GIOACHINO ROSSINI (1792-1868): Demetrio e Polibio.
Catalogue Number: 12O045
Label: Arthaus Musik
Reference: 101 647
Description: The "World Premiere" sticker on this live recording from the 2010 Rossini Opera Festival Pesaro ignores the fact that Bongiovanni released a CD version back in 1996 but no matter; set behind the stage of an opera house and imagined as a ghost story (but with late 18th century costuming), this version features four young singers and does justice to Rossini's simple, charming, very first (1812) opera, put together during his student years. María José Moreno (soprano), Victoria Zaytseva (mezzo), Yijie Shi (tenor), Mirco Palazzi (bass), Prague Chamber Choir, G. Rossini Symphony Orchestra; Corrado Rovaris. 16:9 widescreen. Dolby Digital 5.1 or PCM stereo. NTSC all regions. 115 min + 14 min. bonus.