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Rossini: Zelmira / Florez, Aldrich, Kunde, Abbado [blu-ray]

Release Date: 11/20/2012 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001718359  
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Gregory KundeKate AldrichMarianna PizzolatoJuan Diego Flórez,   ... 
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale ChorusBologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Juan Diego Flórez stars in the only available blu-ray version of Zelmira, filmed at the celebrated Rossini Festival in the composer s home town of Pesaro.

The final opera Rossini wrote for Naples is a dramatic and musical tour de force and a magnificent showcase for the bel canto superstar of our time.

Recorded in high definition at the 2009 Festival, Giorgio Barberio Corsettis production places the classical tale, set during the Trojan Wars, in modern times and modern
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Joining Juan Diego Flórez are a major international cast, described as near miraculous by Opera Today and led by American mezzo-soprano Kate Aldrich in the virtuosic title role.

The evening remained another distinguished triumph for Juan Diego Flórez as Prince Ilo, whose arrival in his homeland, to rescue Zelmira, was marked by a dazzling tenorial display which evoked a nearly twenty-minute ovation (Opera Today)
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Works on This Recording

Zelmira by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Gregory Kunde (Tenor), Kate Aldrich (Mezzo Soprano), Marianna Pizzolato (Mezzo Soprano),
Juan Diego Flórez (Tenor), Alex Esposito (Bass), Mirco Palazzi (Bass)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Chorus,  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Italy 

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