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Simon Thompson
MusicWeb International, March 2013

Riccardo Zanellato…uses his big voice to great effect, getting fully inside the larger than life declamations. Dmitry Korchak is thrilling as Osiris…His light, agile voice is exactly right for this sort of repertoire and he sings with delicacy of tone combined with strength in the coloratura. Olga Senderskaya is a darker, more husky presence as Queen Amaltea, but she is thrilling in the coloratura. Her distinctive vocal colour adds greatly to the opera’s palette. Essential…is the contribution of the chorus, so important in this opera with its large scale ensembles. They do a great job with Rossini’s multi-layered music…Roberto Abbado leads both them and the orchestra with certainty and determination. © 2013 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Henson Keys
Parterre Box, February 2013

Set and costume designer Stuart Nunn has done a splendid job in making the updating a consistent and viable concept.

Happily, the production illuminates the music under the superb conducting of Roberto Abbado. He is remarkably sensitive to every nuance in Rossini’s rich score, and even musical moments likely meant to show off coloratura effects are infused with meaning and power.

The entire cast sings with equal measures of tonal beauty and dramatic commitment. Alex Esposito gives us a multi-faceted Faraone… he sings with power and variety, and his physical characterization is “every inch a king.”

The tenor Dmitry Korchak sings…Osiride with fearless abandon, the voice flexible and passionate…Soprano Olga Senderskaya as the King’s consort Amaltea gives a dramatic, committed performance and her bell-like soprano mixes beautifully in the many quartets and ensembles. There is a lovely ease to her singing, even in heavily dramatic moments. Tenor Yijie Shi as Arrone has a gorgeous, clear sound but seems a bit uncomfortable in his acting.

Riccardo Zanellato is an impassioned and powerful Moses…

Kudos to the fine Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Communale di Bologna and Chorus Master Lorenzo Fratini for the splendid playing and singing as well as clear diction and commitment to the production choices. © 2013 Parterre Box Read complete review






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