Teatro La Fenice Opera Collection details
|Starring:||Soloists, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Cond. Marcello Viotti, Stefan Anton Reck, Cladio Scimone and Paulo Arrivabeni|
|Genres:||Music/Musical - Music - Classical, Opera/Operetta, Performing Arts, World Cinema - French, Italian|
|Studio:||SELECT MUSIC & VIDEO DISTRIBUTION|
Teatro La Fenice Opera Collection - Strauss - Daphne
|Ex Disc 1|
Teatro La Fenice Opera Collection - Donizetti - Pia De' Tolomei
|Ex Disc 2|
Teatro La Fenice Opera Collection - Gioachino Rossini - Maometto Secondo
|Ex Disc 3|
Teatro La Fenice Opera Collection - Bizet - Les Pecheurs De Per
|Ex Disc 4|
Teatro La Fenice Opera Collection - Massenet - Le Roi De Lahore
|Ex Disc 5|
Teatro La Fenice Opera Collection - Massenet - Thais
|TBC Disc 6|
|Rental release:||Not available for rental|
|Main languages:||French, Italian|
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Another treat for Rossini fansBy Robert Smith from Ashby de la Zouch, Leics. , 05 Jan 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]It is great to see these little known operas of Rossini, and this one did not disappoint me. It is drama not comedy like Barber and most of his operas. The richness of the orchestration is immediately apparent, and the production and singers are excellent. The opera is up there with Rossini's best and should not be missed.
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Mixed bagBy AllanPW (11 reviews) from Swansea , 05 Feb 2011Different people will like different bits of this collection. In my view, and other reviews differ, the best are Daphne and Le Roi de Lahore: Daphne is austere and well thought through; Roi is melodrama done thoroughly (though the villain fails actually to twirl his moustache) and engagingly dotty, especially in the third act. Both are well worth it.
Maometto Secondo and Pia di Tolomei are very similar to each other, varying only in the incidence of Turks. If you like pure heroines who don't stand a chance, at some length, you'll like these.
Pecheurs des Perles is overheated and some classic scenes come with longeurs between them; Thais is even more overheated and long and I found it hard to care - lots of fin-de-siecle hang-ups, but if you haven't seen Thais before, try it.
Thais and La roi de Lahore:By a customer from Bath , 16 Nov 2008Both very stylish productions with the action supplemented by ballet that brings out the sensuality of the stories. Costumes and set designs work well to give a feeling of the richness and decadence of the Alexandrian and Hindu courts. I found both to be a visual as well as musical treat.
One of the bestBy a customer from English midlands , 28 Mar 2008'Thais' is an opera that should be in the top ten. It has superb music set to an ironic and insightful story.
The staging and the costumes in this version bring to life very graphically one element in the storyline, and this pleases some but makes others shudder.
So it comes as no surprise that some music lovers prefer just listening to this opera rather than watching it as well.
Another fine production from La FeniceBy Robert Smith from Ashby de la Zouch, Leics. , 15 Feb 2008This is a review of The King of Lahore by Massenet.The indian setting for this opera allows for all kinds of exotic sets and costumes, with dances to reinforce the sense of locale.This production goes some way to filling Massenet's idea. The orchestration, singing, and pre-eminence of melody, makes watching this opera a treat. It has a strong vocal line and an abundance of scenic colour. Recommended.
A PearlBy Robert Smith from Ashby de la Zouch, Leics. , 13 Feb 2008This is a review of the Pearl Fishers.Like most devoted opera lovers, I know of this opera by the constantly performed tenor/baratone duet from the first act..It was therefore with eager anticipation I awaited this dvd.
I was not disappointed; as Bizet conveyed in Carmen a Spanish style to the orchestration, here you feel transported to Ceylon. The staging, singing and orchestra are all excellent. It is entirely in keeping with the other La Fenice staged operas I have seen. Recommended.