Filmed at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival last year, Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s contemporary staging of Rossini’s comic opera was described by BachTrack as ‘slickly choreographed [and] gloriously silly’; making her stage debut in the role of Isabella, Bartoli is sassy, sensual and as scintillating as ever in Rossini’s fiendish coloratura writing, and the young Uruguayian tenor Edgardo Rocha has buckets of charm as her lover Lindoro.
“Edgardo Rocha’s bright tenor climbs up without effort, making his performance as Isabella’s lover Lindoro flowing and highly emotional.”
(The New York Times)
Cecilia Bartoli (Isabella), Edgardo Rocha (Lindoro), Ildar Abdrazakov (Mustafà), Alessandro Corbelli (Taddeo); Ensemble Matheus, Jean-Christophe Spinosi
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