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Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: Naxos of America, Inc.
Manufacturer: Naxos of America, Inc.
Number Of Discs: 3
Number Of Items: 3
Publisher: Naxos of America, Inc.
Region Code: 0
Release Date: 2016-10-28
Running Time: 519
Studio: Naxos of America, Inc.
Verdi: Il trovatore (2002) from OA0849D/OABD7006D José Cura (Manrico); Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Count di Luna); Yvonne Naef (Azucena); Verónica Vilarroel (Leonora); The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House; Carlo Rizzi
Verdi: La traviata (2009) from OA1040D/OABD7076D Renée Fleming (Violetta); Joseph Calleja (Alfredo); Thomas Hampson (Germont); The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House; Antonio Pappano
Verdi: Macbeth (2011) from OA1063D/OABD7095D Simon Keenlyside (Macbeth); Liudmyla Monastyrska (Lady Macbeth); Raymond Aceto (Banquo); The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House; Antonio Pappano
"...an impressive company showcase, full of moments when chorus and orchestra are at full throttle. Whipped up by Antonio Pappano's baton, they sound truly thrilling. " (The Guardian - Macbeth)
"Simon Keenlyside and Liudmyla Monastyrska give one of the finest portrayals of the couple that I have come across. In both cases what lifts them into the category of the very special is the way they manage to chart the character's development. Macbeth is a role that Keenlyside has grown into. He has the depth, the charisma and the energy that make the role complex and interesting; more than a great soldier laid low. His baritone is rounded and complex, just right to capture the many facets of the character's journey." (Musicweb International - Macbeth)
"the beautiful sounds she [Renée Fleming] makes, especially in the Act One finale and the Act Two party, are well worth hearing, and the high-quality film-work puts us right at the heart of the action." (Financial Times - La Traviata ★★★★)
"Antonio Pappano takes charge of this revival, searching out the meaning of Verdi's score in a supple, sentient reading that sweeps you along." (The Guardian - La Traviata)
"Elijah Moshinsky's production is surely as lively and moving as Verdi's intricate masterpiece deserves. Jose Cura sizzles. Dimitri Hvorostovsky is everything one could want to see and hear in a Verdi baritone. This new “Trovatore” DVD is a reminder that not every golden age happened long ago." (San Francisco Chronicle - Il Trovatore)
"All four are in excellent voice. Cura...supports Naef with beautiful quiet singing...Hvorostovsky is formidable...There are two other filmed Trovatore's available at present, for a combination of musical excellence and intelligent production neither comes close to this one." (International Record Review - Il Trovatore)Cast
Renée Fleming (Violetta Valery)
Simon Keenlyside (Macbeth)
Liudmyla Monastyrska (Lady Macbeth)
Joseph Calleja (Alfredo Germont)
José Cura (Manrico)
Yvonne Naef (Azucnea)
Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House