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Alfano: Cyrano de Bergerac / Fournillier / Valencian Community Orchestra / Domingo, Radvanovsky [DVD]

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>Alfano, Franco : Cyrano de Bergerac
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

While best known today for having composed the ending to Puccini's unfinished Turandot, Franco Alfano wrote some dozen operas, including 'Cyrano de Bergerac' (1936) with a libretto by Henri Cain based on Edmond Rostand's drama of the same name. It is a moving tale of romantic misunderstanding, swashbuckling bravado and heartbreaking loyalty, in which the eloquent Cyrano feels unable to express his love for Roxane because of his famously protuberant nose-except on behalf of his handsome but inarticulate friend, Christian. When Domingo and Radvanovsky sang Cyrano and Roxane at New York's Metropolitan Opera, Andante magazine wrote: "Incredibly, Cyrano is his 121st role. And it suits him splendidly...Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky was luminous as Roxane, her passionate outbursts showing off her powerful upper register to good effect".

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Run Time: 141 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby Digital 2.0, Dolby Surround 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: French, English



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>Alfano, Franco : Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Performers: Sondra Radvanovsky (Soprano); Itxaro Mentxaka (Mezzo Soprano); Rodney Gilfry (Baritone); Javier Franco (Baritone); Placido Domingo (Tenor); Nahuel Di Pierro (Bass-Baritone); Arturo Cruz (Tenor); Corrado Caruso (Bass-Baritone); Roberto Accurso (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Patrick Fournillier
  • Ensemble: Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1933-1935