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Respighi: La bella dormente nel bosco / Renzetti, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari

Release Date: 03/13/2020 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 2110655  
Composer:  Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Antonio GandíaVeta PilipenkoAngela NisiVincenzo Taormina,   ... 
Conductor:  Donato Renzetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cagliari Lyric Theater ChorusCagliari Lyric Theater Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Ottorino Respighi’s La bella dormente nel bosco (‘The Sleeping Beauty’) was originally commissioned by the renowned puppeteer Vittoria Podrecca. The revised version we hear today preserves much of the kaleidoscopic approach and magnified characters and emotions of that original; now enhanced by the composer’s matchless orchestration. This famous story in which the Princess pricks her finger on a spindle and sleeps for centuries until kissed by her Prince is given a magical atmosphere through director Leo Muscato’s colorful staging, and the superb cast of this Teatro Lirico di
Read more Cagliari production truly inhabits an enchanted realm.



One of his finest operas, at once ravishingly beautiful and capable, I suspect, of casting its considerable spell on adults and children alike. Angela Nisi makes a fine, silvery-toned Princess...Shoushik Barsoumian does ravishing things with the Blue Fairy’s coloratura. The staging, meanwhile, is a thing of great charm. The whole thing provides some much-needed magic at a time when we really could do with it most. I loved every second of it.

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Works on This Recording

La bella dormente nel bosco by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Antonio Gandía (Tenor), Veta Pilipenko (Mezzo Soprano), Angela Nisi (Soprano),
Vincenzo Taormina (Baritone), Shoushik Barsoumian (Soprano)
Conductor:  Donato Renzetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cagliari Lyric Theater Chorus,  Cagliari Lyric Theater Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1921; Italy 

Customer Reviews

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 Delightful but unknown opera August 21, 2020 By P. Alexander (Longmont, CO) See All My Reviews "Unless you are a serious opera buff, you likely have never heard or seen an opera by Respighi. This work originally written for a puppet theater, is a delightful if somewhat frothy work, in a pleasing fairy-tale fantasy style of production. I won't say it's a great work, merely that it is pleasing and would be a good piece for younger listeners new to opera." Report Abuse
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