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  • Audio CD (12 April 2010)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B0033QEUR2
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,918 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Giulio Cesare In Egitto - Quando VoglioAndrea Marcon 2:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. San Giovanni Battista - Queste Lagrime E SospiriAndrea Marcon 4:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Alcina/Act 1 - Tornami A VagheggiarAndrea Marcon 4:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Rinaldo/Act 2 - ''Lascia Ch'io Pianga''Andrea Marcon 5:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Ariodante HWV 33/Act 1 - ''Volate, Amori''Andrea Marcon 3:49£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Giulio Cesare/Act 3 - ''Piangerò La Sorte Mia''Andrea Marcon 6:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. La Griselda/Act 3/Scene 3 - Se Il Mio Dolor T'offendeAndrea Marcon 2:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Alcina/Act 2 - Ah, Mio CorAndrea Marcon12:23£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Ariodante HWV 33/Act 1 - Neghittosi, Or Voi Che FateAndrea Marcon 3:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Lucio Papirio/Act 1 - Morte AmaraAndrea Marcon 4:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. L'Olimpiade/Act 2 Scene 5 - Siam Navi All'ondeAndrea Marcon 7:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. L'Orfeo - Orfeo, Tu DormiAndrea Marcon 5:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Arianna - Come Mai Puoi Vedermi PiangereAndrea Marcon 5:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Il Sedecia, Rè Di Gerusalemme - Caldo SangueAndrea Marcon 5:54£0.79  Buy MP3 

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Rosso is Patricia Petibon's personal selection of emotional highlights from Italian Baroque opera. Vibrantly embodying love, joy, anguish, vengeance, and murder, the \"mesmerizing\" (ClassicsToday.com) singer performs some of Handel's greatest soprano arias along with rediscovered treasures by his leading contemporaries and predecessors.\"For sheer versatility, virtuousity and vividness of characterization, this is a matchless disc\" (International Record Review) [review of Petibon's award-winning Amoureuses].

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By JM Olmesdahl on 15 May 2010
Format: Audio CD
There's no doubt, judging from this disc and her other previous releases, that Ms Petibon is a phenomenal talent and that this is an interesting and vividly recorded selection of baroque arias.

So why only four stars? I felt that Petibon overdoes several arias in a way that I'm sure is not historically appropriate and on repeated listenings actually becomes quite irritating. Take the first aria which begins in a very lively manner and then ends in whispered phrases. Translate that to an actual stage performance and I'm sure no 18th century audience other than those in the front row would have heard a word! Or take track 7 in which we get several aspirated phrases in an echo-like manner and then ends on a contrived rising tone paired with a whistle!

Some of the most successful tracks on here are those by Handel who also gets the biggest share (and nothing wrong with that). The famous "Lascia Ch'io pianga" is ravishing (even if taken a little slowly), "Piangero la sorte mia" from Giulio Cesare, is most movingly done and the two arias from Alcina, "Ah mio cor" (full of impassioned singing) and the highly colourful "Tornami a vagheggiar" show just what the dissapointingly uninvolving Alcina with Alan Curtis - Handel: Alcina - could have (indeed, should have) sounded like!

Two Handel arias ("Lascia Ch'io pianga" & "Ah mio Cor") also appear on Kozena's Handel disc, "Ah mio cor" also on Archiv with Andrea Marcon -
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By Cristian E. on 8 Oct. 2014
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4 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Danielle on 14 Sept. 2010
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I have heard many bad reviews on this cd, so when it showed up on my front door step i had my douts. Although i was fairly surprised when I started to lissen & was hooked. It is fair to say her interition you would not of heard when the pieces were composed but i think that i was makes the cd great. When you buy an opera cd so much of the time you buying the same piece of music with a differant singer Petibon brakes away from that & makes the music enjoyable to lissen to. It just goes to show the reviewers are'nt always right.
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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful
"Spunky" 1 April 2010
By Andrew - Published on Amazon.com
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If you prefer your period music to be straightlaced and strictly by the score or historical record, you should probably avoid this one. French soprano Patricia Petibon relies both on steadfast technique and eccentric personality in her performances. I tend to like it when performers let loose, especially with some of the arias on this work which have probably been recorded hundreds of times, but some may find her effects (vocal and non-vocal) a bit off-putting.

Some might be surprised it took her this long to release a recital of Baroque vocal arias, seeing as how her voice is pretty much identified with this and similar repertoire. Since her superb debut CD of French Baroque arias, the voice has darkened slightly (even more evident on her last recital of arias by Mozart, Haydn and Gluck), but it remains light, silvery, for the most part vibratoless and can still turn creamy warm as the music/text requires. She adds subtle inflections of tone, attentiveness to dynamics and an actress's sense of timing to heighten the emotional impact; I bought this one as an MP3 download i.e. no liner notes or translations, and nonetheless I was completely involved with the music. Stradella's "Queste lagrime e sospiri" was mesmerizing and Alcina's "Ah mio cor" by Handel was a tortured, gripping lament. On the other end of the spectrum, Sartorio's aria from Julius Caesar was confident and seductive (with earthy percussion moving it along), and Scarlatti's "Se il mio dolor t'offende" includes some borderline cacophonous exclamations that make its rage blunt and exciting. To be fair, some of the numbers don't come off as well: her "Lascia ch'io piangia" is beautiful and moving, but I was expecting some idiosyncratic ornaments in the da capo, not just a reprise. "Tornami vagheggiar" is well sung except for an unpleasant slurring in the coloratura passages that were at odds with the nervous energy of the aria. She is spiritedly supported by the Venice Baroque Orchestra, largely relegated to accompaniment but nontheless sensitive and incisive.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Ah ??? quand c'est bon , c'est Petitbon ! 25 April 2011
By PVP - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
J'aime Patricia Petitbon et je suis, comme tout amoureux, complètement transi, incapable d'un jugement objectif. J'avais adoré ses trois premiers albums : Airs baroques français (2002) ses "Fantaisies" (2004) et Amoureuses (2008).

Elle revient avec "Rosso", une compil de standards (hits) d'Haendel un peu de Vivaldi et des airs nouvellement découverts : Scarlatti, Sartorio, Porpora ; dirigée par Andréa Marcon (Venice Baroque Orchestra) ; un choix convenu pour ce récital baroque ; un C.D. presque "obligé" pour beaucoup de divas.

Mais Patricia, quelle Diva ! Patricia peut tout chanter (et spécialement du baroque) avec un sens profond de l'épaisseur psychologique et une luminosité de colorature toute méditerranéenne pour ce répertoire 100 % italien. Diva, chanteuse et merveilleuse actrice.

Andréa Marcon et son V.B.O. ne sont pas en reste, tirés par autant d'énergie rageuse et contagieuse.

Chez Petitbon, tout est bon. Et tellement bon !
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A Soprano With a Soul 2 Jun. 2011
By Christina B. Conroy - Published on Amazon.com
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Patricia Petibon sings with unrivaled purity and passion. This CD is a total delight. It should be required listening for all serious voice students.One Man's Music
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Rosso: Italian Baroque Arias 7 Oct. 2012
By Bjorn Viberg - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Rosso: Italian Baroque Arias is a 2010 Deutsche Grammophon recording starring soprano Patricia Petibon as she sings Italian Baroque arias by a variety of artists, e.g., Handel, Stradella and Marcello. She sings with much intensity and I feel that she understands the music of the Italian Baroque era. Andrea Marcon leads the Venic Baroque Orchestra. The booklet contains well-written music notes, a few nice photographs of Ms. Petibon but no lyrics. I completely loved every second of this stupendous recording. Highly recommended. 5/5.
A delight! 21 Dec. 2013
By Ikke Fisk - Published on Amazon.com
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I don't know much of anything about operatic singing but I'm amazed at Petibone's range and her ability to make her voice one with the very agile and velvety sound of the Venice Baroque Orchestra.
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