DVD

Les vêpres siciliennes

Giuseppe Verdi (composer), Eugène Scribe (librettist), Charles Duveyrier (librettist)
Title
Les vêpres siciliennes
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi 1813-1901
Librettist
Eugène Scribe Charles Duveyrier
Performer
Lianna Haroutounian  (sopraan) Bryan Hymel  (tenor) Michael Volle  (bariton) Erwin Schrott  (bas-bariton) Covent Garden Royal Opera House Chorus  (koor) Covent Garden Royal Opera House Orchestra  (orkest)
Conductor
Antonio Pappano 1959-
Director
Stefan Herheim
Publisher
Warner Classics, 2015
2 dvd-video's + boekje (27 p.)
Recording date
2013
Playing time
ca. 192 min.
Note
Ondertiteling: Engels, Frans, Duits, Spaans, Italiaans
EAN
0825646164349
CDR
DCD1345

About Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (Italian: [dʒuˈzɛppe ˈverdi]; 9 or 10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian composer best known for his operas. He was born near Busseto to a provincial family of moderate means, receiving a musical education with the help of a local patron. Verdi came to dominate the Italian opera scene after the era of Gioachino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti, and Vincenzo Bellini, whose works significantly influenced him.

In his early operas, Verdi demonstrated a sympathy with the Risorgimento movement which sought the unification of Italy. He also participated briefly as an elected politician. The chorus "Va, pensiero" from his early opera Nabucco (1842), and similar choruses in later operas, were much in the spirit of the unification movement, and the composer himself became esteemed a…Read more on Wikipedia