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Puccini DVD Set (The Royal Opera)

 

  • Three magnificent Royal Opera productions of three of Puccini’s greatest operas. John Copley’s iconic La bohème brings 1830s Paris to life in vivid detail; Jonathan Kent’s atmospheric and naturalistic Tosca evokes the turbulence of Rome in 1800; and Andrei Serban’s visually stunning Turandot is a glorious tribute to Puccini’s last and grandest creation. Featuring a host of international opera stars, including Jonas Kaufmann, Angela Gheorghiu and Bryn Terfel, this collection is brimming with the drama and sumptuous music that has made Puccini one of the world’s most popular opera composers.

    Also available on Blu-ray

    Disc 1: La bohème (2001)
    Rodolfo: Teodor Ilincai
    Mimì: Hibla Gerzmava
    Marcello: Gabriele Viviani
    Musetta: Inna Dukach
    Royal Opera Chorus
    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
    Conductor: Andris Nelsons
    Director: John Copley

    Disc 2: Tosca (2011)
    Floria Tosca: Angela Gheorghiu
    Mario Cavaradossi: Jonas Kaufmann
    Baron Scarpia: Bryn Terfel
    Royal Opera Chorus
    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
    Conductor: Antonio Pappano
    Director: Jonathan Kent

    Disc 3: Turandot (2013)
    Princess Turandot: Lise Lindstrom
    The Unknown Prince (Calaf): Marco Berti
    Liù: Eri Nakamura
    Timur: Raymond Aceto
    Ping: Dionysios Sourbis
    Royal Opera Chorus
    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
    Conductor: Henrik Nánási
    Director: Andrei Serban

    Picture: 16:9
    Sound: 2.0 PCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS
    Region code: 0 (worldwide)
    Subtitles: La bohème: EN/FR/GE/SP/IT
    Tosca: IT/GE/FR/SP/EN/JA
    Turandot: EN/FR/GE/SP/ IT/KO

  • La bohème



    "In every sense this Bohème glows. John Copley’s legendary staging with sets by Julia Trevelyan Oman, first seen in 1972, is renowned for its authenticity and detail, both architectural and human."
     BBC Music Magazine

    Tosca



    "Pappano's mastery of Puccinian pace and phrasing intensifies this turbulent score's onward surge, but he's also noticeably attentive to his singers...[Kaufmann's] cries of 'Vittoria!' are thrilling... and his acting never slackens... Tosca's mercurial character seems to resonate with [Gheorghiu] naturally...There are some decent Toscas on DVD already, but I'd start here" BBC Music Magazine

    Turandot



    "this is a production that never dates. The massive sets, dramatic lighting, scene-setting oriental choreography and glorious costumes offer a sumptuous visual treat. Just add Puccini's wonderfully emotional music and some exceptionally fine singing, and it adds up to a wholly satisfying experience."
     The Daily Express