Conductor Carlo Felice Cillario, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Glyndebourne Chorus
Cast Mirella Freni, Luigi Alva, Emily Marie, Enzo Sordello, Sesto Bruscantini
In this recording of the 1962 production, Donizetti’s sparkling orchestral writing was brought to life by conductor Carlo Felice Cillario. The production was designed and directed by Franco Zeffirelli with the lively and capricious Mirella Freni as Adina. This recording precedes Freni’s EMI recording of L’elisir d’amore.
"This enchanting set of two discs gives you a prime seat at Glyndebourne in 1962 for one of the best comic operas."
- The Daily Mail
Gramophone magazine, Editor’s Choice, Classic FM, 5*, Classic FM magazine, 5*, Musica, 5* (Italy), The Daily Mail, 4*, Sunday Telegraph magazine, 4*
Recorded live at Glyndebourne during June 1962.
2 CD set, total playing time 125 minutes
Sung in the original Italian. Booklet contains full libretto in Italian, English, French and German, with synopses in English, French and German.