DVD + Blu-Ray:
Casella: La Donna Serpente / Teatro Regio Torino
Alfredo Casella’s opera La donna serpente conducted by Gianandrea Noseda featuring a dreamlike setting by renowned Italian theatre director Arturo Cirillo.
La donna serpente_BD_cover © Audiovisual Division Naxos Deutschland / Ramella & Giannese Edoardo Piva © Teatro Regio Torino
[2.110631 / NBD0096V] La donna serpente_Piero Pretti_Carmela Remigio © Audiovisual Division Naxos Deutschland / Ramella & Giannese Edoardo Piva © Teatro Regio Torino
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‘The Snake Woman’
Fairy-tale opera in one prologue, three acts and seven scenes (1932)
Libretto by Cesare Vico Lodovici after Carlo Gozzi
'La donna serpente' was Alfredo Casella’s only full-scale opera, its fantastic plot based on a renowned fairy tale by Carlo Gozzi that perpetually alternates between tragedy and comedy, expressed in neo-classical music that skilfully portrays the sinister and ethereal world of the fairies as well as the intense emotions of the human realm.
This production was staged at the composer’s home town Turino and was a central piece of the Casella’s Festival in 2016. The staging was acclaimed for Arturo Cirillo’s dreamlike setting and Gianandrea Noseda’s pin-point conducting featuring renowned cast of performers including tenor Piero Pretti, the soprano Carmela Remigio, and the young, sought-after Italian soprano Erika Grimaldi.
Altidòr: PIERO PRETTI
Miranda: CARMELA REMIGIO
Armilla: ERIKA GRIMALDI
Farzana / Coryphaea: FRANCESCA SASSU
Canzàde Anna: MARIA CHIURI
Alditrúf: FRANCESCO MARSIGLIA
Albrigòr: MARCO FILIPPO ROMANO
Pantúl: ROBERTO DE CANDIA
ORCHESTRA and CHORUS TEATRO REGIO TORINO
Conductor GIANANDREA NOSEDA
Choreography RICCARDO OLIVIER
Stage Director ARTURO CIRILLO
Video Director ARIELLA BEDDINI
Filmed on 12 and 14 April 2016 at Teatro Regio Torino, Italy
[2.110631 / NBD0096V]
Total playing time: 143 minutes · Language: Italian · Subtitles: Italian, English, German, Japanese, Korean
DVD: NTSC 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS 5.1 · DVD 9 · Region: 0
BD: HD 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS-HD 5.1 · BD 50 · Region: A, B, C
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