Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin, Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 145 min | 39,2 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3849 kbps / 24-bit
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 145 min | 7,87 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese, Korean
Lovers of Il trovatore a work famous for its perennially popular cavatinas and cabalettas rightly expect the singers to be at the very top of their vocal game and particularly look forward to the top C at the end of Manrico s stretta, a true do di petto produced not from the head but from the chest. Yet the production of the work that was staged at the end of 2013 by the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin jointly run by Daniel Barenboim and Jürgen Flimm deliberately flouted these expectations and traded familiarity for astonishment. Such a reaction was due not only to the two most famous singers of our age, both of whom were appearing onstage for the first time in their respective roles, but also to the company s music director, who made it abundantly clear that he was concerned with more than just a feast for the ears and rousing rum-ti-tum rhythms.