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ALFANO Risurrezione - Trailer [2020 Maggio Musicale Fiorentino]

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Franco Alfano’s opera Risurrezione draws its inspiration from Tolstoy’s
novel Resurrection and was the work that ensured Alfano’s considerable
success as a composer. The plot narrates the story of Katiusha and her
tragic love for prince Dimitri who seduces and abandons her, condemning

her to a life of sacrifice and desperation. Seen here in Fancesco Lanzillotta’s acclaimed Florence production, Risurrezione recalls Richard Strauss and Puccini – the drama evolving in an uninterrupted flow with moments of soaring lyricism alongside striking and evocative orchestration. The work gives voice to an idea that Alfano left in his memoirs: ‘Recoiling from catastrophes, I believed and still believe in the renovation, regeneration, and final purification of human passions from evil to goodness.’

Available in DVD 33866
Blu-ray 57866
CD CDS 7866.02

Conductor: Francesco Lanzillotta
Orchestra: Orchestra e Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Chorus master: Lorenzo Fratini
Director: Rosetta Cucchi
Set designer: Tiziano Santi
Theatre: Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Katerina Mihaylovna (Katyusha) Anne Sophie Duprels
Prince Dimitri Ivanovich Nehlyudov Matthew Vickers
Simonson Leon Kim
Sofia Ivanovna Francesca Di Sauro
Matryona Pavlovna Romina Tomasoni
An old maidservant Nadia Pirazzini
Vera / Korablyova Ana Victoria Pitts
Fenyichka Barbara Marcacci
the Hunchback Filomena Pericoli
the Redhead Nadia Sturlese
A woman Silvia Capra
Kritzlov / Second peasant Lisandro Guinis
Chief Guard Gabriele Spina
Guard Giovanni Mazzei
Train-station officer Nicolò Ayroldi
Officer / First peasant Nicola Lisanti
Muzhik Egidio Massimo Naccarato
Cossack Antonio Montesi
Fedia Giulia Bruni
First prisoner Delia Palmieri
Second prisoner Monica Marzini
Third prisoner Giovanna Costa
Prisoners Livia Sponton, Sabina Beani, Katja De Sarlo, Nadia Pirazzini

Costume designer: Claudia Pernigotti
Light designer: Ginevra Lombardo
Based on the original design by D.M.Wood

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