Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Verdi - Macbeth|
Actors: Leo Nucci, Sylvie Valayre, Enrico Iori, Roberto Iuliano, Nicola Pascoli
Director: Liliana Cavani
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Felipe De La Rosa | Peru | 07/23/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Macbeth is one of my favorite operas, and I own most of the released DVDs of this opera. This one is probably the one I enjoy the most. The sound is good, and the conducting, although not exceptional, is also satisfactory. The main singers, Nucci and Valayre, are outstanding. The production, a mixed hibrid of traditional (but with a slightly changed time) and modern (postwar audience sitting on stage) isn't so bad, although a little too simple. This production includes the ballet, which music I consider a plus. The last arias for each of the main characters (the sleep- walking scene and the "Pieta, rispeto, onore") are beautifully rendered by the singers and succesfully captured by the camera: both are really moving!
The other DVDs are dissapointing in some respect: The one with Guleghina has a mediocre conducting and sound, the one with Hampson has an ugly production, and even worst is the production with Bruson. The other I like is that from Glyndebourne, but it looks and sounds a little aged.
Esta es una excelente version de Macbeth. Muy superior a las otras disponibles en DVD, en calidad de sonido, interpretes y produccion. Incluye el ballet. Probablemente no es la ideal (la direccion de orquesta tiene sus pro y sus contras, y la produccion ha variado en algo la epoca y combina una vision tradicional con una vision moderna que tiene a un "publico" mas moderno observando la opera sobre el escenario, es decir todo ocurre dentro de lo que parece un teatro en ruinas), pero es lo mejor que hay. Vale la pena!"
Good experience on verdian Macbeth
Felipe De La Rosa | 01/13/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I found this one unexpectedly but after looking at I can recommend it as a very good experience on Verdi's version of Macbeth.
It attracted me specially because of stage direction of famous italian director Liliana Cavani, but I discovered many other points of attraction: specially an interesting stage conception (the mixing of dress styles, the onmipresence of chorus and the idea of theatre on theatre).
Sylvie Valayre sings a great Lady, but it is Leo Nucci`s performance that captured me, so great at his last aria.
Some disappointing issues are a not so well light design (some scenes would be great with shadows and blue light rather that full light) and a weak Macbeth last fight with Macduff, but generally speaking is an enjoyable version."