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Donizetti - Linda di Chamounix (Adam Fischer, Edita Gruberova) [2012 / 1996]

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Donizetti - Linda di Chamounix (Adam Fischer, Edita Gruberova) [2012 / 1996]

Donizetti - Linda di Chamounix (Adam Fischer, Edita Gruberova) [2012 / 1996]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch); (DTS, 6 ch) | 3.89 Gb + 6.25 Gb (DVD5+DVD9)
Classical | Label: Art Haus | Sub: English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Deutsch | 162 min | +3% Recovery

With Linda di Chamounix Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) has created wonderful, inspired music. Donizetti’s unfailing attention to the last detail becomes apparent in his numerous revisions of the work, the cuts and the new arrangement of the overture, which he had initially composed as a short prelude but had then developed further, to suit the taste of the Viennese.
For the performance at the Zurich opera, the producer Daniel Schmid changed the sentimental story into an ironical post-card idyll and thus achieved a modern note. The story is now set in a snow-white mountainous region where passions develop slowly. Removed from their familiar environment, the characters lose their connection with reality and become aggressive or insane. Apart from Edita Gruberova there is hardly anyone who could express this insanity better – at the premiere in 1842 it was the soprano Eugenia Tadolini. Everything around her turns into decoration. The roles of the jealous lover Carlo Deon Van der Walt, the Marchese Jacob Will and the Prefect László Polgár are superbly cast. Under the baton of Adam Fischer, the orchestra of the Zürich opera plays in strict rhythm and with melodic delicateness.

Donizetti - Linda di Chamounix (Adam Fischer, Edita Gruberova) [2012 / 1996]

Performer:
Linda - Edita Gruberova
Carlo, Visconte di Sirval - Deon van der Walt
Il Marchese di Boisfleury - Jacob Will
Il Prefetto - László Polgár
Antonio, Padre di Linda – Armando Ariostin
Maddalena, Madre di Linda – Nadine Asher
Pierotto – Kornelia Kallisch
L’Intendente – Miroslav Christoff
Orchestra and Chorus of the Zurich Opera House
Conductor - Adam Fischer