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In the midst of such joyous music-making, the slightest criticism seems amiss. If Cinderella sings gloriously throughout, she looks the part less convincingly than do the wasplets. The same applies to Ramiro and his valet (Marco Vinco). That said, one can only join wholeheartedly in the applause that salutes this outstanding performance. Happy composer to have produced such a masterpiece, and happy maestro to have directed so expert a team. Soloists, chorus and orchestra under Renato Palumbo will raise many a smile and give much delight with this version of Rossini's rags to riches tale.

Antonino Siragusa (Don Ramiro) and Angelina (Sonia Ganassi). Screenshot © 2006 RAI Trade
Antonino Siragusa (Don Ramiro) and Angelina (Sonia Ganassi). Screenshot © 2006 RAI Trade


Copyright © 26 December 2007 Robert Anderson, Cairo, Egypt


La Cenerentola

DVWW-OPLACEN DVD9,DVD5 NTSC 16:9 Region 0 (worldwide) DD5.1,DTS5.1,LPCM Stereo NEW RELEASE 169' 2006 Rai Trade, 2007 TDK Marketing Europe GmbH

Antonino Siragusa, Don Ramiro; Marco Vinco, the valet Dandini; Alfonso Antoniozzi, Don Magnifico; Carla Di Censo, Clorinda; Paola Gardina, Tisbe; Sonia Ganassi, Angelina; Simon Orfila, Alidoro; Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Carlo Felice; Ciro Visco, chorus master; Renato Palumbo, conductor; Paul Curran, director; Pasquale Grossi, sets; Zaira De Vincentiis, costumes; Claudio Schmid, lighting

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868): La Cenerentola (Cinderella or Goodness Triumphant; Melodramma giocoso in two acts, libretto by Jacopo Ferretti). Recorded live at the Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa, May 2006


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