Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Daniela Dessì Adding Gioconda To Her Repertoire

(Photo: Outomuro/Fidelio Artists)
According to Forum Opera, soprano Daniela Dessì will be adding the demanding title role in Ponchielli's tragic opera La Gioconda. With over 70 roles to her credit, she will take on Gioconda at Teatro Massimo in Palermo beginning in February. The cast will include Salvatore Licitra (Enzo), Marianna Cornetti (Laura), Alexander Vinogradov (Alvise) and Elisabetta Fiorillo (La Cieca). For more information about the production, click here. The production is by Jean-Louis Grinda and has already been performed in Liege, Nice and Saint-Etienne. It will be performed at the Paris Opera in 2013. [Source]

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