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Episode 2

Today, Rossini moves to Naples, then the capital of the operatic world. There he meets the prima donna who was to become his own, personal prima donna – Isabella Colbran, later Mrs Rossini. And in Vienna he meets Beethoven, who tells him to stick to comedy; happily for posterity, Rossini respectfully ignores the advice. Today’s programme includes extracts from his tragic masterpiece Ermione, which Rossini liked to call his ‘little William Tell’.

Ermione, Sinfonia
Prague Philharmonic Chorus / Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo / Claudio Scimone(cond)
Erato 2292-45790-2
T1

Ermione, Act I scene 6
Chris Merritt (Oreste), Cecilia Gasdia (Ermione), Ernesto Palacio (Pirro), Elisabetta Tandura (Cleone & Cefisa), Margarita Zimmermann (Andromaca), William Matteuzzi (Pilade), Mario Bolognesi (Attalo), Simone Alaimo (Fenicio) / Prague Philharmonic Chorus / Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo / Claudio Scimone (cond)
Erato 2292-45790-2
T1-3

Ermione, Act II scenes 2 [omitting opening recit] and 3
Cecilia Gasdia (Ermione), Simone Alaimo (Fenicio) Elisabetta Tandura (Cleone)? / Prague Philharmonic Chorus / Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo / Claudio Scimone (cond)
Erato 2292-45790-2
T8-14

Ermione, Act II scenes 5 & 6
Chris Merritt (Oreste), Cecilia Gasdia (Ermione), William Matteuzzi (Pilade) / Prague Philharmonic Chorus / Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo / Claudio Scimone (cond)
Erato 2292-45790-2
T 17-20

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