Friday, January 21, 2011
Giorgio Pastina - Il cardinale Lambertini AKA Cardinal Lambertini (1954)
In 1739 in Bologna, Archbishop Prospero Lambertini protects the love of Charles and of Countess Isabella, with the opposition of the powerful, and after many vicissitudes he marries them. He goes to Rome and becomes Pope Benedict XIV.
It is the reduction of the famous comedy (1905) by A. Testoni, that B. Berenson defined worthy of Shakespeare's comedy.
Witty and effervescent text . Superb and accurate setting.