Rossini Festival Collection

Release Date: 7/29/2016
Label: Opus Arte
Catalog Number: OA 1180BD
Number of Discs: 5

Physical Format:

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Each year the Rossini Opera Festival hosts a summer of singing in Rossini’s hometown. The productions on this outstanding five-disc box set come from Festival editions spanning 2011 to 2013, and showcase Rossini’s dramatic scope to the full extent. This production of Mose in Egitto is staged by Graham Vick, and tells the Biblical tale of Moses and his oppression and freedom. The next opera is also inspired by the Old Testament, and is Ciro in Babilonia. Rossini singer Ewa Poldes shines in her role as Ciro. The one act opera farce Il signor Bruschino has been transformed in this production to a modern day theme park, making it a unique version. Finally, L’Italiana in Algeri is a riotous opera buffa which was an early success for young Rossini.

Picture Format: 16:9
Sound Formats: DTS Digital Surround, LPCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 2.0
Region Code: 0 (Worldwide)
Works on This Recording
1. Mosè in Egitto by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Alex Esposito (Bass), Riccardo Zanellato (Bass), Dmitry Korchak (Tenor), Sonia Ganassi (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Roberto Abbado
Period: Romantic
Written: 1818 ; Italy
2. La scala di seta by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: José Manuel Zapata (Tenor), Daniele Zanfardino (Tenor), Anna Malavasi (Voice), Paolo Bordogna (Baritone), Olga Peretyatko (Soprano), Carlo Lepore (Bass)
Conductor: Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolzano-Trento Haydn Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1812 ; Italy
3. Ciro in Babilonia by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Michael Spyres (Tenor), Jessica Pratt (Soprano), Mirco Palazzi (Bass), Ewa Podles (Alto)
Conductor: Will Crutchfield
Period: Romantic
Written: 1812 ; Italy
4. Il Signor Bruschino by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: David Alegret (Tenor), Maria Aleida (Soprano), Roberto De Candia (Baritone), Carlo Lepore (Bass)
Conductor: Daniele Rustioni
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1813 ; Italy
5. L'italiana in Algeri by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Mario Cassi (Tenor), Anna Goryachova (Mezzo Soprano), Yijie Shi (Tenor), Alex Esposito (Bass)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1813 ; Italy
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