Rossini: La Cenerentola / Summers, Florez, Di Donato

Release Date: 10/26/2009
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: B001337409
Conductor: Patrick Summers
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gran Teatre del Liceu
Number of Discs: 2

Physical Format:

DVD
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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Tenor superstar Juan Diego Flórez adds the role of Prince Ramiro in Rossini’s sparkling comedy La Cenerentola to his rapidly growing catalog of performances on Decca DVD. In Joan Font’s strikingly colorful, toy-town staging, he is joined by one of today’s great Cinderellas, the American mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato. The two have wowed audiences with their virtuoso performances in the Metropolitan Opera’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia which was broadcast live in HD to movie theaters and on PBS.

“Luscious of voice, with a pyrotechnic technique for days, she sings the hell out of it. Joyce DiDonato, the world is your oyster. A complete musical artist is so rare that it takes only one hand to count them all—here’s the opportunity to experience the real thing.”—The Houston Press

CAST:
Joyce DiDonato (Angelina/Cinderella)
Juan Diego Flórez (Ramiro)
Bruno De Simone (Don Magnifico)
David Menéndez (Dandini)
Simón Orfila (Alidoro)
Cristina Obregón (Clorinda)
Itxaro Mentxaka (Tisbe)
Orchestra & Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu
Conductor: Patrick Summers
Stage Director: Joan Font

Number of discs: 2 DVDs
Recorded: Liceu, Barcelona, December 2007–January 2008
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese
Picture Format: 16:9 (anamorphic widescreen), Color
Sound Format: LPCM Stereo & DTS 5.1 Surround
Works on This Recording
1. La Cenerentola by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: David Menéndez (Voice), Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano), Juan Diego Flórez (Tenor), Cristina Obregón (Soprano), Itxaro Mentxaka (Soprano), Bruno De Simone (Baritone), Simón Orfila (Baritone)
Conductor: Patrick Summers
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gran Teatre del Liceu
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817 ; Italy
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