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Definitive production let down by technology,
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It is, without a doubt, an outstanding production by the Royal Opera House but it should be made clear that this is a 1981 videotape recording presumably transferred to DVD in 2003 - not staged that year as the search results imply. Consequently the image quality I would rate as poor, almost as though it had been pirate copied from a film screen. I would have gone for the Met's 2008 version if I had realised this as the image quality was a distraction from my all-time favourite opera.
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Initial post: 17 Jul 2014 06:13:59 BDT
Film Buff says:
Good advice, though Vickers in this role is a must-have however bad the recording may be! The Met 2008 production is fine, but a concept production based on just the one set, there is a visual monotony about it which I dislike. I own the Tim Albery ENO version with Philip Langridge which I am very happy with and can commend. Then there's the Britten/Pears studio version from Decca which surely must belong to every Britten collection worthy of the name!
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