guarany / Sinfonia
2. Il Guarany / Act I - Scorre Il Cacciator
3. Il Guarany / Act I - L'idalgo Vien - Gentile Di Cuore
4. Il Guarany / Act I - Cecilia, Esulta - Reso Ai Nostri Lari - Salve, Possente Vergine
5. Il Guarany / Act I - Pery! - Che Brami?
6. Il Guarany / Act II - Son Giunto in Tempo! - Vanto Io Pur Superba Cuna
7. Il Guarany / Act II - Ecco la Grotta Del Convegno - Serpe Vil
8. Il Guarany / Act II - Udiste? - L'oro E Un Ente SI Giocondo
9. Il Guarany / Act II - Ebben, Miei Fidi - Senza Tetto, Senza Cuna 1
10. Il Guarany / Act II - Oh, Come E Bello Il Ciel! - C'era Una Volta Un Principe 1
11. Il Guarany / Act II - Tutto E Silenzio - Donna, Tu Forse L'unica 1
12. Il Guarany / Act II - Finale - Miei Fedeli - Vedi Quel Volto Livido 1
13. Il Guarany / Act III - Aspra, Crudel, Terribil 1
14. Il Guarany / Act III - Canto Di Guerra - Giovinetta, Nello Sguardo 1
15. Il Guarany / Act III - Qual Rumore - or Bene, Insano 1
16. Il Guarany / Act III - Tu, Gentil Regina - Il Passo Estremo Omai S'appresta 1
17. Il Guarany / Act III - Ebben, Che Fu - Perché Di Meste Lagrime 1
18. Il Guarany / Act III - Morte! - O Dio Degli Aimorè 1
19. Il Guarany / Act III - Finale - Che Fia? - Sorpresi Siamo 2
20. Il Guarany / Act IV - NÉ Torna Ancora? - in Quest'ora Suprema 2
21. Il Guarany / Act IV - No, Traditori - Gran Dio, Che Tutto Vedi 2
22. Il Guarany / Act IV - Finale - Padre! - Con Te Giurai Di Vivere

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Moving back a century: the first Latin American opera composer to be performed in Europe was Antônio Carlos Gomes. No less than Verdi hailed the Brazilian as a "truly musical genius". The best known of Gomes's operas is Il Guarany, premiered at La Scala, Milan in 1870. Now all but forgotten outside Gomes's native country, Il Guarany is still a national treasure in Brazil. In 1994 Sony recorded the tragic opera complete in Bonn with Plácido Domingo as a Portuguese nobleman in 16th-century Brazil. Gramophone's reviewer wrote: "The stars of this performance are Domingo in the title-role, ardent and committed, Verónica Villarroel on the most brilliantly stunning form I have heard her, and the capable and intelligent Carlos Alvarez. Both chorus and orchestra are excellent, and [conductor] John Neschling invests the whole with a real dramatic sense. Those who like full-blooded romantic opera should not miss this."
        
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