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Verdi: Macbeth / Nucci, Valayre, Bartoletti, Tramonti, Borgogelli [blu-ray]

Verdi / Nucci / Iori / Valayre / Cavani
Release Date: 01/29/2013 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 722104  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Enrico TurcoLeo NucciEnrico Giuseppe IoriSylvie Valayre,   ... 
Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio OrchestraParma Teatro Regio Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 48 Mins. 

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Macbeth occupies a special place in Verdi’s overall output: it is his only opera without an amorous intrigue, and it is also his first Shakespearean opera. Shakespeare was one of his “favourite poets,” the composer admitted, “a poet whose works I have had in my hands from my earliest youth and one whom I read and reread constantly.”

Macbeth is one of the most multi-layered, profound and demanding roles that Verdi ever wrote for a baritone and the Italian singer Leo Nucci is arguably the most distinguished
Read more in his field. The role has repeatedly brought him lasting success and he enacts it with an intensity that only the very experienced stage personality can muster. French singer Sylvie Valayre is known for her versatile interpretations of spinto and dramatic coloratura soprano parts, especially for particularly gruelling roles like Lady Macbeth. Supported by Italian bass Enrico Iori as Banco and tenor Roberto Iuliano as Macduff, they make up a wonderful cast under the baton of Bruno Bartoletti, musical director of the Teatro Regio di Parma.

Macbeth - Leo Nucci
Banco - Enrico Iori
Lady Macbeth - Sylvie Valayre
Dama di Lady Macbeth - Tiziana Tramonti
Macduff - Roberto Iuliano
Malcolm - Nicola Pascoli
Il medico - Enrico Turco
L'araldo - Davide Ronzoni
Un domestico - Riccardo di Stefano
Il sicario - Noris Borgogelli

Compagnia Balletto di Roma
Teatro Regio di Parma Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Martino Faggiani)
Bruno Bartoletti, conductor

Liliana Cavani, stage director
Dante Ferretti, set designer
Alberto Verso, costume designer
Sergio Rossi, lighting designer
Amedeo Amodio, choreographer

Recorded live at the Teatro Regio di Parma 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 17 October 2006

Bonus: - Introduction to Macbeth

Picture format: 1080i Full-HD
Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Running time: 157 mins (opera) + 11 mins (bonus)
No. of Discs: 1 (blu-ray)

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Works on This Recording

Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Enrico Turco (Baritone), Leo Nucci (Baritone), Enrico Giuseppe Iori (Bass),
Sylvie Valayre (Soprano), Tiziana Tramonti (Soprano), Roberto Iuliano (Tenor),
Nicola Pascoli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra,  Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 

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