A mezzo in a class by herself
(New York Times)

Don Carlo | Verdi DVD

Don Carlo | Verdi Teatro alla Scala DVD | Hardy Classic Video, 2010 Catalog | HCD 4042  Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901) Don Carlo Libretto by Camille du Locle and Joseph Méry  Ferruccuo Furlanetto (bass) - Philipp II Stuart Neill (tenor) - Don Carlo Dalibor Jenis (baritone) - Rodrigo Anatolij Kotscherga (bass) - Grand Inquisitor Diogenes Randes (bass) - Friar Fiorenza Cedolins (soprano) - Elisabetta de Valois Dolora Zajick (mezzo-soprano) - Princess Eboli Carla Di Censo (soprano) - Tebaldo, Elisabetta’s Page Cristiano Cremonini (tenor) – Count of Lerma Carlo Bosi (tenor) - Herald Irena Bespalovaite (soprano) – Celestial Voice Conductor Daniele Gatti La Scala Orchestra and Chorus Chorus master Bruno Casoni Director and set designer Stephane Braunschweig Costume Designer Thibault Van Craenenbroeck Lighting Designer Marion Hewlett Running Time: 200 Minutes Video Format: Region 0 / Widescreen Sound Format: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - Italian / DTS - Italian / PCM Stereo - Italian Menu Screens: Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish PRODUCT DESCRIPTION This new production at the Teatro alla Scala was recorded live on opening night, December 7, 2008. The cast is lead by Ferruccio Furlanetto, Stuart Neill, Dalibor Jenis and Dolora Zajick. Danielle Gatti conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala. The opera is presented in a four-act Italian-language version that Verdi prepared for the 1884 La Scala premiere. Includes “behind the scenes” bonus material. REVIEWS “Dolora Zajick [is] another veteran in full command of her considerable resources. She shades the veil song as Verdi intended, following his markings and executing them with flair and ease... At this point in her vocal life, she can do almost anything... The amazing mezzo also seems to be aware that she is on Italian turf, and her diction, sometimes clouded by over-closed vowels at the bottom of the head register, is more often clear here. Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.ca/Verdi-Don-Carlo-Dolora-Zajick/dp/B002RKXQW0/ref=sr_1_6?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1322078411&sr=1-6