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Pergolesi: Il Flaminio (Juan Francisco Gatell/ Laura Polverelli/ Ottavio Dantone/ Michal Znaniecki) (Arthaus: 101653) (2010) [DVD] [2012] [NTSC]


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  • Actors: Juan Francisco Gatell, Laura Polverelli, Marina de Liso, Sonia Yoncheva, Serena Malfi
  • Format: Classical, Colour, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: Italian
  • Subtitles: Italian, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Arthaus
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Dec. 2012
  • Run Time: 183 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00A1LGN54
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 130,511 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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LIVE RECORDING FROM THE TEATRO VALERIA MORICONI, JESI 2010
Polidoro JUAN FRANCISCO GATELL
Flaminio LAURA POLVERELLI
Giustina MARINA DE LISO
Agata SONIA YONCHEVA
Ferdinando SERENA MALFI
ACCADEMIA BIZANTINA
Conducted by OTTAVIO DANTONE
Stage Directed by MICHAL ZNANIECKI
World Premiere Recording!
The 2010 Jesi production is conscious of the complexity of Flaminio for all its seeming simplicity and cleverly exploits the suggestive milieu of the Teatro Valeria Moriconi, in particular its shape and relatively small scale. Without any attempt at realism, (the main action takes place "in a villa on the outskirts of the city of Naples, complete with hunting lodge, etc.", but just a handful of props to symbolise the bucolic atmosphere), the production concentrates on establishing a kind of meta-theatrical relationship to this repertoire work which sets out to highlight the interweaving and over layering of truth and fiction, passion and irony, tragedy and comedy. The orchestra sits behind a broad wooden platform and suspended netting decorated with leaves; every so often scenes about the characters' private lives open up on various levels (these serve to expand the audience perspective both horizontally and vertically), as if the plot were following the inner development of these living characters. The theatrical narrative unravels through a brilliant succession of dramatic and light-hearted moments to its predictable happy ending. The result takes us a step closer towards finally rediscovering such masterpieces of the Neapolitan school of the 18th century: in addition to being highly serious, ingenious and fabulous entertainment in its own right, Il Flaminio is substantive proof of the key role Naples played in developing the genre for European audiences.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Keris Nine TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Dec. 2012
Format: Blu-ray
So far we've had two excellent productions from the Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini at Jesi that have extended appreciation of Pergolesi's opera seria work - Adriano in Siria and Il Prigionier Superbo - and in the process shed a little light upon the practices of 18th century Neapolitan opera with their Intermezzo comedies. For anyone who has enjoyed the lighter side of Pergolesi's work seen in these shorter pieces, Il Flaminio is a real treat. A full length 3-act commedia per musica, first performed in 1735, it's every bit as delightful as the great Intermezzos seen so far - Livietta e Tracollo and La Serva Padrona - and, in its own way, quite sophisticated and just as revelatory as the composer's more serious works.

There is, it has to be said however, nothing that appears to be exceptional about the plotting of Il Flaminio. It still adheres very much to the Metastasian baroque opera seria situation - one not dissimilar to the one played out in Pergolesi's Adriano in Siria - where various incompatible couples have to find their right arrangement over the course of the opera, usually on a wise ruler coming to his senses (it's a nobleman here), but only after a great deal of emotional soul-searching and pouring one's heart out through anguished, repetitive arias. The difference here in Il Flaminio is that this time the situation is explored for its comic potential, playing the situation for laughs certainly and with a lightness of touch, but not to the exclusion of the finer sentiments that lie within it either.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By H. A. Weedon TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 10 Mar. 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
One of the helpful facts about Pergolesi's Il Flaminio is that it can be adapted to fit in with any day and age with the result that both costumes and staging in this production were outstandingly good, not least because they enhanced the acting at every turn. This one, big, delightful romp of a production brings out to a tee Pergolesi's preoccupation with the importance of servants and their role in society. Small wonder then that Laura Cherici as Checca, Glustina's maid, and Vito Priante as Vastiano, Polidoro's manservant, in a sense, 'steal the show'.

Here we have a production in which the staging and acting are every bit as good as the music and singing. I couldn't help feeling that the object of the opera is simply to show how easy it is to be happy when we put aside all kinds of silly notions. The servants, Checca and Vastiano, show us how to take a delight in life and thrill to its joys, something which is epitomised in the scene in which they take turns at pushing each other on a swing. Their employers and their friends, who get their love lives all tangled up, are not anything like as happy. Then, of course, we have the hilarious 'throwing stuff over the balcony' scene.

It's such a delight that all these works by Pergolesi are now being resurrected. They are timeless, readily adaptable, works that fit in so well with any day and age. It's encouraging to know that we do have 'enjoyable romp' operas like this one to balance out the many tragic operas which end up with someone dying. I think Pergolesi should be taken into the mainstream of opera composers and not just 'barely mentioned' in works that purport to be about the history of opera.
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By H. A. Weedon TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 Jun. 2014
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One of the helpful facts about Pergolesi's Il Flaminio is that it can be adapted to fit in with any day and age with the result that both costumes and staging in this production were outstandingly good, not least because they enhanced the acting at every turn. This one, big, delightful romp of a production brings out to a tee Pergolesi's preoccupation with the importance of servants and their role in society. Small wonder then that Laura Cherici as Checca, Glustina's maid, and Vito Priante as Vastiano, Polidoro's manservant, in a sense, 'steal the show'.

Here we have a production in which the staging and acting are every bit as good as the music and singing. I couldn't help feeling that the object of the opera is simply to show how easy it is to be happy when we put aside all kinds of silly notions. The servants, Checca and Vastiano, show us how to take a delight in life and thrill to its joys, something which is epitomised in the scene in which they take turns at pushing each other on a swing. Their employers and their friends, who get their love lives all tangled up, are not anything like as happy. Then, of course, we have the hilarious 'throwing stuff over the balcony' scene.

It's such a delight that all these works by Pergolesi are now being resurrected. They are timeless, readily adaptable, works that fit in so well with any day and age. It's encouraging to know that we do have 'enjoyable romp' operas like this one to balance out the many tragic operas which end up with someone dying. I think Pergolesi should be taken into the mainstream of opera composers and not just 'barely mentioned' in works that purport to be about the history of opera.
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