MOZART Idomeneo Levine DVD-VIDEO

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Idomeneo
Luciano Pavarotti · Ileana Cotrubas
Hildegard Behrens · Frederica von Stade
John Alexander
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
James Levine
Staged and Directed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
Video Director Brian Large
Int. Release 01 Mar. 2006
2 DVD-Videos
2 DVD-VIDEO NTSC 0440 073 4234 3 GH 2
STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: Dolby Digital 5.1 & DTS 5.1
Picture Format: 4:3
Subtitles: Italian/German/English/French/Spanish/Chinese
A production of Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc.
Pavarotti’s first Idomeneo at the Met


Track List

DVD 1: Mozart: Idomeneo

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Idomeneo, re di Creta, K.366

2.
4:34

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Act 1

Ileana Cotrubas, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Frederica von Stade, Ileana Cotrubas, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

7.
6:53

Frederica von Stade, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Frederica von Stade, Ileana Cotrubas, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Loretta di Franco, Batyah Godfrey, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, David Stivender

Hildegard Behrens, Frederica von Stade, John Alexander, Ileana Cotrubas, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Hildegard Behrens, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, David Stivender

Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Luciano Pavarotti, Frederica von Stade, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Frederica von Stade, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, David Stivender

Act 2

Luciano Pavarotti, John Alexander, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

20.
5:16

John Alexander, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Luciano Pavarotti, Ileana Cotrubas, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Ileana Cotrubas, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

24.
5:28

Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Appendix - Act 2, scena 3 (fine) - scena 4

Hildegard Behrens, Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Act 2

Hildegard Behrens, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Hildegard Behrens, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, David Stivender

Luciano Pavarotti, Frederica von Stade, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Frederica von Stade, Hildegard Behrens, Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, David Stivender

Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, David Stivender

Total Playing Time 1:42:16

DVD 2: Mozart: Idomeneo

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Idomeneo, re di Creta, K.366

Act 3

Ileana Cotrubas, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Frederica von Stade, Ileana Cotrubas, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Luciano Pavarotti, Ileana Cotrubas, Frederica von Stade, Hildegard Behrens, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Frederica von Stade, Ileana Cotrubas, Luciano Pavarotti, Hildegard Behrens, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

John Alexander, Ileana Cotrubas, Luciano Pavarotti, Hildegard Behrens, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

John Alexander, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Timothy Jenkins, Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Timothy Jenkins, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, David Stivender

13.
1:08

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, David Stivender

Luciano Pavarotti, John Alexander, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Frederica von Stade, Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

17.
2:16

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Richard J. Clark

Luciano Pavarotti, Frederica von Stade, Ileana Cotrubas, John Alexander, Hildegard Behrens, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Hildegard Behrens, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, David Stivender

Total Playing Time 1:17:12

The cast is superb, vocally and dramatically. Indeed, one of the virtues of this release is its revelation of how the performers are not merely singing -- they are acting . . . the many passages of extended recitatives . . . her take on dramatic impact as a result of being able to see the singers. Throughout, the pacing is well judged, and Pavarotti, who virtually owned the title role, is superb . . . Listening to the production on wide-range equipment yields excellent sound . . . this one makes all too clear that opera is best served when seen as well as heard. When it involves a major masterpiece as well sung and acted at this one, it comprises a release not to be missed.

Avec Levine naturellement, maitre d'¿uvre sur ce DVD d'une exécution musicale et chorale de grand format . . . Grandiose, évidemment . . . faisons fête à un ensemble imbattable . . . Image et son excellent.

. . . une direction d'acteurs très soignée, d'un véritable engagement dramatique des interprètes . . . Le chant de Behrens est éprouvant -- a-t-on jamais entendu "Idol mio" si caricatural --, celui de Frederica von Stade étudié et charmant . . . En vrai chef de théâtre, Levine anime la partition, la laisse respirer, s'épanouir, évite le statisme et l'affectation, en accord avec une mise en scène qui insuffle aux personnages vitalité et émotion, qui tient compte autant des mots que des notes.