Rossini Adelaide Di Borgogna DVD

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01 - 02 - 2013

Rossini Adelaide Di Borgogna DVD

Daniela Barcellona (Ottone), Jessica Pratt (Adelaide), Bogdan Mihai (Adelberto), Nicola Ulivieri (Berengario), Jeannette Fischer (Eurice), Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Dmitri Jurowski (conductor), Pier' Alli (director)

World Premiere Recording. Live recording from the Rossini Opera Festival Pesaro, 2011. First performed in Rome on 27 December 1817, Rossini's Adelaide di Borgogna enjoyed very few revivals. In 2011 the Rossini Festival in Pesaro presented its second staged performance since 1825. The story of the opera was taken from a historical event that took place in the medieval period, marking the end of an independent Italian kingdom and leading to the birth of the German Holy Roman Empire through the efforts of Otto I of Saxony. Caught between political rivalry and the love of two men, Adelaide of Burgundy struggles to fight for her people and chooses Otto, the better ruler, for herself and her kingdom. Adelaide stars sought-after mezzo Daniela Barcellona as Ottone, young Australian soprano Jessica Pratt, who possesses a natural-born bel canto voice, in the role of Adelaide, and Bogdan Mihai gives proof of his versatile coloratura-tenor. Director Pier' Alli devised a modern, stylish look for his production, which interweaves medieval aspects with ironically used elements from the time of the opera's genesis. His video installations create a beautifully abstract world for Rossini's colourful music. Special Feature - Making Of Adelaide di Borgogna

Rossini Adelaide di Borgogna

Running Time: 2 hr 17 min + Special Feature 17 min

Also on Blu-ray (108060)

'Applauded above all were the protagonists of the bel canto: Daniela Barcellona as Otto the Great, Jessica Pratt as Adelaide.' (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)
'[Pratt] understands the style, her Italian is more than satisfactory, her florid ability inspires admiration, and she sounds well at full volume...she has yet to learn how to move with the regality that this kind of role requires...In firm control throughout, Jurowski gets excellently disciplined playing from the Comunale di Bologna Orchestra' (International Record Review)