FRANCO ALFANO (1876-1954): Cyrano de Bergerac.
Catalogue Number: 12L061
Description: This 1936 commedia eroica based on the immortal Rostand source breathes a haunted, nocturnal atmosphere which is bittersweet, fragile and dreamlike (at one point, the vocal writing is influenced by Debussy's Pelléas, at another, Mussorgsky is suggested in its Oriental atmosphere) and the composer's tonal richness, musical originality and ability to evoke a wealth of tone colors from a standard orchestra with traditional instruments makes this an absorbing work. Second DVD version already but you might have noticed that Domingo is in this one. Filmed Feb. 2007. Plácido Domingo (baritone), Sondra Radvanovsky (soprano), Arturo Chacón Cruz (tenor), Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana; Patrick Fournillier. 16:9 widescreen. NTSC. Region 0. Dolby 2.0 stereo or Dolby 5/1 surround or DTS 5/1 audiostream. 141 min.