Recorded live at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, on 1st and 3rd July 2005.
Cinzia Forte (Lisetta), Bruno Praticò (Don Pomponio Storione), Charles Workman (Alberto), Pietro Spagnoli (Filippo), Agata Bienkowska (Madama La Rose), Marisa Martins (Doralice), Simón Orfila (Monsù Traversen), Marc Canturri (Anselmo)
Orchestra Academy of the Gran Teatre del Liceu & Intermezzo Choir, Maurizio Barbacini (conductor) & Dario Fo (stage director)
World Premiere - this is the first ever recorded performance of Rossini’s La Gazzetta
The Nobel Prize-winning writer Dario Fo applies his inventive genius to Rossini's comic opera in its premiere DVD release. Recorded in 2005 under the musical direction of Maurizio Barbacini, Fo's production brings fresh vitality and colour to the story of Lisetta, and of her father's attempts to find a husband for her through an advertisement in the newspaper La Gazzetta.
‘…a tour de force of acrobatic silliness and barbed social satire. Of the cast, which included the inimitable Bruno Praticò and the lovely Cinzia Forte … it can only be said that it is difficult to imagine the piece sung or acted better.’The Financial Times
‘…ironic and sensual, friendly but with a light taste of satire, La Gazzetta by Rossini has been reborn in this production that has the distinctive stamp of Fo, who has been able to handle with strength the Rossinian chaos without neglecting - and here his major virtue - the music.’ El Periodico de Catalunya
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