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    There seems to be a new DVD of one of my favourite operas, Korngold's Die Tote Stadt. It has been not reviewed yet but it does seems rather interesting.

    Vinke, Kringleborn, Genz, Mayer, Marguerre, Oesch, Potente, Yijie, Schulz. Orchestra & Chorus Teatro la Fenice Venizia, Eliahu Inbal, conductor. Pier Luigi Pizzi, direction.



    and the trailer:

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    Die Tote Stadt is my favorite too. There are so re really good operas on this label and some stinkers, let's hope the Italian audience is behaving and not walking in whilst the opera is starting In full view of the camera!

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    I love also Die Tote Stadt, but has not yet been able to watch this DVD, though the audio of this performance was available since some time ago.

    The highlights of the opera:

    Glück das mir verblieb - Solveig Kringelborn and Stefan Vincke - La Fenice, 2009

    Tanzlied des Pierrot - Stephan Genz - La Fenice, 2009

    O Freund, ich werde sie... - Stefan Vincke and Stephan Genz - La Fenice, 2009

    The production seems ok, though the singing is not the very best.
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    This thread is veering a bit off topic. If a DVD has been released, it is not future any longer, and maybe it should be commented upon in the threads about each composer.

    This thread is more about expectations and exciting news about stuff that hasn't hit the market yet but has been announced. Of course at one point it becomes old news, but the spirit of starting this thread was to give an address to comments such as "I can't way for this which has been announced for release in September" "No actually people who saw the performance in the theater didn't like it" etc, etc.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    This thread is veering a bit off topic. If a DVD has been released, it is not future any longer, and maybe it should be commented upon in the threads about each composer.
    It was released last week in the States, and hasn't yet been released in the UK, which I usually buy from now, so it still counts. I'm still wondering whether to order it, and whether it might make me like the opera more than the other DVD I own.
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    Perhaps. In this one, at least the staging follows the storyline and the intentions of the Korngolds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    It was released last week in the States, and hasn't yet been released in the UK, which I usually buy from now, so it still counts. I'm still wondering whether to order it, and whether it might make me like the opera more than the other DVD I own.
    Yeah I was also kind of thinking whether to post it on this thread or not but yes it's not released here in Europe yet...

    Speaking of future opera releases and Die Tote Stadt, Finnish National Opera is supposed to release later this year DVD recording of their production of Die Tote Stadt. I saw it live last fall and it will be definitely worth of buying. I hope they'll also release it on BD. I thought the production was wonderful and the cast as well (including Klaus Florian Vogt and Camilla Nylund).



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    Quote Originally Posted by Siedler View Post
    Yeah I was also kind of thinking whether to post it on this thread or not but yes it's not released here in Europe yet...

    Speaking of future opera releases and Die Tote Stadt, Finnish National Opera is supposed to release later this year DVD recording of their production of Die Tote Stadt. I saw it live last fall and it will be definitely worth of buying. I hope they'll also release it on BD. I thought the production was wonderful and the cast as well (including Klaus Florian Vogt and Camilla Nylund).


    Oh, this one looks great, and as you say, it sounds like a wonderful cast. I think I'll wait.
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    Good news then, I might wait too....but then again I might just get them both! I really love ther Torsten Kerl and Angela Denoke DVD but I see many don't like it and even some think it is one of the worst pieces of eurotrash opera productions. How I long to see the full James King DVD.

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    It was released last week in the States, and hasn't yet been released in the UK, which I usually buy from now, so it still counts. I'm still wondering whether to order it, and whether it might make me like the opera more than the other DVD I own.
    Sure, sure. Just saying. No censorship, just trying to keep things organized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yashin View Post
    Good news then, I might wait too....but then again I might just get them both! I really love ther Torsten Kerl and Angela Denoke DVD but I see many don't like it and even some think it is one of the worst pieces of eurotrash opera productions. How I long to see the full James King DVD.
    Well, you can see the whole performance in youtube, as I guess you are aware. Again, the production is not faithful to the libretto, ending with Paul's suicide, instead of leaving the dead city for good. King's singing is not the best, either.

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    Well, for me he sings beautifully in an old fashioned way rather than a light tenor such ad Klaus Florian Vogt or Torsten Kerl. I also love the ending with the gun pointed to his head, is just brilliant. I also like the Torsten Kerl DVD where he slits his wrists and slides down the door saying "no exit"....what a brilliant ending. Pure eurotrash but so powerful. I defy anyone to watch this opera and not have a tear in their eyes. Meloncholic nonsense maybe but it hits you straight in the heart.

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    The Domingos/Migenes Carmen blu-ray will be released on August 30th in the US. I can't wait.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Default Patricia Petibon » What's coming? Berg Lulu... Int. Release 14 Oct. 2011

    Berg lulu.jpg

    ... and worth the wait? Well, maybe not...

    Read this review of Patricia Petibon's Lulu, Barcelona Gran Teatre del Liceu November 2010

    " A Room With Too Many Views " (and now it's looking like one too many Lulu's?)

    http://www.concertonet.com/scripts/r...ID_review=6976

    Also waiting for release is her 2010 Salzburger Festspiele Lulu with Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    http://www.cmajor-entertainment.com/...e/show/id/2233
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    I watched the Lulu from Liceu back in November.

    It's true that Py's staging distract from the drama, and it seems pretty much divorced of the text and music, during much of the action. A kind of Playtime, by Tati, in a german expressionist environment.

    On the other hand, while Ms. Petibon's voice is indeed small, it was very well projected and filled the Liceu (a big house) without any problems (apart from some low notes). Very impressive to see her at the end, stabbed, naked, with all the characters surrounding her, as is she magically recovers her seduction powers, once dead.

    It was also nice to see Mr. Grundheber, already in his seventies, as Schigolch. Very solid, as usual, Julia Juon as the Countess Geschwitz. The rest of the staff, from just nice to poor. The poorest, unfortunately, were Alwa and Dr. Schön.

    In the pit things were mostly neutral, nothing to be excited about, but no major disaster either. Mr. Boder knows very well his Lulu, but the Liceu orchestra is, what it is.

    As mentioned in the review, at the beginning there were around 3/4 of the capacity, and at the end no more than 50%. But this was not for the production. To understand this better, you need to know the Liceu patrons. It was something to be expected, even with the best possible Lulu on stage.

    All in all, I think this could be an interesting purchase.

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