ERMANNO WOLF-FERRARI (1876-1948): La vedova scaltra.
Catalogue Number: 07K068
Description: The fourth of five operas the composer based on plays by Goldoni, this slender (but not short!) 1931 comedy matches closely the conventions of 18th-century opera buffa in its witty if skeptical look at the mechanisms governing the interplay of human relations. Four hopeful suitors, English, French, Spanish and Italian, vie for the hand of Rosaura, the cunning widow of the title, allowing for studies in contrasting national temperaments too. Filmed live at La Fenice, Feb. 13 & 15, 2007. 2 DVDs. Licensed from Dynamic. 142 min. 16:9 wide-screen. Dolby Digital 2.0 or Dolby Surround 5.0. NTSC. Region 0.