ALFANO, F.: Cyrano de Bergerac (Palau de les Arts "Reina Sofia", 2007)



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Cyrano de Bergerac

Venue: Palau de les Arts "Reina Sofia", Valencia
Playing Time: 02:21:13
Catalogue Number: 2.110270
UPC: 747313527052

While best known today for having composed the ending to Puccini's unfinished Turandot, Franco Alfano wrote some dozen operas, including Cyrano de Bergerac (1936) with a libretto by Henri Cain based on Edmond Rostand's drama of the same name. It is a moving tale of romantic misunderstanding, swashbuckling bravado and heartbreaking loyalty, in which the eloquent Cyrano feels unable to express his love for Roxane because of his famously protuberant nose - except on behalf of his handsome but inarticulate friend, Christian.

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