[Sarah Connolly (Nerone) and Miah Persson (Poppea) in in Monteverdis “Incoronazione di Poppea”, Barcelona 2009. – Photo Credit: Antoni Bofill, via musicweb]
No, the DVD isn’t out yet, but those of you who didn’t manage to catch one of the reruns on Catalan TV lately, rejoice (and those of you who didn’t tape that, but would have liked to, rejoice as well):
DtO just put up a post announcing that the ENTIRE production is up on YouTube (many thanks for catching this one and writing the alert, DtO!), thanks to MrsTLeighton. Head over to DtO’s for further details.
After our recent experiences of “Clemenza di Tito” getting pulled after a few days, I advise you to start downloading NOW, before another wondeful Connolly night is torn from our grasp again. And need I mention a sultry Miah Persson and an altogether stunning Maite Beaumont on top of it? (Well, not on top of Ms. Persson, but feel free to add a Poppea/Ottavia twist to your next “incoronazione” staging if you have one coming up)
The musical quality is outstanding. Do not miss. The wait for the DVD may still be long (if those plan come actually ever to fruition)!
Heartfelt thanks to MrsTLeighton for her work.