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Delibes: Coppelia

Delibes: Coppelia

Filmed live at the Palais Garnier, March 2011


Dorothée Gilbert (Swanilda), Mathias Heymann (Frantz), José Martinez (Coppélius) & Fabrice Bourgeois (Spalanzani)

The Paris Opera Corps de Ballet & Orchestre Colonne

Choreography Patrice Bart

Director Koen Kessels

Premiered by the Opera De Paris in 1870, and inspired by the fantastical writings of E.T.A. Hoffmann, Coppélia tells the story of a young man who becomes besotted with an exquisite automaton and is finally brought to his senses by his fiancée. In their production from the magnificent Palais Garnier, choreographer Patrice Bart in his final production and designer Ezio Toffolutti explore the story’s darker side while doing full justice to the exuberance and elegance of Delibes’ glorious score.

This production was screened in cinemas worldwide in March 2011

‘’The Paris Opera orchestra played sensuously for the conductor, Koen Kessels...costumes were extremely attractive, set theatrically striking. The dancers were models of self-presentation’’ New York Times

Extra features:

The mystery of Coppélia

Running time 124mins approx

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Picture format 1080i High Definition / 16:9

Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

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Subtitles EN/FR/DE/ES

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Talbot, J: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Talbot, J: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, 9th March, 2011


Lauren Cuthbertson (Alice), Sergei Polunin (Jack/The Knave of Hearts), Edward Watson (Lewis Carroll/The White Rabbit), Zenaida Yanowsky (Mother/The Queen of Hearts) & Steven Macrae (Mad Hatter)

Orchestra of The Royal Opera House, Barry Wordsworth

Choreography Christopher Wheeldon.

Lewis Carroll’s ever-popular story provides the basis for Christopher Wheeldon’s spectacular new work, starring Royal Ballet Principal Lauren Cuthbertson. Captivating designs by Bob Crowley, an engaging and passionate score by Joby Talbot, and Wheeldon’s breathtaking choreography combine to produce in the words of The Times “spectacular family entertainment brought to life with enormous theatrical verve.’’

It was broadcast on the BBC over the Easter period.

The production will be revived at the Royal Opera House in Spring 2012.

Extra features:

Documentary about ‘Being Alice’

Running time 120 mins approx

Region Code All regions

Picture format 1080i High Definition / 16:9

Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

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Subtitles EN/FR/DE/ES

“What a treat this is - such an imaginative treatment of a favourite story. There are extraordinary, eccentric sets and special effects; colourful, larger-than-life, argumentative characters and extraordinary costumes. Lauren Cuthbertson, as Alice, is excellent, her every movement suggesting the actions and emotions of this curious, spirited pre-adolescent... Christopher Wheeldon’s choreography is very imaginative and fitting for every character” MusicWeb International, August 2012

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Opus Arte Royal Opera House Collection - OABD7090D

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Verdi: Les vêpres siciliennes

Verdi: Les vêpres siciliennes

Recorded live at the Amsterdam Music Theatre, 23 & 29 September, 2010

French version


Barbara Haveman (Hélène), Lívia Ághová (Ninetta), Burkhard Fritz (Henri), Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester (Guy de Montfort), Balint Szabo (Jean Procida), Hubert Francis (Thibault), Fabrice Farina (Danieli), Rudi de Vries (Mainfroid), Roger Smeets (Robert), Jeremy White (Le Sire de Béthune) & Christophe Fel (Le Comte de Vaudemont)

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra & Koor van De Nederlandse Opera, Paolo Carignani (conductor) & Christof Loy (director)

Les vêpres siciliennes, like the similarly epic Don Carlos, was conceived as a grand opéra for Paris and is driven by the tensions between private passions and public politics. Originally set during Sicily’s 13th-century uprising against French rule, in Christof Loy’s staging for the Netherlands Opera the action is transposed to a 1940s world of sudden violence and shadowy double-dealing. Imaginatively cast and idiomatically conducted, the performance presents this magnificent score in its entirety, including the allegorical ballet The Four Seasons.

Extra features:

Cast gallery

Introductory film

Running time 208 mins

Region Code All regions

Picture format 16:9 Anamorphic

Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

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“Alejandro Marco-Buhrmeister succeeds in evoking our sympathy in 'Au sein de la puissance'. The lovers sing tenderly; but what stands out in their Act 2 duet is some exquisite phrasing in the strings...There are a few cuts, including the cabaletta of Procida's 'Et toi, Palerme', but it's a worthwhile addition to the modest number of French grand operas on DVD.” Gramophone Magazine, December 2011

“Barbara Haveman floats fine pianissimi but she is significantly underpowered as Helene...One of the handsomest baritones of the moment, Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester works hard and with notable intelligence, but his Montfort is tonally too lean for the music...The Netherlands Opera Chorus...remains one of the most musically and dramatically responsive among major companies.” International Record Review, November 2011

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Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, 16 & 18 December, 2010


Sergei Polunin (The Wolf), Will Kemp (Grandfather), Kilian Smith (Peter), Charlotte Edmonds (Duck), Laurine Muccioli (Bird) & Chisato Katsura (Cat)

The Royal Ballet School & Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Paul Murphy

Choreography Matthew Hart

Peter and the Wolf, Prokofiev’s musical fairy tale, has been delighting children since 1936. Nearly 60 years later, in 1995, the young choreographer Matthew Hart created a witty choreographed version for the Royal Ballet School with designs by Ian Spurling. Described as ‘an utterly delightful ballet and a perfect showcase for the younger students,’ by the Royal Ballet’s Director, Monica Mason, it was staged again – and recorded for this DVD – in 2010.

"...Matthew Hart’s Peter and the Wolf is one of the most beguiling children’s ballets around.” The Telegraph

Extra features:

Cast gallery

Documentary feature on rehearsing Peter and the Wolf

Running time 38 mins approx

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Picture format 16:9 Anamorphic

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Opus Arte Royal Opera House Collection - OABD7091D

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Turnage: Anna Nicole

Turnage: Anna Nicole

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, 23 & 26 February 2011


Eva-Maria Westbroek (Anna Nicole), Alan Oke (Old Man Marshall), Gerald Finley (The Lawyer Stern), Susan Bickley (Virgie), Jeremy White (Daddy Hogan), Loré Lixenberg (Cousin Shelley), Peter Hoare (Larry King), Rebecca de Pont Davies (Aunt Kay), Dominic Rowntree (Older Daniel), Allison Cook (Blossom), Andrew Rees (Doctor), Grant Doyle (Billy) & Wynne Evans (Mayor); John Parricelli (guitar), John Paul Jones (bass guitarist), Peter Erskine (drummer)

Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Richard Jones (director)

In a tragic-comic take on the extremes of celebrity culture, composer Mark Anthony Turnage, librettist Richard Thomas and director Richard Jones add Anna Nicole Smith to opera’s gallery of bad, sad girls. A pneumatic Playboy model who married an octogenarian billionaire, she achieved grotesque fame before her destitute, drugriddled death. With its jazz-coloured score and Eva-Maria Westbroek’s starry performance, this is, as the New York Times said: “an engrossing outrageous, entertaining and, ultimately deeply moving opera”.

"...It's a tremendous show...shocking it isn't; stunning it is!" The Independent

Contains very strong language and scenes of a sexual nature

Extra features:

Cast gallery

Illustrated synopsis

Behind the scenes feature including artist interviews

Running time 120 mins approx

Region Code All regions

Picture format 1080i High Definition / 16:9

Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

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Subtitles EN/FR/DE/ES

“The six camera operators get in close enough for us all to appreciate the visual brilliance of Richard Jones’s direction and Miriam Buether’s colourfully absurd sets. Better yet, the cameras offer extra chances for the Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek to warm and tenderise Anna Nicole’s rollercoaster life...The camera’s scrutiny also helps appreciation of Gerald Finley. Always an eloquent stage performer, he’s unsettlingly plausible as Stern” The Times, 12th August 2011 ***

“this is an opera that demands to be seen in its full wide-screen glory...On DVD, the opera is worryingly compelling. The more Turnage and his librettist, Richard Thomas, pile one cringe-making scene upon another, the harder it is to look away...the whole cast is excellent...all bolstered by a vivid musical performance under Pappano...As it stands, the opera is a salacious expose and not much more - a compelling one none the less” Gramophone Magazine, November 2011

“a slick satire on the superficiality of American popular culture...Eva-Maria Westbroek gives a gutsy central performance” Financial Times, November 2011

“such pulsing energy and raucous humour in a brassy, vivid score that is perfectly matched to its trailer-trash subject...Nobody...could fail to admire Richard Jones’s flamboyantly inventive staging or Eva-Maria Westbroek’s brave and sassy performance in the title role of the rags-to-riches girl who married a billionaire and met a tragic end.” The Telegraph, 2nd December 2011

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Opus Arte Royal Opera House Collection - OABD7088D

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Janacek: Jenufa

Janacek: Jenufa

Recorded live at the Teatro Real, October 2009


Mette Ejsing (Grandmother Buryja), Miroslav Dvorský (Laca Klemen), Nikolai Schukoff (Števa Buryja), Deborah Polaski (Kostelnicka Buryja), Amanda Roocroft (Jenufa), Károly Szemerédy (Foreman), Miguel Sola (Mayor), Marta Mathéu (Mayor’s wife), Marta Ubieta (Karolka), María José Suárez (Shepherdess), Sandra Ferrández (Barena), Elena Poesina (Jano) & Marina Makhmoutova (Aunt)

Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real, Ivor Bolton (conductor) & Stéphane Braunschweig (director)

The vulnerable young woman at the heart of Janacek's breakthrough opera is a signature role for the English soprano Amanda Roocroft. Here, in Stéphane Braunschweig's clear but deeply affecting production, she is partnered by the Slovak tenor Miroslav Dvorsky, as the man through whom she finds redemption, love and hope. The complex figure of the Kostelnicka becomes both tormentor and tormented in this fearless interpretation by the great dramatic soprano Deborah Polaski.

Extra features:

Cast gallery

Illustrated synopsis

Running time 136 mins

Region Code All regions

Picture format 16:9 Anamorphic

Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

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“Something in the composer's writing brings out the best in [Roocroft's] creamy voice and committed acting, and here she's superb as a young woman who forgives her stepmother for committing a terrible crime. Deborah Polaski, as the stepmother, sings with fierce power” Classic FM Magazine, November 2011 ***

“Braunschweig gives us Jenufa stark and simple, the stage almost bare, the opera's emotions stripped to the bone...Nothing is allowed to deflect concentration from the central human drama. Amanda Roocroft has won laurels as Jenufa in various stage productions and comes across as a deeply sincere performer here, even if the voice is apt to turn shrill at the top...[Polaski's] very understatement is moving in its own way.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2011

“Roocroft plays a Jenufa who moves believably from innocent girl to disillusioned woman...Only very occasionally do the musical care and dramatic restraint of Polaski's Kostelnicka not go quite far enough, but rather that than over-the-top histrionics...Schukoff exudes unmistakable sexual allure in his caddish role.” International Record Review, October 2011

“[Roocroft's] voice seems perfect for the role and she sings it superbly, as does Polaski as the Kostelnicka. Both characters come off as multi-dimensional, but Roocroft seems older than what one would expect...[Bolton]has the measure of the score and the orchestra plays very well for him. He balances the powerful sections where the timpani pound and the brass are given the lead, with the more lyrical passages” MusicWeb International, August 2012

“With her luminous tone and air of fragility, British soprano Amanda Roocroft has made a speciality of Janáček's downtrodden heroines and appears to best advantage here in Stéphane Braunschweig's 2009 production from Madrid. Deborah Polaski blazes conflict and conviction as her stepmother, and Nikolai Schukoff oozes testosterone as the feckless Števa.” Katherine Cooper, Presto Classical, May 2014

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Opus Arte - OABD7089D

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Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov

Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov

Recorded live from the Teatro Regio, Turin 7, 10 & 13 October 2010


Orlin Anastassov (Boris), Alessandra Marianelli (Xenia), Pavel Zubov (Fyodor), Ian Storey (Grigory), Vladimir Vaneev (Pimen), Peter Bronder (Prince Shuisky), Vasily Ladjuk (Andrey Shchelkalov), Vladimir Matorin (Varlaam), Luca Casalin (Missail), Nadezhda Serdjuk (Innkeeper), Evgeny Akimov (Holy Fool), Elena Sommer (Nurse), John Paul Huckle (Nikitich), Oliviero Giorgiutti (Mityukha), Matthias Stier (Boyar-in-attendance) & Andrei Konchalovsky (Khrushchyov)

Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Regio, Torino, Gianandrea Noseda (conductor) & Andrei Konchalovsky (director)

Boris Godunov is the story not only of a troubled leader but of an entire nation, and its history is as eventful as that of Mother Russia herself. In this new production, the legendary director Andrei Konchalovsky presents a personal vision of the opera that takes Mussorgsky’s bare and monumental first version as its basis, while adding the final scene from the composer’s revision, in which not only the Tsar but the people themselves reveal their fatal flaws.

Orlin Anastassov stars in the title role, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda.

‘’Orchestrally and vocally outstanding’’ The Opera Critic

Extra features:

Cast gallery

Interviews with Andrei Konchalovsky & Gianandrea Noseda

Running time 164 mins

Region Code All regions

Picture format 1080i High Definition

Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

Menu languages EN

Subtitles EN/FR/DE/ES

“Konchalovsky sticks to the 1869 original...Orlin Anastassov makes a rich-voiced but wildly over-the-top Godunov...It's good to have the superlative treble Pavel Zubov as Boris's son Fyodor...Best is Gianandrea Noseda's fluent and urgent conducting” BBC Music Magazine, October 2011 ***

“[Noseda] paces and balances Boris most naturally, eschewing brassy climaxes or over-melodramatic spookiness...Konchalovsky's detailed work with his responsive soloists has some of the over-the-top manic energy of Orson Welles in his Shakespeare films: the glinting, desperate, trapped eyes of Orlin Anastassov's Tsar and the fussy sweat-wiping mannerisms of Peter Bronder's Shuisky create an apt other-worldly presence. Both too are in fine voice.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2012

“Noseda is well-schooled in this repertoire through Valery Gergiev’s mentorship and offers a viscerally exciting performance of the score. His tempi are keen and there is plenty of thrust to his orchestra’s attack...Orlin Anastassov is a much younger Boris than we’re used to seeing, but then the real Boris Godunov became regent at the age of 34. Opulently costumed, he cuts a noble figure from the start and has the vocal resources to match.” Opera Britannia, 30th October 2011 ****/*****

“Anastassov is vocally and physically imposing as the Tsar. It is not, I think, being fanciful to say that from early on his staring eyes reflect the first signs of Boris's mental derangement. His voice emerges with deep resonance, focused, flowing, dark of timbre...The cast has no weaknesses...I rate the performance highly.” International Record Review, October 2011

“The chorus especially are on top form.” James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, October 2014

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Opus Arte - OABD7087D

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Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame

Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame


Misha Didyk (Hermann), Emily Magee (Lisa), Lado Ataneli (Count Tomsky), Ludovic Tézier (Prince Yeletsky), Elena Zaremba (Polina), Ewa Podles (Countess), Mikhaïl Vekua (Chaplitsky), Francisco Vas (Chekalinsky) & Claudia Schneider (Masha)

Symphony Orchestra and chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Michael Boder (conductor) & Gilbert Deflo (director)

Obsessive in gambling and in love, the soldier Hermann is the protagonist of Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame, based on a story by Pushkin. He is smitten with the aristocratic Lisa and fixated on learning the winning secret of ‘the three cards’ from her grandmother, the Countess, played by iconic contralto Ewa Podles. This opulent production from Barcelona’s Liceu captures St Petersburg in the era of Catherine the Great, while the house’s Music Director Michael Boden conducts a large and impressive cast.

Extra features:

Cast Gallery

Running time 183 mins

Region Code All regions

Picture format 1080i High Definition

Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

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Subtitles EN/FR/DE/ES/CA

“[Didyk] cuts a fine figure on stage: tall, blond, physically agile, he sings the role of the poor lunatic gambler well. His voice is laser-like in focus and has the familiar Slavic edge...Ataneli's Tomsky is a fine interpretation, his bright voice standing up well...[Podles] is in full control of her considerable resources, the voice booming when it must and scaled back for her lovely ballad” International Record Review, September 2011

“Misha Didyk is both vocally strong and physically striking; his acting is suitably neurotic and ‘on the edge’...[Podles] just about steals every scene she’s in. The part is often sung by veteran mezzos somewhat past their prime, so it’s refreshing to hear it so well sung by a rich contralto and so well acted.” Opera Britannia, 30th October 2011 ****

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Opus Arte - OABD7085D

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Britten: Billy Budd

Britten: Billy Budd


John Mark Ainsley (Captain Vere), Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd), Phillip Ens (Claggart), Iain Paterson (Mr Redburn), Matthew Rose (Mr Flint), Darren Jeffery (Lieutenant Ratcliffe), Alasdair Elliott (Red Whiskers), John Moore (Donald), Jeremy White (Dansker), Ben Johnson (Novice), Colin Judson (Squeak) & Richard Mosley-Evans (Bosun)

The Glyndebourne Chorus & London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mark Elder (conductor) & Michael Grandage (director)

Read Presto's complete review of this recording here.

Glyndebourne has a proud association with the operas of Benjamin Britten, however until 2010 had never staged Billy Budd. The all-male opera with a libretto co-written by EM Forster, is based on the battle between pure good and blind evil, and is set on a British man-‘o-war ship.

Michael Grandage, Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, chose this work to make his long-awaited operatic debut. Sir Mark Elder returned to conduct, marking the 100th opera production in his illustrious career.

Extra features:

Introducing Billy Budd

Designs on Billy Budd

Running time 200 mins

Region Code All regions

Picture format 1080i High Definition / 16:9

Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

Menu languages EN Subtitles EN/FR/DE/ES

“none of the camera’s interventions disturb the sweep of Michael Grandage’s carefully realistic production...you’re still sucked inside the drama, especially if you watch on a widescreen TV...[Imbrailo] is as ardent and puppyish as you could wish...the London Philharmonic revel in the baleful drums, salty woodwinds, and dark beauty of Britten’s score. On DVD as much as in the opera house, this is a Billy Budd to remember.” The Times, 29th April 2011 ****

“[Elder paces] the developing tragedy with airily lyrical detail and brooding, ominous power. John Mark Ainsley' s plangent, dark-toned tenor and intense diction show us a more neurotic Vere than usual...Phillip Ens's Claggart maintains a chilly calm, sadistic philosopher rather than snarling bully...[Imbrailo's Billy] is no plaster saint but gauche, hyperactive and open-hearted...this is the most compelling Billy Budd on video, and superb in Blu-ray.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2011 *****

“Truly, we live in a golden age of great opera recordings where a performance of Britain’s masterpiece -- perhaps his greatest operatic achievement outside Peter Grimes -- can be set down in an edition as exemplary as this. Singing, staging and recording are all non-pareil.” london24.com, 17th June 2011

“Elder's unerring sense of theatre puts him absolutely at one with the stage in every episode. He's clearly the guiding spirit of this Billy Budd. The production has been directed with laudable unobtrusiveness by Michael Grandage. Everything is executed with the utmost sensitivity, and there are some telling original touches...Video director Francois Rousillon does exceptional work here, with the precision of HD a constant pleasure. Opus Arte's recorded sound is superb” International Record Review, July/August 2011

“Jacques Imbrailo fields just the right youthful lyric baritone and sings Billy's solo below decks beautifully. John Mark Ainsley gets to the heart of Vere, every close-up showing an artist immersed in his role, and Phillip Ens sings gravely as a Claggart who seems sadly resigned to his lot, rather than an active force of destruction” Gramophone Magazine, September 2011

“the realisation of the decks of a man-o’-war seem even more claustrophobic than it was at Glyndebourne. The casting is immaculate, the choral singing is overpowering, and you can almost feel the salt spray flying off Mark Elder’s magnificent conducting.” The Telegraph, 2nd December 2011

Presto Disc of the Week

23rd May 2011

BBC Music Magazine

DVD Choice - July 2011

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012

DVD Finalist

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Opus Arte Glyndebourne - OABD7086D

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Verdi: La Traviata

Verdi: La Traviata

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, London, June & July 2009


Renée Fleming (Violetta), Joseph Calleja (Alfredo Germont), Thomas Hampson (Giorgio Germont), Eddie Wade (Baron Douphol) & Richard Wiegold (Doctor Grenvil)

The Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Richard Eyre (director)

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 soprano 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.

"...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

Extra features:

Cast gallery

Antonio Pappano interviews Renée Fleming

Running time 135 mins

Region Code All regions

Picture format 1080i High Definition

Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

Menu languages EN

Subtitles EN/FR/DE/ES/IT

“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.” Financial Times, 21st May 2011 ****

“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, July 2011

“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, July 2011 ***

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Opus Arte Royal Opera House Collection - OABD7076D

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