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Rossini: La Cenerentola / Von Stade, Araiza, Abbado

Rossini / Von Stade / Araiza / Lsct / Abbado
Release Date: 01/10/2006 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000576909  
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Laura ZanniniFrancisco AraizaFrederica Von StadeMargherita Guglielmi,   ... 
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala Chorus

Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

La Cenerentola
Gesamtaufnahme · Complete)
Frederica von Stade · Margherita Guglielmi · Laura Zannini · Francisco Araiza · Claudio Desderi · Paolo Montarsolo
Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala · Claudio Abbado
Staged and directed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle

STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS 5.1
Subtitles: Italian/German/English/French/Spanish/Chinese
A production of UNITEL, Munich

* Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s staging of this classic fairy tale, originally created for the San Francisco Opera in 1969, has been one of the most successful opera stagings of the 20th century.

* This DVD is Ponnelle’s own cinematic adaptation
Read more of his greatest staging success.

* Produced in 1981, this film features Claudio Abbado with his Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala and a stunning cast of singers led by Frederica von Stade as Angelina and Francisco Araiza as Don Ramiro.
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Works on This Recording

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La Cenerentola by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Laura Zannini (Mezzo Soprano), Francisco Araiza (Tenor), Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano),
Margherita Guglielmi (Soprano), Claudio Desderi (Baritone), Paolo Montarsolo (Bass)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 A good rollicing comedy with the best of voices December 10, 2014 By M. Mckno Bottrall (PORT PIRIE, South Australia) See All My Reviews "I have seen and heard seven versions of La Cenerentola, and this to my mind is the best. Von Stade makes a most appealing poor Cinders, and when she turns up as "that woman" she really turns it on. Her voice is spot on the note, her intonation is exquisite. The two males are portrayed as they should be: the prince in an imperious mode, and the valet as a rumbuctious comedian. The settings are delightful, the costumes really spectacular. The two ugly sisters are simply unforgettable, audibly just what is needed, visually impossible to forget. A disc that should be in any opera lover's collection." Report Abuse
 The best there is September 22, 2012 By Jaime Botana See All My Reviews "Now that Teresa Berganza's recording is unavailable, this recording leads the list. Abbado's talent, combined with Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's magnificent production would alone make it hard to match, but the addition of Frederica von Stade, Francisco Araiza in top state and Claudio Desderi's knack for scene-stealing plus La Scala's armies in wonderful perfection make this an absolute must." Report Abuse
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