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It was around 1825 that Louise Bertin, pupil of Reicha and friend of Berlioz, tackled the subject of Faust with all the energy and confidence of a young woman of twenty. She entirely exceeded the public's expectations and won over the critics with her daring. Colourful orchestration, charming cantabiles, vigorous choruses - everything seemed to promise the work would enter the repertory. But the closure of the Théâtre-Italien after just three performances in 1831 decided otherwise, and the score languished in the vaults of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France for 190 years. The leading role, conceived for the mezzo-soprano Rosmunda Pisaroni, was finally created by the tenor Domenico Donzelli. In this complete recording with period instruments, Christophe Rousset presents the work in it's original form, which has never been heard before, even in the composer's lifetime. Once again, Les Talens Lyriques and the Palazzetto Bru Zane join forces in an adventurous French operatic rediscovery.
It was around 1825 that Louise Bertin, pupil of Reicha and friend of Berlioz, tackled the subject of Faust with all the energy and confidence of a young woman of twenty. She entirely exceeded the public's expectations and won over the critics with her daring. Colourful orchestration, charming cantabiles, vigorous choruses - everything seemed to promise the work would enter the repertory. But the closure of the Théâtre-Italien after just three performances in 1831 decided otherwise, and the score languished in the vaults of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France for 190 years. The leading role, conceived for the mezzo-soprano Rosmunda Pisaroni, was finally created by the tenor Domenico Donzelli. In this complete recording with period instruments, Christophe Rousset presents the work in it's original form, which has never been heard before, even in the composer's lifetime. Once again, Les Talens Lyriques and the Palazzetto Bru Zane join forces in an adventurous French operatic rediscovery.
8055776010144
Bertin / Rousset / Deshayes / Flemish Radio Choir - Fausto

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Format: CD
Label: BRU ZANE
Rel. Date: 01/26/2024
UPC: 8055776010144

Fausto
Artist: Bertin / Rousset / Deshayes / Flemish Radio Choir
Format: CD
New: Available $42.99
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DISC: 1

1. Ouverture [09:34]
2. Act I, "Temptation", Scene 1: Introduction: Tutte Volsi E Rivolsi (Fausto) [02:07]
3. Act I, "Temptation", Scene 1: Aria: Il Vago Sol Del Mondo (Fausto) [02:20]
4. Act I, "Temptation", Scene 1: Qual M'assorda Rumor? (Fausto, Chorus) [03:54]
5. Act I, "Temptation", Scenes 2-3: Recitative: Chi Fia Quest'importuno? (Fausto, Wagner) [00:50]
6. Act I, "Temptation", Scene 3: Trio: Vezzosa Giovinetta (Fausto, Wagner, Margarita) [07:16]
7. Act I, "Temptation", Scenes 3-6: Recitative: Debbo Venir Anch'io? (Fausto, Wagner) [01:56]
8. Act I, "Temptation", Scene 7: Duet: Sorgi Al Mio Cenno, O Satana (Fausto, Mefistofele) [08:30]
9. Act I, "Temptation", Scene 8: Finale: Zitto, Zitto, State Attenti (Fausto, Mefistofele, Chorus) [03:28]
10. Act I, "Temptation", Scene 8: Dite, Amici, Ove N'andò la Vecchia? (Fausto, Mefistofele, Chorus) [04:46]
11. Act I, "Temptation", Scene 8: Qual Sovramana Possa (Fausto, Mefistofele, Una Strega, Chorus) [05:08]
12. Act II, "Happiness", Scene 1: Fuggite Amor (Margarita, Marta, Catarina, Chorus) [04:15] (Margarita, Marta, Catarina, Chorus) [04
13. Act II, "Happiness", Scene 2: Recitative: Ecco, Tornata E in Casa (Fausto, Mefistofele) [00:45]
14. Act II, "Happiness", Scene 3: Duet: Signora Amabile (Fausto, Margarita) [04:21]
15. Act II, "Happiness", Scene 4: Chi Sarà Mai Quel Vago (Margarita) [02:05]
16. Act II, "Happiness", Scene 4: Cavatina: Palpita Nel Seno Gelido Il Cor (Margarita) [02:35]
17. Act II, "Happiness", Scene 5: Recitative: Quanto Tempo, Mia Cara (Margarita, Catarina) [00:31]
18. Act II, "Happiness", Scene 6: Duet: VI Saluto, Madama (Mefistofele, Catarina) [04:08]
19. Act II, "Happiness", Scene 7: Recitative: Chi Avrebbe Mai Creduto (Mefistofele) [00:21]
20. Act II, "Happiness", Scene 7: Finale: Fra Quell'ombra (Margarita, Catarina, Fausto, Mefistofele) [06:28]
21. Act III, "Crime", Scene 1: Preghiera: Abbassa, Ohimè, Madre Beata E Santa (Margarita, 6 Donne, CH... [04:09]
22. Act III, "Crime", Scene 1: Vergogna! (Margarita, Chorus) [05:03]
23. Act III, "Crime", Scene 2: Aria: Ah, Mi Batte Il Cor Nel Petto (Valentino) [04:11]
24. Act III, "Crime", Scene 3: Recitative: Ecco Il German! Conviene (Mefistofele, Valentino) [02:04]
25. Act III, "Crime", Scene 4: Finale: Che Intesi! O Cruda Sorte! Il Patrio Tetto (Valentino, Fausto,... [04:41]
26. Act III, "Crime", Scene 4: O Trionfo! (Valentino, Fausto, Mefistofele) [02:28]
27. Act III, "Crime", Scene 5: Stretta: Che Sussurro! Che Spavento! (Margarita, Marta, Valentino, Cho... [06:16]
28. Act IV, "Punishment", Scene 1: Recitative: Ebben, Che C'E Di Nuovo? (Fausto, Mefistofele) [01:32]
29. Act IV, "Punishment", Scene 2: Aria: O Fier Tormento Rio! (Fausto) [02:24]
30. Act IV, "Punishment", Scene 2: Cantabile: Deh Guarda, O Ciel Clemente (Fausto, Un Banditore) [03:23]
31. Act IV, "Punishment", Scene 2: Stretta: A Morte Vergognosa! (Fausto) [01:56]
32. Act IV, "Punishment", Scenes 2-3: Recitative: Risolvete, Dottor! (Mefistofele, Fausto) [00:13]

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It was around 1825 that Louise Bertin, pupil of Reicha and friend of Berlioz, tackled the subject of Faust with all the energy and confidence of a young woman of twenty. She entirely exceeded the public's expectations and won over the critics with her daring. Colourful orchestration, charming cantabiles, vigorous choruses - everything seemed to promise the work would enter the repertory. But the closure of the Théâtre-Italien after just three performances in 1831 decided otherwise, and the score languished in the vaults of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France for 190 years. The leading role, conceived for the mezzo-soprano Rosmunda Pisaroni, was finally created by the tenor Domenico Donzelli. In this complete recording with period instruments, Christophe Rousset presents the work in it's original form, which has never been heard before, even in the composer's lifetime. Once again, Les Talens Lyriques and the Palazzetto Bru Zane join forces in an adventurous French operatic rediscovery.
        
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