AC Gomes - Lo schiavo (Blu-ray) | Dynamic 57845

AC Gomes - Lo schiavo (Blu-ray)

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Label: Dynamic

Cat No: 57845

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 18th October 2019

Contents

Artists

Svetla Vassileva
Elisa Balbo
Massimiliano Pisapia
Andrea Borghini
Daniele Terenzi
Dongho Kim
Marco Puggioni
Michelangelo Romero
Francesco Musinu
Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Lirico di Cagliari

Conductor

John Neschling

Works

Gomes, Antonio Carlos

Lo Schiavo

Artists

Svetla Vassileva
Elisa Balbo
Massimiliano Pisapia
Andrea Borghini
Daniele Terenzi
Dongho Kim
Marco Puggioni
Michelangelo Romero
Francesco Musinu
Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Lirico di Cagliari

Conductor

John Neschling

About

Brazilian composer Antônio Carlos Gomes (1836-1896) was among the many musicians who travelled to Italy to master the language and the rules of operatic works. He studied in Milan and succeeded in having a few operas staged at Italian venues, before returning to Brazil where he was hailed as the most famous living national composer. Gomes felt compelled to commit his work to the country’s anti-slave cause, which was still legal practice then. Lo schiavo was therefore conceived as a politically engaged work. However, the issue was rather volatile and the composer had to change the contemporary time setting to a more distant one. In Brazil the opera was a triumph, but elsewhere it failed to gain popularity and soon fell into oblivion.

This recording of the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari’s production documents the opera’s first performance in modern times and reveals Gomes’s flamboyant richness of melodic creativity, his sound grasp of construction, and a technical mastery of the theatrical mechanisms that are always of the highest level.

‘The most popular title of the entire Brazilian repertoire. The most represented and, perhaps, the most loved one.’ – John Neschling, conductor

‘Davide Garattini Raimondi has provided simple but effective stage direction… Alessandro Verazzi’s lighting provides the right touch for dawns and sunsets in the Brazilian forest… Massimiliano Pisapia has a strong center register and a vivid volume with impressive high Cs… Svetla Vassileva handles her difficult arias quite well.’ – ClassicalMusicDaily.com

Cast:
- Ilàra: Svetla Vassileva
- La contessa di Boissy: Elisa Balbo
- Américo: Massimiliano Pisapia
- Iberè: Andrea Borghini
- Gianfèra: Daniele Terenzi
- Il conte Rodrigo/Goitacà: Dongho Kim
- Guarûco: Marco Puggioni
- Tapacoà: Michelangelo Romero
- Tupinambà/Lion: Francesco Musinu

Director: Davide Garattini Raimondi
Set designer: Tiziano Santi
Costume designer: Domenico Franchi
Light designer: Alessandro Verazzi
Choreographer: Luigia Frattaroli
Video director: Tiziano Mancini

Recorded: Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, February 2019

Video format/Aspect ratio: 1080i60 1 BD 50 NTSC – 16:9
Audio format: PCM Stereo 2.0 / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Region code: 0 – All regions
Subtitles: Italian, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean
Notes: Italian, English
Duration: 138 min.

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