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Ermione

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ERMIONE

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  • Actors: Antonino Siragusa, Marianna Pizzolato, Gregory Kunde, Sonia Ganassi, Ferdinand Bothmer
  • Directors: Tiziano Mancini
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Classical, Color, Dolby, Import, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Italian
  • Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Dynamic Italy
  • DVD Release Date: June 30, 2009
  • Run Time: 143 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002AS45PQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #123,055 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Filippo Secondo (aka AB) on January 7, 2011
Format: DVD
This is the second recording on DVD of 'Ermione', which I consider to be Rossini's greatest tragedy, a regrettably neglected masterpiece. I personally rate it above any opera dealing with the Trojan War and its aftermath, including 'Elektra' and 'Les troyens' (though I'm fond of 'King Priam'). Rossini's memorable score is injected with explosive drama from start to finish: setting the scene with the curtain down, the Overture (the composer's most dramatic) is punctuated with the Trojans' offstage lamentations which are repeated when the curtain rises to unfold personal (maternal, sexual, and friendly) tragedies; the various internal and external character conflicts are brilliantly contrasted, even though a single melody may be used to reflect two or more different conflicts (eg the Act 1 finale); Rossini excels himself in one number after another (the entire opera, especially the spine-chilling 15-minute finale, shows him at the height of his musical and theatrical powers). I first discovered the work when Glyndebourne revived its Graham Vick production in 1996, starring the formidable Anna Caterina Antonacci in the title role (fortunately, a 1995 performance was recorded on video). For some strange reason, this Pesaro production features a mezzo Ermione: while she hardly rivals Antonacci, and despite intermittent moments of strain, Sonia Ganassi (fresh from an Eboli which she sang at the ROH nearly two months before this recording was made) performs with total dedication. No less committed is Gregory Kunde, though his Pirro sounds too heroic (ie heldentenor-ish) for a bel-canto role.Read more ›
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful By George Dansker on September 2, 2009
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This is an awesome DVD. I was at 3 of these performances last summer and couldn't wait for the DVD to appear. The DVD is a great souvenir of one of the most fantastic, exciting opera performances imaginable. The last scene of the opera, alone, is worth the entire price of the DVD.

Ganassi is unbelievable and the rest of the cast (Siragusa, Kunde, Pizzolato,) are up to her high level of achievement.

A must have!
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