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Donizetti: L'Elisir d'amore / Villazon, Netrebko [DVD]

Album Summary

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Villazon is a remarkably versatile tenor and he puts his individual stamp on everything he does. Nemorino was a role in the repertoire of all "three tenors" in the 1970s and '80s: Domingo brought a certain smoothness to it early in his career, but his voice soon grew too heavy; Pavarotti was simple, affectionate, and bright-toned; and Carreras had vulnerability and warmth. Villazon has it all. The voice gleams at the top, the baritonal bottom adds tenderness in introspective moments, and he handles the coloratura handsomely. He's even a master at messa di voce--that glorious affect in which a note is attacked softly, swelled to almost forte and then drawn back to pianissimo--and he uses it at the close of his big aria, "Una furtiva lagrima"... The gorgeous Russian superstar Anna Netrebko is his beloved Adina and she seems likewise relaxed; she executes endless streams of coloratura with beautiful tone and ease, and she's truly alert and appealing. The two share a one-minute-long kiss that has the audience erupting in applause." -Classics Today (10/10)

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Picture Format: NTSC, Letterbox, 16:9, Color
Country of Origin: USA


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>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
  • Performers: Leo Nucci; Rolando Villazón (Tenor); Rolando Villazón; Anna Netrebko (Soprano); Anna Netrebko; Ildebrando D'Arcangelo
  • Conductor: Alfred Eschwé
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1832
  • Studio/Live: Live