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Janos Gardonyi
The WholeNote, 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




Lawrence Devoe
Blu-rayDefinition.com, December 2011

The videography is generally excellent with liberal use of close ups to gain dramatic tension in an opera…Les Vêpres Siciliennes is opera in its grandest manner…surely deserves to be heard more often. © 2011 Blu-RayDefinition.com Read complete review



Richard Lawrence
Gramophone, December 2011

VERDI, G.: Vepres Siciliennes (Les) (DNO, 2010) (NTSC) OA1060D
VERDI, G.: Vepres Siciliennes (Les) (DNO, 2010) (Blu-ray, HD) OABD7092D

worthwhile addition to the modest number of French grand operas…

To read the complete review, please visit Gramophone online.





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