FRANCO ALFANO (1875-1954): Risurrezione.
Catalogue Number: 02W007
Description: Premiered in 1904, this opera draws its inspiration from Tolstoy’s novel and was the work that ensured Alfano’s considerable success as a composer. It recalls Richard Strauss and Puccini – the drama evolving in an uninterrupted flow with moments of soaring lyricism alongside striking and evocative orchestration. 2 CDs. Italian-English libretto. Anne Sophie Duprels (soprano), Francesca di Sauro (mezzo), Matthew Vickers (tenor), Leon Kim (baritone), Orchestra and Chorus of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Francesco Lanzillotta.