[ EuroArts San Francisco Opera DVD / 4 DVD Box Set ]
Release Date: Saturday 1 October 2016
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This exclusive DVD box combines two of the most beloved Belcanto highlights: Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia and Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi. Both are renowned for the extraordinary emotional and elegant music, with tragic songs such as La tremenda ultrice spade, Ella è morta, o sciagurato from I Capuletti e i Montecchi and M'odi, ah, m'odi! from Lucrezia Borgia.
"Fleming seems fired by the theatricality of a reviled female character who commands every dramatic situation she encounters...The main reservation is her calculation...DeShong is a powerful vocal and dramatic presence as Orsini...The John Pascoe production is handsome, sumptuous and towering with ornate costumes." (Gramophone on Lucrezia Borgia)
"when you listen and forget about the fashion runway, this is a fine performance of Bellini's score. Joyce DiDonato is everything you would want in a Romeo, ardent and angry and in superb voice...And her Juliet, Nicole Cabell, matches her at every turn with a gloriously smoky middle register that effortlessly stretches up to the top extension of her voice." (BBC Music on I Capuleti e i Montecchi)