Donizetti - Rosmonda d’Inghilterra (Blu-ray) | Dynamic 57757

Donizetti - Rosmonda d’Inghilterra (Blu-ray)

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Label: Dynamic

Cat No: 57757

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 9th June 2017

Contents

Artists

Jessica Pratt
Eva Mei
Dario Schmunck
Nicola Ulivieri
Raffaella Lupinacci
Coro Donizetti Opera
Orchestra Donizetti Opera

Conductor

Sebastiano Rolli

Works

Donizetti, Gaetano

Rosmonda d'Inghilterra

Artists

Jessica Pratt
Eva Mei
Dario Schmunck
Nicola Ulivieri
Raffaella Lupinacci
Coro Donizetti Opera
Orchestra Donizetti Opera

Conductor

Sebastiano Rolli

About

Revived after 171 years in oblivion, the staging of Rosmonda d’Inghilterra at Bergamo’s Teatro Donizetti proved fascinating for the Italian public. From the excellent cast of singers, Jessica Pratt and Eva Mei gave stand-out performances. The opera revolves around a tale of love and intrigue surrounding the main protagonists – the famous Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, her husband Henry II of England, and the fair Rosamund de Clifford. Rosmonda is the quintessential innocent, unaware that the man she loves is the King of England and that she has unwittingly become a rival to the much-feared Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Eleanor, having already had her first marriage annulled for reasons of consanguinity, is unwilling to see her second marriage also fail. Only the faithful page Arturo, secretly in love with Rosmonda, knows that the Queen is aware of her husband’s betrayal; but he too is embroiled in this game of deceit, hoping that he will end up winning the girl.

The emotional and dramatic development is very effective. There is not a page in this score without some example of brilliant writing, a captivating theme, a moving passage. It all goes to prove how deeply original Donizetti was, and how much there is still to be discovered about this under-appreciated composer.

Cast:
- Rosmonda: Jessica Pratt
- Leonora: Eva Mei
- Enrico: Dario Schmunck
- Clifford: Nicola Ulivieri
- Arturo: Raffaella Lupinacci

Director: Paola Rota
Set and Light Designer: Nicolas Bovey
Costume Designer: Massimo Cantini Parrini

Video Format / Aspect ratio: 1080i60 – 1 BD 50 NTSC – 16:9
Audio Format: PCM Stereo 2.0 / DTS 5.1 HD Master Audio
Subtitles: Ita, Eng, Fre, Ger, Jap, Kor
Region code: 0 – All regions
Recording date & place: November 2016 – Teatro Donizetti Bergamo, Italy
Duration: 151 min.
Notes: Italian / English

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