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Verdi: Il Trovatore [Jose Cura, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Yvonne Naef] [Opus Arte: OAMO6010D] [DVD]  [NTSC]
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José Cura and Dmitri Hvorostovsky lead the star cast of Verdi's blazingly passionate opera, in Elijah Moshinsky's Royal Opera House production co-produced with Teatro Real Madrid, with sets by the noted Italian film designer Dante Ferretti. Filmed in High Definition.
"Elijah Moshinsky's production is surely as lively and moving as Verdi's intricate masterpiece deserves. Jose Cura sizzles. Dimitri Hvorostovsky is everything one could want to see and hear in a Verdi baritone. This new “Trovatore” DVD is a reminder that not every golden age happened long ago." (San Francisco Chronicle)
"All four are in excellent voice. Cura...supports Naef with beautiful quiet singing...Hvorostovsky is formidable...There are two other filmed Trovatore's available at present, for a combination of musical excellence and intelligent production neither comes close to this one." (International Record Review)
"Elijah Moshinsky's staging offers splendid mid-19th-century visuals (the Risorgimento provides the inspiration) in designs by Dante Ferretti, including enormous cannons, an iron foundry and a railway station. " (BBC Music Magazine)
CastJosé Cura (Manrico)Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Count di Luna)Yvonne Naef (Azucena)Verónica Vilarroel (Leonora)
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House; Carlo RizziStage Director: Elijah Moshinsky
Catalogue Number: OAMO6010DDate of Performance: 2002Running Time: 172 minutesAspect Ratio: 16:9 AnamorphicLabel: Opus Arte
Elijah Moshinsky's production is surely as lively and moving as Verdi's intricate masterpiece deserves. Jose Cura sizzles. Dimitri Hvorostovsky is everything one could want to see and hear in a Verdi baritone. This new Trovatore DVD is a reminder that not every golden age happened long ago. --San Francisco Chronicle --This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.
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The end result is uneven, though, in spite of the stunning Moshinsky production for The Royal Opera, a significant improvement over his previous Australian effort which has been variously broadcast over world television and seen in many countries. The main problem lies with Cura's Manrico, caught here in a problematic evening none the less the loud cheering and applause at the end courtain calls; visually he certainly looks the part. I can't say whether he's going through recurrent vocal problems or if this was an isolated incident, but what we have here is a very wobbly vocal production that to me marred an otherwise wonderful night at the opera (London, 3rd May 2002), where with "tricks of the trade" Cura tried, sometimes more successfully than others, to conceal the fact that his vocal instrument was in substandard condition; alarm lights up for the listener from the very "Deserto sulla terra" moment. Top honours are shared by Hvorostovsky and Naef, in their respective roles of the Count and Azucena.Read more ›
It is a marketing misfortune that Jose Cura's fine performance as Alfredo in La Traviata in Paris is presently unavailable on DVD for it is a better monument to the tenor's talents. As Manrico the singer has some very good moments but his appearance complete with an abundance of facial hair, red shirt, cigar and wrist bands does detract from performance appreciation.Read more ›
David Erskine, Alloa Scotland.
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Great opera, brilliant singing and staging + bonus interview with the 4 lead singers by Renee Fleming at the Met.Published 6 days ago by Emilio Monserrate
Two of my favourite singers in one production... this is one I'll grab in the event of a fire. Prompt deliveryPublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is one of the best Opera DVD's I have ever seen. All the cast are superb - to get four such major stars together is quite an achievement. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Margaret
The 19th century design is refreshing and adds a veneer of civilisation which can be missing in a dark ages setting. Read morePublished 18 months ago by David Graeme Gallichan
A VERY INTERESTING PRODUCTION WITH SOME FIRST RATE SINGING.Published 19 months ago by Mr. Ian Hoare
superb vocal all main singers . will watch it again and again , the passion showed in this wonderful opera is immense/wonderfulPublished 19 months ago by John Henderson
full bloodied procution enjoyable performances and directionPublished 20 months ago by Clive Douglas Bebee