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DVD + Blu-Ray:
Mozart: Lucio Silla

Author: Bel Air Media

With the tremendous Patricia Petibon as Giunia; filmed at the Teatro Real - Madrid in a monumental production by Claus Guth.

  • DVD + Blu-Ray: <br />Mozart: Lucio Silla | Copyright: © Bel Air Media

    © Bel Air Media

  • MOZART : LUCIO SILLA (DVD + BLU-RAY) | Copyright: © Javier del Real

    MOZART : LUCIO SILLA (DVD + BLU-RAY) © Javier del Real

  • MOZART : LUCIO SILLA (DVD + BLU-RAY) | Copyright: © Javier del Real

    MOZART : LUCIO SILLA (DVD + BLU-RAY) © Javier del Real

Mozart was not yet seventeen when Lucio Silla was created in Milan one December evening of 1772, yet we can still distinguish in this youthful composition some of the elements that established the exceptionally-gifted child musician as the greatest composer of all times. Indeed, with Lucio Silla, although a neoclassical “opera seria” in every way, it seems that Mozart was already learning to deconstruct and to free the traditional forms of musical drama from archaic conventions. We can also identify in this work an aesthetic premise that Mozart didn’t formulate until ten years later : it falls to music only to express and to reveal the psychological depths of the characters ; and the poetry in the libretto should only be its “obedient daughter”.

The opera is centered around the love roman dictator Lucio Silla bears for his enemy’s daughter Giunia, who favours the exiled senator Cecilio as the object of her affection. After many twists and turns, the lovers are united in marriage and Silla renounces his crown.

Tenor Kurt Streit is Lucio Silla, and soprano Patricia Petibon is Giunia for the last time, after having gained international recognition thanks to her numerous performances in this role, while mezzo-soprano Silvia Tro Santafé is the ardent Cecilio. In this monumental production, Claus Guth finds a way to respect both the classical setting and the formal innovations that make the opera so interesting. Ivor Bolton conducts
the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real.

Genre Opera
Recording location Teatro Real, Madrid
Production year 2017
Duration 180 min.
Video format Color, 16/9, NTSC, Full HD
Audio format PCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra / Band Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real - Madrid
Conductor Ivor Bolton
Stage Director Claus Guth
Costumes Christian Schmidt
Soloist Patricia Petibon
Soloist Silvia Tro Santafé
Soloist Kurt Streit
Soloist Inga Kalna
Soloist María José Moreno
Soloist Kenneth Tarver
Director Jérémie Cuvillier
Distribution DVD Naxos Distribution

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