LA FAVORITA Cossotto, Kraus, Bruscantini (NHK 1971) (DVD)

LA FAVORITA Cossotto, Kraus, Bruscantini (NHK 1971) (DVD)

Code: 4423


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Product Description


A thrilling and sublimely sung 1971 performance of one of Donizetti’s most beautiful scores, starring two of opera’s most magnificent artists, mezzo-soprano Fiorenza Cossotto and tenor Alfredo Kraus. The powerful supporting cast includes baritone Sesto Bruscantini as King Alfonso and bass Ruggero Raimondi as Baldassare.The NHK Symphony Orchestra is under the direction of the great maestro Oliviero de Fabritiis. Includes optional subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
Color, 163 minutes, 4:3, All regions

Opera in Four Acts
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Alphonse Royer and Gustave Vaëz

Leonora - Fiorenza Cossotto
Fernando - Alfredo Kraus
Alfonso XI - Sesto Bruscantini
Baldassarre - Ruggero Raimondi
Don Gasparo - Augusto Pedroni
Ines - Marisa Zotti

The NHK Symphony Orchestra
NHK Italian Opera Chorus (The Members of the Japan Chorus Union)
Tokyo City Ballet Troupe

Oliviero De Fabritiis, conductor
(September 13, 1971, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan)