Enrique Mazzola : Marie-Nicole Lemieux records Rossini 'Cruda Sorte' (l'Italiana in Algeri)
Album 'Sì Sì Sì Sì!' out March 2017. https://wmgartists.com/lp1/9394/rossini-si-si-si-si-opera-arias-duets-marie-nicole-lemieux
This Rossini album, recorded in December 2015 in the southern French city of Montpellier, is Canadian contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux’s debut album for Erato. She is joined by Italian soprano Patrizia Ciofi, the orchestra and chorus of the Opéra National Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon and conductor Enrique Mazzola in a richly rewarding programme comprising excerpts from Tancredi (which Lemieux, Ciofi and Mazzola performed at the Opéra Berlioz - Le Corum in Paris in Montpellier in 2015), L’italiana in Algeri, Semiramide, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Matilda di Shabran, La gazza ladra and La pietra del paragone. In addition, Lemieux and Ciofi sharpen their claws in the famous Duetto dei gatti, which is attributed to Rossini (probably spuriously) because it draws on his opera Otello.