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Fabio Luisi, Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra - Donizetti: La Favorite (2018)

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Fabio Luisi, Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra - Donizetti: La Favorite (2018)

Fabio Luisi, Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra - Donizetti: La Favorite (2018)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 4.14 Gb+5.80 Gb (DVD5+DVD9) | 100 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Francais, English, Italiano, Deutsch, Japanese, Korean

Gaetano Donizetti's La Favorite was rather laborious in the making: it started out as a re-working of L'Ange de Nisida, to which the composer added parts taken from some other operas of his. The work, which was premiered at the Opéra of Paris, is set in 14th-century Castile and tells the story of the hapless love between Fernand, who has second thoughts about taking holy orders and leaves the monastery of Santiago de Compostela, and Leonor, the mistress of king Alphonse XI. It is an intimate drama, where history and politics are but the backdrop to the protagonists' passions and torments. Fabio Luisi's conducting is both measured in balancing the orchestral sounds, and personal, varied and vigorous. The orchestra is crystal-clear, neat in its accompaniment, neither subject to the voices nor prevaricating. Veronica Simeoni (Leonor), Celso Albelo (Fernand) and Mattia Olivieri (Alphonse) give excellent vocal and acting performances.

Cast:
Léonor de Guzman - Veronica Simeoni
Fernand - Celso Albelo
Alphonse XI - Mattia Olivieri
Balthazar - Ugo Guagliardo
Don Gaspar - Manuel Amati
Inès - Francesca Longari
Un Seigneur - Leonardo Sgroi
Figuranti speciali - Paolo Arcangeli, Cristiano Colangelo, Domenico Nuovo, Pierangelo Preziosa
Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Chorus
Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Conductor - Fabio Luisi

Fabio Luisi, Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra - Donizetti: La Favorite (2018)
Fabio Luisi, Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra - Donizetti: La Favorite (2018)
Fabio Luisi, Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra - Donizetti: La Favorite (2018)
Fabio Luisi, Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra - Donizetti: La Favorite (2018)
Fabio Luisi, Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra - Donizetti: La Favorite (2018)