Adam Fischer, Orchestra La Scintilla of the Opernhaus Zurich, Cecilia Bartoli - Halévy: Clari (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 158 min | 4,14+5,18 Gb (DVD5+DVD9)
Classical | Label: DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol | Recorded: 2008
Cecilia Bartoli recreates the 1828 triumph of the legendary Maria Malibran - original star and dedicatee of Halévy's "tragi-comedy", Clari. Tracing the love of a callow country-girl for a duplicitous Duke, this hugely entertaining and first-ever modern production of Clari proved the overwhelming hit of the Zurich Opera season. Zurich Opera's own period-instrument orchestra, La Scintilla, under Adam Fischer, contribute a thoroughly researched, stylistically and historically well-informed accompaniment, yet without neglecting the liveliness and spirit of Italian opera.