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Il Trovatore [DVD] [Import]
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"It is nothing short of staggering to see how Carsen, using only light and shade, manages to create new spaces again and again within this dreadful labyrinth of steel. Fabio Luisi conducts the Vienna Symphony Orchestra as though in a beguiling dream. Every single instrumental ornament, no matter how small, is clearly audible on the evening air. The ensemble, freed from the obligation to produce great volume in sound, can now concentrate entirely on beauty of tone and expression." (Stuttgarter Zeitung) Cast Carl Tanner (Manrico) Iano Tamar (Leonora) Željko Lučić (Il Conte di Luna) Marianne Cornetti (Azucena) Moscow Chamber Choir; Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Rösner Stage Director: Robert Carsen Catalogue Number: OA0974D Date of Performance: 2006 Running Time: 119 minutes Sound: DTS Surround 5.0; LPCM Stereo Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Subtitles: EN, FR, DE, ES, IT Label: Opus Arte
To my surprise and delight, I was riveted throughout. The stage is built on a boat in Lake Constance in Austria. The audience sits on dry land. (I couldn't figure out where the orchestra was; I even googled the name of the festival to try to get a better look at the setting but still couldn't find the orchestra.) The director made good use of the surrounding waters, having several scenes start or end with the characters climbing into a motorboat and speeding away. I've never seen anything like it. There was a sense of realism to the whole production that, oddly, fit the implausible plot of this opera. Maybe it was because fire looms large as a major theme in Il Trovatore and so it didn't matter if it was the fire of a petrol plant or of a gypsy camp.
Of course, all this creative staging would not matter if the performances were poor. But they were not. With the exception of the baritone, Zeljko Lucic (as di Luna) the leads are not top-tier stars. But they did a fine job. Marianne Cornetti has a wonderfully full mezzo voice and captured Azucena's suffering well, if not particularly making the role her own. As Leonora, Iano Tamar was strongly committed to the character. She sang "D'amor sull'ali rosee" with great expressiveness, making up for her occasional strain to reach a high note. Carl Tanner as Manrico got stronger as the opera progressed. His "Ah si, ben mio" was rich and full. The final scene with Manrico, Azucena, and Leonora was beautifully executed both musically and in the use of the massive petrol factory set. The fire glistening in the waters of the lake at the end was thrilling (and chilling).
The sound quality was excellent because the singers have mics over their ears. Purists may object (and I'm often a purist myself), but in this outdoor setting it was worth the trade-off because it made the sound quality that of a CD recording.
This pleasantly surprised lover of Il Trovatore is happy to give the production four stars and would give it four and a half if that were an option!