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Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Director: Daniele Abbado
Cenerentola - José Maria Lo Monaco
Don Ramiro - Maxim Mironov
Dandini - Roberto De Candia
Alidoro - Nicola Ulivieri
Don Magnifico - Paolo Bordogna
Clorinda - Eleonora Cilli
Tisbe - Alessandra Volpe
Orchestra & Chorus Fondazione Petruzzelli, Bari
Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari, 2010
Media: 2 DVDs
Abbado’s Cenerentola is set in a modern, realistic time.
Quoting the director’s own words, the ”emptiness of the stage leaves room for creativity, as the characters keep on changing and disguising their true identity. I have stuck to Rossini’s original notes while neglecting all the legends
linked to the character of Cinderella”. We all know that Rossini and librettist Jacopo Ferretti in fact had gone a long way from Perrault’s fairy tale.
In the rather empty, bare stage the few scenographic elements strike the attention: the colorful costumes, the two giant chandeliers, the 1970’s kitchen.
The singers are young, talented and with very good acting skills.
Evelino Pidò conducts with a light, energetic touch that well suit the entire production.
Works on This Recording
La Cenerentola by Gioachino Rossini
José Maria Lo Monaco (Countertenor),
Maxim Mironov (Tenor),
Roberto De Candia (Baritone),
Nicola Ulivieri (Tenor),
Paolo Bordogna (Baritone)
Petruzzelli Foundation Chorus,
Petruzzelli Foundation Orchestra
Written: 1817; Italy
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