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Grace Bumbry - The Lugano Recital
Grace Bumbry - The Lugano Recital
Actors: Grace Bumbry, Bruno Amaducci, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2007     1hr 33min


     
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Actors: Grace Bumbry, Bruno Amaducci, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Classical
Studio: Videoland
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 09/25/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: French, Italian
 

Movie Reviews

In Regal Splendor
Booboo | London | 10/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This concert given by soprano Grace Bumbry in 1991 with the Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland, is a magnificent event. Considered a "local gal" in Lugano, where she owns an estate, Bumbry offers some of the choicest arias from Italian and French opera, including gems from Forza, Don Carlos, Adriana Lecouvreur, El Cid and Herodiade.

A stunning woman, Bumbry is in very fine voice in this event, and sings with that velvety, regal splendor that is her voice's trademark. Passionate, sensitive, delicate, determined, she is captivating, alluring and provocative throughout.

The highlights include the haunting "il est doux, il est bon" from Massenet's Herodiade and Eboli's "O Don Fatale," from Verdi's Don Carlos. Bumbry made the role of Eboli her very own and reminds us that, even at 54, she could take on this treacherous aria that catapulted her to fame and render a definitive, poignant interpretation.

Bravo, La Bumbry

You can't go wrong with this DVD. Order it now!"