Classical Music Home

Welcome to Naxos Records

Keyword Search
Classical Music Home > WOLF-FERRARI, E.: Vedova scaltra (La) (La Fenice, 2007) (NTSC)

WOLF-FERRARI, E.: Vedova scaltra (La) (La Fenice, 2007) (NTSC)



Back Cover Image 

WOLF-FERRARI, E.: Vedova scaltra (La) (La Fenice, 2007) (NTSC)

Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari


Rosaura – Anne-Lise Sollied
Milord Runebif –
Maurizio Muraro
Monsieur Le Bleau – Emanuele D'Aguanno
Il Conte di Bosco Nero –
Mark Milhofer
Don Alvaro di Castiglia –
Riccardo Zanellato
Marionette –
Elena Rossi
Arlecchino – Alex Esposito
Birif – Claudio Zancopè
Folletto – Luca Favaron
Un servo di Don Alvaro – Antonio Casagrande

Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro la Fenice, Venice
(chorus master: Emanuela di Pietro)
Karl Martin
, conductor

Massimo Gasparon, stage director

Recorded live at the Teatro La Fenice, Venice, Italy, 13 and 15 February 2007.

World premiere recording on DVD.


Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: Dolby Digital 2.0 / Dolby Surround 5.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, Italian
Running time: 142 mins
No. of DVDs: 2

Wolf-Ferrari’s comic opera La vedova scaltra (The Cunning Widow), is among the works he based on plays by Goldoni. It matches closely the conventions of 18th-century opera buffa in its witty if sceptical look at the mechanisms governing the interplay of human relations. Four hopeful suitors, English, French, Spanish and Italian, vie for the hand of Rosaura, the cunning widow of the title, who disguises herself to meet each wooer, eventually choosing the only one who can demonstrate his sincerity. This production, filmed live at the Teatro La Fenice in February 2007 in celebration of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Goldoni in Venice in 1707, is the first to appear on DVD.

Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno

Ghisalberti, Mario

Martin, Karl

Teatro la Fenice Orchestra

Teatro la Fenice Chorus

Casagrande, Antonio; D'Aguanno, Emanuele; Esposito, Alex; Favaron, Luca; Milhofer, Mark; Muraro, Maurizio; Rossi, Elena; Sollied, Anne-Lise; Zancope, Claudio; Zanellato, Riccardo

Label: Naxos

Genre: Opera

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 2.110234-35

Barcode: 0747313523450

Distribution Note(s):

Available Worldwide

Release Date: 06/2008

For U.S. and Canada:
Buy from H & B Direct
For Worldwide:
Buy from Presto Classical
For Germany and Europe:
Buy from
For U.K. Only:
Buy from
For U.S. and Canada:
Buy from
For Germany:
Buy from
For U.S. only:
Naxos Direct
For Spain Only:
For U.S.:
Barnes & Nobles


Naxos Records, a member of the Naxos Music Group