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CARNICER, R.: Elena e Constantino [Opera] (Lopez-Cobos)

CARNICER, R.: Elena e Constantino [Opera] (Lopez-Cobos)

Composer(s):Carnicer, Ramon
Genre Classical Music
Category Opera
Catalogue CDS619
Label Dynamic
Quality   320kbps
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'Il Barbiere di Barcelona'?
Review By MauriceGerald,January 2011

Ramon Carnicer y Batile is not a name on the tip of every opera-lover's tongue. Start to listen to the Overture and you may wonder if you are hearing some long-overlooked work from Rossini's early maturity, perhaps?

Well that is not so improbable a surmise; for Carnicer was a great admirer and follower of Rossini, bringing Italianate opera to the Spanish stage. He even composed extra arias for Rossini operas when they were staged in Spain.

Listen on: you will not be disappointed - similar lively invention and melodic fluency, colourful and imaginative interventions from the orchestra, skill in vocal ensemble-writing and Rossinian crescendos of excitement. (Is this, dare one wonder, where Italy gives birth to Zarzuela?)

Structurally 'Elena e more....


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