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Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur / Sutherland, Bonynge

Adriana Lecouvreur
Release Date: 06/11/2002 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 2085  
Composer:  Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Dame Joan SutherlandAnson AustinHeather BeggJohn Shaw
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Cilea's romantic opera, based on the story of the renowned French actress Adrienne, is given here in a live recording of a lavish production by John Copley, which features the great Dame Joan Sutherland. Her luminous singing and dramatic power are finely matched by a strong cast, including Austin Anson, Heather Begg and John Shaw. The innate lyricism of the score is beautifully captured by conductor Richard Bonynge and enhanced by sets and costumes recalling the late nineteenth century. Cilea's romantic opera, based on the story of the renowned French actress Adrienne, is given here in a live recording of a lavish production by John Copley, which features the great Dame Joan Sutherland. Her luminous singing and dramatic power are finely matched by a strong cast, including Austin Anson, Heather Begg and John Shaw. The innate lyricism of the score is beautifully captured by conductor Richard Bonynge and enhanced by sets and costumes recalling the late nineteenth century. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Anson Austin (Tenor), Heather Begg (Mezzo Soprano),
John Shaw (Baritone)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 

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