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Vincenzo Bellini - Adelson E Salvini


1986
Label: Bongiovanni - GB 2034/2036 • Format: 3x, Vinyl LP • Country: Italy • Genre: Classical • Style: Opera
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Bellini's first opera was written as his final project at the Naples San Sebastiano Conservatory, when the composer was 23 years old. It was the custom at the Conservatory to introduce promising students to the public with a dramatic work. Bellini styled his project an opera semi-seriaand it was first performed at the Teatro del Conservatorio di San Sebastiano in Naples sometime between mid-January and mid-Marchalthough David Kimbell states 12 February Bellini's score does not bring out much of the humour of the piece.

Nevertheless, the work was so popular among the Conservatory's student audience that it was performed every Sunday for a year. It was successful enough to generate a commission from the royal court, after it Vincenzo Bellini - Adelson E Salvini captured the interest of the impresario Domenico Barbaja of the San Carlo Opera.

Barbaja launched Bellini's career, commissioning him to write his next work, Bianca e Gernando inwhich was revised two years later as Bianca e Fernando.

Although much influenced by Vincenzo Bellini - Adelson E Salvini music of Gioacchino RossiniAdelson e Salvini exhibits some of the characteristic tuneful style and delicate vocal line that Bellini achieved in his mature works.

Characteristically, Bellini was to re-use some of the music from this opera in later works, [2] notably Nelly's Act 1 Romanza "Dopo l'oscura nembo" which became Giulietta's aria "O quante volte" in I Capuleti e i Montecchi. Additionally, this was the only Bellini opera provided with recitativo Stereophonic Sound - André Previn & MGM Studio Orchestra - Silk Stockings. Bellini greatly revised the opera for another production in and later revised it further.

However, the first professional production [4] was not given for over years at the Teatro Metropolitan, in Bellini's home town of Cataniaon 6 November Lord Adelson, who is traveling, hosts in his castle his orphan girlfriend, Nelly, and his friend Salvini, an Italian painter who is secretly in love with her and is secretly loved by Fanny, a young Irishwoman to whom he gives painting lessons. Colonel Struley, Nelly's uncle, who was proscribed with his family several years ago by Adelson's father, has had Geronio engaged as a servant at the castle to try a second time to kidnap his niece Vincenzo Bellini - Adelson E Salvini order to take revenge on the Adelson family.

Torn between his love of Nelly and his friendship for Adelson, Salvini thinks of suicide, while his Neapolitan servant, Bonifacio Beccheria, tries to comfort him with bizarre reasoning. Salvini is preoccupied, among other things, by a problem of conscience: he has been holding back for ten days a letter that Adelson sent him to give to Nelly.

When Nelly sees him with this letter in his hand and asks him as a sign of confidence to read it, Salvini invents bad news: by the will of his uncle, Adelson is forced to break his engagement with her and marry the Vincenzo Bellini - Adelson E Salvini of a duke. Nelly faints, Salvini takes the opportunity to kiss her, and she flees, after regaining consciousness and hearing his declaration of love.

Adelson returns to the castle, greeted with shouts of joy, but is surprised not to see his painter friend in the crowd. Everything is ready for the marriage of Adelson and Nelly, but the absence of the painter preoccupies the squire. Adelson finally finds Salvini about to kill himself and stops him. Believing that this gesture is dictated by an unhappy love and that Fanny is the object of this love, he undertakes to sacrifice everything to make his friend happy.

Salvini thanks him with all his heart, believing that Adelson is giving him Nelly's hand. Left alone, Salvini is approached by Struley, who intends to take advantage of the painter's passion for Nelly to execute his criminal plan. The outlaw deceives him by saying that Adelson is already married in secret to Milady Artur and that the engagement and the marriage with Nelly are only the deception of a skilful deceiver.

Struley has a low house burned casa bassa located at the end of the castle park so that, while everyone runs to the scene of the disaster, his men can kidnap Nelly. After having reported the alleged deception to the girl, Salvini first conspires with the Colonel and Geronio to remove her from Adelson, then sides with Nelly when she invokes his protection and finds that only revenge motivates Struley.

After being detained by Geronio, he goes after the kidnappers. Adelson, who is sitting in his capacity as cantonal judge and who finally understands that Salvini is in love with Nelly Edding (Mark Broom Remix) - Plankton (16) - Edding EP questioning Bonifacio, makes the painter appear.

The latter tells that he killed Nelly, in wanting to stab the uncle. He wants to die, but Adelson takes revenge for his unfaithful friendship by forcing him first Vincenzo Bellini - Adelson E Salvini see Nelly's corpse. Salvini realizes then that Nelly has not been hurt. The engaged couple get ready to get married and the painter silences his feelings.

Bonifacio reports that Salvini killed Geronio and was Zion - Luviia - Zion Swing by Struley, but managed to save Nelly.

Salvini hands her over to his friend. Reason having prevailed over love, he decides to leave for Rome to stay a year before returning to marry Fanny. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 13 August Retrieved 28 August Vincenzo Bellini. Composizioni da Camera Vaga luna, che inargenti Oboe Concerto. Bel canto. Category:Compositions by Vincenzo Bellini. Namespaces Article Talk. Views You Give Love A Bad Name - Abdula* - Depende De Nós Edit View history.

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  1. Operas by Vincenzo Bellini; Adelson e Salvini () Bianca e Gernando (, early version of Bianca e Fernando) Il pirata () Bianca e Fernando () La straniera () Zaira () I Capuleti e i Montecchi () La sonnambula () Norma () Beatrice di Tenda () I puritani ()Composer: Bellini, Vincenzo.
  2. Adelson e Salvini (Adelson and Salvini) is a three act opera semiseria composed by Vincenzo Bellini from a libretto by Andrea Leone Tottola. The opera was based on the novel Épreuves du Sentiment by François-Thomas-Marie de Baculard d'Arnaud, and it draws on a previously performed play by Prospère Delamare.

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