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Alfano Risurrezione

Author: Dynamic

World Premiere Recording of Alfano's masterpiece from Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

  • Alfano Risurrezione | Copyright: © Michele Monasta

    © Michele Monasta

  • Alfano Risurrezione | Copyright: © Michele Monasta

    © Michele Monasta

  • Alfano Risurrezione | Copyright: © Michele Monasta

    © Michele Monasta

Inspired by the novel Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy, Franco Alfano composed Risurrezione, entrusting Cesare Hanau for the libretto. The opera debuted on 30 November 1904 in Turin, revealing Alfano’s great talent.

The four acts present the unfortunate story of Katiusha and her tragic love for prince Dimitri who seduces and abandons her, condemning her to a life of sacrifice and dramatic choices.

The cathartic story of Katiusha follows the flow of an uninterrupted recitative, shifting from speech to the heights of lyricism, who, from her existence as a sinner, is permitted to finally be reborn and obtain her redemption by sacrificing her love.

Original title RISURREZIONE
Genre Opera
Recording location Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Recording date January 17th, 21st, 2020
Production year 2021
Production Company Dynamic
Duration 120 min.
Video format 4K
Audio format PCM Stereo and 5.1
Stage Director Rosetta Cucchi
Sets Tiziano Santi - Staging by Wexford Festival Opera
Composer Franco Alfano
Orchestra / Band Orchestra e Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Conductor Francesco Lanzillotta
Soloist Katerina Mihaylovna (Katyusha) Anne Sophie Duprels
Soloist Prince Dimitri Ivanovich Nehlyudov Matthew Vickers
Soloist Simonson Leon Kim
Soloist Sofia Ivanovna Francesca Di Sauro
Soloist Matryona Pavlovna Romina Tomasoni
Soloist An old maidservant Nadia Pirazzini
Soloist Vera / Korablyova Ana Victoria Pitts
Soloist Fenyichka Barbara Marcacci
Soloist the Hunchback Filomena Pericoli

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