Pathos, Passion & Patriotism: La Traviata/Carmen/Jackie O [3 Discs] [DVD]
- SKU: 19349111
- Release Date: 06/28/2011
This box set offers three disparate but highly acclaimed operas. First on the bill is an Opéra Royal de Wallonie production of Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, starring Saimir Pirgu and Giovanni Meoni, with accompaniment by the Orchestra and Chorus of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie; Paolo Arrivabeni conducts and Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera directs for the stage. Next up is the Sferisterio Opera Festival's production of Georges Bizet's Carmen, starring Irina Lungu, Philippe Do and Simone Alberghini, with musical accompaniment by the Orchestra and Chorus of the Sferisterio Opera Festival; Carlo Montanaro conducts and 4Dante Ferretti directs for the stage. Finally, the third opera on the bill is the Teatro Comunale di Bologna's production of Michael Daugherty's Jackie O, co-starring Nora Sourouzian, Fiona McAndrew and Simone Alberghini, with symphonic accompaniment by the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Christopher Franklin conducts and Damiano Michieletto directs for the stage.