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L'elisir D'amore: Metropolitan Opera (Levine) [DVD] [2005]

Kathleen Battle , Luciano Pavarotti , Brian Large    Exempt   DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Kathleen Battle, Luciano Pavarotti, Juan Pons, Enzo Dara, Korliss Uecker
  • Directors: Brian Large
  • Writers: Felice Romani
  • Format: Classical, Closed-captioned, Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Deutsche Grammophon
  • DVD Release Date: 18 April 2005
  • Run Time: 129 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000787WZQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 97,427 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Nemorino is a peasant, in love with the beautiful and wealthy Adina. Unfortunately he has a rival; the sergeant Belcore, whom Adina seems to favour. Desperate, Nemorino buys what he believes to be a love potion from travelling doctor Dulcamara (in reality a quack). This fails to win Adina's heart, and she announces that she will marry Belcore. Nemorino has not given up hope yet, however, and buys another potion in time for the wedding celebration. Performances from Kathleen Battle, i, Juan Pons, Enzo Dara, Korliss Uecker and The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet.

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Elisir D'Amore (L')


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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars it's delightful, it's delicious 5 Aug 2003
Format:VHS Tape
This is a stupendous production, and the best I have seen of this comedic opera, with a superb cast and energetic pacing.
I'm not always thrilled with Pavarotti's acting ability, but here his Nemorino is marvelous, in what might be his most engaging performance on film; charming and tender, his "Una Furtiva Lagrima" is incredibly moving and full of beauty. Kathleen Battle is an exquisite Adina, youthful and capricious, and vocally stunning. Korliss Uecker is a lovely Giannetta, and Juan Pons excellent as Sergeant Belcore. Enzo Dara almost steals the show as a hilarious Doctor Dulcamara, with his chest full of bizarre medals. His comedic timing is right on target and his voice quite up to the demands of the role.
The sets by Beni Montresor are ingenious and effective, and the costumes are splendid, in colors that remind one of a spring garden. The camerawork is also good, and adds to the visual interest. From the orchestra pit, James Levine masterfully keeps it all together with sparkle and zest.
This 1991 live performance from the Metropolitan Opera is terrific theater, as well as a musical treat, and one to own and enjoy repeatedly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars l'Elexir d'Amore 28 Jan 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
THIS "ELEXIR D'AMORE" IS BY FAR THE BEST IN THE MARKET, IN CLUDING SINGING,SETS AND STAGING. I ALREADY HAD IT BUT WANTED A NEW DVD OF IT.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but--- 10 Dec 2012
By Ukiyoe
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I tried to compair three "L'eliser D'amore" plays, such as this , Netrebko (Adina) and Villazon(Nemorina) in 2005, and Miah Persson (Adina) and Villazon (Nemorina) in May of 2012 at Baden-Baden. First ,a quality of Images of this DVD is slightly bad due to old recording. Kathleen was a refined singer and good. However Pavarotti was the play of miscast, too fat and old as Nemorina. In addition in this DVD his voice is less rich than Villazon's in 2005 with Netorebko which was the Villazon's best voice. In 2012 at Baden-Baden his Nemorina was not rich voice comparing to in the DVD at Wiener Staatsoper in 2005.
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