Rossini: Eduardo e Cristina / Gelmetti, Virtuosi Brunensis

Release Date: 7/12/2019
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8660466-67
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 141 Minutes

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Rossini’s Eduardo e Cristina was a huge success in its day, but as perhaps the last centone opera (one assembled from previously existing material) by a major composer, it became forgotten under the subsequent tide of Romantic idealism. Today we can put these prejudices aside and enjoy this masterful creation for what it is: a hugely entertaining parade of beautiful and spectacular musical ‘hits’ set to a familiar story of secret love, dramatic crisis and triumphant resolution. This 2017 Bad Wildbad revival was summed up as “an evening of pure bel canto pleasure!” by Operagazet.
Works on This Recording
1. Edoardo e Cristina by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Silvia Dalla Benetta (Soprano), Kenneth Tarver (Tenor), Laura Polverelli (Mezzo-Soprano), Baurzhan Anderzhanov (Bass), Xiang Xu (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1819 ; Italy
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