Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (complete opera recorded in 2012) BLU-RAY

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Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (complete opera recorded in 2012) BLU-RAY
Baden-Baden Festspielhaus / Miah Persson, Rolando Villazon, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, Roman Trekel / Pablo Heras-Casado (cond)

[ Deutsche Grammophon Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc ]

Release Date: Friday 10 October 2014

Rated: G - Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993Suitable 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)

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