Notes & Reviews:
Recorded live from the Hollywood Bowl, this performance of Verdi's Requiem includes an amazing ensemble featuring Ildebrando D'ARcangelo, Vittorio Grigolo, Michelle DeYoung, Julianna Di Giacomo, Gustavo Dudamel, and the LA Philahmonic Orchestra and Chorus. As a bonus, an interview with Dudamel on the Requiem and the Hollywood Bowl.Notes & Reviews:
Run Time: 112 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean
Submitted on 01/21/14 by Jim D.
The performance features Juliana DiGiacomo (soprano), Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano), Vittorio Grigolo (tenor), and Hdebrando D’Archangelo (bass). All of the soloists do an incredible job, but special mention must go to Michelle DeYoung for her captivating vocals and the sheer delight that is evident while she experiences the performances of her fellow soloists. This is music making as a group, and the results are stunning.
And Gustavo Dudamel – my, oh my, is he fabulous. He conducts the piece with his hands (as opposed to a baton), so as to be able to “get his fingers” into every part of the piece, as he explains in the “Behind The Scenes” interview extra. It is obvious that he feels the music in a very special way, and in the extra you can see how he expresses this to the orchestra and how they respond. The result is amazing music that is both operatic and symphonic – it quite simply doesn’t get any better than this. And the fire and brimstone of the “Dies irae” is as wonderful as the “Requiem aeternam” and “Libera me” sections that bring this work to a close.
If you are a Verdi lover or are a fan of Dudamel, then you absolutely must have this DVD. You won’t be disappointed. Very Highly Recommended!
Submitted on 01/27/14 by KlingonOpera
Works DetailsVerdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass
- Performers: Ildebrando D'Arcangelo; Michelle De Young; Juliana DiGiacomo; Vittorio Grigolo
- Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
- Ensemble: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Choral
- Written: 1874
- Studio/Live: Live