Donizetti - Belisario (Blu-ray) | Dynamic 57907

Donizetti - Belisario (Blu-ray)

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Label: Dynamic

Cat No: 57907

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 12th November 2021

Contents

Artists

Simon Lim
Roberto Frontali
Carmela Remigio
Annalisa Stroppa
Celso Albelo
Anais Mejias
Klodjan Kacani
Stefano Gentili
Matteo Castrignano
Piermarco Vinas Mazzoleni
Coro Donizetti Opera
Orchestra Donizetti Opera

Conductor

Riccardo Frizza

Works

Donizetti, Gaetano

Belisario

Artists

Simon Lim
Roberto Frontali
Carmela Remigio
Annalisa Stroppa
Celso Albelo
Anais Mejias
Klodjan Kacani
Stefano Gentili
Matteo Castrignano
Piermarco Vinas Mazzoleni
Coro Donizetti Opera
Orchestra Donizetti Opera

Conductor

Riccardo Frizza

About

Donizetti’s three-act tragic opera Belisario was a resounding success in its day, driven by its composer’s superlative theatrical instinct and his skilful interweaving of intense tragic narrative and emotional pathos. Belisario is betrayed by his wife Antonina, who falsely accuses him of high treason. Belisario is blinded and exiled, with proof of his innocence coming too late, and is mortally wounded during a final military victory. This production was performed and recorded without an audience in Bergamo during the Covid-19 lockdown in November 2020 – a moving performance reflecting a spirit of defiance amidst ruin and darkness.

‘The festival’s music director, Riccardo Frizza, led a vivid account of the score… Bright-toned tenor Celso Albelo sang a distinguished Alamiro… Annalisa Stroppa was impressive throughout, her refined, cultured singing very much in the classic bel canto mould… Simon Lim’s gritty bass, a touch strained at top, made for an implacable Emperor Giustiniano.’ – Bachtrack.com

‘Five great singers – Roberto Frontali as Belisario, Carmela Remigio as Antonina, Celso Albelo as Alamiro, Annalisa Stroppa as Irene and Simon Lim as Emperor Giustiniano – enthralled me in a succession of arias, duets, trios and concertato. They involved me for the strength of the music and the ability of rendering the inner aspects of the drama much more than for the intrigues detailed in the libretto… The performance is well worth an addition to the CD catalogue…’ – Classical Music Daily

Cast:
- Giustiniano: Simon Lim
- Belisario: Roberto Frontali
- Antonina: Carmela Remigio
- Irene: Annalisa Stroppa
- Alamiro: Celso Albelo
- Eudora: Anaïs Mejías
- Eutropio: Klodjan Kacani
- Eusebio: Stefano Gentili
- Ottario: Matteo Castrignano
- Un centurione: Piermarco Viñas Mazzoleni

Recording place: Festival Donizetti Opera 2020
Recording date: 21 November 2020

Video format / Aspect ratio: 16:9 1080/60
Audio format: PCM STEREO 2.0 / DTS 5.1 HD Master Audio
Region code: 0 – All regions
Subtitles: Italian, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean
Notes: Italian, English

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