HANDEL Tamerlano. Placido Domingo, Monica Bacelli. Chorus & Orchestra of Teatro Real / Paul McCreesh. Graham Vick. BBC Opus Arte Blu-ray Disc (Not compatible with standard DVD players)
G. F. HANDEL
Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Real / Paul McCreesh
Stage Director: Graham Vick
Illustrated synopsis & cast gallery
Interview with Paul McCreesh
Recorded live at Teatro Real, Madrid on 29th March, 1st & 4th April 2008.
Teatro Real's majestic production of Handel's vivid tragedy, Tamerlano, stars a Lear-like Plácido Domingo as the Turkish Sultan Bajazet, caught between pride, love and loyalty. Displaying the uniquely heroic quality of his voice, Domingo heads a superb cast, including Sara Mingardo, Monica Bacelli and Ingela Bohlin, all magnificently responsive to Paul McCreesh's authentic and luminous interpretation of the score. The stunning theatrical staging by Graham Vick provides a splendid setting for the characters and for designer Richard Hudson's extravagant Baroque-Islamic costumes, emphasising the brilliance of one of Handel's finest dramatic achievements.
‘Here Domingo, with his superb diction, his great declamatory power and eloquent phrasing…brings a towering presence and bags of vocal charisma to Bajazet. …This is surely one of Vick’s finest achievements in the opera house.’ The Sunday Times
NOTE: This Blu-ray Disc is not compatible with standard DVD players
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Picture: 1080i High Definition / 16:9
Sound: 2.0 & 5.0 PCM
Video codec: AVC/MPEG-4
Disc size: 1 x BD50 / 1 x BD25
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT Menu language: EN
Region code: All regions
BBC Opus Arte Blu-ray Disc OABD7022D
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