Meyerbeer - Margherita d’Anjou | Dynamic CDS7802

Meyerbeer - Margherita d’Anjou

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Label: Dynamic

Cat No: CDS7802

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 16th March 2018

Contents

Artists

Giulia De Blasis
Arcangelo Carbotti
Anton Rositskiy
Gaia Petrone
Bastian Thomas Kohl
Laurence Meikle
Marco Filippo Romano
Elena Tereshchenko
Lorenzo Izzo
Dielli Hoxha
Massimiliano Guerrieri
Chorus of Teatro Municipale di Piacenza
Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia

Conductor

Fabio Luisi

Works

Meyerbeer, Giacomo

Margherita d'Anjou

Artists

Giulia De Blasis
Arcangelo Carbotti
Anton Rositskiy
Gaia Petrone
Bastian Thomas Kohl
Laurence Meikle
Marco Filippo Romano
Elena Tereshchenko
Lorenzo Izzo
Dielli Hoxha
Massimiliano Guerrieri
Chorus of Teatro Municipale di Piacenza
Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia

Conductor

Fabio Luisi

About

Margherita d’Anjou was Giacomo Meyerbeer’s fourth opera in Italian and his first real success. After an absence from the stage of about 150 years, it returned at the 43rd Festival della Valle d'Itria in an outstanding production. Director Alessandro Talevi’s ironical setting – where the War of the Roses takes place at the London Fashion Week – is perfectly matched by the elegant direction of Fabio Luisi with the Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia.

The opera, which belongs to the semi-serious genre, moves from the warlike tones of Act One to the idyllic ones of Act Two, where both female protagonists appear: the queen, a soprano, and the wife, a contralto; both seek the love of an heroic tenor equally daring in battle and in music.

Cast:
- Margherita d’Anjou: Giulia De Blasis
- Edoardo: Arcangelo Carbotti
- The Duke of Lavarenne: Anton Rositskiy
- Isaura: Gaia Petrone
- Riccardo, Duke of Gloucester: Bastian Thomas Kohl
- Carlo Belmonte: Laurence Meikle
- Michele Gamautte: Marco Filippo Romano
- Gertrude: Elena Tereshchenko
- Bellapunta: Lorenzo Izzo
- Orner: Dielli Hoxha
- An Officer: Massimiliano Guerrieri

Sung in: Italian
Recording date & place: August 2017 – Martina Franca, Italy
Duration: 155 min.

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