Notes & Reviews:
This DVD presents a sophisticated staging of Donizetti's opera, Don Pasquale, performed at the world famous La Scala in Milan. It was directed by Stefano Vizioli, who was praised for stripping the piece of any clichés acquired over a century-and-a-half of performing tradition, and making the characters truly live and breathe.
"a scintillating performance...in which the La Scala Orchestra plays as if wound up to its highest pitch of tension, every tutti razor-sharp, every wind solo bubbling with energy. Recorded in 1994, this production caught Muti's reign at the height of his power and he presides over the performance with imperial authority." - Gramophone
"This is a classic account of Donizetti's adorable opera, with superb conducting by Riccardo Muti, and a virtually flawless cast; and it's ravishing to look at too." -BBC Music*****
Run Time: 130 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
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Works DetailsDonizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale
- Performers: Nuccia Focile (Soprano); Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass); Lucio Gallo (Baritone); Gregory Kunde (Tenor)
- Conductor: Riccardo Muti
- Ensemble: Teatro alla Scala Chorus
- Period Time: Romantic
- Written: 1843