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Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani / Carignani, Haveman, Aghova, Netherlands Philharmonic

Verdi / Haveman / Fritz / Szabo
Release Date: 10/25/2011 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1060  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Barbara HavemanHubert FrancisFabrice FarinaAlexander Marco-Buhrmester,   ... 
Conductor:  Paolo Carignani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Opera ChorusNetherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Giuseppe Verdi
LES VÊPRES SICILIENNES

Hélène – Barbara Haveman
Ninetta – Lívia Ághová
Henri – Burkhard Fritz
Guy de Montfort – Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester
Jean Procida – Balint Szabo
Thibault – Hubert Francis
Danieli – Fabrice Farina
Mainfroid – Rudi de Vries
Robert – Roger Smeets
Le Sire de Béthune – Jeremy White
Le Comte de Vaudemont – Christophe Fel

Netherlands Opera Chorus
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Paolo Carignani, conductor

Recorded live at the
Read more Amsterdam Music Theatre, 23 and 29 September, 2010.

Bonus:
- Cast gallery
- Introductory Film

Picture format: NTSC 16:9 anamorphic
Sound format: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Menu language: English
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish
Running time: 208 mins
No. of DVDs: 2

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REVIEW:

Alejandro Marco?Buhrmester succeeds in evoking our sympathy in ‘Au sein de la puissance’. The lovers sing tenderly; but what stands out in their Act 2 duet is some exquisite phrasing in the strings. Dramatic conviction is hampered by—how to put it?—Henri’s less than heroic appearance. There are a few cuts, including the cabaletta of Procida’s ‘Et toi, Palerme’, but it’s a worthwhile addition to the modest number of French grand operas on DVD.

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Works on This Recording

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I vespri siciliani by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Barbara Haveman (Soprano), Hubert Francis (Tenor), Fabrice Farina (Tenor),
Alexander Marco-Buhrmester (Baritone), Lívia Aghová (Soprano), Bálint Szabó (Bass),
Roger Smeets (Baritone), Jeremy White (Bass), Rudi De Vries (Tenor)
Conductor:  Paolo Carignani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Opera Chorus,  Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 

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