Thursday, August 23, 2007

Macbeth, Athens 15 March 2003



Keeping on with the same subject, the acoustics in various theatres, here's a Macbeth from the petit Athens Lyric given in 2003. I'm not sitting at the platea, i'm actually sitting at the second balcony, center. The sound is not distant at all and there's barely any hiss (well, the original mini-disc has a crystalline sound...)

The performance is pretty good! Tatjana Serjan was quite unknown back in 2003 and her excellent Lady Macbeth came as a surprise! Robert Hyman is also a very good Macbeth and Dimitri Kavrakos delivers an impressive Banquo...I can't say the same thing about the Macduff sung by Stamatis Beris (**Parsifal blashes but has to admit that he booed severely Beris after "Ah! la paterna mano" that same night and of course the booing has been removed from the recording**)

Macbeth - G. Verdi

Macbeth: Robert Hyman
Lady Macbeth: Tatiana Serjan
Banquo: Dimitri Kavrakos
Macduff: Stamatis Beris

Excellent
direction by Chrisanthos Alissafis

Athens 15 March 2003

CD1
CD2

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6 comments:

ernani said...

Geia soy re Parsifal! 8ymamai eixa paei se ayth thn paragwgh. Ka8omoyn 8ewreio A', arketa konta sth skhnh. Eixa de ena pappoy dipla moy... ola ta lefta. Sxoliaze, dynata ki olas, se shmeio poy na mporei kallista na akoygetai apo thn orxhstra, to otidhpote! Kat'arxhn den toy aresan ta "makabria" skhnika (an 8ymamai kala, h opera 3ekinoyse me enan apokefalismo). "Ti ahdies! Aisxos! Ayta plhrwnoyme gia na doyme? E, soy milaw" (skoynthma) "kai se 3anarwtaw, einai skhnika ayta?" :)

Otan emfanisthke o Mperhs de, de mporoysa na krath8w apo ta gelia. O pappoys phre fwtia! "Mmmm, o Mperhs! Mas to paizei kai tenoros! Ma ti ton exoyn edw moy les? Erxesai na akoyseis mia poiotikh parastash kai soy anebainei to aima sto kefali! Akoy akoy: de mporei na tragoydisei - pnigetai" :)

Aaaaax, a3exastes stigmes :D

Parsifal said...

Syntassomai me ton pappou....An k h paragwgh ekeinh htan super! K h skinothesia tou Gramms epishs!

ernani said...

De lew oti eixe adiko o an8rwpos. Alla ligo pio kosmia... Aporw pws den ton peta3an e3w apo ta moyrmoyrhta toy. Sto prwto dialeimma den ante3e, kai apoxwrhse eis endei3hn diamartyrias :)

Gloriana said...

Ti photo Parsi tin ebale gia promotion, i to antitheto?

Alissafis rules.

Parsifal said...

Alissafis rules indeed! Alla mas fagane ta kyklwmata pou proothoun ton kontopitharo....

Emena mou aresei poly auth h foto, exei enan mongolismo pou einai poly tairiastos sth Lady...

Gloriana said...

Mongolismo!@ Indeed... alla den pisteyo oti einai etsi i lady... pera ap' ola einai... lady!