Gregory Kunde, Orchestra e Coro del Bergamo Musica Festival Gaetano Donizetti - Donizetti: Maria di Rohan (2014/2011)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.16 Gb (DVD9) | 120 min
Classical | Bongiovanni | Sub: Italiano, English, Japanese
In its original form, Maria di Rohan was without doubt the most audacious result – pre-Verdi – of aesthetic transformation beyond the courtly dramas of “long Italian classicism”. The opera’s intrigue develops like an unstoppable machine: the fatal triangle formed by Maria, Chalais and Chevreuse being the work of Richelieu’s absolute power (despite never appearing on stage). Like trapped animals, the characters hopelessly search for a way out, and they devour each other in turn. Recorded at the Bergamo Donizetti Festival, October 2011, this is the first DVD release of Donizetti’s 1843 opera.