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Huntley Dent
Fanfare, March 2015

…the visuals and the music-making are so appealing that this is the best filmed outdoor concert I’ve seen. The moving camera captures new images continuously, from orchestra and chorus to conductor and the wider scene. Its eye goes where your eye would go if you were there. Nézet-Séguin’s ebullience is worth watching on its own.

The orchestra and chorus perform as seriously as if they were in the concert hall, and Nézet-Séguin, who has considerable experience with opera, is at home in Verdi and Wagner. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review

Elliot Fisch
American Record Guide, November 2014

ODEONSPLATZ CONCERT 2013 (THE) - Verdi and Wagner (Villazón, Hampson, Nézet-Séguin) (NTSC) 716708
ODEONSPLATZ CONCERT 2013 (THE) - Verdi and Wagner (Villazón, Hampson, Nézet-Séguin) (Blu-ray, HD) 716804

The recorded sound and performances are outstanding and the visuals (in Blu-Ray) are stunning.

Nézet-Séguin conducts all [of the] works impressively. The orchestra and chorus perform admirably. © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

Lawrence D. Devoe, MD, August 2014

The thousands that were lucky enough to be in the Odeonplatz got treated to a good old-fashioned style concert, the kind that we used to get back in the so-called “golden age” of opera. It was particularly gratifying to see Rolando Villazon back on stage and performing so well. His vocal colleague, Thomas Hampson, is in his usual splendid form. Brought together by maestro Nezet-Seguin, with Michael Beyer’s superb videography, this is one Blu-ray that will bring substantial pleasure to fans of opera and orchestral music. © 2014 Read complete review

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