Verdi - The Shakespeare Operas Box Set (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1200BD

Verdi - The Shakespeare Operas Box Set (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1200BD

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 4

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 4th January 2016

Contents

Artists

Simon Keenlyside
Liudmyla Monastyrska
Raymond Aceto
Ian Lindsay
Steven Ebel
Dimitri Pittas
Jose Cura
Krassimira Stoyanova
Lado Ataneli
Ketevan Kemoklidze
Vittorio Grigolo
Vincenc Esteve Madrid
Christopher Purves
Tassis Christoyannis
Bulent Bezduz
Peter Hoare
Alasdair Elliott
Paolo Battaglia
Dina Kuznetsova
Adriana Kucerova
Royal Opera Chorus
Glyndebourne Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Grand Teatre del Liceu
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Antonio Pappano
Antoni Ros-Marba
Vladimir Jurowski

Works

Verdi, Giuseppe

Falstaff
Macbeth
Otello

Artists

Simon Keenlyside
Liudmyla Monastyrska
Raymond Aceto
Ian Lindsay
Steven Ebel
Dimitri Pittas
Jose Cura
Krassimira Stoyanova
Lado Ataneli
Ketevan Kemoklidze
Vittorio Grigolo
Vincenc Esteve Madrid
Christopher Purves
Tassis Christoyannis
Bulent Bezduz
Peter Hoare
Alasdair Elliott
Paolo Battaglia
Dina Kuznetsova
Adriana Kucerova
Royal Opera Chorus
Glyndebourne Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Grand Teatre del Liceu
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Antonio Pappano
Antoni Ros-Marba
Vladimir Jurowski

About

Shakespeare provided lifelong inspiration for the towering operatic genius that was Giuseppe Verdi, but just three of the Bard’s plays ever emerged fully-fledged from the composer’s pen.

This trio of landmark productions, featuring a veritable constellation of singers, conductors and directors, are united here under the banner of Verdi’s Shakepeare Operas: Macbeth, which lifted the young composer out of his hard-working ‘galley years’, propelling him to international fame and universal acclaim, and Otello and Falstaff, his final two crowning operatic achievements.

Simon Keenlyside and Liudmyla Monastyrska are imposing as the Thane and his Lady in Phyllida Lloyd’s sumptuous production of The Scottish Play for The Royal Opera, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano, while José Cura interprets the Moor in a profound, intense staging by Willy Decker at Barcelona’s Liceu.

By the end of his dramatic opera career, Verdi claimed he had ‘earned at last the right to laugh a little’, and Richard Jones’s Glyndebourne Festival production of Falstaff radiates humour, tinged with bitterness and wisdom and brought to life by an international ensemble cast with Christopher Purves in the title role under the inspiring baton of Vladimir Jurowski.

Contents:
MACBETH
(Royal Opera House)
- Macbeth: Simon Keenlyside
- Lady Macbeth: Liudmyla Monastyrska
- Banquo: Raymond Aceto
- Duncan: Ian Lindsay
- Malcolm: Steven Ebel
- Macduff: Dimitri Pittas
The Royal Opera Chorus
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Antonio Pappano
Director: Phyllida Lloyd

OTELLO (Liceu)
- Otello: José Cura
- Desdemona: Krassimira Stoyanova
- Jago: Lado Ataneli
- Emilia: Ketevan Kemoklidze
- Cassio: Vittorio Grigolo
- Roderigo: Vincenç Esteve Madrid
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Grand Teatre del Liceu / Antoni Ros-Marbà
Director: Willy Decker

FALSTAFF (Glyndebourne)
- Falstaff: Christopher Purves
- Ford: Tassis Christoyannis
- Fenton: Bülent Bezdüz
- Doctor Caius: Peter Hoare
- Bardoph: Alasdair Elliott
- Pistol: Paolo Battaglia
- Alice Ford: Dina Kuznetsova
- Nannetta: Adriana Kučerová
The Glyndebourne Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski
Director: Richard Jones

"José Cura has the vocal colouring, the power and strength, but above all the dramatic temperament that this colossal Verdi character demands." - El Pais (Otello)

"The cast is uniformly excellent...Jurowski conducts so as to bring out all the score's energy and wit without forcing the pace or underlining the jokes." - Gramophone (Falstaff)

"Simon Keenlyside and Liudmyla Monastyrska give one of the finest portrayals of the couple that I have come across." - Musicweb International (Macbeth)

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS
Subtitles: ENGLISH, FRANÇAIS, DEUTSCH, ESPAÑOL, ITALIANO (ALL TITLES), CATALA (OTELLO), JAPANESE (MACBETH)
Running time: 170 MINUTES, 23 MINUTES (BONUS); 151 MINUTES (OTELLO); 136 MINUTES (FALSTAFF)

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