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Rossini: Ciro in Babilonia DVD (Rossini Opera Festival)

Rossini: Ciro in Babilonia DVD (Rossini Opera Festival)

World-premiere filming of this Rossini masterpiece featuring Ewa Podles, Jessica Pratt and Michael Spyres.
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The Biblical story of Belshazzar’s hubristic arrogance set against the valour of the young warrrior-leader Cyrus provided the 20-year-old Rossini with a dramatic story with West-Eastern resonances which still speak to us today. For the title role of Cyrus, Rossini wrote what would be his longest-ever contralto role, to which the great Rossini singer Ewa Podles is both naturally attracted and ideally suited. She is partnered by two young stars of Rossini singing, Jessica Pratt and Michael Spyres, and a conductor-scholar, Will Crutchfield, of immense experience and sympathy.

 

Stage director Davide Livermore sets the action in the 1920s, with period black-and-white film inserts.

 

 

Ciro: Ewa Podles

Amira: Jessica Pratt

Baldassare: Michael Spyres

Zambri: Mirco Palazzi

Argene: Carmen Romeu

Arbace: Robert McPherson

Daniello: Raffaele Costantini

 

Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Will Crutchfield

Director: Davide Livermore

Recorded live at the Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro, August 2012

 

Plus: Cast Gallery

 

Picture: 16:9

Running Time: 165 mins

Recorded: 2012

Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital / DTS 5.1 Surround

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JAP/KO

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