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Donizetti: La Favorite DVD (Toulouse Opera)

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One of the composers's most beguiling scores, La Favorite is Donizetti's La favorita in its original form – a tale of love and war that represents a glorious mix of Italian bel canto and 19th-century grand opera. Vincent Boussard's production for Toulouse does full justice to its renewed masterpiece status, accentuating the work's intimacy through economical sets and Christian Lacroix's striking costumes, thus drawing attention to the opera's three main characters played by Yijie Shi, Ludovic Tézier and Kate Aldrich.

Composer:Gaetano Donizetti
Léonor de Guzmán: Kate Aldrich
Fernand: Yijie Shi
Alphonse XI, King of Castile: Ludovic Tézier
Balthazar: Giovanni Furlanetto
Inès: Marie-Bénédicte Souquet
Don Gasper: Alain Gabriel
A Lord: Dongjin Ahn 

Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse
Choeur du Capitole de Toulouse
Conductor: Antonello Allemandi
Chorus Master: Alfonso Caiani
Stage Director:Vincent Boussard
Set Design:  Vincent Lemaire
Costume Design: Christian Lacroix
Lighting: Guido Levi 

Extras: Interviews with cast and crew / Cast gallery

Picture: 16:9 
Sound: DD 2.0  / DD 5.1 
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 (All regions)
Running Time: 184 mins
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JA/KO