A return of the Met Opera’s magnificently staged grand opera which is worth experiencing for its two female leads
In spite of a gripping performance of the title role from Ermanela Jaho, the rest of this production of La Traviata is somewhat of a disappointment in staging and supporting cast.
The Odeonsplatz Concert is a nicely done outdoor concert with a star tenor and baritone and superb musical direction and videography.
This fifth Blu-ray version of Verdi’s Aida, second from Arena di Verona, benefits from a mostly strong cast
With the exception of soprano Hui He in the title role, a less than stellar Aida that also suffers from subpar visuals.
A towering performance of Verdi’s chorale masterpiece, the only flaw is the “halo” that enfolds maestro Barenboim on occasion and some motion artifact.
The downscaling by maestro Dudamel and the histrionics of tenor Grigolo may not appeal to all viewers of this Verdi’s Requiem
Salzburg offers up an Otello with potential that falls short of delivering the power of this late Verdi masterpiece. Ricardo Muti’s conducting and Carlos Alvarez’s Iago are the main attractions here.
Parma provides a Falstaff that is well intended but ultimately disappoints due to its vocalism, saved mainly by the en pointe conducting by rising star maestro Battistoni
A subpar Aida from Parma undermined by lackluster singing and less than spectacular staging makes for one that even hardcore Verdi fans would do best to avoid.