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Puccini: La Boheme - A Film By Robert Dornhelm / Netrebko, Villazon

Puccini / Netrebko / Villazon / De Billy
Release Date: 12/15/2009 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4601  
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Vitalij KowaljowRolando VillazónAnna NetrebkoNicole 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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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.

The excellent
Read more 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.” - GRAMOPHONE

"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

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

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

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Giacomo Puccini’s everlasting masterpiece. April 17, 2014 By Luke Bryant (Oakleigh South, Victoria) See All My Reviews "This creation of Giacomo Puccini’s everlasting masterpiece is a high quality film set production, directed by Academy Award nominee Robert Dornhelm. The movie stars opera's 'Golden Couple', Rolando Villazon and Anna Netrebko as the central characters, Rodolfo and Mimi, their interaction is truly alive and very well acted, regardless of the high quality singing by both artists. This magnificent Russian soprano in the lead role is beautiful and is perfectly matched by a Mexican tenor with magnetic charisma. Included, is the very worthwhile bonus interviews with several performers. I agree with CLASSIC FM MAGAZINE, it is "an extraordinary theatrical opera film". Buy it, see it, then watch it again. 5 Stars. Luke Bryant." Report Abuse
 Thrilling ... July 12, 2012 By D. Wall (Ridgehaven, SA) See All My Reviews "The media quality of this film version of La Boheme is brilliant. Netrebko and Villazon are perfect together, as always. I was transported and can thoroughly recommend this BluRay." Report Abuse
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