This marks Rolando Villazóns directorial debut in a dual-role: stage director and star singer (main role Nemorino) at the same time, and it is a clear WINNER.
Inspired by the cartoon character Lucky Luke and the Spaghetti Western-tradition, the tenors staging for the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus is not only a film studio in the thirties but also a Western at the same time.
Lead by the dynamic young conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, who …conducts very singer friendly (Online Musik Magazin).
Extraordinary visual production, and one of the most memorable European operatic events of 2012.
Apart from the opera the DVD includes a very engaging and interesting Behind the scenes Rolando Villazón’s L elisir d amore in the wild West, filmed by Friedemann Hottenbacher.
Release date: September 23, 2014
Studio: Deutsche Grammophon