Concert Offering: España Alla Rossini
Anna Tonna, Mezzo-Soprano

España alla Rossini is a classical music concert for mezzo soprano, pianist, tenor and Spanish dancer that combines the music of Italian composer Gioachino Rossini with Spanish dance; based on the new disc release by iTinerant Classics, which highlights Rossini’s taste for the Spanish style.

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Album: España Alla Rossini

ACCLAIM:

Immediately, the mezzo-soprano Anna Tonna transports us to a sunny Andalusian city with clarity and directness of her warm mezzo sound, and an impeccable vernacular enunciation of the text.
—Rossini in America

Anna Tonna is a mezzo of powerful resources, with a voice of considerable volume and timbre of great beauty, wide, profound and silky, with a well resolved passaggio and penetrating high notes. From the point of view of her expressive capabilities, one can speak of her elegant legato and phrasing full of intention and emotion.
—Diario de Sevilla

The North American mezzo soprano Anna Tonna possesses a beautiful voice with a stupendous timbre, with musicality and coloratura more than adequate for this rossinian repertoire of salon.
—Melónamo Digital

Anna Tonna with her clear mezzo soprano of uniform registers, musical and committed, of fresh and youthful timbre and of immediate simpatico to the listener; Emilio González Sanz, a pianist full of rhythm (in this case an item of the utmost importance) with rich and piercing sonority, that comes together and accompanies as an infallible compliment to the stylistic play of his partner.
—El Arte de la Fuga

1 CD
iC021
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Recorded 20014 © 2014
Total time: 1 h and 6 mn

España alla Rossini is a new release by iTinerant Classics with American mezzo Anna Tonna and Spanish pianist Emilio González Sanz, in a program of songs for voice and piano that highlight Rossini’s taste for the Spanish style. This disc includes the participation of tenor Miguel Borrallo and Cuarteto Vocal Cavatina with pianist Aurelio Viribay. Spanish dancer Cristina Gómez Tornamira intervenes with the accompaniment of castanets.

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by Reto Mueller (ENG)

Full disc program notes
by José Luis Tellez (SP)

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España Alla Rossini
Chamber Music Songs For Voice and Piano
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

A Granada, Spanish arieta, 1861
3:57
Text by Ventura de la Vega, via Émilien Pacini
Performers:  Anna Tonna (mezzo), Emilio González Sanz (pianoforte)

“Amori scendete” (versión Madrid) 1831
4:42
Texto attributed to Baron of Santo Magno
Performers:  Anna Tonna (mezzo), Emilio González Sanz (pianoforte)

“Nizza, je puis sans peine” 1836
4:23
Text by Émile Deschamps 
Performers:  Anna Tonna (mezzo), Emilio González Sanz (pianoforte), Cristina Gómez Tornamira (castanets)

Canzonetta spagnuola 1821
3:26
Anonymous/Attributed to Isabella Colbran
Performers:  Anna Tonna (mezzo), Emilio González Sanz (pianoforte), Cristina Gómez Tornamira (castanets)

La passeggiata (Anacreontica) 1831
4:30
Text Anonymous
Performers:  Anna Tonna (mezzo), Emilio González Sanz (pianoforte)

Aragonese 1857-1868
3:43
Text by Pietro Metastasio
Arietta for soprano, n. 6 from Miscellannée de Musique Vocale
Performers:  Anna Tonna (mezzo), Emilio González Sanz (pianoforte)

Sorzico 1855-1868
1:09
Text by Pietro Metastasio
Performers:  Anna Tonna (mezzo), Emilio González Sanz (pianoforte)

Tirana alla spagnola (rossinizzata) No. 6 from Album Italiano 1866
6:53
Text by Pietro Metastasio
Performers:  Anna Tonna (mezzo), Emilio González Sanz (pianoforte)

L’invito 1831-1835
3:21
Text by Conde Carlo Pepoli
Bolero, n. 5 from Soirée musicales
Performers:  Anna Tonna (mezzo), Emilio González Sanz (pianoforte)

Les amants de Séville, Tirana pour deux voix 1864
5:40
Tirana for mezzosoprano and tenor, n. 3 from Morceaux réservées
Text by Émilien Pacini
Performers:  Anna Tonna (mezzo), Emilio González Sanz (pianoforte), Miguel Borrallo (tenor)

La viuda del nàufrago, Spanish song, 1863
6:11
Text by  Ventura de la Vega, via Émilien Pacini
Performers:  Anna Tonna (mezzo), Emilio González Sanz (pianoforte)

La promessa, 1835
3:56
Canzonetta, n. 1 from Soirée musicales
Text by Pietro Metastasio
Performers:  Anna Tonna (mezzo), Emilio González Sanz (pianoforte)

Bolero, 1832
:55
Text by Pietro Metastasio
Performers:  Anna Tonna (mezzo), Emilio González Sanz (pianoforte)

Fac ut portem from Stabat Mater 1832
4:43
Sequence attributed to Jacopone da Todi
Performers:  Anna Tonna (mezzo), Emilio González Sanz (pianoforte)

Bolero 1850
3:43
Text by Pietro Metastasio
Performers:  Anna Tonna (mezzo), Emilio González Sanz (pianoforte)

“O giorno sereno” 1827
5:52
Text by Émilien Pacini
For vocal chamber quartet and pianoforte
Performers: Aurelio Viribay (pianoforte); Cuarteto Vocal Cavatina, Mercedes Lario (soprano), Marta Knörr (mezzo), Felipe Nieto (tenor), José Antonio Carril (baritone)

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