Rossini: Moïse et Pharaon

Arthaus Musik: 107149

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Rossini: Moïse et Pharaon

Catalogue No:

(107 149)



Release date:

1st Nov 2010




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Rossini: Moïse et Pharaon

Live Recording from The Teatro Degli Arcimboldi, Milan, 2003

Ildar Abdrazakov (Moïse), Erwin Schrott (Pharaon), Sonia Ganassi (Sinaïde), Barbara Frittoli (Anaï) & Giuseppe Filianoti (Aménophis)

Teatro Alla Scala, Riccardo Muti (stage director) & Luca Ronconi (director)

DVD Video - 2 discs


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Arthaus presents an impressive staging of one of Rossini’s opera masterpieces. This production, staged by La Scala Milan is conducted by Riccardo Muti. Moïse et Pharaon - Rossini’s re-adaptation of the story of Moses in Egypt - emphasizes the dramatic moments of the biblical account beautifully and also demonstrates the composer‘s mastery of the French tradition: solos and choral work are superb compositions, the duets are expressive and touching. Including an extensive ballet scene at the beginning of Act III and featuring a preeminent international cast of singer-actors – Erwin Schrott, Barbara Frittoli, Sonia Ganassi - this recording brings a Rossini experience of the highest rank onto the screen.

Sound Format: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1

Picture Format: 16:9

DVD Format: 2 x DVD 9, NTSC

Subtitle Languages: FR, DE, GB, ES, IT

Running Time: 181 mins

FSK: 0

Ballet Review

December 2010

“Muti leads his forces with conviction in this 2003 La Scala production that has enough of the requisite grandeur and a cast that manages the score’s difficulties well enough to show the work’s strength and validity...The costumes mix periods, but the whole production still gives a welcome sense of the grand style.”

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