Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
- Type CD
- Label Glyndebourne
- UPC 0878280000184
- Catalog number GFO 01807
- Release date 29 November 2013
About the album
Glyndebourne label releases Rossini’s La Cenerentola as the first in a series of Vladimir Jurowski legacy recordings
Rossini operas, and La Cenerentola in particular, have been Glyndebourne favourites since the 1950s when the opera house undertook a resurrection of the composer’s operas led by the Italian conductor Vittorio Gui. Gui introduced no less than four Rossini operas during his tenure as Music Director.
Italian baritone, Alessandro Corbelli, who returns to Glyndebourne Festival this summer in the title role in Don Pasquale, takes the role of Don Magnifico.
In its first revival, Peter Hall’s production was played on period instruments by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment who were highly praised for their performance.
“…this is the first time a Rossini opera has been performed by period instruments in a UK theatre – and the razor-sharp conducting of Vladimir Jurowski certainly made the most of the opportunity.”
Richard Fairman, Financial Times
“…feistily conducted by Vladimir Jurowski and phenomenally played by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.”
Tim Ashley, The Guardian
“The sparkling-voiced Romanian soprano Ruxandra Donose (Cenerentola) and the suitably refined Russian tenor Maxim Mironov (her Prince) lead a well-integrated cast, and conductor Vladimir Jurowski and the period instruments of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment find all the quicksilver elegance in this glorious score.”
David Gillard, Daily Mail
The CD will be followed by three more outstanding Jurowski performances recorded at Glyndebourne Festival; Love and Other Demons (2008), Tristan und Isolde (2009) and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2011).