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Giordano: Andrea Chénier / Cura, Guleghina, Rizzi

Cura, Guleghina, Guelfi, Rizzi
Release Date: 07/25/2006 
Label:  Tdk   Catalog #: OPACH  
Composer:  Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Carlo GuelfiJosé CuraMaria Guleghina
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale ChorusBologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Umberto Giordano - Andrea Chénier
Teatro Comunale di Bologna 2006

José Cura
Maria Guleghina
Carlo Guelfi

Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
CARLO RIZZI

Stage Director: Giancarlo del Monaco

Picture Format: 16:9 (widscreen), 1 DVD
Sound Format: LPCM stereo, DD 5.1, DLT 5.1
Running Time: 123 mins
Region Code: NTSC All
Booklet Languages: English, French, German
Subtitle Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

* This brand new production from January of this year comes from the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, one of the most important theatres in Italy.
* Giordano’s tragic
Read more tale of revolution and doomed love was a huge success at both its European and American premieres and provides a technically challenging role for its lead.
* Star tenor José Cura takes on the challenge, relishing the heroic part of Andrea Chénier, a historic poet during the French Revolution. His partner is the dramatic soprano Maria Guleghina, a key exponent of Verismo opera, and the demanding part of Maddalena belongs to her most successful roles. Carlo Guelfi is one of Italy’s leading baritones, who sings regularly at La Scala and in Florence and is perfectly at home in this repertoire.

R E V I E W S

“...in repertoire that can often encourage excessive histrionics, Cura’s singing, besides demonstrating first-rate intonation and consistent technical security, is also utterly disciplined (listen, for example, to the ’Improvviso’ from Andrea Chénier)...” -- Fanfare
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Works on This Recording

1. Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Carlo Guelfi (Baritone), José Cura (Tenor), Maria Guleghina (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Chorus,  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 

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