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The "Nacqui all'affanno" Contest - Vesselina Kasarova
Seeded by Arashi on 28 Jan 2009
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Author: LindoroRossini
"How to end an opera?" That was surely one of the quetions composers asked themselves in the good old days (circa 1800s). The possibilities were endless, but the most "popular" opera ending certainly was an aria for the heroine: Anna Bolena, Amina, Elvira, Zoraide, Elena... This is only a short list of opera heroines, who get the final word in their respective operas. Rossini's La Cenerentola also ends with a final aria for the title heroine. Angelina's "Nacqui all'affanno" is a wonderful example of the rondo aria form: it starts with a gentle cantible, where there is much room for expression, and ends with a brilliant cabaletta, that was used by Rossini two times before "La Cenerentola". I do hope that you enjoy this new voting (the system is the same: the marks range from 1 to 5; there are two categories: singing/characterization; so your mark (+ comment :-) ) should look like this: (*/*)). Next - the terrific Vesselina Kasarova.
Work: Rossini: La Cenerentola
Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Instrument: Mezzo Soprano
Period: Romantic