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Gounod: Romeo et Juliette / Mastrangelo, Machaidze, Kemoklidze, Secco (blu-ray)

Romeo Et Juliette
Release Date: 08/28/2012 
Label:  Bel Air Classiques   Catalog #: 481  
Composer:  Charles Gounod
Performer:  Manrico SignoriniGianpiero RuggeriKetevan KemoklidzePaolo Antognetti,   ... 
Conductor:  Fabio Mastrangelo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena OrchestraVerona Teatro Arena Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Here the iconic Verona opera – and Charles Gounod’s masterpiece – makes a superb comeback in the majestic setting of the Arena di Verona.

‘’Roméo et Juliette’’ had not been performed in the Arena since 1977. The new production was entrusted to Italian director Francesco Micheli, who opted for a personal, highly original version: “An arena within the Arena, like a blood-red Elizabethan theatre. A senescent world that will not let its own children live.”

Juliette is sung by Georgian soprano Nino Machaidze, in a return to one of her early roles at the Salzburg Festival. Stefano Secco, often heard at the
Read more Opéra Bastille in Paris and other international venues, is Roméo. Artur Rucinski interprets Mercutio, Romeo’s friend and the rival of Jean-François Borras’s Tybalt. The page Stéphano is sung by soprano Ketevan Kemoklidze.

The Orchestra and Chorus of the Arena di Verona are conducted by Fabio Mastrangelo.

Director: Andy Sommer
Length: 177 min
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Works on This Recording

Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Manrico Signorini (Bass), Gianpiero Ruggeri (Baritone), Ketevan Kemoklidze (Mezzo Soprano),
Paolo Antognetti (Tenor), Artur Rucinski (Baritone), Jean-François Borras (Tenor),
Stefano Secco (Tenor), Cristina Melis (Mezzo Soprano), Nino Machaidze (Soprano),
Giorgio Giuseppini (Bass), Deyan Vatchkov (Bass)
Conductor:  Fabio Mastrangelo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra,  Verona Teatro Arena Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 

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