Notes and Editorial Reviews
"One of the great classic opera recordings of a work that balances farce with touching romance. Abbado conducts with enormous élan, but gives his superb cast of singers plenty of room to make their points."
- Michael Tanner,
BBC Music Magazine, 01 February 2007
"Rossini’s enchanting version of the Cinderella story is alternately raucously comic and deeply touching. This was Abbado’s first opera recording and “a triumph… the kind of directness and authority which the young Abbado manifests here is most welcome… [His] mastery is such that in the big ensembles the characters are propelled brilliantly into life …Berganza is a sure-footed and sympathetic Cenerentola."
CD booklet includes a track-by-track synopsis.
Works on This Recording
La Cenerentola by Gioachino Rossini
Margherita Guglielmi (Soprano),
Renato Capecchi (Baritone),
Luigi Alva (Tenor),
Teresa Berganza (Mezzo Soprano),
Paolo Montarsolo (Bass),
Theodor Guschlbauer (Harpsichord),
Laura Zanini (Mezzo Soprano),
Ugo Trama (Bass)
London Symphony Orchestra,
Scottish Opera Chorus
Written: 1817; Italy
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