April 21, 2011

Norma!

Wonderful news!
Radio Télévision Suisse states that «Norma» is being recorded by Cecilia and Giovanni Antonini.

(A question to the competent: why Thomas Hengelbrock does not conduct in the recordings of «La Sonnambula» and «Norma»?)

19 comments:

  1. What news!! And indeed interesting question - why not Hengelbrock? Financial reasons?

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  2. I wonder whether the rest of the cast will be the same as in Dortmund.

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  3. Giovanni Antonini comes with a group--Il Giardino Armonico--which also comes with a recording contract.

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  4. nope Dr.B, Norma is being recorded under Antonini's conduction but with LaScintilla.

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  5. What a combination.
    Anyway, La Scintilla is perfect for Bellini as it has already been proved.

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  6. Cast is Bartoli, Osborn, Pertusi, Sumi Jo; with Zurich Opernhaus Chorus, Scintilla Orchestra, Antonini conducts.

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  7. wow sumi jo and cecilia together in the great duet of the second act will be great =)

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  8. Wow. When will it be released, probably in autumn already? Cecilia spoils us.

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  9. Confirmed by a clarinettist: http://www.classicsa.co.za/site/features/view/clarinettist_robert_pickup/ (somewhere at the bottom at the page).

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  10. Any news about Cecilia's next project?? I can't stop thinking about her new solo album!!! Handel arias? Vivaldi? Other baroque composers? Any idea??

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  11. Sumi Jo and Cecilia go back decades. They studied together at the academy -- maybe classmates. Check this out:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuJIrBNN6zc

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  12. They had an audition at the same day, that's it.....they never worked together or collaborated in any way. So the choice of Jo seems a bit strange, especially cause Olvera was a good match.

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  13. Cecilia and Sumi Jo were at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome at the same time (ca. 1983-85).

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  14. Would be interesting, to find out, if they actually were classmates then and connected in any way..

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  15. Bartoli and Jo were close friends while studying in Rome. They sang many concerts together and remained always good friends. Bartoli always wanted to record with Jo (and viceversa) but till recently they didn't find any project to suit them both.

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  16. Lorsqu'elle a chanté "Norma" avec Sumi Jo était-ce un concert ou un CD ? Ou peut-on trouver ce CD, s'il y en a un ?

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