Mayr - Che originali; Donizetti - Pigmalione (DVD) | Dynamic 37811

Mayr - Che originali; Donizetti - Pigmalione (DVD)

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Label: Dynamic

Cat No: 37811

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 10th August 2018

Contents

Artists

Bruno de Simone
Chiara Amaru
Leonardo Cortellazzi
Antonino Siragusa
Aya Wakizono
Angela Nisi
Omar Montanari
Gioia Crepaldi
Pietro Di Bianco
Orchestra dell’Accademia Teatro alla Scala

Conductor

Gianluca Capuano

Works

Donizetti, Gaetano

Pigmalione

Mayr, Johann Simon

Che originali! (Farsa per musica in 1 act)

Artists

Bruno de Simone
Chiara Amaru
Leonardo Cortellazzi
Antonino Siragusa
Aya Wakizono
Angela Nisi
Omar Montanari
Gioia Crepaldi
Pietro Di Bianco
Orchestra dell’Accademia Teatro alla Scala

Conductor

Gianluca Capuano

About

Pigmalione was Gaetano Donizetti’s first opera, written to a libretto by Simeone Antonio Sografi in just two weeks when he was 19. Donizetti himself defined Pigmalione as a “lyrical scene”. It was his only work to be based on a mythological subject and tells the story of a sculptor whose statue comes alive.

The main role is sung by Antonino Siragusa, who gives a masterful interpretation with his polished and colourful voice, especially in the substantial recitatives. Japanese soprano Aya Wakizono gives an excellent performance in the role of Galatea, her enticing voice well suited to the demands of the short part.

Che originali! is a little-known, one-act farce based on a libretto by Gaetano Rossi. It immediately established itself as one of the most successful operas by Giovanni Simone Mayr, who was Donizetti’s teacher. The opera tells the story of a music fanatic, Don Febeo, who insists that, in his house, everybody must know and love music.

The role of the protagonist, Febeo, is performed by Bruno de Simone, an excellent actor with a clear, precise voice, and a master of rapidly articulated passages.

Casts:

Che originali!
- Don Febeo: Bruno de Simone
- Donna Aristea: Chiara Amarù
- Don Carolino: Leonardo Cortellazzi
- Donna Rosina Angela Nisi
- Biscroma: Omar Montanari
- Celestina: Gioia Crepaldi
- Carluccio: Pietro Di Bianco

Pigmalione
- Pigmalione: Antonino Siragusa
- Galatea: Aya Wakizono

Director: Roberto Catalano
Set designer: Emanuele Sinisi
Costume designer: Ilaria Ariemme
Lighting designer: Alessandro Andreoli
Theatre: Teatro Sociale di Bergamo – Festival Donizetti 2017

Video Format / Aspect ratio: NTSC – 16:9
Audio Format: PCM 2.0 – Dolby digital 5.1
Subtitles: Italian, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean
Region code: 0 – All regions
Duration: 146 min.
Notes: Italian, English

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