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La Traviata, Rigoletto, Tosca (DVD Box Set) - Domingo

Item# 747313537457

La Traviata, Rigoletto, Tosca (4 DVD Box Set) - Domingo

The three unique productions were the fruit of Andrea Andermann`s vision to perform and film Verdi`s La Traviata and Rigoletto, and Puccini`s Tosca at the actual places and hours of the day specified in the libretti, namely in Paris, Mantua and Rome respectively.

The singers were acting and singing live on location while conductor Zubin Mehta and the orchestra performed miles away in a studio, connected to the singers only by monitors and hidden speakers.

The project involved some of the most complex audio- visual operations ever attempted. The results garnered prestigious Emmy, Prix d`Italia and Bafta awards and remain unsurpassed milestones for the genre of operatic film.

The star casts include Plácido Domingo, Julia Novikova, Vittorio Grigolo, Ruggero Raimondi, Catherine Malfitano, José Cura and Eteri Gvazava. The performances are delivered in luxurious boxed sets.

The accompanying 160-page, hard cover book provides background information on the productions, plus a lavish photo collection.

Performers: Plácido Domingo, Catherine Malfitano, Ruggero Raimondi, Eteri Gvazava, Rolando Panerai
Directors: Marco Bellocchio, Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, Vittorio Storato
Format: Classical, NTSC, Widescreen
Subtitles: Spanish, English, French, Italian
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 4
DVD Release Date: November 11, 2016
Run Time: 565 minutes

La Traviata (“The Fallen Woman”) premiered at Venice’s Teatro La Fenice in 1853. It is one of Verdi’s most popular works, and the role of its heroine, the courtesan Violetta, is known as one of the most challenging in the soprano repertory.  One of the signatures of the work is its melodic waltz tunes which evoke the Parisian high life and add an intense, yet beautiful, melancholy as Violetta’s time begins to run out.

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