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ROSSI, L.: Cleopatra (Sferisterio Opera Festival, 2008) (NTSC)


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ROSSI, L.: Cleopatra (Sferisterio Opera Festival, 2008) (NTSC)

First performed at the Teatro Regio, Turin, on 5 March 1876, Lauro Rossi’s penultimate opera Cleopatra caught the public’s attention in the wake of Verdi’s Aïda (1871). Like that better-known work, it contains some wonderful arias and set pieces, including a marvellous Act 1 banquet scene, Cleopatra’s Act 2 aria, the thrilling ensemble that closes Act 3, and the confrontation between Cleopatra and Octavian in Act 4, all making for compelling viewing and listening. From the brooding opening scene in which Diomedes foretells the fall of Egypt to Cleopatra’s death scene, this gripping grand opera by one of Italy’s forgotten masters springs vividly to life in this revival filmed at the 2008 Macerata Sferisterio Festival.


Lauro Rossi


Marco AntonioAlessandro Liberatore
Ottavio CesarePaolo Pecchioli
DiomedeSebastian Catana
ProculejoWilliam Corrò
CleopatraDimitra Theodossiou
OttaviaTiziana Carraro
CarmianaPaola Gardina

Coro Lirico Marchigiano 'V. Bellini'
Marchigiana Philharmonic Orchestra
David Crescenzi
, conductor and chorus master

Pier Luigi Pizzi, stage director, set and costume designer
Sergio Rossi, lighting design

Recorded at the Arena Sferisterio, Macerata, Italy, 24 and 29 July 2008.


Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: Dolby Digital 2.0 / Dolby Surround 5.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: Italian, English
Running time: 115 mins
No. of DVDs: 1

Rossi, Lauro

D'Arienza, Marco

Crescenzi, David

Marchigiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Coro Lirico Marchigiano V. Bellini

Carraro, Tiziana; Catana, Sebastian; Corro, William; Gardina, Paola; Liberatore, Alessandro; Pecchioli, Paolo; Theodossiou, Dimitra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 2.110279

Barcode: 747313527953

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Physical Release: 08/2010

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