Joyce DiDonato (Angelina), 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
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Tenor superstar, Juan Diego Flórez, adds the role of Prince Ramiro in Rossini’s sparkling comedy ‘La Cenerentola’, to his rapidly growing catalogue of performances on Decca DVD.
Taking the title role in one of Rossini’s most popular operas is one of today’s great Cinderellas, the American mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato.
The DVD presents Joan Font’s strikingly colourful, toy-town staging of Perrault’s tale, using dancers as rats, and finally revealing the action to have been Cinderella’s dream. Filmed in Barcelona’s Liceu Theatre, the production was first seen, with Joyce DiDonato as Cinderella, a year previously at the Houston Grand Opera, to enormous critical acclaim.
‘La Cenerentola’ joins Flórez’s other Rossini comic opera on Decca DVD, ‘Il barbiere di Siviglia’, together with his DVDs of Donizetti’s ‘La Fille du Régiment’ and ‘Don Pasquale’.
Picture: 16:9 (anamorphic widescreen)
Audio:LPCM Stereo / DTS 5.1 Surround.
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian (sung language), Spanish, Chinese.
Bonus Feature: English
“[DiDonato and Flórez] both give outstanding performances, with all their trademark agility in Rossini's coloratura, and Joyce DiDonato's warm mezzo is especially winningly caught here.”
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