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  • Actors: Jeremy Ovenden, Marijana Mijanovic, Julia Kleiter, Franz-Josef Selig, Irena Bespalovaite
  • Directors: Christoph Poppen, Stefan Aglassinger
  • Format: DTS Surround Sound, Classical, Color, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: Italian (DTS 5.1), Italian (PCM Stereo)
  • Subtitles: German, English, Italian, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: Italian, English, French
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Deutsche Grammophon
  • DVD Release Date: February 13, 2007
  • Run Time: 130 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B000ICL3O2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #487,679 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Autonome on January 11, 2007
Of all the 22 Mozart operas available through this M 22 DVD collection by Deutsche Gramophon, Betulia Liberata is the only one that is not staged. This is due to the fact that the piece itself is technically an oratorio, but its dramatic features (a city besieged, murder, starvation, religious conversion) generally assimilate the piece to an opera. And in a way it is a shame that Betulia is not staged since the music itself is not interesting enough to cope well with a concert version. The arias tend to drag along, the music is more serene, less expansive than Mitridate (the prior opera of young Wolfgang), and the musicians need to be seriously good to avoid their audience to fall into boredom.

The team in charge of the "Betulia" that night almost rises to the challenge. It is nice to have the tenor Jeremy Ovenden as one of the main characters of the piece - last time we saw him was with a blonde wig in the memorable Fenta Semplice of the same collection- that will be reviewed here. His coloratura tenor is very successful and he is also very good as the incarnation of the spiritual authority of Betulia. It is also nice to see Franz-Josef Selig, legendary Wagnerian, as the redeemed traitor. His very big voice is a bit of a surprise here but Selig started his career in Church music so he is not out of place and the voice is utterly beautiful if not totally idiomatic. Julia Kleiter started with some acidity in her voice but she recovered as the evening went along.
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