Elina Garanca builds on the success of her previous album, Bel Canto, incarnating the bel canto title role heroine, Cinderella, in Rossini's touching and hilarious comic masterpiece, La Cenerentola.
Maurizio Benini waves a magic wand of a baton, eliciting effervescent, transparent, shining sound from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Piquant visuals and superb acting by the entire cast make this a DVD opera lovers will watch again and again.
This new DVD was recorded live at the Metropolitan Opera during one of the fabled theatre's greatest nights last season.
The Philadelphia Inquirer lauded: “Mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca was a sensation at the Metropolitan Opera's spring simulcast of La Cenerentola with her vocal virtuosity, intensely blond glamour, and acting ability…”
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus /