Alfano: Cyrano de Bergerac

Naxos: 2110270

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Alfano: Cyrano de Bergerac

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

2110270
(2.110270)

Discs:

1

Release date:

26th Oct 2009

Barcode:

0747313527052

Medium:

DVD Video

Format:

NTSC

Region:

all
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Alfano: Cyrano de Bergerac

Filmed at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia, February 2007


Plácido Domingo (Cyrano), Sondra Radvanovsky (Roxane), Arturo Chacón Cruz (Christian), Rod Gilfry (De Guiche), Corrado Carmelo Caruso (Ragueneau), Roberto Accurso (De Valvert), Javier Franco (Carbon), Itxaro Mentxaka (La Duègne / Sister Marthe) & Nahuel di Pierro (Le Bret)

Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana & Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana, Patrick Fournillier

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Director and Stage Designer: Michal Znaniecki

While best known today for having composed the ending to Puccini’s unfinished Turandot, Franco Alfano wrote some dozen operas, including Cyrano de Bergerac based on Edmond Rostand’s drama of the same name.

Sung in French, with French and English subtitles, the opera is a moving tale of romantic misunderstanding, swashbuckling bravado and heartbreaking loyalty.

“Incredibly, Cyrano is [Domingo’s] 121st role. And it suits him splendidly . . . Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky was luminous as Roxane, her passionate outbursts showing off her powerful upper register to good effect” Andante magazine on the leading pair’s performance at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.

NTSC: No Region Coding

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Dual Layer Disc • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo • Dolby Surround 5.0

Gramophone Magazine

March 2010

“…Domingo's…voice is also caught in marvellously fine condition. This may well be the heroic last act in his career as the world's greatest tenor, and in the final scene especially his performance is intensely moving.”

BBC Music Magazine

March 2010

****

“…Domingo is unquestionably moving and makes a good case for having added the title role to his huge gallery of characters; his dark tone can still be thrilling and he is a more committed actor than many of his colleagues. …Sondra Radvanovsky matches him as a spirited Roxane, using her gleaming soprano to musical effect. Michal Znaniecki's traditionally costumed production... works effectively enough in tandem with Patrick Fournillier's light-textured conducting.”

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