The knock-out concert event of 2006! Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo and Rolando Villazón came together for one unforgettable evening of opera arias and ensembles. This is not a cross-over concert, but a genuine collection ... more »of operatic gems, performed by three thrilling performers in front of an audience of 20,000 roaring fans. The excitement in the audience brings out the best in each performer. With selections from L'Arlesiana, Gianni Schicchi, Otello, Les Pęcheurs de Perles, Giuditta, La Bohčme, West Side Story and much more! Marco Armiliato leads the Deutschen Oper Berlin Orchestra.« less
"This Berlin concert in Waldbuhne, the largest outdoor arena in Europe, is so great that you can watch over and over again. All three opera stars are brilliant and amazing! Domingo looked older than I thought but he's still a great singer with all the power and techniques. I just hoped he could be around for a long time. Both Netrebko and Villazon sing with such power and confidence as if they want to brag themselves telling how good youth is. Without a doubt, they are new "BIG" stars in a new generation. Yes, the vision and audio are at top notch. One drawback is, however, one (at least) of many cameras was probably not in HD so the vision suddenly changes to unclean and grainy look from time to time, which is actually rather annoying. All in all, you will love this blu-ray with the outstanding concert.
Here's the track List: 1. Opening Credits [0:36]
Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901): Nabucco 2. Overture [8:15]
Francesco Cilèa (1866 - 1950): L'Arlesiana Act 2 3. E'la solita storia (Il lamento di Federico [4:58]
Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924): Gianni Schicchi 4. O mio babbino caro [3:20]
Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912): Le Mage Act 2 5. Ah! Parais! Parais, astre de mon ciel [4:12]
Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901): Otello Act 1 6. Già nella notte densa (Love Duet)[10:40]
Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875): 7. Carmen: Entr'acte [3:37] 8. Les pêcheurs de perles Act 1: Au fond du temple saint [5:19]
Pablo Sorozábal (1897 - 1988) 19. La Tabernera Del Puerto: No Puede Ser [4:38]
Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901): La traviata Act 1 20. "Libiamo ne'lieti calici (Brindisi)[4:34]
Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948): Das Land des Lächelns Act 2 21. Dein ist mein ganzes Herz [3:43]"
Blu ray version
terence reisman | tallahassee, fl USA | 11/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have had the standard dvd version since it was released however I was shocked to see the vibrancy of the colors, the clarity, and hear the incredible uncompressed sound of this blu-ray. Opera has never sounded or looked this good- we are very lucky indeed."
A. Lupu | Rochester, MN USA | 11/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is like being there, time and again. The images are incredible crisp and bright and the sound is wonderful. Three of the greatest voices of today perform well selected areas of operas and popular songs. You will enjoy every minute of it. Bluray technology really proves itself. I strongly recommend this DVD to watch and listen alone (and may be sing with your favorites singers) or with your friends and family and have a great time. Just like being there. "
A Concert To Remember
Brian Wrangham | Ottawa, Ontario Canada | 12/23/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have a collection of classical DVDs recorded at this venue but this blu-ray release is definitely one of the best, both in sound and picture. While the program itself lacks originality, the performances of both the orchestra and soloists are truly outstanding. I would have given this disc a 5-star rating except that I have a couple of minor criticisms. First the camera work is not top-notch in my opinion - it is too abrupt at times and too much use is made of zooms. There are also some very odd camera angles and sometimes the singers are not on screen when they are singing. Video directors of other concerts from the "Waldbuhne" have done a much better job in this respect. Secondly, the subtitles are sometimes a little difficult to read - for maximum readability, the white letters should really be overlaid over a grey background. This appears to be a problem with other Blu-ray classical concert and opera releases."
Paul M. Heys | Seattle, WA USA | 04/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you love music at its finest, appreciate great artists (vocal and orchestral), and enjoy it in one of the world's greatest performance centers(Waldbuhne), then you owe it to yourself to own this Blu-ray DVD.
Nothing I have seen showcases high-definition video, top-end audio reproduction, and artistically choreographed musical performance quite like this.