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Giovanni Battista Parodi (Rodolfo), Julie Mellor (Teresa), Jessica Pratt (Amina), Shalva Mukeria (Elvino)
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice, Gabriele Ferro
Bepi Morassi's production...takes the piece with a pinch of irony, but arguably no more than intended by its creators...Pratt's blonde bombshell of an Amina shows good range of technical skills... — More…
Patrizia Ciofi (Leila), Dmitry Korchak (Nadir), Dario Solari (Zurga), Roberto Tagliavini (Nourabad)
Orchestra, Coro e Corpo di Ballo del Teatro di San Carlo, Gabriele Ferro
[Ciofi's] clear, incisive soprano catches Bizet's floating line and liquid coloratura with fluent ease, and she seems a touch mature only in close-up - alongside the youthful Dmitry Korchak,... — More…
Roberto Frontali (Macbeth), Anna Pirozzi (Lady Macbeth), Marko Mimica (Banco), Vincenzo Costanzo (Macduff), Manuel Pierattelli (Malcolm), Nicolò Ceriani (Medico), Federica Alfano (Dama), Francesco Cusumano (Duncano), Nunziatina Lo Presti (Fleanzio)
Orchestra, Coro e Corpo di ballo del Teatro...
Cecilia Bartoli, David Kuebler, Gino Quilico, Carlos Feller, Robert Lloyd, Klaus Bruch, Paul Kappeler
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR) & Choir of Cologne City Opera, Gabriele Ferro
The 22-year-old Cecilia Bartoli is vocally dazzling and subtle in inflection as a Rosina of considerable charm who nevertheless seems less enamoured of ‘Lindoro’ than of her own manipulative... — More…
Nicola Beller Carbone (Diemut), Dietrich Henschel (Kunrad), Alex Wawiloff (Schweiker von Gundelfingen) & Ruben Amoretti (Ortolf Sentlinger)
Orchestra, Chorus and Youth Chorus of the Teatro Massimo, Gabriele Ferro (conductor) & Emma Dante (stage director)
Ferro's conducting is perfectly decent, while there's lively work from the children's chorus especially, giving the lie to the idea that their part is too difficult to be practicable. It's difficult... — More…