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GIORDANO, U.: Marcella (Festival della Valle d'Itria di Martina Franca, 2007) (NTSC)


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GIORDANO, U.: Marcella (Festival della Valle d'Itria di Martina Franca, 2007) (NTSC)

Umberto Giordano


MarcellaSerena Daolio
GiorgioDanilo Formaggia
DrascoPierluigi Dilengite
ClaraNatalizia Carone
RaimondaAngelica Girardi
ElianaMara D'Antini
LeaMaria Rosa Rondinelli
VernierMarcello Rosiello
BarthélemyGiovanni Coletta
FlamentGraziano De Pace

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

Alessio Pizzech, stage director

Filmed at the Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca, Italy, on 4-6 August 2007 as part of the 33rd Festival of the Valle d'Itria, Italy



Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: Dolby Digital 2.0 / Dolby Surround 5.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, Italian
Running time: 67 mins
No. of DVDs: 1

This centenary performance of Umberto Giordano’s Marcella was prepared from the composer’s manuscript, the score and parts having been destroyed during World War II. Recalling Verdi’s La Traviata and Puccini’s La Rondine, as well as Giordano’s own Andrea Chenier and Fedora, Marcella is the story of a poor girl and a painter whose idyllic affair is shattered when events reveal that her true love is actually a prince incognito. “Serena Daolio and Danilo Formaggia make an attractive couple…Formaggia sings the role [of Giorgio] with enviable freedom and certainly relishes Giordano’s long-lined melodies…The supporting cast are all well cast, providing good support in the ensembles in the opening scene…a fine, creditable account of an interesting rarity.” (MusicWeb International)

Giordano, Umberto

Adenis, Jules; Cain, Henri; Guerrini, Olindo

Benzi, Manlio

Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia

Slovak Chamber Choir

Carone, Natalizia; Coletta, Giovanni; D'Antini, Mara; Daolio, Serena; de Pace, Graziano; Dilengite, Pierluigi; Formaggia, Danilo; Girardi, Angelica; Rondinelli, Maria Rosa; Rosiello, Marcello

Label: Naxos

Genre: Opera

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 2.110263

Barcode: 747313526352

Physical Release: 05/2009

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