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I vespri siciliani (1986)

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Leo Nucci ...
Guido di Monforte
Veriano Luchetti ...
Arrigo
Bonaldo Giaiotti ...
Giovanni da Procida
Susan Dunn ...
Elena
Gianfranco Casarini ...
Bethune
Sergio Fontana ...
Vaudemont
Bruno Lazzaretti ...
Tebaldo
Giuseppe Morresi ...
Roberto
Anna Caterina Antonacci ...
Ninetta
Sergio Bertocchi ...
Danieli
Walter Brighi ...
Manfredo
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Riccardo Chailly ...
Himself - Conductor
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna ...
Orchestra e Coro
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Is this opera available in DVD format - Region 2?
16 January 2005 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This is one of Verdi's late middle period operas, which he wrote for the Paris Oprea. It is a long opera & very uneven, with five acts and the obligatory ballet - for the demanding Paris audience of the late 19th Century. What makes this performance so special, is the singing of Susan Dunn as Elena. Her singing of the Act 4 aria "Arrigo, ah parle ad un core" is amazing -the purest lirico spinto I have heard in a long time - better than Callas - and that is not an exaggeration. The applause lasted more than five minutes in the recording - and this is a long time when one has come to listen to opera. I would recommend to anyone interested in great singing to listen to Susan Dunn's rendition of the Act 4 aria - it is spellbinding singing, the clarity of her voice and breath control is truly wondrous.


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