Verdi: Luisa Miller / Gavazzeni, Fichera, Alaimo, Gasdia, Okayama

Release Date: 6/12/2012
Catalog Number: 4048
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Milan RAI Orchestra, Milan RAI Chorus
Number of Discs: 1

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Gianandrea Gavazzeni is regarded as one of the greatest Italian opera conductors after De Sabata. He was La Scala’s Musical Director from 1961-1968. In this 1981 production of Verdi’s Luisa Miller, Gavazzeni worked closely with a cast of young singers to present the opera in a new light.
Sung in Italian with subtitles in Italian, English, French and Spanish.

Disc 1: Luisa Miller - Color, PCM Stereo/DTS, 129 minutes, 4:3, All regions
Disc 2: "Backstage" - 60 minutes, No subtitles

Cast:
Luisa - Cecilia Gasdia
Rodolfo - Nazzareno Antinori
Il Conte di Walter - Simone Alaimo
Miller - Carlo Desideri
Federica - Annamaria Fichera
Wurm - Hiroyuki Okayama
Laura - Kumiko Yoshii
Un Contadino - Oddone Masatto

Orchestra and Chorus of RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana
Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductor
(Live performance, Pavia 1981)

Director: Filippo Crivelli
Works on This Recording
1. Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Cecilia Gasdia (Soprano), Hiroyuki Okayama (Bass), Simone Alaimo (Bass Baritone), Nazzareno Antinori (Tenor), Anna Maria Fichera (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Milan RAI Orchestra, Milan RAI Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849 ; Italy
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