Search - Verdi - La Traviata / Levine, Stratas, Domingo on DVD

Verdi - La Traviata / Levine, Stratas, Domingo
Verdi - La Traviata / Levine Stratas Domingo
Actors: Teresa Stratas, Placido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil, Allan Monk, Axelle Gall
Genres: Indie & Art House, Musicals & Performing Arts
G     1999     1hr 49min


Larger Image

Movie Details

Actors: Teresa Stratas, Placido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil, Allan Monk, Axelle Gall
Genres: Indie & Art House, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Classical, Ballet & Dance
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/13/1999
Original Release Date: 01/01/1982
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/1982
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 49min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: Italian
Subtitles: English, French

Similar Movies

Similarly Requested DVDs

Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Director: Woody Allen
   PG-13   2009   1hr 36min
One Last Dance
   PG-13   2005   1hr 41min
Lust Caution
Widescreen, R-Rated Edition
Director: Ang Lee
   R   2008   2hr 37min
The Descendants
Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy
Director: Alexander Payne
   1hr 55min
Director: Alexander Payne
   R   1999   1hr 43min
Soap - The Complete Second Season
Directors: J.D. Lobue, Jay Sandrich, John Bowab
   NR   2004   9hr 26min
Air Buddies
Director: Robert Vince
   PG   2006   1hr 20min
Soap - The Complete First Season
   NR   2003   10hr 0min

Movie Reviews

Another Stratas triumph
Richard | Minneapolis, Mongolia | 02/27/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"To begin with, Zeffirelli has done a hatchet job on the score. Almost half an hour of music is thrown out. That is unfortunate since the performance is quite admirable. Domingo is still a young man and of course sings gloriously. Cornell MacNiel is also at the top of his form.
But the center of the production is Teresa Statas' Violetta. The woman is a superb acting singer. She deserves the mantle of Callas - and like Callas the voice is a little sharp. But she will break your heart. She concentrated on a few roles and thank goodness many of them are available on DVD - Salome, Seven Deadly Sins, Boheme. If you do not know this artist you are in for a great discovery.
Four stars for her performance. It would have had five if Franco had kept his hands off the score."
Not for operatic fans.
A. F. S. Mui | HK | 06/19/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This film of Verdi's 'La Traviata' is not on par with other films by Franco Zeferelli on, say, Cavaliar Rusticana, Pagliacci, Otello.
Why? Apart from the musical cuts already pointed out, the casting of Placido Domingo as Alfredo is also problematic.
Being a spinto tenor, Domingo is undoubtedly too big-voiced for the role, as well as being to massively mature, as compared to the fragile and delicate Teresa Stratas.
Otherwise, Stratas's singing is also problematic. Her Sempre Libera lacks coherence and color, devastated also by the direction of Zeferelli when the entire scene was being shot. There was not one jot left of the vocal theatricals that associate with this all too well-known scene and aria.
Visually Stratas was a great Violetta. But that's about all there is with regard to the casting.
The sets are great, but the film is paling out on DVD and the visual effect is really mediocre.
High time a better modern version be shot, if a film is what is being wanted by the viewers amidst dozens and dozens of La Traviata productions currently available on DVD."