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Rossini: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia / Saccà, Jenis, DiDonato

Rossini / Sacca / Chausson / Campanella
Release Date: 03/21/2006 
Label:  Tdk   Catalog #: OPBARB  
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Kristinn SigmundssonRoberto SaccàDalibor JenisJoyce DiDonato,   ... 
Conductor:  Bruno Campanella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera ChorusParis National Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...Although [Joyce DiDonato] looks a little mature in the close-ups, her singing and acting are the justification for the purchase of this issue. An alumna of the Houston Opera Studio (class of 1998) she has already made an impact at the best addresses and on record having sung Cenerentola at La Scala and was a big hit at Pesaro in 2005. Ms DiDonato was the star of the new production of Il Barbiere at Covent Garden in December of the same year and I greatly admired her singing in the recent La Cenerentola from Naxos recorded in November 2004 (see review). Her singing has brilliance, richness of tone, a wide variety of colour allied to vocal flexibility. DiDonato’s trill is a delight whilst her legato cannot be bettered. She is the ideal Read more Rossini diva. Her rendering of Una voco poco fa (Ch. 15) was the vocal highlight of the evening and the audience justifiably received it with acclaim. Concentration on that showpiece aria is not to ignore her part in the remainder of the opera. When she is on stage and involved she brings out the best in her colleagues. At the end of the opera, the two lovers go out into the bleak mountainous countryside of the introduction, but with a difference. As they walk away from Bartolo’s palace, trees sprout up and open their leaves before them...

-- Robert J. Farr, MusicWeb International

Roberto Saccà (Il Conte d'Almaviva)
Carlos Chausson (Bartolo)
Joyce DiDonato (Rosina)
Dalibor Jenis (Figaro)
Kristinn Sigmundsson (Basilio)
Nicholas Garrett (Fiorello)
Jeannette Fischer (Berta)
Denis Aubry (Un Ufficiale)

Coline Serreau, Stage Director

Sound Formats: DD 5.1, PCM-STEREO
Picture Format: 16:9 (widescreen)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Region Code: 0 (all)
Running Time: 152 minutes
Booklet Languages: English, German, French
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Works on This Recording

Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Kristinn Sigmundsson (Bass), Roberto Saccà (Tenor), Dalibor Jenis (Baritone),
Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano), Carlos Chausson (Bass Baritone), Nicholas Garrett (Bass Baritone),
Jeannette Fischer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bruno Campanella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera Chorus,  Paris National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 

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