博伊托：歌劇《梅菲斯特費勒斯》 Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele (2DVD)【Dynamic】
Conductor: Stefano Ranzani
Director: Giancarlo Del Monaco
Mefistofele: Ferruccio Furlanetto
Faust: Giuseppe Filianoti
Margherita / Elena: Dimitra Theodossiou
Marta: Sonia Zaramella
Pantalis: Monica Minarelli
Wagner/Nereo: Mimmo Ghegghi
Orchestra, chorus, corps de ballet and children's choir of the Teatro Massimo
Teatro Massimo, Palermo, 2008
- Mefistofele is the only opera that the Italian composer and librettist Arrigo Boito succeeded in completing. It was first performed at La Scala in Milan in 1868, but the version that is normally staged today is the one that Boito prepared for the Teatro Comunale in Bologna where it was performed with great success in 1875. Among the most important changes is the change in the vocal scoring of the character of Faust, initially written for a baritone but rescored for a tenor voice in the definitive version.
- The opera soon gained international success, and since the London and New York performances of 1880, Mefistofele has been, together with Gounod's Faust, the most famous musical translation of Goethe's drama.
- With its 3,500 seats the Teatro Massimo in Palermo is one of the greatest opera houses in the world. Its architecture is in neo-classical style and it was built at the end of the nineteenth century.
- This performance of Mefistofele was broadcasted LIVE via satellite on the screens of European digital cinemas in high definition within the DDCinema project, getting a huge success among the public. These DVDs feature special contents such as interviews with the cast (Furlanetto, Theodossiou, Filianoti and Del Monaco).
- The performance at the Teatro Massimo features artists of the highest standing: the bass Ferruccio Furlanetto is one of the most celebrated singers of the last thirty years and appears in the greatest theatres and festivals all over the world (Staastoper in Vienna, Metropolitan in New York, Salzburg Festival, the Paris Opéra); alongside him we find a young but already well-known tenor Giuseppe Filianoti, one of the most beautiful voices of his generation, and the Greek soprano Dimitra Theodossiou an artist of international calibre with great vocal and performance talents. The direction of the opera is entrusted to the great experience of Giancarlo Del Monaco son of the famous tenor, who has been active in the theatre for over forty years.
- Boito's Mefistofele is an opera that nowadays is rarely performed. It features the eternal struggle between Good and Evil, in a path made of temptation, lust and redemption that director Giancarlo Del Monaco sets in contemporary society; at the beginning the location and the costumes recall the German expressionism of the 30es that are soon abandoned to become a glittering Vegas-like location with a hint of rocky Horror Picture Show. The prologue and epilogue scenes also contain memorable scene effects featuring a timeless dark tunnel with a blaze of heavenly light at the end of it.
“Ferruccio Furlanetto managed to suggest, through both voice and gesture, the inner torment and psychological complexity of a fallen angel. ..Throughout the opera Furlanetto proved a fascinating, charismatic presence, as masterly in silence as in song, in stillness as in movement, making every gesture tell. ”- S. Hastings Opera News.
Prologue in Heaven
02. Prelude (Orchestra)
03. Ave signor degli angeli (Chorus)
04. Instrumental Scherzo: Ave Signor (Mefistofele)
05. Easter Sunday: Perchè di là? (Chorus)
06. Al soave raggiar di primavera (Faust)
07. The deal: Dai campi, dai prati (Faust)
08. Son lo spirito che nega (Mefistofele)
09. The garden: Cavaliero illustre e saggio (Margherita)
10. The Sabbath: Su cammina (Mefistofele)
11. Ballade of the world: Ecco il mondo (Mefistofele)
01. Margherita's death: L'altra notte in fondo al mare (Margherita)
02. Lontano, lontano, lontano (Faust, Margherita)
03. Spunta l'aurora pallida (Margherita)
04. The night of the classical Sabbath: La luna immobile inonda l'etere (Elena)
05. Forma ideal purissima (Faust)
06. Faust's death: Cammina cammina/ O rimembranza (Mefistofele/ Faust)
07. Ave Signor - (Chorus)
聲道：PCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1