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Patrick Dillon
Opera News, March 2016

Cuban soprano Maria Aleida, bright and trim of voice and fearless in her forays into the heights, …David Alegret, with that lean, pointed, mildly nasal tone so typical of tenore leggiero Spaniards, is thoroughly winning as the plot’s instigator and chief mischief maker. And Chiara Amarù, Andrea Vincenzo Bonsignore and Francisco Brito do justice to their smaller roles. Rustioni leads a fleet-footed account of Rossini’s bubbly score—except when he, too, is compelled to cede time to the directors. © 2016 Opera News Read complete review



Janos Gardonyi
The WholeNote, February 2016

The polished cast are mainly young people such as the soprano, Maria Aleida, spectacular in her high register, and her suitor, David Algret, a fine tenor. The principal baritones: Roberto de Candia (Signor Bruschino) and Carlo Lepore, the guardian of the bride, who arrives on a Segway, singing his cavatina riding on it up and down the stage, are a bit older and undoubtedly best in show. © 2016 The Wholenote Read complete review



Richard Sininger
American Record Guide, January 2016

Both buffo characters—Carlo Lepore (Gaudenzio) and Roberto de Candia (Bruschino) are totally at home in their roles, both singing with great buffo agility and seeming to have a good time in their parts. …The young Maria Aleida shows great coloratura technique and spectacular high notes as Sofia, and David Alegret displays a fine light Rossini tenor and good acting as Florville, …The orchestra, from the famous overture on, plays very well under Daniele Rustioni. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Karl Lozier
Positive Feedback Online, September 2015

ROSSINI, G.: Signor Bruschino (Il) (Rossini Opera Festival, 2012) (NTSC) OA1109D
ROSSINI, G.: Signor Bruschino (Il) (Rossini Opera Festival, 2012) (Blu-ray, HD) OABD7124D

…the settings and costumes are quite attractive and suit the opera quite well. All in all, simply well performed and meets with the demands of the targeted audience. Audio quality is fine…and adds very good presentation overall. © 2015 Positive Feedback Online Read complete review



Infodad.com, August 2015

This Rossini Opera Festival presentation makes no claim to on-stage authenticity, instead offering a kind of Rossini-themed theme park where balloons and over-the-top costumes set a scene of bright merriment, within which the events of Il Signor Bruschino unfold. The stage design and broad acting of the performers combine to turn this very light opera into a very light situation comedy that just happens to be accompanied by delightfully skittish music. The result is more musical comedy than opera, but in a sense that is exactly what Rossini himself was looking for with this particular material. © 2015 Infodad.com Read complete review





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