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DVD-Box: Open Air Opera

Orchestra of the National Theatre Brno
Ernst Märzendorfer

This amazing DVD-Box was released for Christmas 2010 in a limited edition. The awe-inspiring surroundings of the 1st-century Roman quarry at St Margarethen in eastern Austria provide the perfect backdrop for these thrilling live performances of opera at its grandest. All the splendour of ancient Egypt and biblical Babylon is on display for Verdi’s spectacular Aida and Nabucco, while only open-air performance can truly convey the heat and dust of the Spain where the tragedy of Carmen is played out. And the Paris Opera, no less, is recreated to summon up the moneyed, heartless society that condemns the heroine of Verdi’s La Traviata to her poignant fate. DVD 1: Aida with Eszter Sümegi, Kostadin Andreev, Cornelia Helfricht, Pier Dalas, Janusz Monarcha, Directed for Stage by Robert Herzl, Corps de Ballet & Orchestra of the National Theatre Brno, Ernst Märzendorfer (Item No: 2054058). DVD 2: Carmen with Nadia Krasteva, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Sebastian Holecek, Asa Elmgren, Violetta Kowal, Stephanie Atanasow, Janusz Monarcha, Directed for Stage by Gianfranco De Bosio, Chorus & Orchestra of the National Theatre Brno, Ernst Märzendorfer (Item No: 2054528). DVD 3: Nabucco with Igor Morosow, Bruno Ribeiro, Simon Yang, Gabriella Morigi, Elisabeth Kulman; Directed for Stage by Robert Herzl Arad State Philharmonic Chorus; Europasymphony Orchestra, Ernst Märzendorfer (Item No: 2056228). DVD 4: La Traviata with Kristiane Kaiser, Magdalena Anna Hofmann, Stefanie Kopinits, Jean-Francois Borras, Georg Tichy, Michael Kurz, Daniel Ohlenschläger, Dieter Kschwendt-Michel, Alessandro Teliga, Ladislav Hallon, Eugen Gaal, Attila Galács, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Ernst Märzendorfer (Item No: 2057218).


Verdi: Aida; Bizet: Carmen; Verdi: Nabucco; Verdi: La Traviata

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Picture format
NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Total running time
571 mins
Details running time
DVD 1: 150 mins, DVD 2: 165 mins, DVD 3: 122 mins, DVD 4: 134 mins
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