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Mercadante: Il proscritto

Carlo Rizzi & Britten Sinfonia

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Opera rara's mission is to help people discover unknown or forgotten works: this is indeed the case with this opera, which we are listening to now for the first time in almost two centuries. When his Proscritto was premiered in January 1842, Salverio Mercadante, a contemporary and competitor of Donizetti and Bellini, was the director of the Naples opera house and at the height of his fame. He was, however, on the way to being overshadowed by the young Verdi whose first major success, Nabucco, was to take place only a few months later.

The libretto, penned by the prolific Salvadore Camarano, is taken from Le Proscrit (1839), a French drama by Frédéric Soulié and Timothée Dehay and transposed into 17th century England. Malvina Douglas is about to marry Arturo Murray, a Cromwell supporter, and is being walked down the aisle by her brother, Odoardo Douglas. Her former husband, the royalist Giorgio Argyll, was banished and had been declared dead. But now he’s mysteriously reappeared... causing anguish and doubt for the poor woman. At the end of a series of particularly intense duets, it all ends very badly, 

Mercadante’s discovery of the French Grand Opera prompted him to modify his style; he veered towards dramatic intensity and enriched orchestration... As a result, he was accused of being a "German style impersonator"; consequently, his opera received a frosty reception and was removed from the repertoire. Nevertheless, today we are rediscovering a piece of work which seduces with its melodic inventiveness, beautiful orchestral textures, intense duets and grand concertati finales, which feature amongst the best from this period.

This resurrection is being sustained by some magnificent artists; primarily Carlo Rizzi, the conductor who enthusiastically unearthed the manuscript and brought it back to life by heading up the Britten Sinfonia and the Opera Rara Chorus. The great Mexican tenor Ramon Vargas brings his exceptional bel-canto elegance to the role of Giorgio, but also a sense of melancholy and intensity which make him a great romantic. His rival, Arturo, is the Peruvian tenor Ivan Ayon-Rivas, winner of the Operalia award in 2021. The warm timbre of the mezzo-soprano Irene Roberts is ideally suited to the tortured heroine Alvina, which delights us while we savour the sumptuous bass of contralto Elizabeth DeShong. © Julia Le Brun/Qobuz

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1
Il proscritto, Act 1: 'D'amistà le soavi catene' (Chorus, Osvaldo)
00:05:09

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Opera Rara Chorus, Chorus - Alessandro Fisher, Tenor Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

2
Il proscritto, Act 1: 'Ah! dite, Arturo?' (Guglielmo, Chorus)
00:01:25

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Opera Rara Chorus, Chorus - Goderdzi Janelidze, Bass Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

3
Il proscritto, Act 1: 'Vieni... abbracciami' (Guglielmo, Arturo)
00:00:57

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Goderdzi Janelidze, Bass Vocals - Ivan Ayon-Rivas, Tenor Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

4
Il proscritto, Act 1: Act 1, 'Son del tuo volto immagine' (Arturo)
00:02:22

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Ayon-Rivas, Tenor Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

5
Il proscritto, Act 1: 'Lord Arturo' (Anna, Arturo, Guglielmo, Chorus)
00:00:59

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Sally Matthews, Soprano Vocals - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Opera Rara Chorus, Chorus - Goderdzi Janelidze, Bass Vocals - Ivan Ayon-Rivas, Tenor Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

6
Il proscritto, Act 1: 'Soffri o cor' (Arturo, Anna, Chorus)
00:02:52

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Sally Matthews, Soprano Vocals - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Opera Rara Chorus, Chorus - Ivan Ayon-Rivas, Tenor Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

7
Il proscritto, Act 1: 'Giungesti alfin!' (Clara, Odoardo, Malvina)
00:04:26

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Susana Gaspar, Soprano Vocals - Elizabeth DeShong, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Irene Roberts, Mezzo-soprano Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

8
Il proscritto, Act 1: 'Il mar che freme' (Malvina, Odoardo)
00:04:27

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Elizabeth DeShong, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Irene Roberts, Mezzo-soprano Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

9
Il proscritto, Act 1: 'Vieni all'altare' (Chorus, Odoardo, Malvina)
00:00:59

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Opera Rara Chorus, Chorus - Elizabeth DeShong, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Irene Roberts, Mezzo-soprano Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

10
Il proscritto, Act 1: 'Ah! vieni...' (Odoardo, Malvina, Chorus)
00:03:50

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Opera Rara Chorus, Chorus - Elizabeth DeShong, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Irene Roberts, Mezzo-soprano Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

11
Il proscritto, Act 1: 'A Clara dunque?' (Osvaldo, Giorgio)
00:02:58

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Ramón Vargas, Tenor Vocals - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Alessandro Fisher, Tenor Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

12
Il proscritto, Act 1: 'L'aura ch'io spiro' (Giorgio)
00:02:34

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Ramón Vargas, Tenor Vocals - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

13
Il proscritto, Act 1: 'Guglielmo qui!' (Giorgio, Malvina, Anna, Odoardo, Osvaldo, Guglielmo, Arturo, Chorus)
00:04:10

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Sally Matthews, Soprano Vocals - Ramón Vargas, Tenor Vocals - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Susana Gaspar, Soprano Vocals - Opera Rara Chorus, Chorus - Elizabeth DeShong, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Alessandro Fisher, Tenor Vocals - Goderdzi Janelidze, Bass Vocals - Irene Roberts, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Ivan Ayon-Rivas, Tenor Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

14
Il proscritto, Act 1: 'Omai l'arcan terribile' (Guglielmo, Osvaldo, Anna, Clara, Arturo Odoardo, Malvina, Chorus)
00:06:09

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Sally Matthews, Soprano Vocals - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Susana Gaspar, Soprano Vocals - Opera Rara Chorus, Chorus - Elizabeth DeShong, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Alessandro Fisher, Tenor Vocals - Goderdzi Janelidze, Bass Vocals - Irene Roberts, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Ivan Ayon-Rivas, Tenor Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

15
Il proscritto, Act 1: 'Murray, non è l'origine' (Guglielmo, Malvina, Anna, Arturo, Odoardo, Clara, Giorgio, Chorus)
00:03:18

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Sally Matthews, Soprano Vocals - Ramón Vargas, Tenor Vocals - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Susana Gaspar, Soprano Vocals - Opera Rara Chorus, Chorus - Elizabeth DeShong, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Goderdzi Janelidze, Bass Vocals - Irene Roberts, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Ivan Ayon-Rivas, Tenor Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

16
Il proscritto, Act 1: 'Il cor ne avvampa' (Guglielmo, Osvaldo, Malvina, Odoardo, Arturo, Clara, Anna, Chorus)
00:02:07

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Sally Matthews, Soprano Vocals - Ramón Vargas, Tenor Vocals - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Susana Gaspar, Soprano Vocals - Opera Rara Chorus, Chorus - Elizabeth DeShong, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Alessandro Fisher, Tenor Vocals - Goderdzi Janelidze, Bass Vocals - Irene Roberts, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Ivan Ayon-Rivas, Tenor Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

17
Il proscritto, Act 2: 'Col proscritto, dicesti?' (Arturo, Osvaldo, Giorgio)
00:03:41

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Ramón Vargas, Tenor Vocals - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Alessandro Fisher, Tenor Vocals - Ivan Ayon-Rivas, Tenor Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

18
Il proscritto, Act 2: 'Sì, lo giuro' (Giorgio, Arturo)
00:01:59

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Ramón Vargas, Tenor Vocals - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Ayon-Rivas, Tenor Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

19
Il proscritto, Act 2: 'Ah! perché rovente acciaro' (Arturo, Giorgio)
00:02:19

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Ramón Vargas, Tenor Vocals - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Ayon-Rivas, Tenor Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

20
Il proscritto, Act 2: 'Già morte inevitabile' (Arturo, Giorgio)
00:01:13

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Ramón Vargas, Tenor Vocals - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Ayon-Rivas, Tenor Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

21
Il proscritto, Act 2: 'Surto appena il dì bramato' (Arturo, Giorgio)
00:02:35

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Ramón Vargas, Tenor Vocals - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ivan Ayon-Rivas, Tenor Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

22
Il proscritto, Act 2: 'Ha steso la notte' (Chorus, Odoardo)
00:04:03

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Opera Rara Chorus, Chorus - Elizabeth DeShong, Mezzo-soprano Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

23
Il proscritto, Act 2: 'Udiste quel suono?' (Chorus, Odoardo)
00:02:58

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Opera Rara Chorus, Chorus - Elizabeth DeShong, Mezzo-soprano Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

24
Il proscritto, Act 2: 'Ahi! del giorno sanguinoso' (Odoardo, Chorus)
00:04:43

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Opera Rara Chorus, Chorus - Elizabeth DeShong, Mezzo-soprano Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

25
Il proscritto, Act 2: 'Qual mai speme a te soccorre' (Chorus, Odoardo)
00:01:30

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Opera Rara Chorus, Chorus - Elizabeth DeShong, Mezzo-soprano Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

26
Il proscritto, Act 2: 'Colui che m'ha quest'anima' (Odoardo, Chorus)
00:03:23

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Opera Rara Chorus, Chorus - Elizabeth DeShong, Mezzo-soprano Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

27
Il proscritto, Act 2: 'Più mia non è' (Giorgio, Odoardo)
00:05:21

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Ramón Vargas, Tenor Vocals - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Elizabeth DeShong, Mezzo-soprano Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

28
Il proscritto, Act 2: 'Deh! t'affretta Malvina' (Odoardo, Giorgio, Malvina)
00:02:58

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Ramón Vargas, Tenor Vocals - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Elizabeth DeShong, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Irene Roberts, Mezzo-soprano Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

29
Il proscritto, Act 2: 'Stretto agli avanzi fragili' (Giorgio, Malvina)
00:04:32

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Ramón Vargas, Tenor Vocals - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Irene Roberts, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Ivan Ayon-Rivas, Tenor Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

30
Il proscritto, Act 2: 'Son tua sposa' (Malvina, Arturo, Giorgio)
00:01:48

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Ramón Vargas, Tenor Vocals - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Irene Roberts, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Ivan Ayon-Rivas, Tenor Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

31
Il proscritto, Act 2: 'Ed osi?' (Arturo, Guglielmo, Odoardo, Malvina, an officer, Anna, Clara, Chorus)
00:02:01

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Sally Matthews, Soprano Vocals - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Susana Gaspar, Soprano Vocals - Opera Rara Chorus, Chorus - Elizabeth DeShong, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Niall Anderson, Bass Vocals - Goderdzi Janelidze, Bass Vocals - Irene Roberts, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Ivan Ayon-Rivas, Tenor Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

32
Il proscritto, Act 2: 'Tutta in lui piombò del fato' (Malvina, Odoardo, Clara, Anna, Guglielmo, Osvaldo, an officer, Chorus)
00:04:15

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Sally Matthews, Soprano Vocals - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Susana Gaspar, Soprano Vocals - Opera Rara Chorus, Chorus - Elizabeth DeShong, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Alessandro Fisher, Tenor Vocals - Niall Anderson, Bass Vocals - Goderdzi Janelidze, Bass Vocals - Irene Roberts, Mezzo-soprano Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

33
Il proscritto, Act 2: 'D'obbedirti' (an officer, Giorgio, Odoardo, Guglielmo, Malvina, Arturo)
00:01:46

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Ramón Vargas, Tenor Vocals - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Opera Rara Chorus, Chorus - Elizabeth DeShong, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Niall Anderson, Bass Vocals - Goderdzi Janelidze, Bass Vocals - Irene Roberts, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Ivan Ayon-Rivas, Tenor Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

34
Il proscritto, Act 2: 'Al rivale perdona la vita' (an officer, Odoardo, Guglielmo, Malvina)
00:02:03

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Elizabeth DeShong, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Niall Anderson, Bass Vocals - Goderdzi Janelidze, Bass Vocals - Irene Roberts, Mezzo-soprano Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

35
Il proscritto, Act 3: 'Ah! ritorna Odoardo' (Malvina, Giorgio, Odoardo, Arturo)
00:04:58

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Ramón Vargas, Tenor Vocals - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Elizabeth DeShong, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Irene Roberts, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Ivan Ayon-Rivas, Tenor Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

36
Il proscritto, Act 3: 'Vanne dunque' (Arturo, Malvina)
00:06:01

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Irene Roberts, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Ivan Ayon-Rivas, Tenor Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

37
Il proscritto, Act 3: 'Dovea cotanto affetto' (Malvina, Arturo)
00:02:45

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Irene Roberts, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Ivan Ayon-Rivas, Tenor Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

38
Il proscritto, Act 3: 'Che far degg'io' (Arturo, Giorgio, Malvina)
00:03:24

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Ramón Vargas, Tenor Vocals - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Irene Roberts, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Ivan Ayon-Rivas, Tenor Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

39
Il proscritto, Act 3: 'Nel sepolcro' (Malvina, Arturo, Giorgio)
00:04:35

Carlo Rizzi, Conductor, MainArtist - Saverio Mercadante, Composer - Ramón Vargas, Tenor Vocals - Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra, MainArtist - Irene Roberts, Mezzo-soprano Vocals - Ivan Ayon-Rivas, Tenor Vocals

© 2023 Opera Rara ℗ 2023 Opera Rara

Album review

Opera rara's mission is to help people discover unknown or forgotten works: this is indeed the case with this opera, which we are listening to now for the first time in almost two centuries. When his Proscritto was premiered in January 1842, Salverio Mercadante, a contemporary and competitor of Donizetti and Bellini, was the director of the Naples opera house and at the height of his fame. He was, however, on the way to being overshadowed by the young Verdi whose first major success, Nabucco, was to take place only a few months later.

The libretto, penned by the prolific Salvadore Camarano, is taken from Le Proscrit (1839), a French drama by Frédéric Soulié and Timothée Dehay and transposed into 17th century England. Malvina Douglas is about to marry Arturo Murray, a Cromwell supporter, and is being walked down the aisle by her brother, Odoardo Douglas. Her former husband, the royalist Giorgio Argyll, was banished and had been declared dead. But now he’s mysteriously reappeared... causing anguish and doubt for the poor woman. At the end of a series of particularly intense duets, it all ends very badly, 

Mercadante’s discovery of the French Grand Opera prompted him to modify his style; he veered towards dramatic intensity and enriched orchestration... As a result, he was accused of being a "German style impersonator"; consequently, his opera received a frosty reception and was removed from the repertoire. Nevertheless, today we are rediscovering a piece of work which seduces with its melodic inventiveness, beautiful orchestral textures, intense duets and grand concertati finales, which feature amongst the best from this period.

This resurrection is being sustained by some magnificent artists; primarily Carlo Rizzi, the conductor who enthusiastically unearthed the manuscript and brought it back to life by heading up the Britten Sinfonia and the Opera Rara Chorus. The great Mexican tenor Ramon Vargas brings his exceptional bel-canto elegance to the role of Giorgio, but also a sense of melancholy and intensity which make him a great romantic. His rival, Arturo, is the Peruvian tenor Ivan Ayon-Rivas, winner of the Operalia award in 2021. The warm timbre of the mezzo-soprano Irene Roberts is ideally suited to the tortured heroine Alvina, which delights us while we savour the sumptuous bass of contralto Elizabeth DeShong. © Julia Le Brun/Qobuz

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