Notes & Reviews:
Recorded live in April 2013 at the Royal Opera House in London, Sony Classical is proud to present Verdi: Nabucco starring the legendary Plácido Domingo in his debut in the title role. Conducted by Nicola Luisotti, the release celebrates the bicentenary year of Verdi's birth.
With fifty years of stage experience, flourishing in a second career as a baritone, Domingo takes on the role of the Babylonian king with undiminished energy and charisma. "Domingo fills the space with ease, and his baritone timbre has much of the old tenor burnish," wrote The Independent, praising the expressive beauty of his singing. And the Financial Times wrote "Domingo exudes grandeur and authority, taking command of the role."
Nabucco was directed by Daniele Abbado, who took the opera's theme of the enslavement of the Jewish people as a cue to give the opera a 20th-century setting. Conducted expertly by Nicola Luisotti, an experienced master of Verdi's music, Nabucco also stars Liudmyla Monastyrska, Andrea Caré, Marianna Pizzolato and Vitalij Kowaljow.Notes & Reviews:
Run Time: 85 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
Subtitles: Italian, English, French, German
ReviewsThere are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Mozart: Don Giovanni / Erwin Schrott, Anna Netrebko, Charles Castronovo, Malena Ernman, Luca Pisaroni. Balthasar-Neumann Ens., Hengelbrock [2 DVD]
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi / Placido Domingo, Arturo Chacon-Cruz, Andriana Chuchman. Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Grant Gershon (produced by Woddy Allen, rec. live, 2015) [DVD]
William Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen fo Verona / Mark Arends, Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Martin Bassindale, Pearl Chanda. Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon [DVD]
Aribert Reimann: Lear, opera (adapted from Shakespeare) / Bo Skovhus, Katja Pieweck, Hellen Kwon, Siobhan Stagg. Simone Young, Hamburg State Opera [DVD]
Thierry Escaich (b.1965): Claude, opera (Libretto: R. Badinter) / L'Opera de Lyon Chorus & Orchestra; Rhorer [DVD]
Berg: Lulu (Berlin Version) / Mojca Erdmann, Deborah Polaski, Michael Volle et al.; Staatskapelle Berlin, Barenboim [DVD]
Franz Lehár: The Count of Luxembourg / Michael Suttner, Gesa Hoppe; Harald Serafin. Mörbisch Festival Orchestra; Bibl [DVD]
Eine Nacht in Berlin - hit songs of the 1920s, 30s and contemporary songs / Max Raabe, Palast Orchester, Daniel Lwowski, director [DVD]
Joby Talbot: The Winter's Tale / Lauren Cuthbertson, Steven McRae, Edward Watson, Sarah Lamb (dancers). Royal Opera, David Briskin [DVD]