Chorus, Orchestra and Supernumerary Association of the Opera House Zurich, Franz Welser-Möst
Recording Date: 2002
Place of recording: Live from the Zurich Opera House
Running Time: 140 min
Picture Format: 16:9
Sound Format: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Menu Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, JP, SP
Subtitle Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, I, JP, SP
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“Bartoli finds pathos as well as broad comedy in Fiorella, the wife with the roving eye in Il turco, and character and voice are magnificently matched. Cesare Lievi and Daniela Schiavone's production - clownish costumes and comic strip furniture - may weary the eye, but turning Rossini and Romani's poet in search of a libretto into the rarely off-stage producer of the show is imaginative and practical. And it's a stroke of near genius to have the prompter on stage as his alter ego wagging an exasperated finger when the principal characters stray from the score. Franz Welser-Möst keeps this wonderful score fizzing along and there's fine playing from the strings and the principal horn and oboe.”
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