M1500 .R85 C4 1996 DVD
Opera in two acts. Music by Gioachino Rossini. Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti.
Gioachino Rossini's operatic version of the folk tale Cinderella.
Cecilia Bartoli both thrills the senses and touches the heart in Rossini's sparkling comedy, her feisty Cinderella combining rebelliousness with pathos, vocal beauty with stunning virtuosity. She and a star cast of Italian principals captivate the Houston audience in this exuberant Bologna production, recorded live in November 1995.
Opera in 2 acts with libretto by Jacopo Ferretti.
Cast: Cecilia Bartoli, Enzo Dara, Raúl Giménez, Alessandro Corbelli, Michele Pertusi, Jill Grove, Laura Knoop ; Houston Grand Opera Chorus: Richard Bado, chorus master ; Houston Symphony: Bruno Campanella, conductor ; Christoph Eschenback, music director.
Recorded live from the Wortham Center, Houston, November 1995.
Sung in Italian with English, French, German, Spanish and Chinese subtitles.
Distributed by Decca Music Group (www.universalclassics.com).