Teodor Currentzis, Orchestre et Choeurs de l’Opéra national de Paris - Verdi: Macbeth (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23992 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 161 min | 41,2 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2422 kbps / 24-bit
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 161 min | 8,72 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | BelAir | Sub: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian
Coproduced with Siberia's Novosibirsk Opera, this new Macbeth uses cutting-edge multimedia technology to give the viewer a fresh perspective on the work. Google Earth satellite images plunge us into the heart of the action: a gloomy square surrounded by soulless buildings, and the interior of an aristocratic residence. Witches are no more a part of Tcherniakov's Macbeth that the duel was of Onegin, but once again the atmosphere is one of brooding claustrophobia. Tcherniakov has chosen a great cast, beginning with the marvellous Lithuanian soprano Violeta Urmana as Lady Macbeth. Greek baritone Dimitris Tiliakos is a powerful presence as Macbeth, while the Italians Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass) and Stefano Secco (tenor) are sumptuous as, respectively, Banquo and Macduff. In this, his second production at the Paris Opera, Teodor Currentzis, music director of the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre conducts with verve and a splendid theatrical sense.