Le Comte Ory (Blu-ray)

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Le Comte Ory (Blu-ray)
Artists: Leonardo Ferrando;Erika Miklosa;Daniela Pini;Lars Arvidson;Igor Bakan
Directors: Linda Mallik
Format: NTSC
Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
Number of discs: 1
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Studio: Naxos Blu-ray Video
DVD Release Date: July 13, 2018
Run Time: 142 minutes

Gioachino Rossini was summoned to Paris in 1824 to breathe new life into its opera culture, and one of his most exciting innovations in this period was the creation of an entirely new genre of opera comedy. The risqué tale of Le Comte Ory had its origins in vaudeville theatre and is based on the story of a villainous Count who attempts the seduction of Countess Adele as she awaits the return of her husband from the Crusades. Le Comte Ory is the last of Rossini s comic operas, making full use of the libretto s farcical disguises and humor in one of his most colorfully orchestrated scores.

This production, staged by Linda Mallik, features the Malmo Opera Orchestra and Chorus with world renowned soloists Leonardo Ferrando as Count Ory and Erika Miklosa as Countess Adele. Linda Mallik made her directorial debut in 2012 and received unanimous praise in the Swedish and international press, making her one of the most sought-after opera directors in Sweden. She has also staged Le Nozze di Figaro at NorrlandsOperan, M/S Aurora at the Berwaldhallen, Faust and Mayday Payday at Folkoperan in Stockholm, among others.

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