MASSENET Manon Netrebko Villazón BD

JULES MASSENET

Manon
Anna Netrebko · Rolando Villazón
Alfredo Daza · Christof Fischesser
Staatskapelle Berlin
Daniel Barenboim

Directed by Vincent Paterson
Int. Release 15 Aug. 2008
1 Blu-ray Video
0440 073 4477 4 Blu-ray 60i GH
STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS-HD 5.1 · PCM 5.1
Picture Format: 1080i High Definition / 16:9
Subtitles: French/German/English/Spanish/Chinese
A production of UNITEL and BFMI in co-production with
ZDF in cooperation with ARTE, ZDF.theaterkanal and Classica
in cooperation with Staatsoper Unter den Linden


Track List

Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912)
Manon

Act 1

1.
3:43

Hanan Alattar, Gal James, Silvia de la Muela, Remy Corazza, Arttu Kataja, Matthias Vieweg, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Alfredo Daza, Staatsopernchor, Eberhard Friedrich, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Anna Netrebko, Alfredo Daza, Staatsopernchor, Eberhard Friedrich, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Anna Netrebko, Hanan Alattar, Gal James, Silvia de la Muela, Remy Corazza, Arttu Kataja, Staatsopernchor, Eberhard Friedrich, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Alfredo Daza, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Act 2

Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Alfredo Daza, Arttu Kataja, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Anna Netrebko, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Act 3

Hanan Alattar, Gal James, Silvia de la Muela, Alfredo Daza, Staatsopernchor, Eberhard Friedrich, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Gal James, Remy Corazza, Alfredo Daza, Arttu Kataja, Staatsopernchor, Eberhard Friedrich, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Anna Netrebko, Arttu Kataja, Staatsopernchor, Eberhard Friedrich, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Anna Netrebko, Staatsopernchor, Eberhard Friedrich, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Anna Netrebko, Arttu Kataja, Staatsopernchor, Eberhard Friedrich, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Anna Netrebko, Arttu Kataja, Christof Fischesser, Staatsopernchor, Eberhard Friedrich, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Anna Netrebko, Remy Corazza, Alfredo Daza, Arttu Kataja, Staatsopernchor, Eberhard Friedrich, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Anna Netrebko, Remy Corazza, Alfredo Daza, Staatsopernchor, Eberhard Friedrich, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Act 4

25.
4:09

Rolando Villazón, Christof Fischesser, Staatsopernchor, Eberhard Friedrich, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Rolando Villazón, Christof Fischesser, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Rolando Villazón, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Anna Netrebko, Staatsopernchor, Eberhard Friedrich, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Staatsopernchor, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

30.
3:29

Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Hanan Alattar, Gal James, Silvia de la Muela, Rolando Villazón, Remy Corazza, Alfredo Daza, Staatsopernchor, Eberhard Friedrich, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Anna Netrebko, Hanan Alattar, Gal James, Silvia de la Muela, Rolando Villazón, Remy Corazza, Alfredo Daza, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Anna Netrebko, Hanan Alattar, Gal James, Silvia de la Muela, Rolando Villazón, Remy Corazza, Alfredo Daza, Staatsopernchor, Eberhard Friedrich, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Anna Netrebko, Hanan Alattar, Gal James, Silvia de la Muela, Rolando Villazón, Remy Corazza, Alfredo Daza, Christof Fischesser, Staatsopernchor, Eberhard Friedrich, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Act 5

Rolando Villazón, Alfredo Daza, Staatsopernchor, Eberhard Friedrich, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

38.
10:52

Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Total Playing Time 2:38:41

. . . it works perfectly efficiently . . . Rolando Villazón plays her adoring partner, Le Chevalier des Grieux, . . . and as usual throwing himself at the role with huge commitment . . . in fine voice . . . Daniel Barenboim conducts a fluent reading of the score.

The sound is outstandingly good, with a solid mid-hall perspective and excellent balance between singers and orchestra.

The couple's acting is realistic and touching . . . Netrebko is an irresistible brat -- her pouting and her flirting are broad enough to be funny, but it's clear why everyone falls for her. Her instrument is the more luscious, opulent one, and her "Obéissions" less internal. In the final scene, she undergoes a more complete transformation . . . It's amazing to see Rolando Villazón playing des Grieux so differently . . .

She never fails to project plenty of stage charisma, and she clearly enjoys what she is doing . . . the camera loves her. More important, her rich, creamy voice is well suited to Massenet¿s super-heated score . . . The spectacular and ultra-colorful Paterson production looks great on Blu-ray, and all of his artful choreography, sets, and costumes contribute to keeping Massenet¿s very long score alive . . The 19-minute behind-the-scenes bonus . . . does reveal where Paterson is coming from, along with the enthusiasm of Netrebko and Villazón. Paterson¿s highly original idea for Manon really works, and should make this production, aided by the perfect casting of its stars, an enjoyable experience for operaphiles and neophytes . . .

On s'y perd sous le regard cinématographique de Paterson, qui dispose d'une actrice exceptionnelle avec Netrebko, chair pulpeuse et voix à l'avenant. Barenboim séduit là où on ne l'attend pas, creusant le drame sans ignorer les raffinements. Villazón nous touche dans sa fuite amoureuse . . .