Cyrano de Bergerac (opera by Alfano)
first saw Cyrano de Bergerac in a BBC-TV production with Eric Porter in 1968: since then I've seen the films with Jose Ferrer, Gerard Depardieu, and a surprisingly effective Italian silent film (and of course Roxanne).
As I'm particularly interested in obscure romantic operas, I was very pleased to have an opportunity yesterday evening to see Alfano's opera of the play, in a very good production at Covent Garden. The house was packed, though this was probably because Cyrano was sung by Placido Domingo rather than any interest in the opera itself. The Roxanne was Sondra Radvanovsky, and the conductor was Mark Elder.
Posted: Thu - May 25, 2006 at 10:09 AM by Roger Wilmut
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