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Jeffrey Kauffman, November 2012

Tutto Verdi is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of C Major and Unitel Classica…overall this “sampler” offers well above average clarity and sharpness…everything here offers excellent fidelity, clarity and decent dynamic range.

Tutto Verdi offers a very budget friendly way to check out this series and see which titles may interest you. There’s a nice assortment of well known stars in some of these outings…this “sampler” disc is a perfect way to see which ones suit your particular fancy. For what it is, this highlights release comes Recommended. © 2012 Read complete review

Lawrence Devoe, November 2012

This disc is a highlights teaser that offers some of the best-known numbers from the twenty productions already released from Il Teatro Regio di Parma…traditional opera lovers will be relieved to see that most of the productions are period appropriate with standard sets and costumes.

The stage of Il Teatro Regio appears relatively small by the standards of today’s major opera houses. This does not limit the videographers who appear to understand how to cover the sightlines and give outstanding support to the drama on stage.

…the performances are generally strong, with particular mention to those of tenor Alvarez, baritone Nucci, mezzosoprano Antonacci, and sopranos Vassileva and Theodossiou. Musical direction is sympathetic to the singers. Videography covers the staging quite well…The principal value of this collection is that it enables potential buyers to sample a broad selection of the early Verdi masterpieces that receive star treatment and merit your serious attention. © 2012 Read complete review

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