Will Crutchfield, Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Rossini: Ciro in Babilonia (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 172 min | 41,5 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 2046 kbps / 24-bit
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 172 min | 7,89 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean
The Biblical story of Belshazzar’s hubristic arrogance set against the valour of the young warrrior-leader Cyrus provided the 20-year-old Rossini with a dramatic story with West-Eastern resonances which still speak to us today. For the title role of Cyrus, Rossini wrote what would be his longest-ever contralto role, to which the great Rossini singer Ewa Podles is both naturally attracted and ideally suited. She is partnered by two young American stars of Rossini singing, Jessica Pratt and Michael Spyres, and a conductor-scholar, Will Crutchfield, of immense experience and sympathy.