Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sergio A. Mims: Lawrence Brownlee in Rossini's 'Il Turco' in Italian (Festival d’Aix-en-Provence) on YouTube (3:33:29)

Lawrence Brownlee
Photo: LA Opera

Sergio A. Mims writes:

I've got a real gem for you. Here is the link on YouTube to watch a complete performance of Rossini's opera Il Turco in Italian with Lawrence Brownlee in the role of Narciso (3:33:29).

The performance was broadcast live in July 2014 from the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in France. 

Here are the credits:

Musical direction  Marc Minkowski
Stage direction  Christopher Alden
Selim     Adrian Sâmpetrean
Fiorilla   Olga Peretyatko
Don Geronio    Alessandro Corbelli
Narciso   Lawrence Brownlee
Prosdocimo        Pietro Spagnoli
Zaida     Cecelia Hall
Albazar Juan Sancho
Chorus:  Ensemble vocal Aedes
Orchestra:  Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble

In case anyone is wondering what Minkowski and other people are addressing to the audience is basically that they're thanking the theater worker unions who were on strike at the time to let the performance go on.

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