Franco Alfano's Cyrano de Bergerac

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Saturday, September 03, 2011

Franco Alfano's 1936 opera Cyrano de Bergerac, the story of a swordsman-poet with an enormous heart and even larger nose, has been revived in recent years as a vehicle for veteran tenor Plácido Domingo. In this 2010 San Francisco Opera production, brought over from the Théâtre du Châtelet, the tenor is paired with Spanish soprano Ainhoa Arteta as Roxane, the beautiful object of Cyrano’s affection. French conductor Patrick Fournillier leads the production.

CAST:

Cyrano - Placido Domingo
Roxane - Ainhoa Arteta
Christian de Neuveville - Thiago Arancam
De Guiche - Stephen Powell
Carbon - Lester Lynche
Ragueneau - Brian Mulligan
Le Bret - Timothy Mix
Lisa, A Sister - Leah Crocetto
The Duena/Sister Marta - Maya Lahyani
Official/A Cook - Austin Kness

CONDUCTOR: Patrick Foufnillier
STAGE DIRECTOR: Petrika Ionesco
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson

Comments [5]

Richard

Does this exist as a CD recording?

Sep. 06 2011 05:48 PM
mrs newman

If Caniglia sang the premiere, how bad could it be?

Sep. 03 2011 04:48 PM
annie from Bronx

What an exciting production.

Sep. 03 2011 01:25 PM
maddy from new york city

Where has this opera been hiding? What a perfect story for an opera. When I heard about it, i assumed it was recently written. It's a relief to be wrong.

Sep. 01 2011 07:38 PM
louis carmona

i always had trouble getting wqxr this is very special for me. (new yorker from the 3rd grade to all my classes to include up to two graduate promontion) now living in hawaii. (col louis s carmona, military ret)

Sep. 01 2011 01:52 PM

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