Rossini: Le Comte Ory (complete opera recorded in 2011) BLU-RAY

 
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Rossini: Le Comte Ory (complete opera recorded in 2011) BLU-RAY
Metropolitan Opera / Juan Diego Flórez, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Monica Yunus, Stéphane Degout / Maurizio Benini (cond)

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Release Date: Monday 16 November 2015

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Rated: G - Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993Suitable for General Audiences

In Spring 2011, the first-ever performances at New York's Metropolitan Opera of Rossini's Le Comte Ory brought standing ovations and critical-acclaim. The spectacular trio of Juan Diego Florez, Diana Damrau and Joyce DiDonato ignited vocal and theatrical fireworks.

Host: Renée Fleming

153 minutes

"Sher's production is wise, witty and completely faithful to the spirit of the piece...Damrau is peerless, giving a bravura comic performance made from winks and nudges, heavy theatrical sighing and a heaving bosom. Rossini's music might have been written for her diamond-bright coloratura and gravity-defying top notes. Joyce DiDonato is equally fine...And who could ask for a more winning Ory than Juan Diego Florez?...Delicious." BBC Music Magazine, June 2012

"Not since Juan Oncina at Glyndebourne in the 1950s has there been a singer better able to cope with the phallocentric Count's stratospheric billings and cooings than Juan Diego Florez. Diana Damrau, a coloratura possessed of breeding as well as presence, makes a superb Countess Adele, and the irrepressible Joyce DiDonato gives a properly testosterone-fuelled performance...Benini directs the Met's Rolls Royce pit band with brisk efficiency." Gramophone Magazine, July 2012

"What a cast the Met has put together!...[Florez is] handsome, sly and tonally easy...[Damrau] acts with just the right oxymoronic ladylike lust...there seems to be nothing [DiDonato's] voice cannot do and she moves as if she owns the stage...Benini managed to keep the many disparate parts together and leads with great consideration for the singers." International Record Review, June 2012

"The purity and lightness of Flórez's voice is astounding...If we ever hear another Ory as good as this then I'll be very surprised... the sheer security of [DiDonato's] tone is a marvel to behold...Damrau has less form in the bel canto repertoire, but she takes to the virtuoso role of the Countess like a duck to water." MusicWeb International, July 2012

ROSSINI, Le Comte Ory _ Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez