Verdi: La Traviata (DVD)

Deutsche Grammophon
$39.99
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SKU:
734364
Artist:
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine,Teresa Stratas, Plácido Domingo

Teresa Stratas (Violetta)
Plácido Domingo (Alfredo)
Cornell MacNeil (Giorgio Germont)

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
James Levine

Staged and Directed by Franco Zeffirelli  

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Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine

May 2008

****

“Severely cut and rearranged, Zeffirelli's famous film suffocates under its own opulence; but Parisian and Provencal locations, Levine's rich conducting, Domingo and Stratas remain rewarding.”

Gramophone Classical Music Guide

2010

“From the start Stratas's face reflects all the shades by which hope and fear, the public image and the inner self may be expressed. Both meet the notoriously disparate vocal demands of the role, though Stratas's voice sounds worn on the high notes. In the last act Stratas's relative slightness of vocal and physical build works to her advantage. Both are fine in the developing emotions of the great duet with Germont père...Levine's flair is most evident in vigorous rhythmic passages such as the dances and the card game”

Gramophone Magazine

April 2008

“… the start Strata's face reflects all the shades by which hope and fear, the public image and the inner self may be expressed.”

New York Times

“Dazzling…a triumph…not to be missed.”

Penguin Guide

2010 edition

***

“It is Zeffirelli who dominates the filmed Met. production...But that does not detract from the passion or the tragedy...[Stratas] totally identifies with Violetta and movingly carries us with her...Domingo is Domingo, and he sings with the fullest, boldest ardour.”