This year's Europa Konzert took place in Naples, Riccardo Muti's home town.The charismatic conductor and the Berlin Philharmonic together with Violeta Urmana, one of the leading sopranos in the Italian dramatic genre, present the overture of Verdi's magnificent opera La Forza del Destino and La canzone dei ricordi (The Song of Memories) for soprano by Giuseppe Martucci (1820-1869). Martucci's song cycle was originally conceived as a work for voice and piano, but found its final form and highest expression in the arrangement for soprano and orchestra. The Lithuanian-born singer has justly became world famous for her interpretation of roles such as Aida, Amelia, Elisabetta, Gioconda, Leonora, Tosca and Norma. She is currently receiving rave reveiws for her Isolde at Bregenz which she takes to the Met and Berlin later this year. Schubert's 'Great Symphony' completes this fantastic concert at the formidable Teatro San Carlo.
NTSC - 16:9, PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Region code: 0
Original language: Italian
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian
Booklet Notes: French, German, English
Running time: 90 mins
“If the journey is comfortable, there are still plenty of features to admire in the driving. The symphony begins in stately fashion, the inner parts in the violas and cellos lovingly brought out...With unobtrusive camera-work, this is a solid achievement.”
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