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Nov 2018

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Rossini: Two Classic Operas (Glyndebourne)

Danielle de Niese (Rosina (Barbiere)); Alessandro Corbelli (Dr Bartolo (Barbiere)); Taylor Stayton (Count Almaviva (Barbiere)); Björn Bürger (Figaro (Barbiere)); Christophoros Stamboglis (Basilio (Barbiere)); Janis Kelly (Berta (Barbiere)); Raquela Sheeran (Clorinda (Cenerentola)); Lucia Cirillo (Tisbe (Cenerentola)); Ruxandra Donose (Angelina (Cenerentola)); Nathan Berg (Alidoro (Cenerentola)); Luciano di Pasquale (Don Magnifico (Cenerentola)); Maxim Mironov (Don Ramiro (Cenerentola));

Opus Arte present this special box set to mark the 150th anniversary of Gioachino Rossini's death.

Paired here are two of Rossini’s best-loved operas in stunning Glyndebourne stagings showcasing the composer’s threefold genius for comic storytelling, musical energy and vocal fireworks. Vladimir Jurowski and Sir Peter Hall unite for a fresh and vibrant yet timelessly elegant production of Rossini’s setting of the Cinderella story, with a fine cast led by Ruxandra Donose in the title role. While the magical, boldly theatrical world that Annabel Arden creates for the amorous plots and intrigues of young Figaro’s Seville bustles with a gifted ensemble of singer–actors and merry mischief from the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Enrique Mazzola. Recorded in true Surround Sound.


Raquela Sheeran - Clorinda

Lucia Cirillo - Tisbe

Ruxandra Donose - Angelina

Nathan Berg - Alidoro

Luciano di Pasquale - Don Magnifico

Maxim Mironov - Don Ramiro

London Philharmonic Orchestra

The Glyndebourne Chorus

Conductor Vladimir Jurowski


Danielle de Niese - Rosina

Alessandro Corbelli - Dr Bartolo

Taylor Stayton - Count Almaviva

Björn Bürger - Figaro

Christophoros Stamboglis - Basilio

Janis Kelly - Berta

London Philharmonic Orchestra

The Glyndebourne Chorus

Conductor - Enrique Mazzola


"... the combination of ensemble precision and focused individual performances, so crucial to Rossinian comedy, is beautifully judged ... Corbelli’s Bartolo is an object lesson in comic understatement. Bürger rightly dominates with singing of great bravado and warmth ... this is a performance of considerable distinction. Enrique Mazzola’s conducting is spot on in its combination of energy and exactitude and the London Philharmonic plays with admirable spirit and finesse." (The Guardian (Barbiere))

"…conductor Enrique Mazzola gets Rossini’s music to sizzle. No slouching, no lingering here and there – just razor-sharp playing from the London Philharmonic Orchestra at helter-skelter speeds." (The Financial Times (Barbiere) ★★★★)

"...a convincing reading of the text and a triumphant celebration of Rossini’s musical genius ... Enrique Mazzola ... teases out the wit in the score with barbed delicacy, inducing players and singers to deliver the music with perfectly-judged precision ... No singer-actor alive can compete with Alessandro Corbelli’s high-octane incarnation of the cuckolded Dr Bartolo. Danielle de Niese’s powerfully-sung Rosina is a caged and dangerous wild animal, while Björn Bürger’s gale-force Figaro and Taylor Stayton’s mischievous Almaviva are musically and dramatically beyond compare, Bürger’s commanding baritone offset by Stayton’s extraordinarily pure and mellifluous bel canto tenor: move over, Juan Diego Florez." (The Independent (Barbiere) ★★★★)

"This is a truly marvellous performance on all counts - staging, conducting and singing...The sense of an ensemble on top form is underlined by Vladimir Jurowski's exacting, pellucid and vivid interpretation, so that the music, like the libretto, is presented afresh. The superb cast has no weaknesses and many strengths..." (Gramophone (Cenerentola))

"This is a performance that meets the Glyndebourne gold standard...Hall has decided to keep it real and produced something understated, sensitive and thus deeply pleasurable." (The Daily Telegraph (Cenerentola))

"...highly polished and brilliant playing..." (BBC Music Magazine (Cenerentola))

Extra features

Insights feature with Sir Peter Hall and Vladimir Jurowski, Opera al dente: the making of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Enrique Mazzola’s commentary, with Danielle de Niese, Illustrated synopsis of La Cenerentola, Cast galleries