DVD + Blu-Ray:
Fuoco Sacro – A Search for the Sacred Fire of Song

Author: NAXOS Audiovisual Division

Jan Schmidt-Garre’s documentary "Fuoco Sacro" with charismatic sopranos Ermonela Jaho, Barbara Hannigan and Asmik Grigorian.

  • 2.110710 / NBD0141V_Fuoco Sacro_DVD Cover | Copyright: © PARS Media

    2.110710 / NBD0141V_Fuoco Sacro_DVD Cover © PARS Media

  • 2.110710 / NBD0141V_Ermonela Jaho and Kirill Petrenko | Copyright: © PARS Media

    2.110710 / NBD0141V_Ermonela Jaho and Kirill Petrenko © PARS Media

  • 2.110710 / NBD0141V_Barbara Hannigan and Reinbert de Leeuw | Copyright: © PARS Media

    2.110710 / NBD0141V_Barbara Hannigan and Reinbert de Leeuw © PARS Media

Opera confronts us with extremes of emotion, sometimes delivering unforgettable, life-changing experiences. Fuoco Sacro (‘Sacred Fire’) seeks out singers who have the power to pierce our hearts, presenting three of them at work in the most intimate details of their rehearsals and preparations. Ermonela Jaho, Barbara Hannigan and Asmik Grigorian are watched closely as some of their secrets are revealed: how they inhabit their roles and transform words and notation on a page into that intangible but powerful magic being communicated to audiences from the opera stage. Over 90 minutes of extras are included featuring vocal warm-ups and live performances accompanied by pianists Evgenia Rubinova, Reinbert de Leeuw and Francesco Piemontesi.

‘A gorgeous film that celebrates the beauty of sound and at the same time deeply shakes you. A moving screen event not only for opera fans’ (Kino Kino)

‘This film is really a wonderful musical film’ (Deutschlandradio)

‘A touchingly intimate, magnificent film by Jan Schmidt-Garre’ (Münchner Feuilleton)

‘It is to be hoped that the viewers will also be challenged by this clever, demanding, but also enigmatic and esoteric film about three charismatic singers…’ (Jürgen Kesting, FAZ)

[2.110710 / NBD0141V]
Total playing time: 189 minutes
Language: English · Subtitles: English, German, French, Russian, Japanese, Korean
DVD: NTSC 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS 5.1 · DVD 9 · Region: 0 (Worldwide)
BD: HD 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS-MA 5.1 · BD 50 · Region: A, B, C
© 2021 PARS Media · © 2022 Naxos Rights (Europe)



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