Verdi

Verdi

Il trovatore, La Traviata, Macbeth

DVD - 2016 | Italian
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A production of Verdi's opera, based on Shakespeare's tragic play which studies the all consuming ambition of Macbeth and his wife.
Opera in 3 acts of a beautiful courtesan dying of consumption and her love for a poor nobleman.
Leonora loves a knight who serenades her as a troubadoor. The knight is in an army fighting a civil war agaist the Count, who also loves Leonora. The knight thinks he's the son of the gypsy woman who raised him & whose mother was killed by the Count, but he's actually the Count's brother. When the rivalry between the two men becomes violent, tragedy occurs.
Publisher: [London] : Opus Arte, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: DVD 782.12 VERDI
Characteristics: video file,Blu-ray
digital,optical,surround,DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1,LPCM 2.0
3 videodisc (136 min., 133 min., 136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features (23 min.) include interviews with cast: Simon Keenlyside, Raymond Aceto, Liudmyla Monastryrska; a featurette Rehearsing Macbeth with Antonio Pappano
Special features (36 min.) include: Antonio Pappano interviews Reneé Fleming, cast gallery
Booklet (47 pages : color portraits) with program notes, synopses, and an essay by Alexandra Wilson in English, French, and German inserted in container
Special features (36 min.) include: an illustrated synopsis; the cast and their characteristics; featurettes Designing Il trovatore, All about Schläger dueling (interview with the stage director Elijah Moshinsky on preparations for the fight scenes)
"Release Date: October 2016"--Publisher website
Special features (36 min.) include: an illustrated synopsis; the cast and their characteristics; featurettes Designing Il trovatore, All about Schläger dueling (interview with the stage director Elijah Moshinsky on preparations for the fight scenes)
Based on El trovador by Antonio García Gutiérrez
Based on El trovador by Antonio Garciá Gutieŕrez

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