Back home

08 décembre 2014

DVD « THE LAST DAY OF A CONDEMNED MAN »

(David Alagna), Bruno Villien, Opera Magazine December 2014

« An ideal DVD that, not only perpetuates the work captured, but also makes it even closer to the spectator. [...] Andy Sommer’s realization knows how to show Opera at its best, through cinematic means employed judiciously. [...] The Orchestra gives all its depth to a score permeated by a poignant lyricism [...] The two protagonists, who do never leave the stage, transmit – with a great sobriety – the anguish  that torments them: Roberto Alagna and Adina Aaron are placing themselves at the service of their character, adapting their voices to reflect the throes of a man and a woman enduring, with wide open eyes, an excruciating countdown. The supporting roles are excellently played, with a special mention for Christian Helmer as Le Friauche. »

Roberto Alagna