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Rossini: La Gazzetta / Barbacini, Forte, Spagnoli, Workman

Rossini / Barbacini / Forte / Spagnoli / Workman
Release Date: 07/28/2009 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 7034  
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Pietro SpagnoliAgata BienkowskaSimón OrfilaMarisa Martins,   ... 
Conductor:  Maurizio Barbacini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Intermezzo Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

REGIONS: All Regions
LENGTH: 155 Mins
SOUND: 2.0 & 5.1 PCM

The Nobel Prize-winning writer Dario Fo applies his inventive genius to Rossini's comic opera in its premiere DVD release. Recorded in 2005 under the musical direction of Maurizio Barbacini, Fo's production brings fresh vitality and colour to the story of Lisetta, and of her father's attempts to find a husband for her through an advertisement in the newspaper La Gazzetta.

Lisetta: Cinzia Forte
Don Pomponio: Bruno Praticň
Filippo: Pietro Spagnoli
Alberto: Charles Workman
Madame La Rose: Agata Bienkowska
Doralice: Marisa
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Monsů Traversen: Simón Orfila
Anselmo: Marc Canturri

Orchestra Academy of the Gran Teatre del Liceu
Intermezzo Choir
Musical Director: Maurizio Barbacini
Stage Director: Dario Fo.

Recorded live at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, on 1st and 3rd July 2005. Plus Illustrated synopsis & cast gallery. Interview with Dario Fo. Reviews ‘…ironic and sensual, friendly but with a light taste of satire, La Gazzetta by Rossini has been reborn in this production that has the distinctive stamp of Fo, who has been able to handle with strength the Rossinian chaos without neglecting - and here his major virtue - the music.’ El Periodico de Catalunya Read less

Works on This Recording

La gazzetta by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Pietro Spagnoli (Bass), Agata Bienkowska (Mezzo Soprano), Simón Orfila (Baritone),
Marisa Martins (Mezzo Soprano), Marc Canturri (Baritone), Charles Workman (Baritone),
Cinzia Forte (Soprano), Bruno Praticň (Baritone)
Conductor:  Maurizio Barbacini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Intermezzo Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 

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