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Verdi: Les Vêpres siciliennes Blu-ray (Netherlands Opera)

Les vêpres siciliennes, like the similarly epic Don Carlos, was conceived as a grand opéra for Paris and is driven by the tensions between private passions and public politics. Originally set during Sicily’s 13th-century uprising against French rule, in Christof Loy’s staging for the Netherlands Opera the action is transposed to a 1940s world of sudden violence and shadowy double-dealing. Imaginatively cast and idiomatically conducted, the performance presents this magnificent score in its entirety, including the allegorical ballet The Four Seasons.

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Guy de Montfort: Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester
Le sire de Béthune: Jeremy White
Le comte de Vaudemont: Christophe Fel
Henri: Burkhard Fritz
Jean Procida: Balint Szabo
Duchess Hélène: Barbara Haveman
Ninetta: Lívia Ághová

Chorus of the Netherlands Opera
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Paolo Carignani 
Director: Christof Loy
Set Design: Johannes Leiacker
Costume Design: Ursula Renzenbrink
Choreographer: Thomas Wilhelm

Bonus: Introduction to Les Vêpres siciliennes / Cast Gallery

Picture: 16:9
Sound: LPCM 2.0 stereo / DTS HD5.1 Master Audio
Region code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 208+24 mins
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES
Year: 2010 
1x BD50
Recorded in High Definition and true surround sound