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on 26 March 2014
I found this a complete disappointment. The production is good and Maazel and the orchestra are excellent. However, I think the performances do not rise above the routine. Angela Gheorghiu's voice seemed unsuited to the role. She gave the appearance of working hard to no great effect. Ramon Vargos as Alfredo was better, singing and acting reasonably well. Roberto Frontali as Giorgio sang quite well but his acting seemed unconvincing with his eyes often seeming to seek out the conductor.
I will be looking for an alternative blu-rau production.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 31 August 2011
This is a superb value high quality blu-ray both visually and soundwise. The staging and performances match the quality of any you will get on blu-ray with the exception of the Netrebko/Villason version, however the staging of this version is more modern and may not please those who prefer the big dresses, high collars and sumptuous backgrounds which this version provides. Verdi: La Traviata [Blu-ray] [2009] [US Import]
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on 24 February 2014
If you want to feel you are actually at Last Scala.....order some good Italian
food and a good bottle of Pinot Grigio, some good company and dream away... Fantastic performance and the blu-ray amazing..What value for money...
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on 8 October 2014
Great opera in excellent blu ray. Great value and can't ask for more. If other blu ray operas were in same price level. It would be for me Christmas everyday!
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on 5 September 2013
A lovely performance of La Traviata That great Verdi opera with exceptional artists too In blue ray almost as good as being there with my surround sound.
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on 9 March 2014
well what can you say a joy, although Im no expert on Opera this was amazing I could stop watching, I usually fall asleep or end up in a coma watching Opera but this was good. If your new to opera give it a go
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on 4 January 2014
The production is the same as in the older recording, with Fabbricini and Alagna, but image and sound are far better. La Scala orchestra and chorus superb as always with a great conductor, Maazel tempos are perfectly verdian. Singers are good although no one is outstanding, no match for Scotto and Carreras.
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on 12 January 2015
Very Good cocert. Quality image is perfect
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on 19 December 2012
Even non-opera devotees will recognise some of the 'tunes' scattered throughout this wonderful opera. All the better in BR & HD.
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on 6 December 2013
Angela Gheorghiu and Ramon Vargas are excellent, both as singers and as actors!
Buy this and you won't be disappointed. This is how it should be done!
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