Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Famous Operas Carmen/Don Giovanni/Fidelio|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Three Good Productions in a Box Set
J Scott Morrison | Middlebury VT, USA | 12/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This box contains DVDs of three productions of operas that I've previously reviewed separately when they first appeared. Rather than repeat my reviews I'll give links to those reviews.
The three productions are:
Bizet's Carmen, with Elena Obraztova and Plácido Domingo, in Zeffirei's 1978 Vienna State Opera production under the musical direction of the fabled Carlos Kleiber. Bizet - Carmen / Obraztsova, Domingo, Mazurok, Buchanan, Rydl, Zednik, Kleiber, Vienna Opera
Mozart's Don Giovanni, a 1999 production at the Theater an der Wien, under Riccardo Muti. Carlos Álvarez, Adrianne Pieczonka, Anna Caterine Antonacci and Angelika Kirchschlager are Giovanni, Donna Anna, Donna Elvira and Zerlina respectively. Mozart - Don Giovanni / Alvarez, Pieczonka, Antonacci, Kirchschlager, d'Arcangelo, Schade, Regazzo, Selig, Muti, Vienna Opera
Beethoven's Fidelio, from 2004, conducted by Niklaus Harnoncourt at the Zurich Opera House, with a young and brilliant cast. Beethoven - Fidelio / Nylund, Kaufmann, Polgar, Muff, Magnuson, Strehl, Groissbock, Harnoncourt, Zurich Opera
There is a bit of a price break for buying all three operas together, and if you're in the market for all three of these operas you might very well want this set.