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Donizetti - Linda di Chamounix / Daniel Schmid · Adam Fischer - Gruberova · van der Walt · Polgár - Opernhaus Zürich
Donizetti - Linda di Chamounix / Daniel Schmid Adam Fischer - Gruberova van der Walt Polgr - Opernhaus Zrich
Actors: Edita Gruberova, Deon van der Walt, Jacob Will, László Polgár, Armando Ariostini
Director: Alf Bernhard-Leonardi
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2003     2hr 44min


     
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Actors: Edita Gruberova, Deon van der Walt, Jacob Will, László Polgár, Armando Ariostini
Director: Alf Bernhard-Leonardi
Creator: Gaetano Rossi
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, DTS, Classical
Studio: Tdk DVD Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/20/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/1996
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1996
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 2hr 44min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Italian

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Impressive performance
Jose Maria Prieto Zamora | Campus Somosaguas, Madrid Spain | 09/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Recorded in 1996 at the Opern House of Zurich, performers are first class. Not only for instance Edita Gruberova already specialized in mad characters, but also Cornelia Kallisch as Pierotto, mezzo soprano in a cross dressed role. László Polgár is also persuasive in his role of prefetto. Linda di Chamounix (1842) is somehow the reprise of Lucia de Lammemoor (1835), sense of humor and irony added. I suggest this DVD as a gem for those interested in virtually forgotten opera that were great success about one and a half centuries ago. It makes the difference between commoners and sybarites in opera houses."
Great performances in an enjoyable opera.
Tony Suschil | Hudson, OH USA | 03/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Production values are terrific in this DVD of a performance at the Zurich Opera. Great singing by all the principals (and especially Gruberova) made it a pleasure to watch and hear. My wife and I are perfoming in the chorus for a local production of "Linda," and this gave us a wonderful insight into the opera to understand our own roles and songs."
Linda di Chamounix
Wayne R. Klatt | Chicago, IL | 01/19/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Buy this video for beautiful singing all round, and the music is consistantly fine. The story seems to be a comedy done seriously, or a drama done lightly, the production is unsure which, and the staging is serviceable but looks cheap--perhaps intentionally. Gruberova takes the "hit tune" early on rather fast to show off, but she can get away with it. These drawbacks are minor. The dumbness of the storyline may be why "Linda" is neglected. In general, this rarely performed opera is a surprisingly beautiful and often exciting "find."
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LYRICAL DELIGHT
drkhimxz | Freehold, NJ, USA | 04/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Never mind the apparently tragic component that a brief outline of the opera might mention. The production is clearly intended,as the credits indicate, to be a light melodrama, with the emphasis on light. The score is frothy, as frothy should be, airily sung, brightly lit, scenic design which is very supportive, a director who moves the plot along so that it abets rather than hinders the intent of the music, and a cast which is near perfect in its facilitation of the motif. Have no idea why the producing company should not have kept it in its inventory (save for lack of sales due to inadequate appreciation of what this production does) but, hopefully, it will be available at a reasonable price from some (legal, of course) source.
I will note that the five stars represent a comparison with productions of similar type rather than with the GRAND OPERA with its compulsory tragedy and exaggerated emotion."