Alex Esposito (Faraone), Olga Senderskaya (Amaltea), Dmitry Korchak (Osiride), Sonia Ganassi (Elcia), Enea Scala (Mambre), Riccardo Zanellato (Moses), Yijie Shi (Aronne) & Chiara Amarù (Amenofi)
Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna & Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Roberto Abbado (conductor) & Graham Vick (director)
This thought-provoking, modern-day interpretation of Rossini's 'Mosè in Egitto' sets the scene for superior music-making at the prestigious Rossini Festival in Pesaro. For conductor Roberto Abbado, the transposition of the action to the present day releases the energy of Rossini's music. At his disposal is a cast of top-quality vocalists such as the refined bel canto artist (Bresciaoggi) Sonia Ganassi as Elcia, and the outstanding Dmitry Korchak as the Pharaoh's son, two lovers fatefully drawn into the political turmoil and catastrophes of their time. Also among the protagonists are the thoroughly brilliant (Deutschland Radio Kultur) baritone Alex Esposito as Faraone and, in his Rossini Festival debut, young, full-bodied bass Riccardo Zanellato as Moses. Conductor Roberto Abbado inspired his musicians to deliver a spectacular performance (Salzburger Nachrichten).
"Vocally and physically, Dmitry Korchak is almost perfect as Osiride. His outstanding technique is forever at the service of an even more remarkable musicianship." (Seen and Heard International)
"ROF had found another outstanding singer in Alex Esposito as Pharaoh. His first act aria - Cade dal ciglio il velo - brought a thunderous, prolonged and deserved ovation. Rossini expression at its best." (The Guardian)
"Roberto Abbado gives a well-proportioned reading, avoiding the temptation to turn the piece into early Verdi." (International Record Review)