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Puccini - Suor Angelica (DVD)

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Label: Dynamic

Cat No: 37873

Barcode: 8007144378738

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 18th September 2020

Contents

Artists

Maria Jose Siri
Anna Maria Chiuri
Marina Ogii
Anna Malavasi
Giada Frasconi
Costanza Fontana
Elena Cavini
Nikoleta Kapetanidou
Carmen Buendia
Eunsong Lim
Francesca Longari
Marilena Ruta
Emma Alessi Innocenti
Marta Pluda
Julia Costa
Daniela Losi
Consuelo Cellai
Amanda Ferri
Orchestra, Coro e Coro delle voci bianche del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Conductor

Valerio Galli

Works

Puccini, Giacomo

Suor Angelica

Artists

Maria Jose Siri
Anna Maria Chiuri
Marina Ogii
Anna Malavasi
Giada Frasconi
Costanza Fontana
Elena Cavini
Nikoleta Kapetanidou
Carmen Buendia
Eunsong Lim
Francesca Longari
Marilena Ruta
Emma Alessi Innocenti
Marta Pluda
Julia Costa
Daniela Losi
Consuelo Cellai
Amanda Ferri
Orchestra, Coro e Coro delle voci bianche del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Conductor

Valerio Galli

About

Suor Angelica is one of the three one-act operas that comprise Puccini’s Il Trittico. Of the three, it’s the most lyrical and tragic; it also features an all-female cast.

Set in a 17th-century convent near Florence, it tells the tragic tale of a noblewoman who is forced to become a nun to repent the sin of having had a child outside wedlock, thus causing a huge scandal in her social circle. The baby is immediately taken from her, and Angelica is left with no news about him, nor her family, for seven long years. Although seemingly adjusted to the convent’s daily routine – she has become an expert in herbal remedies – Angelica is desperate to hear from her family, but when an aunt finally visits her, Suor Angelica is coldly informed that her son died from an incurable disease two years earlier. The aria Senza mamma (Without Mama) is the tragic peak of both this moment and the whole opera. In her distress, Angelica resolves there is only one option left to be reunited with her child: she proceeds to prepare some poison and drink it. On the verge of death she asks for forgiveness, which the Virgin Mary grants her, appearing with a young boy by her side.

‘Anna Maria Chiuri, who plays the character of the Princess, has a beautifully projected and even contralto voice, a monumental fraseggio which well suits the character’s elusiveness… Valerio Galli directs the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino with great self assurance. The performance is excellent, the sound is homogeneous, round and sparkling with energy. Suor Angelica’s intimate religious sense flows naturally into the colours and shades of the finale.’ – Connessiallopera.it

‘The applause for Siri was deservedly thunderous.’ – The Florentine

‘The musical direction exalts not only dodecaphony in the flower aria but also the return to polyphony on which the young Malipiero was working in those years.’ – Classical Music Daily

New staging of the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari in coproduction with the Teatro del Giglio di Lucca and the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Cast:
- Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica): Maria José Siri
- La Zia Principessa (The Princess, her aunt): Anna Maria Chiuri
- La Badessa (The Abbess): Marina Ogii
- La Suora Zelatrice (The Monitress): Anna Malavasi
- La Maestra delle Novizie (The Mistress of the Novices): Giada Frasconi
- Suor Genovieffa (Sister Genovieffa): Costanza Fontana
- Suor Osmina (Sister Osmina): Elena Cavini
- Suor Dolcina (Sister Dolcina): Nikoleta Kapetanidou
- La Suora Infermiera (The Nurse Sister): Carmen Buendia
- Prima Sorella Cercatrice (First Alms Sister): Eunsong Lim
- Seconda Sorella Cercatrice (Second Alms Sister): Francesca Longari
- Prima Conversa (First Postulant): Marilena Ruta
- Seconda Conversa (Second Postulant): Emma Alessi Innocenti
- Prima Novizia (First Novice): Marta Pluda
- Seconda Novizia (Second Novice): Julia Costa
- Tre suore (Three Sisters): Daniela Losi, Consuelo Cellai, Amanda Ferri

Director, Set, Costume and Light Designer: Denis Krief

Recording date & place: 20–23 November 2019 – Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Video format / Aspect ratio: NTSC – 16:9
Audio format: PCM 2.0 - Dolby digital 5.1
Region code: 0 – All regions
Subtitles: Italian, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean
Notes: Italian, English
Duration: 60 mins.

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