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Verdi: Macbeth / Currentzis , Urmana, Tiliakos, Furlanetto [Blu-ray]

Release Date: 06/28/2011 
Label:  Bel Air Classiques   Catalog #: 454  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dimitris TiliakosFerruccio FurlanettoVioleta UrmanaStefano Secco,   ... 
Conductor:  Teodor Currentzis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera ChorusParis National Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 3 Hours 14 Mins. 

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After public and critical acclaim for his Eugene Onegin (available on DVD from BelAir), "Macbeth" on Blu-ray and DVD is the latest production from Russian stage director Dmitri Tcherniakov, recorded at the Paris Opera.

Coproduced with Siberia's Novosibirsk Opera, this new Macbeth uses cutting-edge multimedia technology to give the viewer a fresh perspective on the work. Google Earth satellite images plunge us into the heart of the action: a gloomy square surrounded by soulless buildings,
Read more and the interior of an aristocratic residence. Witches are no more a part of Tcherniakov's Macbeth that the duel was of Onegin, but once again the atmosphere is one of brooding claustrophobia. Tcherniakov has chosen a great cast, beginning with the marvellous Lithuanian soprano Violeta Urmana as Lady Macbeth. Greek baritone Dimitris Tiliakos is a powerful presence as Macbeth, while the Italians Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass) and Stefano Secco (tenor) are sumptuous as, respectively, Banquo and Macduff. In this, his second production at the Paris Opera, Teodor Currentzis, music director of the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre conducts with verve and a splendid theatrical sense.

Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Format: Stereo, DTS-HD 5.1, Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Director: Andy Sommer & Denis Sneguirev
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Works on This Recording

Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dimitris Tiliakos (Baritone), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass), Violeta Urmana (Soprano),
Stefano Secco (Tenor), Letitia Singleton (Mezzo Soprano), Alfredo Nigro (Tenor),
Yuri Kissin (Bass)
Conductor:  Teodor Currentzis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera Chorus,  Paris National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 

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