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Joyce DiDonato give Opening Night a whole new meaning-REALLY!!!,
This review is from: Rossini: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia (DVD)
If there is only ONE Barber DVD to get, make it this one for one reason, and one reason only: Joyce DiDonato in a wheelchair!!!
Yes! This Barber is from a later performance of the latest production of the Royal Opera House last year, and already talk is of her performance is the stuff of legend. On opening Night, after performing "Una voce poco fa", she ended up broken her leg as she fell down the stair backstage, and have to performed the rest of the opera in a wheelchair!
So, if you like unusual performances, this one is for you!
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Initial post: Mar 30, 2010 2:20:11 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 30, 2010 3:28:09 PM PDT
A. Bullitt says:
If this is the opening night, she finished this particular performance using only a cane and only during the second act, after fracturing her right fibula as she left the stage after "Una voce poco fa." She used the wheelchair beginning with the second performance, through the end of the run. It would be more helpful if you were more accurate in your reporting.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2010 9:46:29 AM PDT
Thank you, A. Bullitt. I would also like to add that the REAL reason to buy this DVD is that is has one of the greatest group (no, I will not say "cast") of singers ever assembled for this particular opera.
Posted on Apr 16, 2010 10:34:48 AM PDT
David Cady says:
Your enthusiasm is appreciated, but did you actually SEE this production? Or at the very least the DVD (which hasn't been officially released yet)? A five-star review, sight unseen, doesn't help anyone on a limited budget decide between competing buying options.
In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2010 2:12:44 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 1, 2010 7:47:14 PM PDT
Mike Smith says:
I seen clips of it on You Tube (Mostly through EMI/Virgin's You Tube page), hence the review before the release.
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