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MASCAGNI, P.: Amica (Festival della Valle d'Itria, 2007) (NTSC)


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MASCAGNI, P.: Amica (Festival della Valle d'Itria, 2007) (NTSC)

Pietro Mascagni explored many different musical styles, from the verismo of his ever-popular Cavalleria rusticana to the sentimental lyricism of Lodoletta. Amica was composed at breakneck speed, reaching completion only a month before its Monte Carlo première in 1905 conducted by the composer, and combined a return to ‘realism’ with a more sophisticated style of writing. Its extravagant scenic and vocal demands contributed to the opera’s neglect until recent times. Set in the Savoy mountains around 1900, Amica is a ‘dramatic poem in two acts’ involving two brothers, Giorgio and Rinaldo, whose love for the same woman, Amica, culminates in tragedy. While today numbering among his least performed works, Amica was initially a triumph, praised for its ‘passionate accent’ and ‘impulsive sincerity’ by a contemporary critic, and deemed ‘most worthy of re-evaluation’ according to the composer’s biographer Roger Flury.

DVD Clip

Pietro Mascagni


AmicaAnna Malavasi
GiorgioDavid Sotgiu
RinaldoPierluigi Dilengite
Maître CamoineMarcello Rosiello
MagdeloneFrancesca De Giorgi

Slovak Chamber Choir
Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia
Manlio Benzi
, conductor

Alessio Pizzech, stage director
Michele Ricciarini, set design
Sandra von Trauttmansdorff, costumes
Giuseppe Ruggiero, light design

Filmed at the Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca, Italy, 4-6 August 2007


Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: Dolby Digital 2.0 / Dolby Surround 5.0 / DTS 5.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, French
Running time: 80 mins
No. of DVDs: 1

Mascagni, Pietro

Berel, Paul

Benzi, Manlio

Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia

Slovak Chamber Choir

Dilengite, Pierluigi; Giorgi, Francesca De; Malavasi, Anna; Rosiello, Marcello; Sotgiu, David

Label: Naxos

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 2.110262

Barcode: 747313526253

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Physical Release: 09/2009

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