Verdi: Oberto [+digital booklet]
 
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Verdi: Oberto [+digital booklet]

13 Aug 2012 | Format: MP3

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Digital Booklet: Verdi: Oberto
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 13 Aug 2012
  • Release Date: 13 Aug 2012
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Decca Music Group Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Decca Music Group Limited
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  • Total Length: 2:28:13
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  • ASIN: B008LL0YTW
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 142,835 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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Five stars here for the performance -- the opera was Verdi's first, and for a production of a 25 or 26-year-old, it works pretty darned well. There's no doubt in my mind that with a good quartet of singers, it could be very effectively staged. There are places where the vocal writing is reminiscent of Bellini and Donizetti, but in the ways that the ensembles are set up, and in some of the choruses, we hear something distinctive, even if not yet totally memorable. The plot is odd: Riccardo has seduced and abandoned Leonora, the daughter of Oberto, his family's enemy, and he's now seeking to marry Cuniza, who knows nothing about the earlier attachment and betrayal. Oberto and Leonora separately are heading to interrupt the wedding -- Leonora to try to win back Riccardo's love and Oberto to kill him in revenge for the stain on his family's honor. When they get to the court and apprize Cuniza of Riccardo's past, she is appalled and generously insists on renouncing Riccardo and insisting on his marrying Leonora. This isn't good enough for old Oberto, one of Verdi's old bass implacables, like Silva in "Ernani." He's happy to go along with Cuniza's plan because it will give him the opportunity to insult Riccardo and force him into a duel. Riccardo, on being confronted, shows remorse and is willing to accept Cuniza's terms. Oberto, however, provokes the duel, which takes place offstage. Oberto is killed, Riccardo exiles himself, leaving Leonora distraught and comforted by Cuniza. The overall effect is of remarkably generous and forgiving women, and men who seem destructively bound to a code of so-called honour.

Sir Neville Marinner conducts the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (who knew!!!), and does so with a nice feel for the melancholy atmosphere of the piece.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John on 26 Dec 2013
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This is a very fine, lively recording of one of Verdi's less well-known operas, which deserves a higher profile. Although it was Verdi's first opera, it has all the aspects which characterise so many of his succeeding, and better known, operas.
Samuel Ramey is, as expected,, in superb voice, as indeed are all the other principals, and Marriner's conducting is brisk and firmly controlled.
If you have not encountered this opera before, I strongly recommend this recording as an excellent introduction.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dag Kyndel on 23 Aug 2013
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This is an excellent performance of an inspiring opera. Hearing this played for me when visiting a friend made me very eager to get it. I had to listen once more, and once more, and still once ......Enough said! I don't think it can be done better.
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