When Donizetti’s comedy, updated to the mid-20th century by the Uruguayan-born director Mario Gas, was mounted at Barcelona’s magnificent Liceu opera house in 2005, Opera News wrote that: “The absolute hit of the production was … Rolando Villazón, a commanding, vulnerable and hilarious Nemorino. His stage presence dominated every scene he was in …[and] his lovable innocence was a joy to behold. Villazón’s perfect technique and creamy, malleable voice conquered the audience … His athletic and expressive body language--midway between Cantinflas and Mr. Bean--fits this role and this production perfectly.” The Mexican tenor, making his debut at the Liceu, was called upon the encore the opera’s most famous aria, the plaintive ‘Una furtiva lagrima’.
Release Date: 01 March 2010
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.0 Surround\DTS 5.1 Surround\LPCM Stereo
Running Time: 152 minutes
Production Year: 2005
Main Language: English