Verdi: La Traviata [Blu-ray]

Verdi: La Traviata [Blu-ray]

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Brand:
Opus Arte
Actors:
Renee Fleming, Joseph Calleja, Thomas Hampson, Monika-Evelin Liiv, Eddie Wade
ASIN:
B004Q2TWPW
Aspect Ratio:
16:9
Director:
Richard Eyre
Language:
Italian (DTS-HD High Res Audio), Italian (PCM Stereo)
Media Format:
Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Classical, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
MPAA rating:
s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
Number of discs:
1
Release date:
May 31, 2011
Run time:
2 hours and 34 minutes
Studio:
Opus Arte
Subtitles::
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Verdi's best-loved work, is performed here by a star cast in a revival of Richard Eyre's highly acclaimed 1994 production. Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts La traviata for the first time at Covent Garden. American oprano Renée Fleming returns to Covent Garden to sing Violetta for the first time with The Royal Opera. La traviata was first performed at the Teatro La Fenice, Venice in March 1853. Press Reviews"Antonio Pappano takes charge of this revival, searching out the meaning of Verdi's score in a supple, sentient reading that sweeps you along." (The Guardian) "At the age of 50, [Fleming] still looks very good in the role of the doomed courtesan...[she] sounds good, too, singing with consistent skill...There's a sincerity to Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja's portrayal of Alfredo which gives it more spontaneity than his American colleagues supply...Stronger than the vocals is the conducting of Antonio Pappano, which possesses a natural stylishness and fluency. " (BBC Music Magazine ★★★) "I was sniffy about her first night but this DVD comes from later in the run, by which time she had found an uncharacteristic emotional freedom. She is still the prima donna playing the part, but the beautiful sounds she makes, especially in the Act One finale and the Act Two party, are well worth hearing, and the high-quality film-work puts us right at the heart of the action. " (The Financial Times ★★★★) "... this is a sensible, believable, attractive presentation that is more in line with Verdi than with the idiocies of Regietheater...Vocally, [Fleming] is on good form at almost every turn... Calleja must sound authentic enough as an Italianate tenor for anyone...I always have the impression that [Pappano] works with the singers rather than challenging them to a duel. The chorus and orchestra respond fittingly to his direction. " (International Record Review) CastRenée Fleming (Violetta)Joseph Calleja (Alfredo)Thomas Hampson (Germont)The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House; Antonio Pappano ProductionCompany: The Royal OperaStage Director: Richard Eyre Disc InformationCatalogue Number: OABD7076DDate of Performance: 2009Running Time: 135 minutesSound: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTSAspect Ratio: 1080i High DefinitionSubtitles: EN, FR, DE, ES, ITLabel: Opus Arte
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