Rossini: Il Viaggio a Reims - Barbara Frittoli (soprano); Bojidar Nikolov (vocals); Cheryl Studer (soprano); Claudio Otelli (vocals); Enzo Dara (baritone);...
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Rossini's Il viaggio a Reims may be the first postmodern opera in terms of the self-referentiality of its libretto: it was written about a future event -- the coronation of Charles X of France in 1825 -- to be performed as part of the celebration surrounding the coronation itself. The libretto, by Luigi Balocchi, is one of the silliest and most convoluted, but genuinely wittiest, Rossini ever set (which is saying something!) and the composer responded with an outpouring of inspiration that's fully appropriate to the ...

Rossini: Il Viaggio a Reims 1993, Sony Music

UPC: 074645333625

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