Recorded live at the Arena di Verona, Italy, June 2005
Andrea Gruber (La Gioconda, a street singer)
Marco Berti (Enzo Grimaldi, exiled Genoese prince in love with Laura)
Alberto Mastromarino (Barnaba, sadistic spy who lusts after Gioconda)
Eildiko Komlosi (Laura Adorno, wife of Alvise and loved by Enzo)
Carlo Colombara (Alvise, one of the Heads of the State Inquisition)
Elisabetta Fiorillo (La Cieca, blind mother of Gioconda)
Orchestra, Chorus and Corps de Ballet of the Arena di Verona
Donato Renzetti (conductor)
Pier Luigi Pizzi (director)
Length: 162 min.
Nº of disc: 2 DVD, 3 CDs
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“Colombara is another to reveal a lovely legato”
Colin Clarke, Music Web
“Carlo Colombara, en Alvise, a du creux et de la noblesse”
Vincent Deloge, ResMusica
“Both the Barnaba of Alberto Mastromarino and the Alvise of Carlo Colombara are sung with firm expressive tone. Carlo Colombara’s Alvise is strongly sung and acted. He is physically imposing and sings with good diction and a wide range of expression in Si, morir ella (D 2 Ch.1). He is a very definite plus among today’s Italian basso cantante. His vocal and acting abilities are very evident and a great strength in this production”.
Robert J Farr, Music Web
“Bass Carlo Colombara sings Alvise with the requisite snarl and notable tonal center”.
Robert Levine, Classic Today
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