Verdi - La forza del destino (DVD) | Sony 88875160649

Verdi - La forza del destino (DVD)

Label: Sony

Cat No: 88875160649

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 15th April 2016

Contents

Artists

Jonas Kaufmann
Anja Harteros
Ludovic Tezier
Nadia Krasteva
Vitalji Kowaljow
Renato Girolami
Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper

Conductor

Asher Fisch

Works

Verdi, Giuseppe

La forza del destino

Artists

Jonas Kaufmann
Anja Harteros
Ludovic Tezier
Nadia Krasteva
Vitalji Kowaljow
Renato Girolami
Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper

Conductor

Asher Fisch

About

Rounding off the Verdi centennial year in dramatic style – Martin Kušej’s thrilling contemporary interpretation of Verdi’s late-period opera proved the perfect vehicle for the Bavarian State Opera’s “dream-team” of Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros. The imposing sets’ references to terrorism and the implosion of modern civilization bring the opera’s inherent drama to a breathtaking pinnacle.

“Munich has done Verdi proud here (…) Kaufmann and Harteros are both on top form.” - The Times

“Opera could never have been better or more grand.” - Die Welt

“His singing is dashing, heroic, melting and easy.” - Financial Times

Staged by Martin Kušej

Reviews

Director Martin Kušej is best known to British opera audiences for his controversial (and boo-inducing) Idomeneo at Covent Garden in 2014. His approach to Forza is a little fussy, but really no more daft than the opera’s own sprawling plot, which throws dramatic unity to the winds. ... The reason why this production provoked so much excitement, however, and the best reason for picking up this DVD, is that Munich had managed to assemble the finest Verdi cast available to sing the opera. It is crowned by a magnificent Leonora from Anja Harteros, perhaps the best thing she has done on disc. Her rich, creamy tone makes her just about perfect for Verdi’s great lyric roles. Her voice has the technique to conquer the tessitura and the size to make it sound effortless, filling the role like the wind filling sails.  Simon Thompson (Recording of the Month)
MusicWeb International June 2016
Sony Classical's DVD captures the Bavarian State Opera's 2014 production of La forza del destino live with Anja Harteros and Jonas Kaufmann. Harteros, who rarely sings outside Germany, is ravishing as the ill-fated Leonora and well partnered by Kaufmann's anguished, heroic Don Alvaro. The rest of the cast offer solid aupport.  Richard Fairman
Financial Times 1 May 2016
Martin Kušej's 2013 Bayerische Staatsoper production plays out in a broadly contemporary setting. Cleanly conducted by Asher Fisch, with superb strings and brass, and oustandingly beautiful work from the Bavarian State Orchestra's uncredited principal clarinet, the performance boast an impeccably balanced quartet of leads ... Thomas Grimm's video direction captures every nuance.  Anna Picard
BBC Music Magazine August 2016

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