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Placido Domingo: My Greatest Roles, Vol. 2 - Verdi (Otello / Il Trovatore / Ernani)


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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Classical, Color, NTSC
  • Language: Italian
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: KULTUR VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: March 30, 2010
  • Run Time: 480 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003498SFS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,045 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Guiseppe Verdi
Ernani: Live Recording from La Scala, 1982

Placido Domingo, Mirella Freni, Renato Bruson, Nicolai Ghiaurov

Conducted by Riccardo Muti
Produced by Luca Ronconi

Ernani,Verdi's fifth opera (1844) is melodic from beginning to end. Based on Victor Hugo's play, whose tumultuous reception in 1830 marked a decisive turning point in the development of romantic drama, this violent and somber story of frustrated passion, honor fatally impugned, and ambition thwarted
and rewarded, is set by the young composer to a succession of irresistible tunes, unsurpassed even in his mature works. The opera's dramatic impetus is unstoppable.
For Luca Ronconi's production, which opened the 1982/3 season at La Scala, Milan, four of the world's leading Verdi singers were engaged: Placido Domingo as the bandit, Ernani; Renato Bruson as the scheming, dangerously suave King Charles of Spain; Nicolai Ghiaurov as the proud Spanish Grandee whose implacable sense of honor propels the action to its tragic conclusion;
and Mirella Freni as the gentle heroine desired by these three rivals.

Il Trovatore: Live Recording from The Vienna State Opera, 1978

Raina Kabaivanska, Fiorenza Cossotto, Plácido Domingo, Piero Cappuccilli & José Van Dam

Conducted and Directed by Herbert von Karajan
Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera

Il Trovatore was always one of Herbert von Karajan's favourite operas. He conducted it at the very beginning of his career and his first studio recording in 1956 was made in Milan with Maria Callas and Giuseppe di Stefano, but his Trovatore really made its mark in the legendary performances given at the Salzburg Festival in 1962, which formed the basis for this successful revival in Vienna. He once declared in an interview that what he loved about this opera was its archetypal human passions, its compression of highly dramatic situations into the smallest conceivable space and Verdi's genius for translating such situations into music. This 1978 performance is steeped in scandal. Franco Bonisolli was originally cast in the lead role but abandoned the cast during a rehearsal where the public had been admitted entry, and, after throwing his sword at the conductor, left the stage in fury, to be later replaced by Plácido Domingo. Karajan not only conducted the opera, but he was also responsible for the stage direction. The recording was very rarely broadcast and this DVD draws on the original tapes held by Austrian Television (ORF), extensively restored using state of the art technology. Thus this gem from the archives can now be enjoyed on DVD with enhanced sound and picture quality.

Otello: Royal Opera Covent Garden

For those who want a home video that preserves the kind of treatment Verdi's Otello gets in a first-class international opera house, this Solti-Domingo-Te Kanawa production from Covent Garden looks like the best bet. Neither Georg Solti's conducting nor Elijah Moshinsky's stage direction pulls any punches; this is presented clearly and forcefully as a drama of jealousy (Iago's and Otello's) destroying innocence (Otello's and Desdemona's), in which a military man from a primitive background is plunged into situations and perplexities that his life has not prepared him to handle.
What matters most is the casting of the three leading roles. When this production was taped in 1992, Plácido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa were the Otello and Desdemona of choice, and in this production they show why with effective singing and strong characterization. The orchestra and chorus are outstanding.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Fedora on September 11, 2010
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There is no greater interpreter of Otello in this century or any other. To have Maestro Domingo talk about the role and explain in detail his perceptions of the character is priceless! He goes into detail about his roles in Il Trovatore and
Ernani in which he is an extraordinary performer of these characters as well. His presence on the stage in these roles and
his golden tenor voice result in outstanding experiences for the audience. At no time does he take the performances
for granted or give less then his all when performing them. The interview DVD is worth it's weight in gold!!
You will not/can not be disappointed in any way with the opera performances or the 'mini masterclasses' that you have
the privilege of listening to on the interview DVD.
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Great performances from Domingo in 3 complete Verdi operas (when he was much younger) that will never go out of style. A great value too as you get three full operas on this 4 disc set for the price of what it would cost you for one DVD opera today. The 4th DVD is a more recent interview with him discussing those roles and the ensembles he performed with.
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