MONTEVERDI Incoronazione di Poppea DVD-V

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CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI

L'incoronazione di Poppea
Die Krönung der Poppäa
The Coronation of Poppaea
Rachel Yakar · Trudeliese Schmidt · Paul Esswood
Das Monteverdi-Ensemble des Opernhauses
Zürich · Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Staged, directed and designed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
Int. Release 02 Jan. 2007
2 DVD-Videos
2 DVD-VIDEO NTSC 0440 073 4174 2 GH 2
STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS 5.1
Picture Format: 4:3
Subtitles: Italian/English/German/French/Spanish/Chinese
A production of UNITEL, Munich


Track List

DVD 1: Monteverdi: L'Incoronazione di Poppea

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643)
L'incoronazione di Poppea

Original / Italian

1.
2:23

PROLOGO

Members of the Chor des Opernhauses Zürich, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Act 1

Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Paul Esswood

Paul Esswood, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Members of the Chor des Opernhauses Zürich

Rachel Yakar, Eric Tappy, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Eric Tappy, Rachel Yakar, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Rachel Yakar, Alexander Oliver, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Trudeliese Schmidt, Maria Minetto, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Maria Minetto, Trudeliese Schmidt, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Matti Salminen, Trudeliese Schmidt, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Members of the Chor des Opernhauses Zürich, Trudeliese Schmidt, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Matti Salminen, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Eric Tappy, Matti Salminen, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Rachel Yakar, Eric Tappy, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Eric Tappy, Rachel Yakar, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Paul Esswood, Rachel Yakar, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Alexander Oliver, Paul Esswood, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Janet Perry, Paul Esswood, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Act 2

Matti Salminen, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Members of the Chor des Opernhauses Zürich, Matti Salminen, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Act 1

Matti Salminen, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Chor des Opernhauses Zürich

Act 2

Members of the Chor des Opernhauses Zürich, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Eric Tappy, Philippe Huttenlocher, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Trudeliese Schmidt, Paul Esswood, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Janet Perry, Members of the Chor des Opernhauses Zürich, Maria Minetto, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Paul Esswood, Janet Perry, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Rachel Yakar, Alexander Oliver, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

28.
2:50

Alexander Oliver, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Chor des Opernhauses Zürich

Paul Esswood, Rachel Yakar, Alexander Oliver, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Chor des Opernhauses Zürich

Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Chor des Opernhauses Zürich

Total Playing Time 2:10:18

DVD 2: Monteverdi: L'Incoronazione di Poppea

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643)
L'incoronazione di Poppea

Original / Italian

Act 3

Janet Perry, Alexander Oliver, Members of the Chor des Opernhauses Zürich, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Alexander Oliver, Eric Tappy, Janet Perry, Members of the Chor des Opernhauses Zürich, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Eric Tappy, Paul Esswood, Janet Perry, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Eric Tappy, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Rachel Yakar, Eric Tappy, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

6.
4:23

Trudeliese Schmidt, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Alexander Oliver, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Eric Tappy, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Chor des Opernhauses Zürich

Rachel Yakar, Eric Tappy, Monteverdi Ensemble Des Opernhaus Zurich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Total Playing Time 31:06

Stage director Jena-Pierre Ponnelle was always willing to try something different in opera, while remaining respectful of both composer and librettist . . . he never ceased to be interesting. In this 1979 film, he hit on all cylinders. What we get is a bracing, theatrically intense production of "L'incoronazione" that faithfully embraces all the energy, extravagance, lofty and farcical elements, and underlying "Lacrimae rerum" of the opera. The costuming is excellent, and the basic set . . . is appropriate as a unifying device to the story . . . The singing is almost as good . . . The . . . cast is uniformly fine, with Salminen, Tappy, Yakar, and Perry drawing especial praise for their combination of security, ease of production, and facility with coloratura . . . They also act consummately with their voices, something that is not identical with physical acting, should (and here, does) complement it. Harnoncourt's orchestral forces in turn perform with spirit and precision. Wolfgang Treu's camerawork is perfectly bound to Ponnelle's staging. It is static when necessary, but also capable of dramatic movement -- not merely to one side or the other, but from the front of the stage to the back or vice versa, as when Nerone and Poppea are momentarily left to their triumph on a raised background tier . . . Visual images are clean and edges clearly delineated, with none of the color change or contrast problems that sometimes arise in vintage work. The sound is well balanced between singers and orchestra, with a healthy degree of ambience that never swamps the performances . . . This is an excellent production, proof (if such were needed) that it's possible to create a non-traditional staging of an opera that is also completely faithful to the work. My recommendation? By all means, buy it. You won't be disappointed.

. . . his 1979 "L'incoronazione di Poppea" is a delight . . . it also features a number of fine musicians in excellent performances, including Harnoncourt, Tappy, Yakar, Salminen, and Esswood. But it is Ponnelle's willingness to invest so much creativity into reinvigorating historical forms that strikes me most profoundly about this set.