Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia|
Actors: Hermann Prey, Teresa Berganza, Luigi Alva, Enzo Dara, Paolo Montarsolo
Directors: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Claudio Abbado
Genres: Comedy, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Like all successfully filmed operas, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's 1974 film of his 1972 La Scala production of The Barber of Seville weaves its magic on multiple levels: naturalistic lighting and camera work that take the viewer... more »
I never get tired of it!
Teresa Leandro | Sintra, Portugal | 02/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had it on VHS, I have it on DVD, it's mandatory! And of course I have the same version in CD (some slight differences, some singers are not the same).
I find the overture, with Abbado conducting, absolutely mesmerizing. You can actually see his eyes guiding the orchestra.
The singers? Well, Hermann Prey is my favourite Figaro ever, and it's really a pitty there isn't any film of his wonderful Papageno in Mozart's Magic Flute. Teresa Berganza and her voice are perfect for the role. Enzo Dara is hilarious. I just love Luigi Alva's voice (he's Don Ottavio in the most amazing Don Giovanni ever recorded, the one by Giulini - how I wish we could have it on film!), I could go on forever.