Classical
1:00 am
Sat July 13, 2013

July 19, 2013

 


Amilcare Ponchielli:  La Gioconda 
Bastille Opera, Paris
Paris National Opera Orchestra and Chorus 
Daniel Oren, conductor

CAST:  Violeta Urmana (Gioconda); Marcelo Alvarez (Enzo); Luciana D'Intino (Laura); Maria José Montiel (La Cieca); Claudio Sgura (Barnaba); Orlin Anastassov (Alvise Badoero)

Ponchielli's masterpiece, a drama of politics, passion and murder, is so over-the-top sensational that you can't help but love it -- one of opera's most delicious "guilty pleasures."

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