, 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 Blu-rayDefinition.com Read complete review