Beethoven: Fidelio (Metropolitan Opera)

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Overview

This video recording of the New York Metropolitan Opera's 2000 production of Ludwig Von Beethoven's sole operatic work gets a fine presentation for its release on DVD. Fidelio has been given a full-frame transfer to disc at the aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1. The opera is performed in German, with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, German and Chinese. As a bonus, this release includes a collection of still photographs and weblinks to related internet ...
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Overview

This video recording of the New York Metropolitan Opera's 2000 production of Ludwig Von Beethoven's sole operatic work gets a fine presentation for its release on DVD. Fidelio has been given a full-frame transfer to disc at the aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1. The opera is performed in German, with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, German and Chinese. As a bonus, this release includes a collection of still photographs and weblinks to related internet sites.
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Special Features

Picture gallery ("Fidelio" at the Met); Trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/25/2003
  • UPC: 044007305294
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Stereo / DTS
  • Sound: stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:03:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 17,485

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Lloyd Don Fernando
Falk Struckmann Don Pizarro
Ben Heppner Florestan
Karita Mattila Leonore
Rene Pape Rocco
Jennifer Welch-Babidge Marzelline
Matthew Polenzani Jaquino
Eric Cutler Erster Gefangener
Alfred Walker Zweiter Gefangener
James Levine Conductor
Technical Credits
James Levine Art Director
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Start Programme
   Select Title
      Act One
      Act Two
   Subtitles
      Deutsch
      English
      Français
      Castellano
      Chinese
      Subtitles Off
   Audio
      PCM Stereo
      Dolby Digital 5.1
      DTS 5.1
   Bonus
      Trailer
      Picture Gallery
      Catalogue
      Weblink
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    After Mozart and Wagner...

    OK OK. This is a very, very good Fidelio. First the stage production. It takes place in middle 20 century. There are a lot of coherent details so naturally dispayed that if you don`t know the work you would not realize the scene originally took place at the begginning of XIX century. Second, the vigorous conducting. Third: the cast. Leonore (Mattila), Rocco, Marcellina, Florestan are superb. Alas, Pizarro is just wobbly. The same about Ferrando. The great problem, at least to me, is the work. Having just listened to the great Mozart and Wagner operas, Fidelio stands to me (only my first approach) as something in between, without achievement the "greatness" of those other works by Mozart and Wagner. I do not mean F is a bad work, I mean Beethoven composed far greater works (just to mention symphonies, sonatas, quartets, Missa Solemnis)

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