Verdi: La forza del destino

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Verdi: La forza del destino

Awards:

Gramophone Awards 2017

Shortlisted - Opera

Gramophone Magazine

DVD of the Month - June 2016

Label:

Sony

Catalogue No:

88875160649

Discs:

2

Release date:

15th April 2016

Barcode:

0888751606494

Medium:

DVD Video

Format:

NTSC

Region:

all
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Verdi: La forza del destino


Anja Harteros (Leonora), Jonas Kaufmann (Alvaro), Ludovic Tézier (Carlo), Nadia Krasteva (Preziosilla), Vitalij Kowaljow (Padre Guardiano), Renato Girolami (Fra Melitone)

Bayerisches Staatsorchester & Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Asher Fisch (conductor) & Martin Kušej (director)

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Martin Kušej’s thrilling contemporary interpretation of Verdi’s late opera proved the perfect vehicle for the Bavarian State Opera’s dream-team of Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros. The imposing sets’ references to terrorism and the implosion of modern civilisation bring the opera’s inherent drama to a breathtaking pinnacle.

Gramophone Magazine

June 2016

“A large part of the characterisation comes from the sheer quality of Harteros’s singing, poised and perfectly shaped, with an impeccable sense of style, the voice itself slightly hazy in colour but totally focused. This is a wonderful performance...Tézier is hardly less stylish, and sings with thrillingly rich and generous tone.”

MusicWeb International

June 2016

“Munich had managed to assemble the finest Verdi cast available to sing the opera. It is crowned by a magnificent Leonora from Anja Harteros, perhaps the best thing she has done on disc...and in Jonas Kaufmann she is matched with an Alvaro who is the finest we’ve had since Domingo...For anyone who isn’t entirely allergic to a bit of Regietheater, this is now the one to go for.”

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