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Berlioz: Les Troyens / Norman / Levine, Met Opera [DVD]

Album Summary

>Berlioz, Hector : Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

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Filmed at the Metropolitan Opera in 1983, Berlioz's masterpiece Les Troyens is a tragic tale of love and fate based on Virgil's Aeneid. Under the baton of James Levine, Jessye Norman is stunning in the part of Cassandra and Plácido Domingo makes for a strong, compelling Aeneas. This benchmark performance was hailed by both critics and audiences and performed to greatest critical acclaim. Norman's role debut as Cassandra emerged as one her most significant and compelling performances, and this DVD is also a stand-out release among Domingo’s extensive filmography.

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Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Country of Origin: USA


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>Berlioz, Hector : Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a
  • Performers: Placido Domingo (Tenor); Allan Monk (Baritone); Jessye Norman (Soprano); Paul Plishka (Bass); Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1858