Once again, Dynamic has issued a rare bel canto opera never before released on dvd- and it is excellent as usual. Performed and recorded in Bergamo in 2018, the performance is excellent, with great singing and costumes which is usual for the Dynamic videos. Unfortunately, the sets are very minimal- not much more than a bare stage. But the singing is glorious.
Story- Leicester is secretly married to Amelia, and serves as the chief counselor to Queen Elizabeth. She wants to marry him and can’t understand his reluctance. Meanwhile, Warney (a religious leader and advisor to the Queen) desires Amelia for himself and threatens her death when she resists. In the end, everything is sorted out (happy ending here).
The performance is fine, with Jessica Pratt as Elizabetta is particularly excellent. Fine chorus work as well. Of course, the music is just delightful.
The opera is beautifully filmed and the sound is excellent- as always for Dynamic releases. The subtitles are well done (good English and well timed on their display).
Overall, a fine release of a very rare opera. Keep them coming, Dynamic!
- Language: French, English
- Subtitles: Italian, French, German, Japanese
- Region: All Regions
- Aspect Ratio: Unknown
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Naxos Deutschland Musik & Video Vertriebs-GmbH / Poing
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- ASIN: B07PYJ6CR8
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