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Monteverdi: Coronation Of Poppea / De Marchi, Norwegian National Opera [blu-ray]

Monteverdi / De Marchi / Laszczkowski
Release Date: 02/28/2012 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 2058924  
Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Amelie AldenheimJacek LaszezkowskiPatricia BardonTimothy Mead,   ... 
Conductor:  Alessandro de Marchi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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This stunning new production of Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea clothes the characters in modern dress and emphasizes the moral ambiguity of the original text. Challening the usual operatic conventions, the controversial stage director Ole Anders Tandberg, a leading light of contemporary Scandinavian theatre, emphasises the immediacy of the lurid, dramatic plot. This radical approach, combined with the emotional impact of Monteverdi’s music, enables this seventeenth century masterpiece to make a direct
Read more appeal to contemporary audiences. Recorded in 2010 at the Norwegian National Opera, based on a performance directed by Ole Anders Tandberg, adapted and filmed by Anja Stabell and Stein-Roger Bull.


(Blu-ray Disc Version)
Poppea – Birgitte Christensen
Nero – Jacek Laszczkowski
Ottone – Tim Mead
Virtú / Drusilla – Marita Sølberg
Ottavia – Patricia Bardon
Amore – Amelie Aldenheim
Fortuna – Ina Kringlebotn
Nutrice – Tone Kruse
Seneca – Giovanni Battista Parodi
Arnalta – Emiliano Gonzalez-Toro
Valetto – David Fielder
Lucano – Magnus Staveland

Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Alessandro de Marchi, conductor

Ole Anders Tandberg, stage director

Recorded at the Norwegian National Opera, 2010

Picture format: 1080i Full-HD
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Japanese, Norwegian
Running time: 180 mins
No. of Discs: 1
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Works on This Recording

L'Incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Amelie Aldenheim (Voice), Jacek Laszezkowski (Soprano), Patricia Bardon (Mezzo Soprano),
Timothy Mead (Countertenor), Marita Solberg (Soprano), Birgitte Christensen (Soprano),
Tone Kruse (Alto), Giovanni Battista Parodi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alessandro de Marchi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1642; Venice, Italy 

Customer Reviews

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 WOW! Imaginative! May 28, 2012 By F N P. (Ellicott City, MD) See All My Reviews "I have long rather enjoyed Poppea both for the music and story line. After all, it is rather an arcane taste in opera! I found this production extremely striking, imaginative and therefore most enjoyable. Kudos to the artistic imagination! With simplistic set, modern dress, black/white reduction with super RED to emphasize lips and BLOOD and countertenor singing. WOW! This is a unique theatrical experience for Poppea fans who have a liberal acceptance of genuine artistic creativity!" Report Abuse
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