Senin, 23 Juli 2012

Strange staging, brilliant performanca!!

Verdi La Traviata Anna Netrebko

Verdi La Traviata Anna Netrebko

When this DVD was released last summer I was reluctant to buy it because I have heard about the "unusual" staging, but finally I decided to go for it. And I am glad I did!
Right from the beginning I was taken in and never let go.
Netrebko and Villazon were amazing. Some of the other reviewers have said that Villazon was over the top, and Netrebko's singing was flawed,yes, they are not the best singers I have heard or seen, but I don't recall other Alfredo and Violetta team that create such excitement, and I have been going to the opera for almost fifty years!!

You could feel the wild passion of young lovers in the earlier scenes and their despair of knowing that all is lost in the last act.
In the last act after Annina announces that Alfredo have returned and Violetta and Alfredo run into each other's arms I broke into tears and I think that I cried all the way to the end.
These two people just with their voices and their acting did not need any staging!
I did not care for Hampson's Giorgio Germont, but then I am not a great fan of his,anyhow.
This a DVD that I am sure that I will watch many times in spite of the "unusual" staging.

Get your Verdi La Traviata Anna Netrebko Now!

7 komentar:

  1. I like Maria Callas and would like to find similar artists of similar quality. Please help.

    BalasHapus
  2. Normally I'm into metal these days, but I recently saw Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, and fell in love with Carlotta. I've always been a fan of strong soprano vocals, and figured I'd look into some opera with soprano singers. So far, all I've heard is Con Te Partiro with Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli. Any suggestions?

    BalasHapus
  3. Vernon Russell16 Oktober 2011 07.32

    It's a male/female duet.

    BalasHapus
  4. Is it Die-Aria?

    BalasHapus
  5. I've been told by my music teacher that im a coloratura soprano but i'm not sure which one. I have extremely thick vocal cords and I can sing VERY VERY VERY loud when I want to. However my voice is still pretty agile and has a high upper extention. I hit my high notes very easily as well. So, I kind of go into the category of both which is why I'm confused.

    BalasHapus
  6. something a young woman would like...kind of in the vein of Black Swan with Natalie Portman, except opera or singing instead of ballet....could be a love story..doesn't have to be.

    BalasHapus
  7. I am fairly new to opera but I've heard some and I've liked Vissi d'Arte by Giacomo Puccini and the song from Turandot which the girl sings before she commits suicide in the place of the guy (who I think might be a prince) who was supposed to be killed. I've heard some other ones too but I unfortunately don't remember the names. So what are some operas that you would suggest? Thanks.

    BalasHapus