, June 2012
VERDI, G.: Vepres Siciliennes (Les) (DNO, 2010) (NTSC) OA1060D
VERDI, G.: Vepres Siciliennes (Les) (DNO, 2010) (Blu-ray, HD) OABD7092D
This fine new release in digital splendour is a perfect example of how under the hand of a talented director an opera can be updated and even improved with a revolutionary concept. Revolutionary indeed.
Add to this a group of dedicated, enthusiastic singers, Barbara Haveman’s glorious soprano, Burkhard Fritz (the tenor’s vocal acrobatics stand out), a fine chorus always so important in Verdi’s operas and a young, formidably talented and dynamic conductor, Paolo Carignani…It’s a win-win situation with the immortal Verdi emerging as triumphant even with one of his less successful but, in this production, very soul-fulfilling operas. © 2012 The WholeNote Read complete review