Renée Fleming & Dmitri Hvorostovsky

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A Musical Odyssey in St. Petersburg

Reneé Fleming and one of her favorite singing partners, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, explore the origins of 19th-century European opera performance in the courtly theatres of St. Petersburg, presenting a three-part program of Verdi duets, songs by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Medtner, and Tchaikovsky opera, performed, by special permission, in the opulent theatres of the legendary Winter Palace, the Palace of the Yusopov family and the magnificent Peterhof. The 90 minute film is fronted by Reneé Fleming herself, as she takes the viewer on a journey through the musical locations and history of "The Venice of the North". The DVD will also include 23 minutes of extra performance footage, including Reneé Fleming singing Bellini's "Casta Diva" from Norma.

This DVD is truly an odyssey of spectacular proportions that leaves one breathless with excitement not only at the music, but also with Renée Fleming's conducted tour of some of the most gorgeous sights of St. Petersburg.

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DVD Info

Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Decca
DVD Release Date: September 7, 2010