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Rossini: Ermione / Antonacci, Davis, Et Al

Rossini / Antonacci / Davis
Release Date: 11/22/2005 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 2850  
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paul NilonJulie UnwinLorna WindsorGwynne Howell,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Running Time: 138 minutes
Region Code: 1
Picture Format: 4:3 full screen
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Starring: Anna Caterina Antonacci
Conductor: Andrew Davis

Recorded at Glyndebourne’s superb new opera house, this lavishly praised production of Rossini’s forgotten and unusual tragic opera has proved to be an unequivocal success. Based on Racine’s Andromaque, this account of the Greek and Trojan love tangle has been set by Graham Vick in the classically-inspired auditorium of an Italian opera house, rather than in ancient Greece. The set designs, with their striking colours, forms and lighting are as if created especially for the small screen. Read more /> Read less

Works on This Recording

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Ermione by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Paul Nilon (Tenor), Julie Unwin (Soprano), Lorna Windsor (Soprano),
Gwynne Howell (Bass), Paul Austin Kelly (Tenor), Bruce Ford (Tenor),
Anna Caterina Antonacci (Soprano), Diana Montague (Mezzo Soprano), Jorge Lopez-Yanez (Tenor),
Oliver Bridge (Voice)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Italy 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Bel Canto Fan December 24, 2011 By Perry S. (New Plymouth, -) See All My Reviews "I am a traditionalist so am disappointed that this production is semi-modern. However the only competition looks even more modern. I have several DVD's of Glyndebourne productions and they are all good.
I do not understand the Opera House being in the action, but fortunately that can be ignored, as there is an excellent cast and they can act as well. Antonucci's Ermione was great (why haven't we seen more of her?) and Rossini's music is Rossini at his best.
Despite the production negatives, I have watched the opera four times now and thoroughly enjoyed it each time."
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