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Rossini: Ciro in Babilonia

Ewa Podles (Ciro), Jessica Pratt (Amira), Michael Spyres (Baldassare), Mirco Palazzi (Zambri), Carmen Romeu (Argene), Robert McPherson (Arbace), Raffaele Costantini (Daniello)

Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Will Crutchfield (conductor) & Davide Livermore (director)

Livermore initially opts for pure comedy in staging it as a 1920s silent movie...Never has opera seria been such a hoot...Podles makes for a feisty Ciro, her black treacle contralto imperious,... More…

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Rossini: Ciro in Babilonia

  • Recorded live at the Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro, August 2012
  • Ewa Podles (Ciro), Jessica Pratt (Amira), Michael Spyres (Baldassare), Mirco Palazzi (Zambri), Carmen Romeu (Argene), Robert McPherson (Arbace), Raffaele Costantini (Daniello)
  • Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna
  • Will Crutchfield (conductor) & Davide Livermore (director)