Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo, and Giuseppe Verdi are an operatic dream team! Giovanna d'Arco was recorded live during the critically acclaimed performances of the 2013 Salzburg Festival. Full of melodies, passion, and pathos, Verdi’s take on the Joan of Arc story and its legendary heroine is regarded as one of the great composer’s early masterpieces.
This is the first complete recording of this significant Verdi work in Deutsche Grammophon’s history. Domingo is a marvel. Widely hailed as the greatest Verdi tenor of his day, even as a baritone, with his distinctive “bronze” vocal timbre, musical intelligence, and sense of poetry, Domingo remains one of our most compelling Verdi interpreters. Also in the cast is youngRead more Italian tenor Francesco Meli, one of the rising stars of bel canto. Renowned Verdi and bel canto maestro Paolo Carignani coaxes idiomatic style and flair from the Salzburg forces. Read less
Works on This Recording
Giovanna d'Arcoby Giuseppe Verdi Performer:
Johannes Dunz (Tenor),
Placido Domingo (Baritone),
Francesco Meli (Tenor),
Anna Netrebko (Soprano),
Roberto Tagliavini (Bass)
Munich Radio Orchestra,
Vienna Philharmonia Choir
Period: Romantic Written: 1845; Italy Date of Recording: 08/2013 Venue: Felsenreitschule, Salzburg
Giovanna d'Arco: Sinfonia
Giovanna d'Arco / Prologo: "Qual v'ha speme?"
Giovanna d'Arco / Prologo: "Il Re! Nel suo bel volto"
Giovanna d'Arco / Prologo: "Sotto una quercia parvemi"
Giovanna d'Arco / Prologo: "V'ha dunque un loco simile"
Giovanna d'Arco / Act 2: "Ti discolpa!...Imbianca e tace!"
Giovanna d'Arco / Act 3: "I Franci!...Oh qual mi scuote rumor di guerra?"
Giovanna d'Arco / Act 3: "A lui pensa!...Amai, ma un solo istante"
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
Very Good but not Great !August 12, 2014By Joseph Erdeljac (West Chester, PA)See All My Reviews"I suppose the days of outstanding opera recording are in the past. In this presentation we have a very well sung performance, but it seems that some of the singers are trying too hard. Anna Netrebko is driving her voice into a dramatic quality that although effective in this recording looses much of it lushness at times. Thank the stars that she still can lighten up for some floating high notes. Francesco Meli makes a dashing delivery but sometimes with an edge from too much pushing of the vocal mechanism. Dunz and Tagliavini hold their own and are respectable in every way. Domingo in this baritone role does better in Acts 2 & 3 after getting warmed up vocally. It is great to hear his always beautiful voice in any range. Being a live recording it is very well recorded and the sound is well balanced. After all is said and done I still prefer the old recording on Angel with Caballe, Comingo, Milnes and Levine harkening back to an era where opera recording were outstanding."Report Abuse