Pavarotti: Barcelona DVD

No longer the great operatic tenor of his heyday, Pavarotti proves in Pavarotti--Barcelona that hes still capable of remarkable things on a smaller scale. This recital mostly consists of attractive trifles, but the operatic extracts--Un Aura Amorosa from Cosi fan Tutte, in particular--remind us of his gift for vocal characterisation and his capacity for real subtlety. Most of the programme is made up of Neapolitan songs--many of them by Tosti, including the less common AVuchella with words by the poet DAnnunzio--where Pavarotti has a real feel for both music and words. In some of the songs, notably the two late Rossini songs La Promessa and La Danza Gioacchino, he also demonstrates a sense of fun, playing with the tarantella rhythms of the latter song in a flirtatious yet still musical way. On the DVD: the disc, which is presented in 4:3 ratio, has excellent Dolby sound that gives us just enough of the ambient audience sound to remind us that this is a live performance. It comes with a short interview, a biography and discography as bonuses. --Roz Kaveney

Helpful?
Pavarotti: Barcelona DVD
Stats Overview
5.0 (1 Rate)
5
100%
rates
4
0%
rates
3
0%
rates
2
0%
rates
1
0%
rates
Add Your Rate:
Reviews (1):
CamRate - FilmTvDvd
Original Reviewer
Pavarotti: Barcelona DVD
3 years ago

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pavarotti-Barcelona-DVD-Luciano/dp/B00005S2Z0?SubscriptionId=AKIAJOF43QDA3QLOVLJQ&tag=wwwcamratecom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00005S2Z0 No longer the great operatic tenor of his heyday, Pavarotti proves in Pavarotti--Barcelona that hes still capable of remarkable things on a smaller scale. This recital mostly consists of attractive trifles, but the operatic extracts--Un Aura Amorosa from Cosi fan Tutte, in particular--remind us of his gift for vocal characterisation and his capacity for real subtlety. Most of the programme is made up of Neapolitan songs--many of them by Tosti, including the less common AVuchella with words by the poet DAnnunzio--where Pavarotti has a real feel for both music and words. In some of the songs, notably the two late Rossini songs La Promessa and La Danza Gioacchino, he also demonstrates a sense of fun, playing with the tarantella rhythms of the latter song in a flirtatious yet still musical way. On the DVD: the disc, which is presented in 4:3 ratio, has excellent Dolby sound that gives us just enough of the ambient audience sound to remind us that this is a live performance. It comes with a short interview, a biography and discography as bonuses. --Roz Kaveney

Reply‚óŹ
Helpful?
User Image