Edgar

 

Puccini Edgar opera to libretto by Ferdinando Fontana. Directed 2008 by Lorenzo Mariani and Elisabetta Marini at the Teatro Regio Torino. Stars José Cura (Edgar), Amarilli Nizza (Fidelia),  Julia Gertseva (Tigrana), Marco Vratogna (Frank), and Carlo Cigni (Gualtiero). Yoram David conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of The Teatro Regio Torino, the Boys' Choir of the Teatro Regio Torino, and the Conservatorio "Giuseppe Verdi" di Torino. Set and costumes by Maurizio Balò; lighting by Christian Pinaud; chorus masters were Claudio Marino Moretti and Claudio Fenoglio. Directed for TV by Tiziano Mancini. Released 2009, disc has 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound. Grade: C+

In 2008, this was the first performance of the full 4-act version since it's world premiere in 1889 at Teatro alla Scala in Milan.