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Puccini:Box Set [Various,Various] [OPUS ARTE : DVD] [2015] (DVD)
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Works: Puccini: La bohme (2009) Hibla Gerzmava (Mimi); Teodor Ilincai (Rodolfo); Gabriele Viviani (Marcello); Donald Maxwell (Alcindoro); Inna Dukach (Musetta); Kostas Smoriginas (Colline); Jacques Imbrailo (Schaunard); Jeremy White (Benoit); The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House; Andris Nelsons Stage Director: John Copley Puccini: Tosca (2011) Angela Gheorghiu (Tosca); Jonas Kaufmann (Cavaradossi); Bryn Terfel (Scarpia); Lukas Jakobski (Angelotti); Orchestra ; Chorus of the Royal Opera House; Antonio Pappano Stage Director: Jonathan Kent Puccini: Turandot (2013) Lise Lindstrom (Princess Turandot); Marco Berti (Calaf); Eri Nakamura (Li ); Michel de Souza (Mandarin); Raymond Aceto (Timur, Deposed King of Tartary); Dionysios Sourbis (Ping); David Butt Philip (Pang); Doug Jones (Pong); Orchestra ; Chorus of the Royal Opera House; Henrik Nnsi Stage Director: Andrei Serban Press Reviews "Pappano's mastery of Puccinian pace and phrasing intensifies this turbulent score's onward surge, but he's also noticeable attentive to his singers...[Kaufmann's] cries of 'Vittoria!' are thrilling...and his acting never slackens...Tosca's mercurial character seems to resonate with [Gheorghiu] naturally...There are some decent Toscas on DVD already, but I'd start here" (BBC Music Magazine - Tosca) "Set in ancient China, this is a production that never dates. The massive sets, dramatic lighting, scene-setting oriental choreography and glorious costumes offer a sumptuous visual treat. Just add Puccini's wonderfully emotional music and some exceptionally fine singing, and it adds up to a wholly satisfying experience." (The Daily Express - Turandot) "In every sense this Bohme glows. John Copley's legendary staging with sets by Julia Trevelyan Oman, first seen in 1972, is renowned for its authenticity and detail, both architectural and human. Full of telling little touches - the artist Marcello's Act II girlfriend is his Act IV model - they bring 19th-century Paris's bustle alive as effectively as any BBC classic...This latest incarnation, betraying no trace of staleness, has no such stellar names - yet! -except perhaps Andris Nelsons, boisterous where precursor Lamberto Gardelli was nostalgic. Instead it offers a vibrant new ensemble, improbably youthful and good-looking...On DVD it looks and sounds wonderful - but on Blu-Ray it's breathtaking. 1982 is a memorable vintage, but La bohme nouvelle est arrive - a new recommendation. " (BBC Music Magazine ) CastLise Lindstrom (Princess Turandot)Marco Berti (Calaf)Angela Gheorghiu (Tosca)Jonas Kaufmann (Cavaradossi)Bryn Terfel (Scarpia)Hibla Gerzmava (Mimi)Teodor Ilincai (Rodolfo) Orchestra ; Chorus of the Royal Opera House; Henrik Nnsi (Turandot); Antonio Pappano (Tosca); Andris Nelsons (Boheme)Stage Director: Andrei Serban (Turandot); Jonathan Kent (Tosca); John Copley (Boheme) Catalogue Number: OA1184BDAspect Ratio: 16:9 AnamorphicLabel: Opus Arte

Running Time: 366 minutes
Region: All Regions
Subtitles: English|French|German|Spanish|Italian
Release Date: 28 Aug. 2015

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