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Verdi: La Forza Del Destino / Mehta, Alvarez, Licitra, Vienna State Opera [blu-ray]

Verdi / Miles / Stemme / Alvarez
Release Date: 01/31/2012 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 708204  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Carlos AlvarezNina StemmeNadia KrastevaAlastair Miles,   ... 
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera ChorusVienna State Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 41 Mins. 

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Giuseppe Verdi

Il Marchese di Calatrava – Alastair Miles
Donna Leonora – Nina Stemme
Don Carlo di Vargas – Carlos Álvarez
Don Alvaro – Salvatore Licitra
Padre Guardiano – Alastair Miles
Preziosilla – Nadia Krasteva
Fra Melitone – Tiziano Bracci
Curra – Elisabeta Marin
Un alcalde – Dan Paul Dumitrescu
Mastro Trabuco – Michael Roider
Un chirurgo – Clemens Unterreiner

Vienna State
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Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Thomas Lang)
Zubin Mehta, conductor

David Pountney, stage director
Richard Hudson, set and costume designer
Fabrice Kebour, lighting designer
Beate Vollack, choreographer

Recorded live at the Vienna State Opera, 2008

Picture format: 1080i High Definition
Sound format:PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean
Running time: 161 mins
No. of Discs 1 (BD 50)

“The cast is a dream team,” wrote the Financial Times after the premiere of this production of Verdi’s La forza del destino at the Wiener Staatsoper. Powerful performances by Nina Stemme, who gives a fullblooded portrayal of Leonora, Alastair Miles as her father, Salvatore Licitra as Alvaro, Carlos Álvarez as Don Carlo and Nadia Krasteva as Preziosilla resulted in one of the Viennese ensemble’s most celebrated achievements of recent years. Zubin Mehta leads the Staatsoper Orchestra with agility, subtleness and relaxed mastery, and right from the start David Pountney establishes an atmosphere of entrapment by fate. “A perfect utopia.” (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
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Works on This Recording

La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Carlos Alvarez (Baritone), Nina Stemme (Soprano), Nadia Krasteva (Mezzo Soprano),
Alastair Miles (Bass), Tiziano Bracci (Bass), Elisabeta Marin (Soprano),
Salvatore Licitra (Tenor), Dan Paul Dumitrescu (Bass)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 

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