I saw this production on PBS many years ago and I liked it very much. I was surprised with the quality of this DVD since it was a production filmed before HD technology.
I had one performed by Renato Bruson as Nabucco and Ghena Dimitrova as Abigaelle Nabucco before and if I have to compare both versions even though both have an outstanding cast this one has much better costumes and the overture which it is a very important part of this opera.
The singers and the chorus were very impressive and the wonderful The Corodi schiavi ebrei (Va pensiero) was performed twice. I also was impressed on how the camera registered the sadness of the slaves’ faces. The directions as well as the orquestra were amazing.
This DVD deserves 5 stars.
- Format: AC-3, Classical, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, DVD, Multiple Formats, NTSC, Subtitled
- Language: Italian
- Subtitles: Spanish, English, French, Chinese
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: DG
- DVD Release Date: 7 Feb 2005
- Run Time: 142 minutes
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- ASIN: B0006O9M6S
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