Throughout 2013 the Glyndebourne label celebrates the legacy of outgoing Music Director Vladimir Jurowski with the release of four of his finest Glyndebourne performances. The first of these is a recording of the 2007 Glyndebourne Festival production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola, first staged __ by Sir Peter Hall in 2005.
Rossini operas, and La Cenerentola in particular, have been Glyndebourne favourites since the 1950s when the opera house undertook a resurrection of the composer’s operas led by the Italian conductor Vittorio Gui. Gui introduced no less than four Rossini operas during his tenure as Music Director.
In this recording, Vladimir Jurowski leads a well-integrated cast led by Romanian soprano Ruxandra Donose whose flawless timbre, expressive vocalism and thoughtful musicianship are all on display. Italian baritone, Alessandro Corbelli, who returns to Glyndebourne Festival this summer in the title role in Don Pasquale , takes the role of Don Magnifico.
In its first revival, Peter Hall’s production was played on period instruments by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment who were highly praised for their performance.
“With the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment fizzing in the pit and Vladimir Jurowski conducting, this was Glyndebourne at its vibrant best.”
Fiona Maddocks, Evening Standard