Puccini - Le Villi, Requiem | Cameo Classics CC9040CD

Puccini - Le Villi, Requiem

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Label: Cameo Classics

Cat No: CC9040CD

Format: CD + DVD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 2nd February 2015

Contents

Artists

Miriam Cauchi (soprano)
Carlo Torriani (tenor)
Antonio Stragapede (bass)
Debora Conti (narrator)
Classique Chorus
Orkestra Nazzjonali

Conductor

Joseph Debrincat

Works

Puccini, Giacomo

Le Villi
Requiem (arr. Joseph Debrincat for chamber orchestra)

Artists

Miriam Cauchi (soprano)
Carlo Torriani (tenor)
Antonio Stragapede (bass)
Debora Conti (narrator)
Classique Chorus
Orkestra Nazzjonali

Conductor

Joseph Debrincat

About

‘Le Villi’ signify the ghosts of maidens deserted by their lovers. The principal characters are Wulf, a mountaineer of the Black Forest, Anna (his daughter), and Robert (her lover). After their betrothal feast, Robert has to depart upon a long journey and swears to Anna that he will be faithful.

In the second act, however, he is indulging in wild orgies in Mainz and squandering money on an evil woman. Tragically, Anna dies grief-stricken, having pined away waiting for Roberto to come back to her. Eventually he returns to the Black Forest and Le Villi dance about him. Anna’s ghost is one of the wild dancers. While he appeals to her, they whirl about him. He falls dead. The chorus sings ‘Hosanna’ in derision of his belated plea for forgiveness.

Bonus: Documentary DVD ‘Puccini and Le Villi’, presented by Dr Simonetta Puccini (Puccini’s grand-daughter)

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