Torroba: Luisa Fernanda

Opus Arte: OABD7023D

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Torroba: Luisa Fernanda


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2nd March 2009







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Torroba: Luisa Fernanda

Recorded live at the Teatro Real, Madrid in July 2006.

Plácido Domingo (Vidal Hernando), Nancy Herrera (Luisa Fernanda), José Bros (Javier Moreno), Mariola Cantarero (Duchess Carolina), Raquel Pierotti (Mariana)

Chorus & Orchestra of the Teatro Real (Madrid Symphony Orchestra & Chorus), Jesús López Cobos (conductor) & Emilio Sagi (stage director)

LENGTH: 132 Mins
SOUND: 5.1 & 2.0 PCM


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Plácido Domingo heads an internationally renowned cast in Emilio Sagi's stylish new production for Madrid's Teatro Real of Moreno Torroba's enduring Zarzuela, whose story itself is set in the Spanish capital. Jesus Lopez Cobos conducts the Chorus & Orchestra of the Teatro Real.

‘The production at the Teatro Real in Madrid was a top-of the-range version… Vidal is a peach of a role for Domingo: his voice easily commands its baritone range and he dominates the action, convincingly heroic in voice and figure and still able to project a greying virility in the style of Sean Connery. Nancy Herrara as Luisa and Jose Bros as Javier gave fine support.’ The Independent

Bonus material/features:

Illustrated synopsis & cast gallery.

Interviews with:

• Plácido Domingo

• Emilio Sagi

• Jesús López Cobos

BBC Music Magazine

May 2007


“…Emilio Sagi's elegant, minimal and warm-hearted staging gives it a full-scale operatic stylishness that is captured vividly for disc… Torroba's score pours enticing melody over traditional dance rhythms… Under Jesús López Cobos it sparkles with woodwind and percussion colour. Nancy Herrera's eloquent mezzo shines in heartfelt duets with both José Bros - a fluent, suave tenor... and... Domingo, who typically paces himself to intensify along with the drama.”

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