OP2726. GINEVRA DI SCOZIA (Mayr), w.Severini Cond. Vidal, Barcellona, Siragusa, etc. (England) 3-Opera Rara ORC 23, in Boxed Set, incl. Elaborate 220pp. Libretto-Brochure. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 792938002323
“Daniela Barcellona was born in Trieste, Italy, where she completed her musical and vocal studies under the direction of M° Alessandro Vitiello. After winning awards in several international competitions, including the Aldo Belli in Spoleto, the Iris Adami Corradetti in Padua and the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition in Philadelphia, in the summer of 1999 she went on to perform Tancredi at Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. Since then she has been considered one of the most important and sought-after interpreters at the international level. She has collaborated with such eminent conductors as Riccardo Muti, James Levine, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Claudio Abbado, Sir Colin Davis, Riccardo Chailly, George Prêtre, Bruno Campanella, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Myun-wun Chung and Alberto Zedda. Among her most significant awards are the Abbiati Award (the Italian critics' prize), the Lucia Valentini-Terrani and the Aureliano Pertile awards, the 2002 Opera Award, the CD Classica Award and the Rossini d'oro (awarded for a third time to a mezzo soprano, after Marilyn Horne and Lucia Valentini-Terrani).
Born in Messina, Antonio Siragusa started his musical studies in his native town at the Arcangelo Corelli Conservatory under the direction of Antonio Bavacqua. After being rewarded with the 1st Prize in the international Giuseppe Di Stefano competition in Trapani, he made his début in 1996 in the role of Don Ottavio at the Teatro Politeama in Lecce and in the role of Nemerino in L'ELISIR D'AMORE in Pistoia, receiving unanimous applause from critics and the public. He then started on a international career which led him to the most prestigious opera scenes in the world: Teatro alla Scala, Metropolitan, Wiener Staatsoper, Staatsoper et Deutsche Oper de Berlino, La Monnaie de Bruxelles, Teatro Real de Madrid, New National Theatre of Tokyo, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Teatro de l’Opera de Roma, Accademia Nazionale de Santa Cecilia et Rossini Opera Festival de Pesaro, with a repertoire including such famous works as: DON GIOVANNI, FALSTAFF, L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI, GIANNI SCHICCHI, LA SONNAMBULA, I PURITANI, IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, SEMIRAMIDE, LA CENERENTOLA, ŒDIPUS REX, L’ELISIR D’AMORE, DON PASQUALE, ELISABETTA - REGINA D’INGHILTERRA, L’EQUIVOCO STRAVAGANTE, LA GAZZETTA, OTELLO & IL VIAGGIO A REIMS.
He made his recent début at the Opéra National de Paris in the BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA. He also made his début in the role of Argirio in TANCREDI at the Teatro Regio de Torino. He was also subsequently acclaimed for his interpretation of LA CENERENTOLA at the Deutsche Oper de Berlino and at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, ROMÉO ET JULIETTE and L’ELISIR D'AMORE at the Teatro Verdi di Trieste, IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA at the Teatro Regio di Torino, in Valladolid and Barcelona.
A refined interpreter of Rossini and and ideal interpreter of Count d’Almaviva (IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA) he quickly made it his favorite role, playing in the most prestigious scenes such as the Wiener Staatsoper, Berlin Staatsoper, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, New National Theatre of Tokyo, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Lirico de Cagliari, Teatro Comunale de Bologna et Teatro Massimo de Palermo.”
- H. P. Casavant