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Mazeppa: Mariinsky Theatre (Gergiev) [DVD] 
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Tchaikovsky has thankfully now become widely regarded as one of the greatest masters of the second half of the 19th century. Most people are aware of his wonderful achievements in his orchestral and ballet works and may even be aware of the greatness of his operas Eugene Onegin and The Queen of Spades. Sadly, his other operas remain little known - a situation for which the record companies should be thoroughly ashamed. The current DVD under review, that of Mazeppa with a superb cast ably directed by Gergiev, will hopefully go some way to widen the audience for the lesser-known operatic masterpieces, for, make no mistake, Mazeppa is indeed a masterpiece - don't take any notice of what people tell you Tchaikovsky himself thought about it as he was notoriously over-critical of his works in many cases and on occasion destroyed the score after a first performance
The cast here is first class throughout with Nikolai Putilin as Mazeppa in absolutely superb voice. There is no weak link in the cast in my view; in fact I couldn't have enjoyed the opera more I think - except perhaps in the opera house. Watching the action on DVD certainly adds a further dimension beyond what one can experience on CD. I have the Jarvi version (DG) which while fine does not I think surpass the sound of this DVD version.
So, in summary, an excellent version in every way which I enthusiastically recommend.
I understand the sets and costumes reproduce the original production. They are simple but beautiful. The singers - although not first-class - sing and act with emotion.
Musically, the cast is outstanding. Nikolai Putilin sings and acts the title role to perfection. Irina Loskutova matches him as Maria.The rest of the cast is equally strong, not least Larissa Diadkova as Lyubov.
It would be difficult to pick out highlights from a consistently powerful work, but the end of Act 2 (the execution of Kochubey and Iskra) is extremely moving.
Contrary to another reviewer, I found the camera work (under Brian Large's direction) to be excellent, focusing closely on the performers when appropriate to highlight the intense emotions involved. Filming a staged opera is not an easy task and the end result is often full of misjudgements which destroy the magic of the experience. In this case the result is close to perfect.
A must buy for any opera lover.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Highly recommended DVD. Good production, superb melodies and the orchestra is second to none. Singing is of very high quality with much subtlety. Read morePublished on 15 Feb. 2011 by Dave
Well I haven't seen this DVD yet; having listened to the Met Q. Spades a few weeks ago, and watched my old Chicago VHS of Onegin last night (Freni) I was just browsing thru... Read morePublished on 18 Jan. 2009 by Richard di Calatrava