, April 2013
Here is another fine entry in the “Tutto Verdi” series from C Major Entertainment and Unitel, this time a performance of Luisa Miller from Parma, recorded in October, 2007. Denis Krief directs; he also designed the sets, costumes, and lighting.
The singing is excellent… Leo Nucci’s baritone, at 65, is still magnificent…Fiorenza Cedolins[’s]… singing…is elegant, exciting, and touching. Always a fine actress, she turns in a heart-rending performance.
Marcelo Alvarez is in his absolute best voice as Rodolfo, in a role wholly suited to him; high notes ring true and easy, his legato is impressive. And Krief has directed him with great flair as well; his intensity is believable.
Donato Renzetti leads like a true Verdian, with sweep, intensity, and a pulse that keeps this unique “middle” work moving and thrilling, and the Parmeggiani play and sing magnificently. © 2013 ClassicsToday.com Read complete review