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Donizetti's Linda di Chamounix

Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona,  December 20, 2011 - January 8, 2012.

Photographs by Antoni Bofill, courtesy of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona

 

Photographs from the 2011 Gran Teatre del Liceu co-production with Opera di Roma of Donizetti's Linda di Chamounix.  The opera was double cast.  The photographs show the Damrau/Flórez cast.   The reaction seems to have been mixed: the opera has not worn well overall, its semiserio sentiment alien to our tastes today, but that it was an intelligent production with outstanding singing. Thus, José Mª Irurzun on the Seen and Heard International website (January 4, 2012) summed up his reaction "Barcelona Rarity: Damrau and Flórez can’t Salvage Linda di Chamounix".  Agustí Fancelli, El País (Decembre 22, 2011) and César López Rosell on the  el Periódico website (December 22, 2011) and, with a German angle, Manuel Brug (Die Welt, December 29, 2011), were of much the same opinion.  

The other Linda, Mariola Cantarero, can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4Rv2ihseX0 .  There are also two Damrau/Flórez clips on Youtube.

 

The Team

 

Linda -  Diana Damrau/ Mariola Cantarero

Carlo - Juan Diego Flórez / Ismael Jordi

Pierotto -  Silvia Tro Santafé/Ketevan  Kemoklidze

Antonio - Pietro Spagnoli/ Fabio Capitanucci

Boisfleury - Bruno de Simone/Paolo Bordogna

Il Prefetto - Simón Orfila /Mirco Palazzi

Intendente del feudo - Jordi Casanova

Maddalena - María José Suárez

 

Conductor - Marco Armiliato

Director - Emilio Sagi

Scenery - Daniel Bianco

Costume designer - Pepa Ojanguren

Lights - Albert Faura

 

 

 
                                                                            
Linda and  Boisfleury                                             Photo: Antoni Bofill

 

 


                      
                                                  Pierotto, Linda and Antonio                                      Photo: Antoni Bofill

                                    

 


                                                                         
 Boisfleury and chorus                                              Photo: Antoni Bofill

                          

 

 


                                                                              
Carlo and Linda                                                 Photo: Antoni Bofill

 

Some further photographs


                            
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