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Gioachino Rossini


Gioachino Rossini
Rossini Opera Festival, 2011

Soloists: Daniela Barcellona, Jessica Pratt, Nicola Ulivieri
Orchestra, Chorus: Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Conductor: Dmitri Jurowski
Director: Pier’ Alli
DVD Specials: Making Of (17 mins)

“It can be truly said of “Adelaide di Borgogna” that, like a rose, it bloomed but a day - l’espace d’un matin.” First performed in Rome on the 27th December 1817, it enjoyed very few revivals. In 2011 the Rossini Festival in Pesaro presented the second staged performance of “Adelaide di Borgogna” 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.

Press Reviews

"Jessica Pratt, Daniela Barcellona und Nicola Ulivieri beeindrucken in Pier' Allis cineastische Mittel einsetzender Regie." Ernst Naredi-Rainer, Kleine Zeitung, 24.02.2013

"Das Konsumieren der DVD lohnt sich wegen des interessanten Stoffes, der frischen, originellen Musik und der gelungenen Realisation in der Heimat des Komponisten." Ingrid Wanja,, 03.03.2013

Label: Arthaus Musik

Genre: Opera

Running Time: 137

Picture Format: 16:9

Disc Format: NTSC

Sound Format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1

Number of Discs: 2

Region: 0

Languages: IT

Subtitle Languages:


Catalogue No.:


UPC: 807280164695

also available: Blu-ray: 108060

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