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Rossini: Armida



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Antwerp's Opera Vlaanderen continues its Rossini opera cycle with this production of his rarely performed Armida, conducted by Alberto Zedda. The work features no less than four tenors in the leading roles, taken here by the commanding voices of Enea Scala, Robert McPherson, Dario Schmunck and the young rising star, Adam Smith. Stage director Mariame Clément teams up once more for Opera Vlaanderen with set designer Julia Hansen, building on their successful production of Cavalli's Il Giasone, which was also released on the Dynamic label (CDS663). Here they take a critical look at the world of the Crusades. Clément sees Armida as the incarnation of the magical concept of ‘love’, for which noble and heroic knightly ideals are cast aside, turning love into a destructive frenzy.
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Item number 37763
Barcode 8007144377632
Release date 01/01/2017
Category DVD
Label Dynamic Records
Media type DVD
Number of units 2
Performers
Artists Romeu, Carmen
Scala, Enea
Schweiger, Jan
Bernad, Leonard
Scandiuzzi, Roberto
Composers Smith, Adam
Rossini, Gioachino
Conductors Zedda, Alberto
Orchestras Sachsisches Vocalensemble
Symphony Orchestra And Chorus Opera Vlaanderen
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