This DVD is in fact the break a leg version which sees Joyce DiDonato perform her role in a wheelchair - a story which has occupied international headlines last year - and definitely a DVD which will stand out. The DVD includes bonus features like an interview with Joyce on her stage accident and subsequent wheelchair performances. Captured at London's Royal Opera House with an unbeatable cast in a sparkling colourful production this Barbiere offers a unique dramatic twist: Joyce DiDonato who had broken her leg on the first night of the run insisted on performing.... As she said : Being trapped in the wheelchair was a quite literal way of demonstrating Rosina's huge desire to break free. [show more]
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Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez star in this Royal Opera House production of Rossini's opera. Antonio Pappano conducts the Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus.