The Metropolitan Opera scores big with their new production of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell.
This is the first performance of Le Comte Ory recorded with a period orchestra, ably led by Maestro Muhai Tang.
A rarely heard Rossini specialty, we get four good tenors contributing to terrific performance of Rossini’s retelling of the Shakespeare legend.
The 2011 Rossini Festival gives us a marvelous Blu-ray premiere of a rare masterpiece by one of opera’s greatest composers. Cast, conductor, and director are firing on all cylinders with this one making it an easy recommendation for opera lovers.
Graham Vick and Trevor Nunn have created a major update of this Rossini classic. Transported to the modern middle East, the power of this opera seems extremely relevant to our times, and the cast seems to have caught the spirit, delivering terrific performances.
A real rarity, Rossini’s Sigismondo makes its video debut in this well-done Teatro Communale di Bologna production. Musical values are well maintained and this updated staging works quite effectively.