|About Barbara Frittoli|
The DVD version (for United States and Canada) of a 2001 performance of Verdi's Falstaff with Juan Diego Flórez as Fenton and Barbara Frittoli as Alice was released on November 18, 2003, and can be ordered from amazon.com. The performance, at the small Teatro Verdi in Busseto, Italy, featured sets and costumes recreated from a performance of 1913.
Rossini: Moïse et Pharaon
Moïse et Pharaon is Rossini's 1827 reworking for Paris of his Mosè in Egitto.
"In a live telecast of La Scala's 2003 season opener, Riccardo Muti leads a tremendous performance with top-notch Italian and international singers (although only Barbara Frittoli is a household name), well-versed in Rossini's weightier and dramatic bel canto style."--Judith Malafronte, Opera News of June 2006.
|At Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts, on Saturday, July 22, 2006, James Levine is scheduled to lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra and an outstanding cast of soloists in a concert performance, with supertitles, of Don Giovanni. The celebrated young Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien makes his Boston Symphony debut in the title role, joined by baritone Michele Pertusi (Leporello), sopranos Barbara Frittoli (Donna Anna), Soile Isokoski (Donna Elvira), and Heidi Grant Murphy (Zerlina), tenor Matthew Polenzani (Don Ottavio), baritone Patrick Carfizzi (Masetto), bass Morris Robinson (Commendatore), and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor.
Barbara Frittoli is scheduled in the role of Suor Angelica in performances of Puccini's Il Trittico at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in spring 2007. The new production premiere is to be on April 20, 2007.