Gianluigi Gelmetti, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart - Rossini: The Early Operas - Il Signor Bruschino, La Cambiale di Matrimonio, L'Occasione fa il Ladro, La Scala di Seta (2008)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 374 min | 6.52+5.73+6.80+6.65 Gb (4xDVD9)
Classical | Label: EuroArts | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol | Recorded: 1989, 1990, 1992
Thousands of music enthusiasts are drawn each year to the Schwetzingen Festival in the time-honored walls of the beautiful Rokokotheater, an ideal place for Rossini's farse, his light one-act operas from the early part of his career. These operas already contain all the elements with which Rossini later took the music world by storm: melodic inventiveness, ingenious connections between sung lines and orchestral accompaniment, musical humor and emsembles using breathtakingly fast parlando singing. The witty and ironical relaization of these musical comedies by Michael Hampe and conductor Gianluigi Gelmetti with a great ensemble of singers was met with enthusiastic approval and makes the present recordings milestones in the still young Rossini videography and the very rare productions in this genre.