Cenerentola

La Cenerentola

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Director: Cecilia Bartoli

Cast: Cecilia Bartoli

     
 
Soprano Cecilia Bartoli performs the lead role in this version of the Rossini opera La Cenerentola staged by the Houston Opera. Released by Universal Home Video, this DVD has a widescreen aspect ratio and a handful of language options.

Overview

Soprano Cecilia Bartoli performs the lead role in this version of the Rossini opera La Cenerentola staged by the Houston Opera. Released by Universal Home Video, this DVD has a widescreen aspect ratio and a handful of language options.

Editorial Reviews

Gramophone
The traditional staging is inventive while keeping the comic business well under control. The sets evoke Naples, the costumes match wit with elegance... Under [Bruno] Campanella's lively baton, the delightful score moves along in sprightly fashion as befits Rossini's writing.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/11/2002
UPC:
0044007144497
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
NR
Source:
Decca
Region Code:
0
Sound:
[stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:44:00
Sales rank:
17,231

Special Features

[None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cecilia Bartoli Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)

Technical Credits

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La Cenerentola 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This DVD has Cecilia Bartoli in the role of Cinderella. My background: professional musician - choral-trained and piano, then professional harpist and a full life of exposure to fine music and musicians. There are many wonderful singers who have done this role. However, the person who sings with absolutely exquisite accuracy and interpretation is Cecilia Bartoli. As many of us know, she is unequalled in musicianship. When people might complain about her shotgun rapid-fire execution of passages, they need to be informed of how the Bach Magnificat....and perhaps then, they will realize, like period instruments, there were differences. This probably was the style at the time as necessary for articulation and clarity. There is no one like her and we who have heard her sing even only one piece, sterling quality is very evident. What she has done for opera is to open up such opera music to a lot of us who used to feel that all women singers had to look like and sing like Brunhilde....a Wagnerian stereotype. While there is room for everyone who trains and aspires to sing beautifully, there is only one Cecilia Bartoli. What a marvelous example to all of us ordinary souls who can comprise an audience to experience such a gift. Singers need an understanding and appreciate audience, but in the past this type of music seemed terribly stuffy. Perhaps it is more understood if we the listeners, are fluent in the language being sung. With Cecilia Bartoli, the listener is treated to an eloquent delivery that includes proper emotional content, a huge difference over the many earlier operatic divas who sang about "me" rather than to put oneself into the role. I am 76 and my soul soars with hers as she gives us the gift she has within her. Brava! Nancy Morse