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Cilea - Adriana Lecouvreur [Blu-ray] [2012] [Region Free]
Cilea - Adriana Lecouvreur [Blu-ray] [2012] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Angela Gheorghiu
Price: 14.60

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars magnificent!, 11 Jun 2012
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In my opinion this is one of the most magnificent opera productions that I have had the pleasure of purchasing from Amazon. The singing by Kaufmann and Angela Georgiou was absolutely magnificent. The rest of the cast, While not quite up to the standard of the main protagonists was nonetheless very good. The stage sets and costumes in This performance were magnificent. It certainly pays to read the resume of the Opera in order to understand the plot better, otherwise it is really rather confusing. The music itself is rather like Puccini's but then of course the Composer Cilia was a contemporary.


Verdi: Il Trovatore [Blu-ray] [2012]
Verdi: Il Trovatore [Blu-ray] [2012]
Dvd ~ Sondra Radvanovsky, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Metropolitan Opera, Marco Armiliato Marcelo Alvarez
Price: 21.69

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars magnificent singing Rather poor staging, 11 Jun 2012
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This is a stunning performance by all the caste of singers. In particular the baritone Hvorostovsky is absolutely magnificent As usual, as usual not only is his voice superb but his acting is most convincing. My only reservation about this performance is the rather uninspired stage setting. One gets the impression that even the Metropolitan Opera is trying to save money by not giving authentic stage sets. In my opinion opera should not only be a feast for the ears but also for the eyes and while this satisfies the audio portion of the Opera in my opinion these stage sets are really rather mundane. I think that they should bring back Zeffirelli to produce the Operas;he was magnificent.having voiced this quibble I nonetheless enjoyed this version very much and certainly think that it was well worth getting.


La Traviata in Paris ( La Traviata ) [DVD]
La Traviata in Paris ( La Traviata ) [DVD]

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 7 Mar 2011
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I enjoyed this film version of Traviata very much indeed, especially the performance of Gvazava ' who sang and acted the role magnificently-equal to the very best! Joe Cura has a superb tenor voice but I found his acting was rather"insincere"and wooden. The voice of Paneri did not appeal to me very much but improved in the 3rd Act; as one reviewer commented " it was adequate"!The star of the show was the Production which was superb in every respect. For my money though I would still go for the film version by Zefferelli especially if it could be "Restored" without the ghastly blue lighting in the last act. And Domingo is still the best Tenor of our times . The sound of this version is magnificent


Beethoven - Complete Piano Sonatas Vol. 4 (Barenboim) [DVD] [2007] [NTSC]
Beethoven - Complete Piano Sonatas Vol. 4 (Barenboim) [DVD] [2007] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
Price: 15.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent series, 22 Oct 2010
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These performances are in my opinion the ultimate from this genius of the piano .The sound is as usual from DGG first rate and the picture is wonderful when played on my Panasonic
bluray player which Up-scales the video amazingly well .I heartily recommend these discs


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