GIOACHINO ROSSINI (1792-1868): Ciro in Babilonia.
Catalogue Number: 09P032
Label: Opus Arte
Reference: OA 1108 D
Description: The 20-year-old Rossini's fifth opera contains his longest-ever role for a contralto and, given that the freakishly talented Ewa Podles is that contralto in this performance from the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro last summer, this should appeal both to repertoire and to vocal collectors. Ewa Podles (contralto), Michael Spyres (tenor), Jessica Pratt, Carmen Romeu (sopranos), Mirko Palazzi (bass), Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Communale di Bologna; Will Crutchfield. 16:9 anamorphic. 5.1 DTS Surround or 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo. All regions. 165 min.