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Handel: Tamerlano / Domingo, Bacelli, McCreesh, Madrid Teatro Real [Blu-ray]

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Release Date: 04/28/2009 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 7022  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Sara MingardoIngela BohlinMonica BacelliPlacido Domingo,   ... 
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Teatro Real OrchestraMadrid Teatro Real Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 4 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Teatro Real's majestic production of Handel's vivid tragedy, Tamerlano, stars a Lear-like Plácido Domingo as the Turkish Sultan Bajazet, caught between pride, love and loyalty. Displaying the uniquely heroic quality of his voice, Domingo heads a superb cast, including Sara Mingardo, Monica Bacelli and Ingela Bohlin, all magnificently responsive to Paul McCreesh's authentic and luminous interpretation of the score. The stunning theatrical staging by Graham Vick provides a splendid setting for the characters and for designer Richard Hudson's extravagant Baroque-Islamic costumes, emphasising the
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Bajazet: Plácido Domingo
Tamerlano: Monica Bacelli
Asteria: Ingela Bohlin
Andronico: Sara Mingardo
Irene: Jennifer Holloway

Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Real
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Stage Director: Graham Vick

Recorded live at Teatro Real, Madrid on 29th March, 1st & 4th April 2008.

Illustrated synopsis & cast gallery.
Interview with Paul McCreesh.

‘Here Domingo, with his superb diction, his great declamatory power and eloquent phrasing…brings a towering presence and bags of vocal charisma to Bajazet. …This is surely one of Vick’s finest achievements in the opera house.’ The Sunday Times

Awards & Accolades:
4 stars - The Times (February 2009)

Region code: 0 (all regions)
Menu language: English
Running time: 241 mins
Picture: 16:9; 1080i
Sound: PCM 2.0 and 5.0
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
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Works on This Recording

Tamerlano, HWV 18 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Sara Mingardo (Alto), Ingela Bohlin (Soprano), Monica Bacelli (Mezzo Soprano),
Placido Domingo (Tenor), Jennifer Holloway (Soprano)
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Teatro Real Orchestra,  Madrid Teatro Real Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1724; London, England 

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