Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Juan Diego Flórez - Gioacchino Rossini : Le Comte Ory

Mes favoris

Cet élément a bien été ajouté / retiré de vos favoris.

Gioacchino Rossini : Le Comte Ory

Juan Diego Flórez - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Jesús López-Cobos

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Select Audio Quality

To be elegible for this price, subscribe to Sublime+

Langue disponible : anglais

A great vehicle for its star, Juan Diego Flórez, this beautifully engineered and nicely packaged live version of Rossini's Le Comte Ory from the 2003 Rossini Opera Festival is also a good all-around representation of the opera. Led by Jesús López-Cobos, and featuring a solid cast, it strikes an effective balance between clean musical presentation and comic energy, and manages to be entertaining through most of its two hours. Flórez's charismatic performance as the scheming Ory is the main reason to check out this DG release, and what elevates it from being just another good recording to a top consideration for this piece. His singing here is every bit as polished as can be heard on his more manicured solo recordings, with the same ringing tone and easy top range. Flórez also reveals an incisive, take-charge musicianship that is easier to appreciate in the context of a complete opera. His coloratura is rock solid, his sense of line and style is perfect, and he lets the smile in his voice take care of the comedy instead of hamming it up. Stefania Bonfadelli tackles the rangy and often busy role of the Countess capably, though her voice is too heavy to be ideal for the part, and she often gets bogged down in passages of coloratura as a result. The dark-voiced Alastair Miles is entertaining and perfectly cast as Ory's stern Tutor. As the page, Isolier, Marie-Ange Todorovitch is appealing and suitably androgynous, although she doesn't compete for much attention in ensembles where the better-focused sounds of Flórez and Bonfadelli take center stage. The rest of the cast contributes nicely, and the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna plays well under López-Cobos, if without some of the sparkle you want from a Rossini orchestra. The Prague Chamber Choir is unusually tight for a live opera chorus. In the end, choosing this recording over the others available on the market comes down to taste. But Flórez's world-class singing should at least put it near the top of the list.

More info

Gioacchino Rossini : Le Comte Ory

Juan Diego Flórez

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app
Listen on Webplayer

Copy the following link to share it

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 40 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 40 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

DISC 1

Le Comte Ory / Act 1 (Gioachino Rossini)

1
Prélude 00:02:59

Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

2
Introduction - "Jouvenelles, venez vite" 00:06:30

Bruno Pratico, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Lubomir Matl, Chorus Master, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Marina De Liso, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Rosella Bevacqua, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Coro da Camera di Praga, Chorus, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

3
"Que les destins prospères" 00:05:33

Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lubomir Matl, Chorus Master, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Marina De Liso, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Rosella Bevacqua, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Coro da Camera di Praga, Chorus, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

4
"Moi, je réclame 00:02:38

Bruno Pratico, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lubomir Matl, Chorus Master, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Marina De Liso, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Rosella Bevacqua, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Coro da Camera di Praga, Chorus, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

5
"De grâce, encore un mot" 00:01:52

Bruno Pratico, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lubomir Matl, Chorus Master, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Marina De Liso, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Rosella Bevacqua, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Coro da Camera di Praga, Choir, MainArtist

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

6
"Je ne puis plus longtemps" 00:02:20

Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Marie-Ange Todorovitch, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Alastair Miles, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

7
"Veiller sans cesse" 00:04:40

Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Alastair Miles, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

8
"Vous, notre appui" 00:03:15

Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Alastair Miles, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Lubomir Matl, Chorus Master, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Coro da Camera di Praga, Chorus, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

9
"Cette aventure fort singulière" 00:02:48

Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Alastair Miles, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Lubomir Matl, Chorus Master, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Coro da Camera di Praga, Chorus, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

10
"Cet ermite, ma belle enfant" 00:02:44

Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Marie-Ange Todorovitch, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Alastair Miles, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Rosella Bevacqua, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

11
"Une dame de haut parage" 00:07:14

Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Marie-Ange Todorovitch, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

12
"Isolier dans ces lieux" 00:01:49

Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Marie-Ange Todorovitch, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Stefania Bonfadelli, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

13
"En proie à la tristesse" 00:05:18

Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Lubomir Matl, Chorus Master, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Stefania Bonfadelli, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Coro da Camera di Praga, Chorus, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

14
"Vous avez entendu sa touchante prière" 00:03:38

Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Marie-Ange Todorovitch, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Stefania Bonfadelli, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

15
"O bon ermite" 00:02:02

Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Marie-Ange Todorovitch, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lubomir Matl, Chorus Master, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Stefania Bonfadelli, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Coro da Camera di Praga, Chorus, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

16
"C'est bien" 00:01:55

Bruno Pratico, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Marie-Ange Todorovitch, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Alastair Miles, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lubomir Matl, Chorus Master, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Stefania Bonfadelli, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Coro da Camera di Praga, Chorus, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

17
"Ciel! - O terreur, ô peine extrê" 00:02:10

Bruno Pratico, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Marie-Ange Todorovitch, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Alastair Miles, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lubomir Matl, Chorus Master, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Marina De Liso, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Stefania Bonfadelli, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rosella Bevacqua, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Coro da Camera di Praga, Chorus, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

18
"Cet écrit, noble châtelaine" 00:02:22

Bruno Pratico, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Marie-Ange Todorovitch, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Alastair Miles, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lubomir Matl, Chorus Master, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Marina De Liso, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Stefania Bonfadelli, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rosella Bevacqua, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Coro da Camera di Praga, Chorus, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

19
"Venez amis, retirons-nous" 00:04:15

Bruno Pratico, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Marie-Ange Todorovitch, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Alastair Miles, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lubomir Matl, Chorus Master, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Marina De Liso, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Stefania Bonfadelli, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Coro da Camera di Praga, Chorus, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

DISC 2

Le Comte Ory / Act 2 (Gioachino Rossini)

1
"Dans ce séjour" 00:08:17

Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Lubomir Matl, Chorus Master, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Marina De Liso, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Stefania Bonfadelli, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Coro da Camera di Praga, Chorus, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

2
"Noble chatelaine" 00:04:06

Bruno Pratico, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Alastair Miles, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lubomir Matl, Chorus Master, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Marina De Liso, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Stefania Bonfadelli, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Coro da Camera di Praga, Chorus, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

3
"Quand tomberont sur lui" 00:02:26

Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Marina De Liso, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Stefania Bonfadelli, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

4
"Ah! quel respect, Madame" 00:07:03

Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Stefania Bonfadelli, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

5
"Ce téméraire" 00:03:01

Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Stefania Bonfadelli, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

6
"Voici vos compagnes fidèles" 00:00:38

Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Stefania Bonfadelli, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

7
"Ah! la bonne folie" 00:04:11

Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Alastair Miles, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lubomir Matl, Chorus Master, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Coro da Camera di Praga, Chorus, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

8
"Eh! mais, quelle triste observance" 00:00:49

Bruno Pratico, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Alastair Miles, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lubomir Matl, Chorus Master, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Coro da Camera di Praga, Chorus, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

9
"Dans ce lieu solitaire" 00:05:23

Bruno Pratico, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Lubomir Matl, Chorus Master, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Coro da Camera di Praga, Chorus, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

10
"Buvons, buvons" 00:04:13

Bruno Pratico, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Alastair Miles, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lubomir Matl, Chorus Master, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Coro da Camera di Praga, Chorus, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

11
"Elle revient...silence!" 00:06:32

Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Marie-Ange Todorovitch, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lubomir Matl, Chorus Master, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Marina De Liso, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Stefania Bonfadelli, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Coro da Camera di Praga, Chorus, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

12
"A la faveur de cette nuit obscure" 00:10:10

Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Marie-Ange Todorovitch, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Stefania Bonfadelli, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

13
"J'entends d'ici le bruit des armes" 00:04:55

Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Marie-Ange Todorovitch, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Stefania Bonfadelli, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

14
"Ecoutez ces chants de victoire" 00:02:29

Eugene Scribe, Author - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Jesús López-Cobos, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lubomir Matl, Chorus Master, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Marina De Liso, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Author - Stefania Bonfadelli, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Coro da Camera di Praga, Chorus, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Album Description

A great vehicle for its star, Juan Diego Flórez, this beautifully engineered and nicely packaged live version of Rossini's Le Comte Ory from the 2003 Rossini Opera Festival is also a good all-around representation of the opera. Led by Jesús López-Cobos, and featuring a solid cast, it strikes an effective balance between clean musical presentation and comic energy, and manages to be entertaining through most of its two hours. Flórez's charismatic performance as the scheming Ory is the main reason to check out this DG release, and what elevates it from being just another good recording to a top consideration for this piece. His singing here is every bit as polished as can be heard on his more manicured solo recordings, with the same ringing tone and easy top range. Flórez also reveals an incisive, take-charge musicianship that is easier to appreciate in the context of a complete opera. His coloratura is rock solid, his sense of line and style is perfect, and he lets the smile in his voice take care of the comedy instead of hamming it up. Stefania Bonfadelli tackles the rangy and often busy role of the Countess capably, though her voice is too heavy to be ideal for the part, and she often gets bogged down in passages of coloratura as a result. The dark-voiced Alastair Miles is entertaining and perfectly cast as Ory's stern Tutor. As the page, Isolier, Marie-Ange Todorovitch is appealing and suitably androgynous, although she doesn't compete for much attention in ensembles where the better-focused sounds of Flórez and Bonfadelli take center stage. The rest of the cast contributes nicely, and the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna plays well under López-Cobos, if without some of the sparkle you want from a Rossini orchestra. The Prague Chamber Choir is unusually tight for a live opera chorus. In the end, choosing this recording over the others available on the market comes down to taste. But Flórez's world-class singing should at least put it near the top of the list.

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...
More on Qobuz
By Juan Diego Flórez
Callecita Encendida Juan Diego Flórez
Italia Juan Diego Flórez
Mozart Juan Diego Flórez
Bésame Mucho Juan Diego Flórez
L'Amour Juan Diego Flórez

Playlists

You may also like...
In your panoramas...
Gramophone Guide to … Singspiel

Richard Wigmore introduces an enduring and vividly communicative dramatic form...

What is a Cantata?

Richard Wigmore explores the vocal form that was employed so gloriously by JS Bach

Gramophone Guide to Concerto

Richard Bratby explores the variously collaborative and competitive form that keeps on reinventing itself.

In the news...