Respighi: La Campana Sommersa / Renzetti, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari [Blu-ray]
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The opera La campana sommersa (‘The Sunken Bell’) is Respighi’s operatic masterpiece. A symbolist drama on a supernatural theme, it is steeped in beauty, mystery and foreboding, and orchestrated with the Romantic opulence familiar from his sumptuous trilogy of Roman tone poems. Its triumph at the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1928 was repeated at La Scala, Milan, and this most recent production at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, world-renowned for its staging of rarities, was hailed for its ‘brilliant production’ and magnificent performances. Directed by Pier Francesco Maestrini, this production features a lineup of modern opera stars including Valentina Farcas, Maria Luigia Borsi, Agostina Smimmero, Angelo Villari, and more.
Catalog Number: NBD0072V
Composer: Ottorino Respighi
Conductor: Donato Renzetti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cagliari Lyric Theater Chorus, Cagliari Lyric Theater Orchestra, Palestrina Conseratory Chorus
Performer: Agostina Smimmero, Angelo Villari, Filippo Adami, Maria Luigia Borsi, Thomas Gazheli, Valentina Farcas