Donizetti - La fille du régiment (Donato Renzetti, Ewa Podles, Mariella Devia) [2003 / 1996]
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch), (Dolby AC3, 6 ch), (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.83 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: TDK | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | +3% Recovery | 135 min
After the Second World War, La Fille du Regiment gradually fell into oblivion. Small wonder, as it had become difficult to treat the anything but contemporary chauvinism of such a work. Dramatic and musical reasons raise their heads, making it impossible to gloss over the military-nationalistic traits or to interpret them any other way. The Director, Filippo Crivelli, therefore chose the reverse way for his production at the Scala Milan. He presented the events with the disarming ingenuousness of a picture book. Right from the beginning he and his illustrious stage set designer, Franco Zeffirelli, left no one in any doubt that this idyllic Tyrol was nothing but painted scenery and was thus the place of an unrealistic, playful event. The Italian soprano Mariella Devia, especially renowned as Bellini and Donizetti interpreter, proved with this role not only her fantastic vocal ability but also her talent for comedy as well as Paul Austin Kelly who brilliantly masters the notorious famous eight (!) high Cs of his cavatina Pour son amen.