Respighi: The Sunken Bell
The opera La campana sommersa (The Sunken Bell) is Respighi's operatic masterpiece. A symbolist drama on a supernatural theme, it is steeped in beauty, mystery and foreboding, and orchestrated with the Romantic opulence familiar from his sumptuous trilogy of Roman tone poems. Its triumph at the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1928 was repeated at La Scala, Milan, and this most recent production at the CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain, world-renowned for its staging of rarities, was hailed for its brilliant production and magnificent performances. Directed and Produced by Joana Filipe Martinez.