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Rossini: La Cenerentola / Garanca, Brownlee, Alberghini, Corbelli, Relyea. Metropolitan Opera, Benini [Blu-Ray]

Notes & Reviews:

Released in 2010 on DVD and has shipped nearly 13.000 units now also available on Blu-Ray.

The Blu-Ray was recorded live at the Metropolitan Opera during one o the fabled theatre's greatest nights in 2009.

Elina Garanea builds on the success of 2009 album, Bel Canto, incarnating the Bel canto title role heroine, Cinderella, in Rossini's touching and hilarious comic masterpiece, La Cenerentola.

Maurizio Benini waves a magic wand off a baton eliciting effervescent, transparent shining sound from The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Piquant visuals and superb acting by the entire cast make this a video opera lovers will watch again and again.

Garanea is something special. The voice pure, warm, ample in power and range, she has achieved mastery of Rossini's florid style using no quick fixes (aspirates or "separation" devices) but singing the runs legato and with clarity.

BBC Music Magazine
... what singing! Wonderful smoky tone, properly mezzo, and dazzling decoration in her closing aria 'Nacqui all'affanno'.

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Mezzo-soprano Elina Garanea was a sensation at the metropolitan Opera's spring simulcast of La Cenerentola with her vocal virtuosity, intensely blond glamour, and acting ability...

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 161 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): DTS-HD 5.1,


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