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  • Actors: Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon, Chor und Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Leo Nucci
  • Directors: Otto Schenk
  • Format: Classical, Colour, NTSC
  • Language: Italian
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian
  • Dubbed: Italian, English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: PLG UK Classics
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Nov. 2006
  • Run Time: 130 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000F3T3CS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,432 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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VIR 363352; VIRGIN - Italia; Classica Lirica

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By MRAM on 30 Nov. 2011
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Donizetti's brilliant comedy "L'elisir d'amore", tells the story of Nemorino (Rolando Villazon), a simple and poor youth. He is madly in love with Adina (Anna Netrebko) a wealthy land owner, who does not respond to his feelings, but enjoys his attention to her. The pompous and immodest, Sergeant Belcore (Leo Nucci) arrives and asks Adina to marry him and she says that she will think it over.

Afraid that she will accept, Nemorino seeks the help of the fraud Dulcamara (Ildebrando D' Arcangelo), who is pretending to be a doctor. Nemorino asks him if he has a love potion, so that Adina would fall in love with him. Dulcamara gives him a bottle and tells Nemorino that the effects of the potion will happen in one day. However, the potion is in fact wine, which creates hilarious consequences and the end of the opera results in a excellent and cheerful conclution for all of the characters.

Dulcamara was played wonderfully, by bass Ildebrando D' Arcangelo, his voice powerful, accompanied with great acting, bringing the humor of the role perfectly. The Barcarolle "Io son ricco e tu sei bella" sung with Netrebko, was brilliant. Leo Nucci was equally great as Sergeant Belcore, with splendid singing and acting skills.

Rolando Villazon was exceptional, acting brilliantly funny, with hilarious, exaggerated facial expressions. His voice was astounding, singing the role perfectly, especially the famous aria "Una furtiva lagrima". His rendition of it was so beautiful, that the audience demanded an encore and the second time was even more incredible then the first.

Anna Netrebko was sublime, with excellent stage presence. Her beautiful voice was fantastic, having great technique and a wonderfully delicate, light tone when it came to singing the high notes.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Angela on 21 Jan. 2010
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This is one of the most performed operas owing to it's delightful music and comic plot. It is very suitable as an introduction to opera or as a first buy for anyone intrigued by his TV appearances and wanting to enjoy an opera starring superstar tenor Rolando Villazon. Rolando Villazon is Nemorino, a poor young Italian peasant, who is in love with Adina, played by superstar soprano Anna Netrebko, a beautiful landowner who torments Nemorino with her indifference. The twists and turns in the plot allow for comic and intensely romantic arias. Utterly beguiling, Rolando is sensational in this part. As Pavarotti observed 'Nemorino is half comic, half sad, just like life. He is also a simple country boy, yet he is not stupid'. We sense Nemorino's unhappiness and his goodness and he has our sympathy from the start in his quest to win his beloved's favour with the Elixir of Love.

Rolando brings the house down with 'Una Furtiva Lagrima' one of the most famous and often-excerpted arias in all of opera and his encore is, unbelievably, even more amazing. I love the pretty stage set and costumes, it's a wonderful treat of an opera production. Rolando is to perform this opera again shortly on stage. Viva Villazon!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By I. Giles HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 23 Nov. 2011
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This recording of L'Elisir d'Amore was made in 2005 at the Vienna State Opera. This is quite a small theatre and this has an impact on the production which is rather more intimate in feel than is often the case with larger venues.

The production is firmly traditional with completely believable costumes and set. The chorus have quite a large vocal and dramatic role in this opera so they need to be actively participative both collectively and individually. This is achieved very well throughout this performance.

The two star roles of Adina and Nemorino dominate this opera and feature Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon at a fairly early stage in their respective careers when both have the freshness of youth on their side. It is quite clear from numerous glances and more obvious interactions that they seem to have a special empathy with each other and this makes a huge difference to the veracity of the performance and to the viewers' enjoyment as the story unfolds on the stage. Both are in fine voice too and the stand-out aria is the touching `Una furtiva lagrima' sung most affectingly by Villazon and which leads to prolonged demands for an encore from the highly enthusiastic audience. They are suitably rewarded and their renewed applause almost stops the show! Netrebko is by no means over-shadowed by this however as her immediately preceding aria `Quanto amore!' is of the same calibre.

Leo Nucci as Belcore is clearly no more the young man as described by Adina but he has a twinkle in the eye which cannot be missed and obviously enjoys playing his role opposite the very attractive and nimble Netrebko. This genuine attraction has the effect of encouraging Nucci to shed years and to bring out some of the most vibrant acting I have ever seen from him.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By martin jones on 1 July 2010
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L'Elisir d'Amore was first produced in 1832. It was an immediate success and has never been out of the repertoire since, even in the first half of the twentieth century when bel canto operas were deeply unfashionable.

It is not difficult to explain its success. This is the sunniest of all comedies - even the thwarted lover doesn't seem at all upset at the end. And, as you would expect with Donizetti, it is simply bursting with good tunes, including what is beyond question the finest aria ever written for the tenor voice. I would like to think that this opera is very high on the list of must-haves for all except the haters of bel canto.

So, what of this performance? Let's start by dealing with the relatively minor faults.

Firstly there is the question of continuity. This might seem an odd thing to mention, but it looks as if this DVD was compiled from at least two performances. The flaws are not serious, but although I don't go looking for this sort of thing I noticed them straight away and there really ought to have been more care taken over editing. If this sort of thing really upsets you then perhaps this performance isn't for you (which would be a pity).

Some would consider the casting of Leo Nucci as Sergeant Belcore to be a mistake. After all, there can be little doubt that Donizetti would have envisioned him as a young buck, whereas Nucci was over 60 when this recording was made. But he is a vastly experienced performer, and he plays the character as an something of an old roué. To my mind he is completely successful in this characterisation.

Some other reviewers have doubts about Ildebrando d'Archangelo as Dr Dulcamara.
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