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Rossini: La Cenerentola / Florez, Didonato, Summers [2 DVD]

Album Summary

>Rossini, Gioachino : La Cenerentola
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Tenor superstar Juan Diego Florez adds the role of Prince Ramiro in Rossini's sparkling comedy La Cenerentola to his rapidly growing catalog of performances on Decca DVD. In Joan Font's strikingly colorful, toy-town staging, he is joined by one of today's great Cinderellas, the American mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato. The two have wowed audiences with their virtuoso performances in the Metropolitan Opera's 'Il Barbiere di Siviglia', which was broadcast, live in HD to movie theaters and on PBS.

Tenor superstar Juan Diego Flórez adds the role of Prince Ramiro in Rossini's sparkling comedy La Cenerentola to his rapidly growing catalog of performances on Decca DVD. In Joan Font's strikingly colorful, toy-town staging, he is joined by one of today's great Cinderellas, the American mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato. The two have wowed audiences with their virtuoso performances in the Metropolitan Opera's Il Barbiere di Siviglia which was broadcast live in HD to movie theaters and on PBS.

"Rossini's La Cenerentola has not wanted for fine recordingsBut this new one, recorded at Barcelona's Teatre del Liceu, takes the prizeFirst of all, it is something gloriously bizarre to look at. Joan Guillen's sets and costumes are a blaze of colors that constantly perk us upThere's plenty of agile movement from the cast and chorus and they often move in precise rhythm to Rossini's beatWhat's so lovely is that amid this silliness our hero and heroine interact with utter warmth and realismLovely and blond, mezzo Joyce DiDonato is the ideal Cenerentola-periodAt her side, as Prince Ramiro, is Juan Diego Florez, cutting a fine figure and matching DiDonato note for notePicture and sound are top-notchThis is the Cenerentola to own." - Classics Today (10/10)

Notes & Reviews:

Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese



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Works Details

>Rossini, Gioachino : La Cenerentola
  • Performers: Simon Orfila (Bass); Cristina Obregon (Soprano); Itxaro Mentxaka (Mezzo Soprano); David Menendez (Baritone); Juan Flórez (Tenor); Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano); Bruno De Simone (Bass)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Ensemble: Barcelona Teatro Liceu Chorus
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1817