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ALFANO, F.: Cyrano de Bergerac (Palau de les Arts "Reina Sofia", 2007) (NTSC)

Franco Alfano
CYRANO DE BERGERAC

 

CyranoPlácido Domingo
RoxaneSondra Radvanovsky
ChristianArturo Chacón Cruz
De GuicheRod Gilfry
RagueneauCorrado Carmelo Caruso
De ValvertRoberto Accurso
CarbonJavier Franco
La Duègne / Sister MartheItxaro Mentxaka
Le BretNahuel di Pierro
Lise / A NunSilvia Vázquez
LignièreMiguel Sola
The MusketeerJuan José Navarro

Valencia Regional Government Choir (Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana)
Valencian Community Orchestra
(Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana)
Patrick Fournillier, conductor

Michal Znaniecki, stage director and stage designer
Isabelle Comte, costume design

Filmed at the Palau de les Arts "Reina Sofía", Valencia, 8, 11 and 18 February 2007.

 

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: Dolby Digital 2.0 / Dolby Surround 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: French, English
Running time: 141 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)

While best known today for having composed the ending to Puccini’s unfinished Turandot, Franco Alfano wrote some dozen operas, including Cyrano de Bergerac (1936) with a libretto by Henri Cain based on Edmond Rostand’s drama of the same name. It is a moving tale of romantic misunderstanding, swashbuckling bravado and heartbreaking loyalty, in which the eloquent Cyrano feels unable to express his love for Roxane because of his famously protuberant nose—except on behalf of his handsome but inarticulate friend, Christian. When Domingo and Radvanovsky sang Cyrano and Roxane at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Andante magazine wrote: “Incredibly, Cyrano is his 121st role. And it suits him splendidly…Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky was luminous as Roxane, her passionate outbursts showing off her powerful upper register to good effect”.








Composer(s):
Alfano, Franco

Lyricist(s):
Cain, Henri

Conductor(s):
Fournillier, Patrick

Orchestra(s):
Valencian Community Orchestra

Choir(s):
Valencia Regional Government Choir

Artist(s):
Accurso, Roberto; Caruso, Carmelo Corrado; Chacon-Cruz, Arturo; Domingo, Plácido; Franco, Javier; Gilfry, Rodney; Mentxaka, Itxaro; Navarro, Juan Jose; Pierro, Nahuel di; Radvanovsky, Sondra; Sola, Miguel; Vázquez, Silvia

Label: Naxos

Genre: Opera

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 2.110270

Barcode: 747313527052

Physical Release: 11/2009

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