Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ludwig Van Beethoven: Fidelio

Florestan... René Kollo
Leonore... Gundula Janowitz
Don Fernando... Hans Helm
Don Pizarro... Hans Sotin
Rocco... Manfred Jungwirth
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Stage Director: Otto Schenk

Bernstein conducts with all his heart -- and with the occasional eccentricities as regards tempo that went with the package. By '78 Bernstein was God in Vienna and receives here an . . . effusive welcome at start and finish . . .

The Vienna Philharmonic play superbly for a conductor they had come to love. Otto Schenk's staging remains a marvel of sensible action, pertinent handling of the singers and clarity of action -- no updating, no silly ideas, just straightforward, unobtrusive direction . . . René Kollo sings with strength and conviction as Florestan, and acts effectively . . . Manfred Jungwirth's stalwart Rocco is involved and involving . . . Sound and video direction (by Schenk himself) are both excellent.

MPEG 7500Kbps | NTSC All Regions 4:3 (720x480) | DTS 5.0 , PCM Stereo | 147 min | 7,30 GB
Classical | Label: ® DG | Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Chinese | Full Booklet

DVD9 - 37x200 MB


No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...