Rossini's Tancredi From the Champs-Elysées Theatre

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

 Rossini's 'Tancredi' at the Champs-Elysées Theatre in Paris. Rossini's 'Tancredi' at the Champs-Elysées Theatre in Paris. (Vincent Pontet)

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For better or worse, Rossini's revised tragic version of Tancredi is the one most favored in today's opera houses and it's the one host Lisa Simeone presents here on World of Opera. The production comes from one of opera's most glamorous destinations, the Champs-Elysées Theatre in Paris. The stars are contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux in the title role, and soprano Patrizia Ciofi as the beleaguered Amenaide, in a performance led by conductor Enrique Mazzola.

Cast:

Tancredi: Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto) 
Amenaide: Patrizia Ciofi (soprano)
Argirio: Antonino Siragusa (tenor)
Orbazzano: Christian Helmer (bass)
Isaura: Josè Maria lo Monaco (mezzo-soprano)
Roggiero: Sara Tynan (mezzo-soprano)

Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
Champs-Elysées Theatre Chorus
Enrique Mazzola, conductor

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