Notes and Editorial Reviews
The sensational hit of Salzburg’s 2008 festival season arrives on DVD! Starring tenor Rolando Villazón in a stunning performance, this was the must have ticket of the season. Soprano Nino Machaidze, only 25 years old, burst upon the Salzburg stage with an emotionally vulnerable and vocally spectacular performance. With movie star good looks and a large, warm voice, Machaidze wowed the press and audiences alike.
Tony Award winner (South Pacific) Bartlett Sher directs this production of Gounod’s classic opera. With sets by Michael Yeargan and costumes by Catherine Zuber, the visually vibrant production is sure to become the benchmark.
Bonus materials includes “Salzburg Impressions—Behind the Scenes of Roméo et Juliette,” “Love and Death in Verona” and Villazón giving an introduction to the opera.
Roméo - Rolando Villazón
Juliette - Nino Machaidze
Frère Laurent - Mikhail Petrenko
Mercutio - Russell Braun
Stéphano - Cora Burggraaf
Le Comte Capulet - Falk Struckmann
Tybalt - Juan Francisco Gatell
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg
Salzburg Festival, 2008
Staged by Bartlett Sher
Video Director: Brian Large
NTSC STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS 5.0 · Picture Format: 16:9