[ Opus Arte DVD / 5 DVD Box Set ]
Release Date: Thursday 20 November 2014
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Containing three of Mozart's best-known and loved operas, this 5-disc box set features outstanding Royal Opera House productions and a raft of world-class artists, available at mid-price for the very first time.
Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS
Running time: 9 hours 49 minutes
Subtitles: EN/ES/FR (Die Zauberflöte); EN/ FR/DE/ES/IT (Don Giovanni); EN/FR/ DE/ES/IT (Le Nozze di Figaro)
"…as flames rage over the opening cast credits, Sir Charles Mackerras conducts an incandescent Overture which kindles the brilliance, clarity and indefatigable energy of his music direction throughout. This film powerfully captures the fiery essence of Francesco Zambello's production for the Royal Opera. ...consistently strongly cast, it's as good for the ear as for the eye. Zambello makes Simon Keenlyside's harsh and diabolical Don Giovanni and Kyle Ketelsen's embittered Leporello a double-act of deadly dependency." (BBC Music on Don Giovanni)
Die Zauberflöte, K620
Will Hartmann (Tamino), Dorothea Röschmann (Pamina), Diana Damrau (Königin der Nacht), Franz-Josef Selig (Sarastro)
Don Giovanni, K527
Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, on 8th & 12th September 2008
Simon Keenlyside (Don Giovanni), Kyle Ketelsen (Leporello), Eric Halfvarson (Il Commendatore), Marina Poplavskaya (Donna Anna)
Le nozze di Figaro, K492
Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on 10th, 13th and 17th February 2006
Erwin Schrott (Figaro), Miah Persson (Susanna), Gerald Finley (Count Almaviva), Dorothea Röschmann (Countess Almaviva)