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Rossini: La Scala Di Seta / Scimone, Zanfardino, Lepore, Bordogna, Zapata, Malavasi

Rossini / Scimone / Orch Haydn Di Bolzano E Trento
Release Date: 07/31/2012 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1075  
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Daniele Zanfardino
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolzano-Trento Haydn Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, the composer’s birthplace, is internationally renowned for its innovative stagings and musically impeccable productions.

This colourful and exuberant production was staged by Daminano Michieletto, “one of the truly new voices in stage direction today” (L’Unita). Damiano Michieletto made his international debut at the Wexford Opera Festival in 2003 with a highly-acclaimed production of Weinberger’s Svanda Dudák, named Opera Production of the Year by the Irish Times.

Claudio Scimone, a key figure in the international Rossini Renaissance, conducts the Orchestra di Bolzano e Trento and leads a cast of Rossini specialists including Daniele Zanfardino, Olga Peretyatko and
Read more Anna Malavasi. Gioachino Rossini LA SCALA DI SETA

Dormont – Daniele Zanfardino
Giulia – Olga Peretyatko
Lucilla – Anna Malavasi
Dorvil – José Manuel Zapata
Blanzac – Carlo Lepore
Germano – Paolo Bordogna

Bolzano-Trento Haydn Orchestra
Claudio Scimone, conductor

Damiano Michieletto, stage director

Recorded live at Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro, August 2009

- Cast Gallery
- The making of La scala di seta

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian
Running time: 105 mins (opera) + 22 mins (bonus)
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)

R E V I E W:

"the musical aspects are in good hands as Claudio Scimone leads the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento, with the piquant Olga Peretyatko’s Giulia miles above the rest of the cast in vocal terms, however involved they all are in the antics imposed by director Damiano Michieletto. Carlo Lepore acquits himself in the interpolated aria, “Alla Gloria,” familiar to those who are obsessive Rossinians in performances by Samuel Ramey and Michele Pertusi. Paolo Bordogna’s Germano is hampered by a vibrato housed in a voice of no particular distinction, though he does execute the fioritura quite well. José Manuel Zapata’s Dorvil requires the audience to suspend its belief in him as a romantic lead, while Anna Malavasi (Lucilla) executes the change from prude to sex-crazy puta in typical comic style."

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Works on This Recording

La scala di seta by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Daniele Zanfardino (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolzano-Trento Haydn Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1812; Italy 

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