Daniela Dessi and Delores Ziegler lead the cast in Mozart's brilliant and witty opera as the two women whose faithfulness in the face of romantic love is ruthlessly tested in Da Ponte's comic tale. Mozart lavishes some of the finest music ever written on the unfolding story of the two sisters' chaotic and fickle love affairs with their two Italian army officers. Unlocked from the archives of RAI television this 1989 recording is a classic from one of the world's great opera houses.
An intimate and fascinating documentary that invites you to go behind the curtains of one of the world's greatest operas Verdi's masterpiece La Traviata. Director Philippe Béziat offers a rare glimpse into the creative process of renowned singers and musicians as they collaborate to produce a contemporary re-telling of this classic opera at the prestigious Festival d'Aix-en-Provence in France. French theatre/opera director Jean-François Sivadier and celebrated Met Opera soprano Natalie Dessay work side by side to tirelessly craft and mould with perfect precision Verdi's heroine Violetta. Dessay's metamorphosis is truly mesmerising. Other collaborators include the London Symphony Orchestra musicians Estonian Philharmonic Choir singers performers lighting technicians and set designers who work in unison to bring to life one magnificent artistic expression. Special Features: Interviews with Jean-François Sivadier Natalie Dessay Louis Langrée Charles Castronovo Ludovic Tézier and director Philippe Béziat
Giordano: Fedora (Gavazzeni / Freni / Giordano / Umberto)
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