Rossini - Eduardo e Cristina
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Label: Naxos - Opera
Cat No: 866046667
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date: 12th July 2019
ArtistsSilvia Dalla Benetta (soprano)
Laura Polverelli (mezzo-soprano)
Kenneth Tarver (tenor)
Xiang Xu (tenor)
Baurzhan Anderzhanov (bass)
Camerata Bach Choir, Poznan
Rossini’s Eduardo e Cristina is a genuine ‘forgotten opera’, having suffered under its reputation for having been assembled from other works. Our exciting and superbly performed live recording from the famous Bad Wildbad festival stage – the first performance since an earlier revival in 1997 – therefore fills a substantial gap in Rossini’s operatic canon.
This 2017 production in Bad Wildbad was acclaimed by the critics. ‘The Italian soprano Silvia Dalla Benetta was a delightful Cristina. With her always controlled and precisely conducted voice, her artful differentiation and her intelligent articulation the singer was immediately impressive. The mezzo-soprano Laura Polverelli, also an Italian, is blessed with beautiful tuning and was an ideal Eduardo with her crisp, slender timbre and her excellent high notes. The pair was also perfectly matched and the voices colour nicely together. An evening of pure belcanto pleasure!’ (Operagazet)
Additional praise from Il Corriere Musicale: ‘The conducting of Gianluigi Gelmetti, clear and magniloquent, was able to exalt all the passages of the work, resulting in electrifying effects especially in the most dramatic moments… What unquestionably emerged was the high musical and dramaturgical value of the work, crowned at its debut by an extraordinary success and gradually overshadowed by an affirmation of romantic artistic vision…’
Gianluigi Gelmetti has served as principal conductor of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, artistic director of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, and as music director of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo and the Stuttgart Radio and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. He has made frequent appearances at the BBC Proms and worked for several seasons with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Gelmetti is also active as a composer, and in 1995 his work Algos was performed internationally. He also wrote a setting of In Paradisum in memory of Franco Ferrara.
- Carlo, King of Sweden: Kenneth Tarver (tenor)
- Cristina, his daughter: Silvia Dalla Benetta (soprano)
- Eduardo, Swedish general: Laura Polverelli (mezzo-soprano)
- Giacomo, Scottish prince: Baurzhan Anderzhanov (bass)
- Atlei, friend of Eduardo: Xiang Xu (tenor)
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