Sigismondo

Sigismondo is an operatic 'dramma' in two acts by Gioachino Rossini to an Italian libretto by Giuseppe Maria Foppa.

The opera was not a success and Rossini later re-used some of its music in Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra, The Barber of Seville,[1] and Adina.[2]

Performance historyEdit

Sigismondo was first performed at the Teatro La Fenice, Venice, on 26 December 1814, with revivals in Cremona, Reggio Emilia, Padua and Senigallia (all in 1819), Florence and Siena (both in 1820) and finally in Bologna (1827).

Its modern revival took place in Rovigo in 1992 (see recording details below).

SynopsisEdit

Time: 16th Century
Place: Poland[3]

RolesEdit

Role Voice type Premiere Cast, 26 December 1814[4]
(Conductor: )
Sigismondo, King of Poland contralto Marietta Marcolini
Ladislao, Prime Minister of Poland tenor Claudio Bonoldi
Anagilda, sister of Ladislao soprano Marianna Rossi
Radoski, confidant of Ladislao tenor Domenico Bartoli
Ulderico, King of Bohemia bass Luciano Bianchi
Aldimira, daughter of Ulderico and wife of Sigismondo soprano Elisabetta Manfredini-Guarmani
Zenovito, Polish noble bass Luciano Bianchi

RecordingsEdit

Year Cast:
Sigismondo, Ladislao, Aldimira, Ulderico
Conductor,
Opera House and Orchestra
Label [5]
1992 Sonia Ganassi,
Bruno Lazzaretti,
Rosella Ragatzu,
Giacomo Prestia
Richard Bonynge,
Rovigo Venezze Conservatory Orchestra
Audio CD: Bongiovanni
Cat: 8.660189-90
2017 Margarita Gritskova,
Kenneth Tarver,
Maria Aleida,
Marcell Bakonyi
Antonino Fogliani,
Virtuosi Brunensis,
Recorded live at the Rossini in Wildbad Festival
CD Naxos Records
Cat:8.660403-04
2019 Marianna Pizzolato,
Kenneth Tarver,
Hera Hyesang Park,
Il Hong
Keri-Lynn Wilson,
Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
CD BR Klassik
Cat:900327

ReferencesEdit

Notes

  1. ^ Osborne, Charles, p.44
  2. ^ Holden, p. 775
  3. ^ Osborne, Charles, p. 43
  4. ^ Casaglia, Gherardo (2005). "Sigismondo, 26 December 1814". L'Almanacco di Gherardo Casaglia (in Italian).
  5. ^ Recordings of Sigismondo on operadis-opera-discography.org.uk

Sources

  • Gossett, Philip; Brauner, Patricia (2001), " Sigismondo " in Holden, Amanda (ed.), The New Penguin Opera Guide, New York: Penguin Putnam. ISBN 0-14-029312-4
  • Osborne, Charles (1994), The Bel Canto Operas of Rossini, Donizetti, and Bellini, London: Methuen; Portland, Oregon: Amadeus Press. ISBN 0931340713
  • Osborne, Richard (1998), "Sigismondo", in Stanley Sadie (Ed.), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, Vol. xxxx. London: Macmillan Publishers, Inc. ISBN 0-333-73432-7 ISBN 1-56159-228-5
  • Osborne, Richard (1990), Rossini, Ithaca, New York: Northeastern University Press. ISBN 1-55553-088-5
  • Osborne, Richard (1998), "Sigismondo", in Stanley Sadie, (Ed.), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, Vol. XXX. pp. XXX London: Macmillan Publishers, Inc. ISBN 0-333-73432-7 ISBN 1-56159-228-5
  • Radiciotti, Giuseppe (1927—1929), Gioacchino Rossini: vita documentata; opere ed influenze su l'arte, 3 vols. Tivoli: Chicca.

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