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Les vêpres siciliennes

Catalog no.:DCD1107
Releasedate movie:0001
Releasedate medium:November 2011
Genres:
  • Opera (complete and highlights)
Total playing time:207 min.

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Product:2 DVD videos
Order info:
  • Opus Arte OA 1060 D
DVD Region:
  • Region 0 (eg Netherlands).
TV standard:
  • NTSC
  • Color
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Summary

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The opera is a problem, as is this production of the Dutch Opera. However, the DVD registration deserves some recognition, even though this (integral!) Performance of Les Vêpres Siciliennes was not well received by everyone. Barbara Haveman in particular delivers a great performance as Hélène, when we consider that she had to prove herself as a substitute. The booing mainly concerned the director's team, which was sometimes somewhat free with this very long and not always very strong opera. For example, the overture was moved to the end of the first act, as an accompaniment to a video projection that is as intriguing as it is incomprehensible. The ballet intermezzo of no less than half an hour was in its original form a mime of mythological fauns, zephyrs, nymphs, etc. Here it became a funny dream of the children's world with Freudian entanglements and dirty games; and that also raised some eyebrows in the press. Fortunately, we then see a strong fourth act with a poignant love duet, or what had to pass before in Verdi's misanthropic universe. Hélène and Henri are typical Verdian antiheroes here, when their love is in danger of being crushed by the ruthless machinery of politics and power. Admittedly, it is not Don Carlo or Aida, but every now and then both the opera and this realization are impressive. (HJ) Hélène and Henri are typical Verdian antiheroes here, when their love is in danger of being crushed by the ruthless machinery of politics and power. Admittedly, it is not Don Carlo or Aida, but every now and then both the opera and this realization are impressive. (HJ) Hélène and Henri are typical Verdian antiheroes here, when their love is in danger of being crushed by the ruthless machinery of politics and power. Admittedly, it is not Don Carlo or Aida, but every now and then both the opera and this realization are impressive. (HJ)

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