Name: Gaetano Donizetti's "L'elisir d'amore"
Original title: Gaetano Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore
Directed by: Rolando Villazón
Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
Starring: Miah Persson (Adina), Rolando Villazón (Nemorino), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Dulcamara), Roman Trekel (Belcore), Regula Mühlemann (Giannetta), Balthasar-Neumann-Choir and -Ensemble
This marks Rolando Villazón's directorial debut in a dual-role: stage director and star singer (main role Nemorino) at the same time, and it is a clear WINNER. Inspired by the cartoon character Lucky Luke and the Spaghetti Western-tradition, the tenor's staging for the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus is not only a film studio in the thirties but also a Western at the same time. Lead by the dynamic young conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, who "... conducts very singer friendly" (Online Musik Magazin). Extraordinary visual production, and one of the most memorable European operatic events of 2012. Apart from the opera the DVD includes a very engaging and interesting "Behind the scenes' Rolando
Issued: United States | Deutsche Grammophon