About this Recording
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Giovanni PAISIELLO (1740-1816)
Opera Buffa in Two Acts - Sung in Italian

Cecilia Bartoli, Jonas Kaufmann, Laszlo Polgar, Juliette Galstian, Frederica Bartoli

Zurich Opera, Adam Fischer

PAL 100 366 NTSC 100 367

Running Time: 166 minutes (120 min Opera)
Picture Format: 16:9
Sound: DTS5.1, PCM Stereo
Region Code: 0
Menu Languages: GB, D, F SP (JP - NTSC)
Subtitles: GB, D, F SP, I (JP - NTSC)
Recording Date: 2002

"Bartoli's Nina is an extraordinary achievement¬°Kwide-eyed, unpredictable moods ranging from extreme introspection to writhing and hysterical cackling.... Bartoli has worked out a remarkable conception of a difficult, even unsympathetic role and carried it off triumphantly." (The Sunday Times)

The eponymous heroine Nina had a far-reaching influence on the operatic taste of the Romantic era. Driven out of her wits by the supposed death of her lover, Lindoro, the role of Nina offers a wealth of opportunity for histrionic and vocal fireworks.

In this live recording from the Zurich Opera of a revival of Cesare Lievi's highly successful 1998 production, Cecilia Bartoli triumphs as Nina.

"Her sudden changes of emotional gear are constantly surprising...The colour-range of her voice is truly stupendous, while the sound itself reflects a sun-backed mellowness, as if fuelled by solar energy...Her Nina is a tour de force" (Opera Magazine)

Extra Feature: 46-minute documentary: "A Forgotten Genius - A portrait of the composer"

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