Meyerbeer: Margherita D'anjou (live)

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Catalog: DYN-CDS7802.02
Format: CD

Piacenza Muncipal Theatre Chorus; Hoxha, Dielli; Petrone, Gaia; Luisi, Fabio; Kohl, Bastian Thomas; Rositskiy, Anton; Guerrieri, Massimiliano; Meikle, Laurence; Carbotti, Arcangelo; Blasis, Giulia De; Izzo, Lorenza; Romano, Carlo Filippo; Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia; Tereshchenko, Elena

Margherita D’Anjou was Giacomo Meyerbeer’s fourth opera in Italian and his first true success. After an absence from the stage of one and a half centuries, it returned at the 43rd Valle d’Itria Festival in an exemplary production: the ironical setting of the director Talevi- the War of the Roses takes place at the London Fashion Week- is perfectly matched by the elegant direction of Luisi, at the head of the Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia. The opera, which belongs to the semi-serious genre, moves from the warlike tones of Act One to the idyllic ones of Act Two, where both female protagonist appear: the queen, a soprano, and the wife, a contralto; both seeking the love of a heroic tenor equally daring in battle and in music.

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