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Wolf-Ferrari: La vedova scaltra / Karl Martin/Teatro La Fenice, Venice, Anne-Lise Sollied [2 DVD]

Album Summary

>Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno : La Vedova Scaltra
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Wolf-Ferrari's comic opera 'La vedova scaltra' (The Cunning Widow), is among the works he based on plays by Goldoni. It matches closely the conventions of 18th-century opera buffa in its witty if skeptical look at the mechanisms governing the interplay of human relations. Four hopeful suitors (English, French Spanish and Italian) vie for the hand of Rosaura, the cunning widow of the title, who disguises herself to meet each wooer, eventually choosing only one who can demonstrate his sincerity. This production, filmed live at the Teatro La Fenice in February 2007 in celebration of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Goldoni in Venice, is the first to appear on DVD.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 142 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Sound Format(s): DD 5.1 Surround,
Country of Origin: Italy



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Works Details

>Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno : La Vedova Scaltra
  • Performers: Riccardo Zanellato (Bass); Anne-Lise Sollied (Soprano); Elena Rossi (Soprano); Maurizio Muraro (Bass); Mark Milhofer (Tenor); Alex Esposito (Bass); Emanuele D'Aguanno (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Karl Martin
  • Ensemble: Teatro La Fenice Orchestra
  • Running Time: 141 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1931