Arena di Verona Collection Vol.1: Turandot, Romeo et Juliette, Aida (Blu-ray) | Bel Air BAC622

Arena di Verona Collection Vol.1: Turandot, Romeo et Juliette, Aida (Blu-ray)

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Label: Bel Air

Cat No: BAC622

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 2nd August 2019

Contents

Artists

Maria Guleghina
Salvatore Licitra
Tamar Iveri
Nino Machaidze
Stefano Secco
Jean-Francois Borras
Artur Rucinski
Hui He
Fabio Sartori
Giovanna Casolla
Ambrogio Maestri
Orchestra, Coro e Corpo di Ballo della Fondazione Arena di Verona

Conductors

Giuliano Carella
Fabio Mastrangelo
Omer Meir Wellber

Works

Gounod, Charles

Romeo et Juliette

Puccini, Giacomo

Turandot

Verdi, Giuseppe

Aida

Artists

Maria Guleghina
Salvatore Licitra
Tamar Iveri
Nino Machaidze
Stefano Secco
Jean-Francois Borras
Artur Rucinski
Hui He
Fabio Sartori
Giovanna Casolla
Ambrogio Maestri
Orchestra, Coro e Corpo di Ballo della Fondazione Arena di Verona

Conductors

Giuliano Carella
Fabio Mastrangelo
Omer Meir Wellber

About

Turandot
For their 88th edition the prestigious Arena di Verona Festival paid tribute to internationally acclaimed Italian stage director Franco Zeffirelli. Zeffirelli delivers an opulent staging of the fairy-tale story of the Chinese Princess Turandot, who will only marry a prince capable of solving her riddles. Russian soprano Maria Guleghina gives a brilliant rendition of Turandot. Salvatore Licitra’s trump card is his imposingly radiant tenor voice of which he remains in sovereign control even in the role’s much-feared highest register. The soprano Tamar Iveri is a beautiful and sensitive Liù.

Roméo et Juliette
Roméo et Juliette had not been performed at the Arena since 1977. The new production was entrusted to Italian director Francesco Micheli, who opted for a personal, highly original version: ‘An arena within the Arena, like a blood-red Elizabethan theatre. A senescent world that will not let its own children live.’ Juliette is sung by Georgian soprano Nino Machaidze, returning to one of her early roles at the Salzburg Festival. Stefano Secco, often heard at the Opéra Bastille in Paris and other international venues, is Roméo. Artur Rucinski interprets Mercutio, Romeo’s friend and the rival of Jean-François Borras’s Tybalt. The page Stéphano is sung by soprano Ketevan Kemoklidze.

Aida
To celebrate the bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth, La Fura dels Baus opened the ‘Centanario Festival 2013’ of the Arena di Verona. Aida is the most popular opera at the Verona Festival, the only one performed every year, 17000 spectators enjoy the show every evening. This new production was designed by Carlus Padrissa and Alex Ollé of La Fura dels Baus. They transformed the arena into a huge desert, creating mechanical animals and manufactured a solar power plant. They used their experience in leading large-scale shows and opera to create the Aida of the 21st century, splendidly conducted by a young talented conductor: Omer Meir Wellber.

Casts:

Puccini - Turandot
- Turandot: Maria Guleghina
- Calaf: Salvatore Licitra
- Liù: Tamar Iveri
Conductor: Giuliano Carella
Stage direction and set design: Franco Zeffirelli
Recorded in HD at the Arena di Verona (2010) | Directed by Andy Sommer
1 BD50 | 128 min
Audio: 2.0 PCM, 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio
Full HD 16:9
Subtitles: FR / ENG / GER / SPA / ITA / JAP

Gounod - Roméo et Juliette
- Juliette: Nino Machaidze
- Roméo: Stefano Secco
- Tybalt: Jean-François Borras
- Mercutio: Artur Rucinski
Conductor: Fabio Mastrangelo
Stage direction: Francesco Micheli
Recorded in HD at the Arena di Verona (2011) | Directed by Andy Sommer
1 BD50 | 177 min
Audio: 2.0 PCM, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Full HD 16:9
Subtitles: FR / ENG / GER / SPA / ITA

Verdi - Aida
- Aida: Hui He
- Radames: Fabio Sartori
- Amneris: Giovanna Casolla
- Amonasro: Ambrogio Maestri
Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber
Stage direction: La Fura dels Baus
Recorded in HD at the Arena di Verona (2013) | Directed by Andy Sommer
139 mins
Audio: 2.0 PCM, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Full HD 16:9
Subtitles: FR / ITA / ENG / GER / SPA

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