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Puccini: La Boheme - A Film By Robert Dornhelm / Netrebko, Villazon [Blu-ray]

Puccini / Netrebko / Villazon / De Billy
Release Date: 12/15/2009 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4601  
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Anna NetrebkoStèphane DegoutBoaz DanielNicole Cabell,   ... 
Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraBavarian Radio Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 49 Mins. 

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*** This Blu-ray Disc is only playable on Blu-ray Disc players and not compatible with standard DVD or HD DVD players. ***

Also available on standard DVD

Giacomo Puccini’s immortal opera in a high budget feature-film version directed by Academy Award nominee Robert Dornhelm, stars opera's 'Golden Couple', Rolando Villazon and Anna Netrebko as the protagonists, Rodolfo and Mimi. The chemistry between them is electric, unrivaled in the theatre today. Russian soprano Anna Netrebko is not only beautiful but has a marvelous voice and technique; on the other hand Mexican tenor Rolando Villazon, has a wonderful voice and an incredible charisma.
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The excellent bonus features include fascinating interviews with all the key performers and the director, who confirms that he not only wanted to remain steadfastly faithful to Puccini's design but also document two of the leading singers of the modern age rather than embarking on some kind of trendy contemporary re-creation.

“Netrebko sings with feeling and imagination and Villazón is an inspired, golden-voiced Rodolfo.” - GRAMAPHONE

"an extraordinary theatrical opera film" - CLASSIC FM MAGAZINE

"the exuberant, world-class performers blast you away... the screen fizzes with charismatic interplay and fun... exquisite music." - METRO

"a film starry and sumptuous" - THE TIMES

"Breathtakingly dramatic and emotional... full to the brim with some of the best vocal talents of today” - OPERA NOW MAGAZINE

Also available in standard definition.

Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Running Time: 109 minutes
Picture Format: NTSC
Color: Color
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Works on This Recording

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La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Anna Netrebko (Soprano), Stèphane Degout (Baritone), Boaz Daniel (Bass),
Nicole Cabell (Soprano), Rolando Villazón (Tenor), Tiziano Bracci (Bass),
Vitalij Kowaljow (Bass)
Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 

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