Rossini turns the disguise-based Le Comte Roy libretto into a spirited play of erotic lightness. Llu's Pasqual's production is witty and clever. The dynamic, international young cast is headed by tenor Yijie Shi in the title role and soprano Laura Polverelli as his astute page. Paolo Carignani conducts the Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna with verve and brio. Rossini Opera Festival performance, 2009 Special bonus feature: Making of Le Comte Ory in Pesaro.
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