Donizetti: La Fille du Régiment

Arthaus Musik: 107107

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Donizetti: La Fille du Régiment

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(107 107)



Release date:

26th Oct 2009




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Donizetti: La Fille du Régiment

Live Recording from The Teatro Alla Scala, 1996

Ewa Podles, Bruno Praticó, Paul Austin Kelly & Mariella Devia

Orchestra and Chorus of The Teatro Alla Scala, Donato Renzetti (conductor) & Filippo Crivelli (director)

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After the Second World War, La Fille du Régiment gradually fell into oblivion. Small wonder, as it had become difficult to treat the anything but contemporary chauvinism of such a work. Dramatic and musical reasons raise their heads, making it impossible to gloss over the military-nationalistic traits or to interpret them any other way. The Director, Filippo Crivelli, therefore chose the reverse way for his production at the Scala Milan. He presented the events with the disarming ingenuousness of a picture book. Right from the beginning he and his illustrious stage set designer, Franco Zeffirelli, left no one in any doubt that this idyllic Tyrol was nothing but painted scenery and was thus the place of an unrealistic, playful event. The Italian soprano Mariella Devia, especially renowned as Bellini and Donizetti interpreter, proved with this role not only her fantastic vocal ability but also her talent for comedy as well as Paul Austin Kelly who brilliantly masters the notorious famous eight (!) high Cs of his cavatina Pour son amen.

Sound Format: PCM STEREO,

DD 5.1, DTS 5.1

DVD Format: DVD 9, NTSC

Picture Format: 4:3

Running Time: 135 mins

FSK: 0

Subtitle Languages: GB, DE, FR, ES, IT, CN

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