Rossini: Zelmira / Florez, Aldrich, Kunde, Abbado, Teatro Comunale De Bologna

Release Date: 9/25/2012
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: B001718209
Conductor: Roberto Abbado
Number of Discs: 2

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Juan Diego Flórez stars in the only available DVD 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 dress.

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)
Works on This Recording
1. Zelmira by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Gregory Kunde (Tenor), Juan Diego Flórez (Tenor), Marianna Pizzolato (Mezzo Soprano), Alex Esposito (Bass), Mirco Palazzi (Bass), Kate Aldrich (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Roberto Abbado
Period: Romantic
Written: 1822 ; Italy
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