Verdi: La Traviata / Haitink, Mclaughlin, Macneil, Ellis, Turner

Release Date: 8/31/2010
Label: Kultur Video
Catalog Number: 2083
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Vivacious, young soprano Marie McLaughlin is magnificent as the ill-fated courtesan Violetta in this passionate production of Giuseppe Verdi's timeless classic, directed by the internationally renowned Sir Peter Hall and conducted by one of music's all-time greats, Bernard Haitink. Walter MacNeil brings to striking life the role of Violetta's lover, Alfredo, and Brent Ellis shines as Alfredo's father Germont.

Set in 19th century Paris, this moving story of doomed love and its dramatic deathbed reconciliation remains one of Verdi's most popular operas.

"Verdi's music is of course first rate here; many of his most beloved melodies are contained in this opera, and the opening prelude should be very familiar to anyone with a passing interest in classical music. One of the shorter grand operas, this is also one of Verdi's best. A fine performance of Verdi's classic opera…"
- Mark Zimmer, Digitally Obsessed

Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Running Time: 133 minutes
Color: Color
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English
Format: NTSC, 4.3 Full Screen, Dolby 2.0
Works on This Recording
1. La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Charles Kerry (Voice), Christopher Thornton-Holmes (Baritone), Enid Hartle (Mezzo Soprano), Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), David Hillman (Voice), Brent Ellis (Baritone), Gordon Sandison (Baritone), John Hall (Baritone), Walter MacNeil (Tenor), Jane Turner (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
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