This is an opera that few tenors dare sing and which Florez has made his own throughout his career. There are a lot of high Cs and more than a few elaborate rages. Corradino is head-strong and not too smart (well, he is a tenor). Though of course Juan Diego is nothing if not smart, and very famous for his high Cs. This combination of character and singer is exploited to perfection by Mr. Florez in minimal moves and maximal voice and musicianship.” – Opera Today (of the 2012 Pesaro production). Recorded at the 2012 Pesaro Festival, Florez reprises the role that shot him to stardom in 1996 aged twenty-three. Conducting is the up-and-comingRead more young Italian maestro Michele Mariotti who was praised for his pacing in this long opera. The performance also features the much-admired Olga Peretyatko — a fine stage artist and a consummate performer of Rossini’s fiorature — in the title role. This DVD complements Florez’s CD recording of the opera, which won numerous awards in 2006.
Matilde di Shabranby Gioachino Rossini Performer:
Giorgio Misseri (Tenor),
Simón Orfila (Baritone),
Nicola Alaima (Voice),
Olga Peretyatko (Soprano),
Anna Goryachova (Mezzo Soprano),
Juan Diego Flórez (Tenor),
Paolo Bordogna (Baritone)
Bologna Teatro Comunale Chorus,
Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
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Exciting New DiscoveryOctober 23, 2013By Robert E. (New York, NY)See All My Reviews"This is indeed an exciting discovery in many ways. First of all, my decision to acquire this DVD was made solely on the strength of the many previous performances I have both listened to and witnessed of Juan Diego Florez, of whom I have become a great fan and have thoroughly enjoyed on many other occasions. He is truly an exceptional artist. That said, let me move on. This is a Rossini opera that I was totally unaware of and thus was totally unprepared for the experience of encountering a joyously rich score of original and delightful music new to me and that was presented at the highest level of both vocal and orchestral achievement. The overall production values are quite good as well. Another exciting discovery is the stunning (both physically and vocally) artistry of the Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko. She is absolutely brilliant in the title role and is in full command of the stage whenever she is present. Ms. Peretyatko is surely destined for diva stardom and in my estimation will go down as one of the great sopranos of this century."Report Abuse
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