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Robert J Farr
MusicWeb International, December 2017

This performance of Donizetti’s rarely heard 43rd title gets an idiomatic performance from the Bergamo Festival in 2016, held in the composer’s hometown, and which should put the work back on the operatic map. © 2017 MusicWeb International




Uwe Krusch
Pizzicato, September 2017

DONIZETTI, G.: Rosmonda d’Inghilterra [Opera] (Pratt, Mei, Schmunck, Donizetti Opera Choir and Orchestra, Rolli) CDS7757.02
DONIZETTI, G.: Rosmonda d’Inghilterra [Opera] (Fondazione Donizetti, 2016) (NTSC) DYN-37757
DONIZETTI, G.: Rosmonda d’Inghilterra [Opera] (Fondazione Donizetti, 2016) (Blu-ray, HD) DYN-57757

Donizetti’s Rosmonda d’Inghilterra in a rather static staging, with very good soloists, a marvellous choir and a good orchestra conducted by Sebastiano Rolli, whose reading is full of tension and ensures a fine support for the singers. © 2017 Pizzicato



Mark Pullinger
Gramophone, September 2017

DONIZETTI, G.: Rosmonda d`Inghilterra [Opera] (Pratt, Mei, Schmunck, Donizetti Opera Choir and Orchestra, Rolli) CDS7757.02
DONIZETTI, G.: Rosmonda d'Inghilterra [Opera] (Fondazione Donizetti, 2016) (NTSC) DYN-37757
DONIZETTI, G.: Rosmonda d'Inghilterra [Opera] (Fondazione Donizetti, 2016) (Blu-ray, HD) DYN-57757

The first thing to note is that Donizetti’s music is full of very good tunes, if not as consistently inspired as Lucrezia Borgia, composed a few months earlier, or Lucia di Lammermoor, which followed within two years.

Eva Mei is a cool, steely Leonora, nearly a match for Nelly Miricioiu, …Nicola Ulivieri is a reliable Clifford.

Sebastiano Rolli conducts a breezy account of what is billed as a new critical edition by Alberto Sonzogni, based on the original score. © 2017 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Robert J. Farr
MusicWeb International, August 2017

Of the singing, Jessica Pratt is outstanding, as we have come to expect from her Pesaro performances of Rossini bel canto operas at that venue… She has the virtue of stage good diction presence, and ability to create a meaningful character, …Whilst she is the undeniable star of this performance as singer and actress, she is not alone in giving a formidable interpretation, being matched by Eva Mei, now in dramatic voice as Enrico’s wife, and who stabs and kills Rosmonda. As Rosmonda’s father Gualtiero Clifford, former tutor of the king, Nicola Ulivieri, is vocally sonorous and creates a meaningful and integrated character. © 2017 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Lark Reviews, July 2017

The two women—Jessica Pratt as Rosmonda and Eva Mei as Leonora—are splendid, though the two male protagonist are certainly powerful in approach. Sebastiano Rolli conducts from memory and brings spirited accompaniment from the pit. © 2017 Lark Reviews Read complete review





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