( featuring the Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra & Chorus, conducted by Vittorio Gui. Some of the leading stars of this operatic staging, include : Tenor Juan Oncina, as Le Comte Ory ; Soprano Sari Barabas, as La Comtesse Adele ; Soprano Jeannette Sinclair, as Alice, a young peasant girl ; Bass Michel Roux, as Raimbaud, a friend of Ory's ; Contralto Monica Sinclair, as Ragonde, a companion to Adele ; ... and many others )
Gioachino Rossini's (1792-1868) two-act opera, "Le Comte Ory", has a synopsis set at the time of the Crusades, whereby most of the French noblemen have left for Palestine ... except for a few, including the romantically-minded Count Ory. He has designs on the beautiful Countess Adele, whose brother, Count de Formoutiers, is away fighting.
The course of the two acts, follows the somewhat-comical attempts by Ory, to court Adele, amidst the backdrop, of the toing-and-froing of a Mother Superior and her nuns, and the startling news, that the crusaders are soon to be back!
Side One : "Le Comte Ory" by Rossini (beginning) :-
1) Overture 2) Act I Pt.1.
Side Two : "Le Comte Ory" (continued) :-
Act I (conclusion).
Side Three : "Le Comte Ory" (continued) :-
Act II Pt.1.
Side Four : "Le Comte Ory" (conclusion) :-
Act II (conclusion).
Records graded visually to RRPG grades
(Disc One / Disc Two / sleeves) EX- / EX- / (Both) VG+.