La Cenerentola (2 CD) - Abbado

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La Cenerentola (2 CD) - Abbado
Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Release Date: November 14, 2006
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Teresa Berganza
Luigi Alva
Orchestra:  London Symphony Orchestra
Chorus: Scottish Opera Chorus
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

This recording of Rossini’s enchanting Cinderella story was Claudio Abbado’s first opera recording, and featured Teresa Berganza and Luigi Alva.

“a triumph…the kind of directness and authority which the young Abbado manifests here is most welcome…[His] mastery is such that in the big ensembles the characters are propelled brilliantly into life…Berganza is a sure-footed and sympathetic Cenerentola.” - Gramophone



Gioachino Rossini’s La Cenerentola

Rossini’s charming version of the Cinderella story brings unexpected realism to the beloved fairy tale by having the lovers find each other without the help of magic. The opera premiered in 1817 and since the bel canto revival in the mid-20th century has become one of the composer’s most frequently performed works.


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