Donizetti: La Favorite

Donizetti: La Favorite

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One of the composer’s most beguiling scores, La Favorite is Donizetti’s La favorita in its original French form; a tale of love and war that represents a glorious mix of Italian bel canto and 19th-century grand opéra. Today’s scholarly interest  in Donizetti’s output has helped bring La Favorite back into circulation, and Vincent Boussard’s arresting Toulouse  production does full justice to its renewed masterpiece status, accentuating the work’s intimacy through economical sets and Christian Lacroix’s striking costumes, thus drawing attention to the opera’s three main characters. Three international principals take on these demanding roles: Chinese tenor Yijie Shi is a ‘revelation’ (La Dépêche) as Fernand, with French baritone Ludovic Tézier offering suitably rich-toned authority as King Alphonse XI and lauded American mezzo Kate Aldrich – ‘the Carmen of this generation’ (San Francisco Sentinel) – plumbing the emotional depths of Léonor’s music. Conductor and bel canto specialist Antonello Allemandi derives every possible nuance from the score, adding to the passionate proceedings onstage.

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Official Release Date Mar 31, 2015
Starring Vincent Boussard, Antonello Allemandi, Orchestre National du Capitole, Choeur du Capitole
Director Olivier Simonnet
Screen Format Widescreen
Video Format 1.78:1
Audio LPCM 2.0, DTS-HD Master Audio
Language French
Subtitles English, French, German, Japanese, Korean
Year 2014
Running Time 184 Minutes
Genre Opera
Version  US
PAX-Code PAX0006868612
Item Code  0809478071655

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