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Ottorino Respighi – La Bella Dormente Nel Bosco

Ottorino Respighi’s fairytale La bella dormente nel bosco (“The Sleeping Beauty”) staged by Leo Muscato at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari in 2017.

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Musical fairy tale in three acts (1922) (revised version, 1934)
Libretto by Gian Bistolfi after the fairy tale by Charles Perrault;

Ottorino Respighi’s La bella dormente nel bosco (“The Sleeping Beauty”) was originally commissioned by the renowned puppeteer Vittoria Podrecca. The revised version we hear today preserves much of the kaleidoscopic approach and magnified characters and emotions of that original. Now enhanced by the composer’s matchless orchestration. This famous story in which the Princess pricks her finger on a spindle and sleeps for centuries until kissed by her Prince is given a magical atmosphere through director Leo Muscato’s colourful staging, and the superb cast of this Teatro Lirico di Cagliari production truly inhabits an enchanted realm.

The Queen, The Old Lady VETA PILIPENKO mezzo-soprano
The Frog, The Princess ANGELA NISI soprano
The Prince April ANTONIO GANDÍA tenor
The King, The Ambassador VINCENZO TAORMINA baritone
The Blue Fairy SHOUSHIK BARSOUMIAN soprano

ORCHESTRA E CORO DEL TEATRO LIRICO DI CAGLIARI
Conductor DONATO RENZETTI

Stage Director LEO MUSCATO
Set Designer GIADA ABIENDI
Choreographer LUIGIA FRATTAROLI

Video Director TIZIANO MANCINI
Filmed on 7-10 February 2017 at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari

[2.110655 / NBD0106V]
Total playing time: 88 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-MA 5.1 · BD 25 · Region: A, B, C

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