ROSSINI, G.: Signor Bruschino (Il) (Schwetzingen Festival, 1989)


 

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Il Signor Bruschino
Libretto/Text Author: Foppa, Giuseppe Maria

Bruschino figlio: Gobbi, Vito
Bruschino padre: Rinaldi, Alberto
Filiberto: Feller, Carlos
Florville: Kuebler, David
Marianna: Hall, Janice
Un commissario di polizia: Credico, Oslavio di

Set/Stage Designer: Tommasi, Carlo
Costume Designer: Diappi, Carlo Maria
Stage Director: Hampe, Michael
Television Producer: Konzelmann, Gerhard
Television Director: Viller, Claus

Date of Production: 09-05-1989
Festival: Schwetzingen Festival
Venue: Rococo Theatre, Schwetzingen
Playing Time: 01:30:05
Catalogue Number: EuroArts5498
UPC: 880242549884

Synopsis

Il signor Bruschino is the last of the five one-act operas - farsa giocosa - in which the young Rossini first demonstrated his operatic genius. Among the 'peculiarities', which caused a sensation at its premiere 1813, was the daring experiment in search of new tonal effects in the overture, during which the second violins are required to tap their bows on their music stands. The opera is a mixture of saucy elegance, sizzling wittiness, cheeky orchestration and also some touching lyricism. It was realised to perfection in the small, jewel-like Rococo Theatre in Schwetzingen Palace, which was built in 1752. The stage is small and the beautifully elegant and this shining production by Michael Hampe, recorded in May 1989, provides one and a half hours of the entertaining story about "the son won in a game" as it is subtitled. The staging transfers to the screen perfectly and the cast of principals, led by Alessandro Corbelli, Alberto Rinaldi and Amelia Felle provide musical excellence together with the flexible Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra under Gianluigi Gelmetti.

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