柯瑞里＆提芭蒂：1973東京演唱會 Corelli & Tebaldi: Live In Tokyo, 1973 (DVD)【Dynamic】
Conductor: Tadashi Mori
soprano: Renata Tebaldi
tenor: Franco Corelli
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
NHK Hall, Tokyo, 21st November 1973
Our DVD brings the complete recording of the concert that Renata Tebaldi and Franco Corelli gave at the NHK Auditorium in Tokyo on 21st November 1973. Both singers, well-loved in the land of the rising sun, exemplified vocal types that are characteristic of Italian opera. It is often said that opera has grown old and can no longer speak to a young public, but listening to and watching this DVD we realize that even rituals that seem so trite and banal can be filled with life and meaning in the presence of performers of such stature. The first to appear on stage was Franco Corelli, who opens the concert with two romanzas, the first by Luigi Denza (O begli occhi di fata) and the second by Vincenzo Bellini (Soave sogno), chosen as is customary at the beginning of the evening to warm up his voice without too many about interpretative questions. Corelli then leaves the stage to Renata Tebaldi, greeted, like Corelli, by warm applause. From this moment on the concert gets under way, with the first vocally demanding piece of the evening, La donna ?mobile, from Verdi's Rigoletto. This brings us to the first truly memorable moment of the evening, when Corelli and Tebaldi together sing the opening notes of the duet from the first act of Giuseppe Verdi's Otello. A recital by Italian singers cannot, of course, be lacking in comic or at least lighter elements. O soave fanciulla from Boh鋗e by Giacomo Puccini, and rightly greeted with a hurricane of applause. With O soave fanciulla the "official" part of the programme is concluded, and is then followed by no fewer than five encores, no longer with the orchestra but with piano accompaniment. Corelli first brings us a Neapolitan song (Tu ca nun chiagne by Marcello di Capua), then a Tosti romanza. Then comes Renata Tebaldi's turn with Donizetti's Me voglio fa' na casa, likewise much applauded. But the climax of the evening comes in Franco Corelli's third and final encore, the piece that the Japanese audience had been longing for from the start of the evening, one of his favourites, the Neapolitan song Core ?grato by Salvatore Cardillo. Here the tenor from Ancona, completely at his ease, shows off all his resources as he enchants and hypnotises his audience in an extraordinarily moving, pathetic reading, yet one that is spectacular in terms of vocal skills, with exceptional filatura effects (even more exceptional when we remember that this was at the end of an evening, after a performance in which Corelli had given his all) and with impressive control of sound. The concert then concludes in beauty with Renata Tebaldi's second encore, again one of the soprano's favorite pieces, O mio babbino caro from Giacomo Puccini's Gianni Schicchi. The concert ends in a genuine delirium of applause, with the public thronging around the stage not seeming to want to leave, a really extraordinary testimony of the enthusiasm that opera and singing can always stir when performers of outstanding stature appear on the stage of a theatre or in a concert hall.
聲道：Dolby Digital 2.0