Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Donizetti - La Fille du Rgiment|
Actors: Patrizia Ciofi, Juan Diego Florez, Nicola Ulivieri, Francesco Franci, Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice
Directors: Riccardo Frizza, Emilio Sagi
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Donizetti's La Fille du Regiment aims to please and it succeeds, with its catchy tunes, wildly difficult showpieces for the principles, and a simple, if also simplistic, narrative line. This 2005 live performance at Genoa'... more »
There isn't any 'perfect' La fille yet; perhaps Florez and D
A. F. S. Mui | HK | 02/11/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Visually and vocally, this production is quite good but imperfect - Patrizia Ciofi being too serious and nervous in the title role, though vocally she gave a sterling performance.
I think this live version would do well in a CD.
As for DVD, I loath equally that horrible production with Natalie Dessay - worst than this one, with Dessay vocally only a shadow of her former self.
As for Juan, well, he owns the role of Tonio. It will come a day when people remember JDF for his Tonio, as people would remember Pav for his Nemerino.
I am looking forward to a DVD release of JDF and the great coloratura singing-actress Diana Damrau."