VERDI Traviata Netrebko Villazón Blu-ray

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GIUSEPPE VERDI

La Traviata
Netrebko · Villazón · Hampson
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Wiener Philharmoniker · Carlo Rizzi
Staged by Willy Decker · Directed by Brian Large
Int. Release 14 Apr. 2009
1 Blu-ray Video
0440 073 4525 2 Blu-ray 60i GH
STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Picture Format: 1080i High Definition / 16:9
Subtitles: Italian/German/English/French/Spanish/Chinese
A co-production of ORF/NHK/BR/UNITEL and Classica
in association with the Salzburger Festspielfonds
From the Salzburger Festspiele 2005
The bestselling Salzburg Traviata production with Anna Netrebko

and Rolando Villazón now on Blu-ray disc


Track List

Various Artists

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
La traviata

Act 1

2.
4:12

Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Rupert Huber, Anna Netrebko, Helene Schneidermann, Herman Wallen, Salvatore Cordella, Rolando Villazón, Paul Gay, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Rolando Villazón, Anna Netrebko, Helene Schneidermann, Herman Wallen, Salvatore Cordella, Paul Gay, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor

5.
2:14

Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Helene Schneidermann, Herman Wallen, Salvatore Cordella, Paul Gay, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Rupert Huber, Carlo Rizzi, Wiener Philharmoniker

Rolando Villazón, Anna Netrebko, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Salvatore Cordella, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Helene Schneidermann, Herman Wallen, Salvatore Cordella, Paul Gay, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Rupert Huber, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Anna Netrebko, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Act 2

Rolando Villazón, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Rolando Villazón, Diane Pilcher, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Anna Netrebko, Diane Pilcher, Thomas Hampson, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Thomas Hampson, Anna Netrebko, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Anna Netrebko, Thomas Hampson, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Thomas Hampson, Anna Netrebko, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Anna Netrebko, Thomas Hampson, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Anna Netrebko, Diane Pilcher, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Rolando Villazón, Anna Netrebko, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Rolando Villazón, Dritan Luca, Wilhelm Schwinghammer, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Thomas Hampson, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Thomas Hampson, Rolando Villazón, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Helene Schneidermann, Herman Wallen, Luigi Roni, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Rupert Huber, Helene Schneidermann, Herman Wallen, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Helene Schneidermann, Herman Wallen, Luigi Roni, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Rupert Huber, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

27.
3:44

Rolando Villazón, Helene Schneidermann, Herman Wallen, Luigi Roni, Anna Netrebko, Paul Gay, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Rupert Huber, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Helene Schneidermann, Herman Wallen, Luigi Roni, Paul Gay, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Rupert Huber, Carlo Rizzi, Wiener Philharmoniker

Rolando Villazón, Helene Schneidermann, Herman Wallen, Luigi Roni, Paul Gay, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Rupert Huber, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Thomas Hampson, Rolando Villazón, Helene Schneidermann, Herman Wallen, Luigi Roni, Paul Gay, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Rupert Huber, Carlo Rizzi, Wiener Philharmoniker

Anna Netrebko, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Act 3

32.
3:54

Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Anna Netrebko, Diane Pilcher, Luigi Roni, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Anna Netrebko, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Luigi Roni, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Diane Pilcher, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Thomas Hampson, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Thomas Hampson, Diane Pilcher, Luigi Roni, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Rizzi

Total Playing Time 2:13:07

This excellent Blu-ray from Deutsche Grammophon documents that event, and it¿s obvious from the very visually striking disc menus that this is no ordinary Traviata, with its austere but visually stunning staging by Willy Decker. And there¿s an incredible chemistry onstage between leads Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon -- "sizzling" is definitely an understatement here -- that makes this perhaps the sexiest La Traviata ever! Anna Netrebko is a very sultry Violetta, and she¿s hoisted about on her red sofa [by the chorus members] to incredibly striking visual effect. Besides her ability to strike some seriously sexy poses on the aforementioned sofa, she¿s also a talented and expressive actress and a superb soprano, who effortlessly tosses her lines about with an ease that almost defies description. Villazon is also superb as Alfredo, leaving little mystery as to why he¿s one of the most in-demand tenors out there, and Thomas Hampson is in equally good voice as Giorgio . . . The color palette employed here is pretty dramatic, and on the whole, the image quality is really quite good . . . [a] superb Blu-ray disc from getting five stars . . . The audience obviously loved every minute, and regularly roared their approval . . . the making-of documentary . . . truly offered a great deal of insight to my greater appreciation of the overall production . . . Fans of Verdi¿s masterwork will not be disappointed by the excellent vocal performances given here, and for those looking for a visually stylistic alternative to more stodgily traditional offerings, this is your ticket . . . Not to be missed -- very highly recommended!

The now-famous Salzburg ¿La traviata¿ with Netrebko and Villazón on DG comes out beautifully in Blu-ray, notable above all for the clarity with which every facial expression of its fine acting singers are caught -- which really benefits the drama.

Verdis "La traviata" kann man nicht besser inszenieren als Willy Decker und nicht besser besetzen als mit Anna Netrebko und Rolando Villazón . . .