Customer Reviews for: Donizetti: La Favorita / Chichon, Garanca, Bavarian State Orchestra

5 Reviews in Total
5 Star: 1 Review
4 Star: 1 Review
3 Star: 2 Reviews
2 Star: 1 Review
1 Star: 0 Reviews

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3.5 Stars (5 Reviews)

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 Not a favorite after all November 18, 2020
By Stephanie L M. (Jamaica Plain, MA) -- See All My Reviews
This recording was a big disappointment. The music is beautiful, the wonderful cast sings extremely well, but the production is simply unpleasant. Most scenes are so dark you can hardly see what is happening, and the update of a medieval story to the present day does not work in this case. For just one example, the scenes in the monastery come across as quite sinister, which is not the intention of the libretto. The transition between scenes is confusing. The characters are constantly throwing themselves(or others) into painful-looking positions, often on the ground. I would rather have had it as a CD. Report Abuse

 La Favorite November 24, 2018
By E. Jones (Apache Junction, AZ) -- See All My Reviews
Music is wonderful - Garanca always captivates. Production is a bad updating but the singers keep your attention away from the setting - except when the director has her throwing chairs around the room! Polezani's singing/acting melt your heart. Report Abuse

 la favorite November 17, 2017
By noel manning (Scarsdale, NY) -- See All My Reviews
to whom it may concern; la favorite opera is at the top of my list as my favorite! it was well performed and interestingly cast. I still have to pay for my dvd but it is well worth the payment. Report Abuse

 Wish it had come out on CD first October 3, 2017
By Dennis B. (Reno, NV) -- See All My Reviews
I have to agree with the other reviewer. This a dream cast but the production is too busy, trying to make a simple love triangle into something much more complicated/"relevant" than it needs to be. Report Abuse

 The best singers working today deserve Top Stagin August 30, 2017
By Orlie J. Boehler (Edmond, OK) -- See All My Reviews
La Favorite is one of the great operas. This great cast deserved much better staging which could best be described at best.... TEDIOUS!!!! The three performers are three of my favorite singers. therefor: 3-- stars for the presentation. 5 stars for the cast!!!! Report Abuse

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