Giancarlo Del Monaco's passionate and intelligent production of Jacques Offenbach's magnum opus creates a climactic kaleidoscope of deep and convincing emotions. A highly credible incarnation of the pitiable Kleinzach he sings about, Aquiles Machado is the poet who loses his romantic idealism, his reflection and finally his soul to a 'trio of charming enchantresses'. Conductor Alain Guingal inspires the superbly dramatic cast, including María Bayo, Milagros Poblador, Valentina Kutzarova and Katharine Goeldner, in an outstanding recording in High Definition video and surround sound.
Aquiles Machado, Milagros Poblador, María Bayo, Valentina Kutzarova, Konstantin Gorny, Katharine Goeldner Chorus of Ópera de Bilbao / Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa / Alain Guingal Stage Director Giancarlo Del Monaco
Plus Interviews with María Bayo and Aquiles Machado
Illustrated Synopsis & Cast Gallery
Reviews ‘The greatest success of the season… superb Aquiles Machado… Bravísima Milagros Poblador…’ El Mundo
‘Excellent work by Giancarlo del Monaco… extremely careful definition of the characters and efficient directing of the actors which brings out the best in them. … An absolute triumph for the women… a model Nicklausse by Katharine Goeldner, Milagros Poblador’s Olympia is relentless and brilliantly mechanical, a dramatic Antonia wonderfully sung by Maria Bayo. Valentina Kutzarova gives Giulietta the exact point of seduction…’ El Pais
CAT NO: OA 0968 D FORMAT: All Formats REGIONS: All Regions PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9 LENGTH: 185 Mins SOUND: DTS SURROUND / LPCM STEREO SUBTITLES: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT RELEASED: 01/02/2007 NO OF DISCS: 2