Glyndebourne’s Poliuto on DVD and Blue Ray
A release by Opus Arte of Donizetti’s Poliuto from the Glyndebourne Festival 2015. Released in the US on DVD and Blue Ray. Released in the US on July 29th, and in the UK on July 1st.
The first time that a full-length production of the opera was performed in the UK.
Anna Maria Martinez (Paolina), Michael Fabiano (Poliuto), Igor Golovantenko (Severo), Matthew Rose (Callistene)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Enrique Mazzola, conductor
Staging by French director Mariame Clément
Critical Acclaim: see more under “Press”
“Michael Fabiano was on magnificent form and excelled in the principal role of Poliuto. His voice has a rich golden lustre that resounded clearly and powerfully above the orchestra and chorus at various points. His phrasing, tone colour and dynamics were beautifully controlled. He captured splendidly the inner contradictions of the character: during the course of the opera we see him denouncing his wife and thundering against his oppressors while at the end of the piece he achieves a spiritual transcendence, accepting his fate with equanimity.”
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