Juan Diego Flórez stars in the only available DVD version of Zelmira, filmed at the celebrated Rossini Festival in the composer s home town of Pesaro.
The final opera Rossini wrote for Naples is a dramatic and musical tour de force and a magnificent showcase for the bel canto superstar of our time.
Recorded in high definition at the 2009 Festival, Giorgio Barberio Corsettis production places the classical tale, set during the Trojan Wars, in modern times and modern dress.
Joining Juan Diego Flórez are a major international cast, described as near miraculous by Opera Today and led byRead more American mezzo-soprano Kate Aldrich in the virtuosic title role.
The evening remained another distinguished triumph for Juan Diego Flórez as Prince Ilo, whose arrival in his homeland, to rescue Zelmira, was marked by a dazzling tenorial display which evoked a nearly twenty-minute ovation. (Opera Today)
Works on This Recording
Zelmiraby Gioachino Rossini Performer:
Mirco Palazzi (Bass),
Gregory Kunde (Tenor),
Marianna Pizzolato (Mezzo Soprano),
Kate Aldrich (Mezzo Soprano),
Juan Diego Flórez (Tenor),
Alex Esposito (Bass)
Bologna Teatro Comunale Chorus,
Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic Written: 1822; Italy
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
great cast great musicOctober 23, 2012By susan s. (Beverly Hills, CA)See All My Reviews"I never review anything. This dvd has everything. Great Rossini music and amazing cast. Florez is at the top of his form. He is partnered by Kate Aldrich who was wonderful and I was especially blown away by Gregory Kunde who was very powerful."Report Abuse