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Il Postino (DVD) – Los Angeles Opera
Composer: Daniel Catán
DVD Release Date: October 16, 2012
Conductor: Grant Gershon
Director: Brian Large
Stage Director: Ron Daniels
Orchestra: Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Label: Sony Classical
Format: Classical, Color, NTSC
Region: Region Free, Worldwide
Run Time: 172 minutes
Il Postino tells the story of a shy young postman in a tiny Italian fishing village who discovers the courage to pursue his dreams through his daily deliveries to his only customer, the esteemed Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, played by Domingo.
Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle music critic, wrote, “Catán’s lush, singable score is fashioned almost entirely on the models of Madama Butterfly and Tosca, with a few snippets of La Bohème thrown in…it is undeniably beautiful, and it packs an emotional punch. Best of all, it provides a role superbly tailored to the great Plácido Domingo, who delivers it magnificently.”
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