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Verdi: La Traviata - Los Angeles Opera Orchestra & Chorus [Blu-ray]
Verdi La Traviata - Los Angeles Opera Orchestra Chorus
Actors: Renato Bruson, Rene Fleming, Rolando Villazon
Directors: Plcido Domingo, Brian Large
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2009     2hr 21min

Opera superstars Renée Fleming and Rolando Villazón star in this sumptuous 2006 production at the Los Angeles Opera of Verdi's masterpiece. Both singers, world-renowned for their portrayals of the doomed lovers, are joined...  more »


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Actors: Renato Bruson, Rene Fleming, Rolando Villazon
Directors: Plcido Domingo, Brian Large
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Classical
Studio: Decca
Format: Blu-ray - Color - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/17/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 2hr 21min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Subtitles: Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

This is a region free disk
R. Gillespie | 04/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The region code listed above is incorrect. It is a Region Code 0 disk and plays fine on US Blu-ray players."
Beyond magnificent!
Thomas E. Ascher | Bellingham, WA | 02/17/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I liked this so much in DVD that I purchased the blu-ray to see what difference I would notice. Amazing that not only was the picture more life-like, less granular, but the sound was smoother, more mellow, seamless as well! Another reviewer complained about being "tacky" not up to MET standards. I don't know what version that person was looking at, but for starters, this was L.A. Opera, not the MET and the production is full-fledged opulent! The singing, acting and direction was so dramatic, real, involving that I was very quickly off analyzing, evaluating, reviewing and just into total immersion, enjoyment. This is an iconic production for the ages. Opera doesn't get better than this! Quite possibly the most technically perfect, involving production of one of the handful of all-time great operas!"
A superb, moving benchmark production
Mr. John A. Coulson | Australia | 12/01/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

""La Traviata" is the first opera that I became familiar with and has remained a favourite ever since. I guess I have more copies of this work on audio and video than any other work and this one tops them all. A luscious, traditional production with beautiful costumes and featuring the superb singing of Renee Fleming, Rolando Villazon and Renato Bruson, it is difficult to imagine anything better will ever emerge. Renee is lovely to look at and the passion that she and Rolando evoke is very moving and convincingly projected with first rate recording of audio and video. The second Act can sometimes be a bit relatively flat but not here. Renato Bruson portrays Germon with dignity and conviction with Rolando putting more passion into throughout the opera than I have seen from anyone. He surpasses his efforts seen in the other Blu Ray production featuring Netrebco. This disc is a must for all opera lovers and cannot be more highly recommended. It is one of the best in this collection."
Curate's Egg
Robert Ray | Sassafras, Victoria Australia | 06/24/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The good news is that the music is fabulous. Fleming and Villazon produce glorious singing, and acting, and in many ways definitive. This is great, effortless singing. Bruson is also excellent as Germont pere. What disappointed me however were the production values. This is not up the the standard of the Met or Covent Garden. From the un-ironed white sheet tacked up behind the conductor, to the cane furniture, foam rubber cushions, and generally tacky set dressing, this was only a notch or two above an amateur production. Blu-ray quality is terrific, as we now expect. But I would love to see these two in a better production."