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Moreno-Torroba: Luisa Fernanda / López Cobos, Domingo

Torroba / Domingo / Herrera / Cantarero / Ferrer
Release Date: 04/24/2007 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 969  
Composer:  Federico Moreno-Torroba
Performer:  Raquel PierottiMariola CantareroJosé BrosNancy Fabiola Herrera,   ... 
Conductor:  Jesús Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Teatro Real OrchestraMadrid Teatro Real Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 45 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Federico Moreno Torroba - LUISA FERNANDA

Vidal Hernando - Plácido Domingo
Luisa Fernanda - Nancy Herrera
Javier Moreno - José Bros
Duchess Carolina - Mariola Cantarero
Mariana - Raquel Pierotti
Aníbal - Javier Ferrer
Rosita - Sabina Puértolas
Don Florito Fernández - José Antonio Ferrer
Don Luís Nogales - Federico Gallar
Bizco Porras - David Rubiera

Chorus & Orchestra of the Teatro Real
(Madrid Symphony Orchestra & Chorus)
Jesús López Cobos, Conductor

Emilio Sagi, Stage Director

Recorded live at the Teatro Real, Madrid in July
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Bonus Material:
Interviews with Plácido Domingo, Emilio Sagi and Jesús López Cobos / Illustrated Synopsis / Cast Gallery

Picture format: NTSC 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format: DTS Surround / LPCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (All Regions)
Menu Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Running time: 105 minutes
No. of DVDs: 1

* Plácido Domingo heads an internationally renowned cast in Emilio Sagi's stylish new production for Madrid's Teatro Real of Moreno Torroba's enduring Zarzuela, whose story itself is set in the Spanish capital. Filmed using High Definition cameras and recorded in true surround sound. Jesus Lopez Cobos conducts the Chorus & Orchestra of the Teatro Real.


"The production at the Teatro Real in Madrid was a top-of-the- range version… Vidal is a peach of a role for Domingo: his voice easily commands its baritone range and he dominates the action, convincingly heroic in voice and figure and still able to project a greying virility in the style of Sean Connery. Nancy Herrara as Luisa and Jose Bros as Javier gave fine support." -- The Independent

"Luisa Fernanda is a fantastic addition to Opus Arte’s already very impressive catalog of classical releases. Aside from the small lighting issue, which I addressed in my technical analysis, this is just about a perfect disc. I am definitely looking forward to more Spanish music being released on Blu-ray. I hope Manuel de Falla isn’t too far behind. Very Highly Recommended." -- Dr Svet Atanasov, Blu-ray.com [April 2009]

"Luisa Fernanda deserves to be better known and appreciated. Hopefully this excellent BD performance will help foster that appreciation. Beautifully played and sung, and with a striking physical production, this is zarzuela at its finest. Highly recommended." -- Jeffrey Kauffman, DVD Talk [June 2009]
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Works on This Recording

Luisa Fernanda by Federico Moreno-Torroba
Performer:  Raquel Pierotti (Soprano), Mariola Cantarero (Mezzo Soprano), José Bros (Tenor),
Nancy Fabiola Herrera (Mezzo Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jesús Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Teatro Real Orchestra,  Madrid Teatro Real Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Spain 
Date of Recording: 7/2006 
Venue:  Live Teatro Real, Madrid 

Customer Reviews

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 Zarzuela May 30, 2017 By Dr. Vincent J. Cincotta (Figtree, New South Wales) See All My Reviews "...excellent and efficient service. I have been ordering CDs and DVDs through Arkivmusic for a number of years now ....audio-visual material I use in my courses on the history of Italian Opera and also courses on the history of the Spanish lyric theatre. The Domingo DVD of Moreno Torroba's Luisa Fernanda is extraordinary, ...just wish there were more DVDs available of Zarzuelas....there is a vast collection of CDs but not DVDs notwithstanding the more than 7,000 zarzuelas composed and performed since the 1860s to the present. Hopefully, this imbalance will be addressed in the near future. Vincent J. Cincotta Fellow, University of Wollongong, Australia" Report Abuse
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