[ Deutsche Grammophon Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc ]
Release Date: Friday 10 October 2014
Suitable for General Audiences
This marks Rolando Villazón's directorial debut in a dual-role: stage director and star singer (main role Nemorino) at the same time, and it is a clear WINNER.
Inspired by the cartoon character Lucky Luke and the Spaghetti Western-tradition, the tenor's staging for the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus is not only a film studio in the thirties but also a Western at the same time.
Lead by the dynamic young conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, who "…conducts very singer friendly" (Online Musik Magazine)
Extraordinary visual production, and one of the most memorable European operatic events of 2012.
Picture format: 1080i / 60i / 16:9 / colour
Audio Format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.0
Region Code: All regions ("0")
Disc: 1 BD-50
Menu Language: English
Subtitles: Opera: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean
Documentary: German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean / with Voice-Over in English
Total time: c. 165' (Opera: c. 136 ' + Documentary/Behind the Scenes: '29')
"Villazon turns in an action-packed, razzle-dazzle production. The opera is set in a film studio during the silent movie era, where the cast is filming a Western...Villazon's Nemorino...comes across as individual, hyperactive, zany, but also a bit petulant and unlovable...Persson exudes easy-going charm...[d'Arcangelo] sings with fine, Italianate comic energy." (Gramophone)