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Saul & David


Johan Reuter, baritone
Niels Jørgen Riis, tenor
Morten Lassenius Kramp, bass
Michael Kristensen, tenor
Leif Jone Ølberg, baritone
Ann Petersen, mezzo-soprano
Susanne Resmark, mezzo-soprano
Royal Danish Opera Choir
Royal Danish Orchestra
Michael Schønwandt, conductor
Signe Sneh Schreiber, mezzo-soprano
Morten Staugaard, bass

Carl Nielsen, composer

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This DVD presents a spectacular new production of Carl Nielsen's dramatic debut opera, Saul & David from 1901 - a production marking the Royal Danish Opera’s celebration of the composer's 150th anniversary in 2015.

King Saul, bitterly jealous of young David, who won the favour of the people by defeating the giant Goliath, is staged in a highly original fashion by acclaimed English director and Nielsen enthusiast
David Pountney, who updates the Biblical story to our own time, lending it psychological and political undertones.

The performance is conducted by Nielsen expert
Michael Schønwandt and presents an array of Denmark's leading singers with Johan Reuter in the demanding role of King Saul, Niels-Jørgen Riis as David and Ann Petersen as his beloved Mikal.

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Label: Dacapo

Format: DVD (NTSC)

Catalogue Number: 2.110412

Barcode: 747313541256

Release Date: December 2015

Period: Early 20th Century

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Reviews

Die Deutche Bühne
“Die filmisch hervorragend reproduzierte Inszenierung von David Pountney erzält in Breitwandformat”
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Kurier für Karlsruhe
“Eine qualitative herausragende Aufnahme unter Leitung von Michael Schønwandt, die bestens dazu angetan ist, für hierzulande eher unbelichtete Werk zu werben.”
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SWR 2
”Lohnenswert und anregend.”
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OperaLounge
”Michael Schønwandt ist der einfühlsame Sachwalter für diese Musik.”
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Concerti
4/5 Stars
”Michael Schønwandt am Pult des mit brillianten Streichern aufwartenden Royal Danish Orchestra gestaltet die Melange aus archaischer Wucht, tänzerischer Eleganz und neoklassisch klarer Figuranenanalyse mit einer hervorragendem Ensemble sinnlich und nuanciert.”
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Avant Scène Opéra
[..] "Pour l'interprétation magistrale de Johan Reuter et la direction vibrante de Michael Schønwandt, ce premier DVD de l'œuvre s'impose avec évidence."
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ConcertoNet.com
[..] "The performances are on the whole impressive. Johan Reuter is one of today’s top baritones and he gives a thoroughly committed performance in the title role. Niels Jørgen Riis has a tenor that glows ecstatically [..]. Bass Morten Staugaard is most impressive as Samuel. The young Norwegian baritone, Leif Jone Ølberg, displays a notably attractive voice as Abner." [..]
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Weekendavisen
"DVD-optagelsen formidler nærbilleder af intens styrke, og ude i verden vil Reuters minespil lede tankerne hen på giganter som Brando og Welles, [..]"
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The Wholenote
"This exciting DVD presents Carl Nielsen’s remarkable opera Saul and David (1901) recorded live at the Royal Danish Opera, in a production celebrating Nielsen’s 150th birthday. It offers a stellar cast, Michael Schønwandt’s brilliant conducting, David Pountney’s provocative stage direction and optional English or Danish subtitles."[..]
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MusicWeb International
"...admiration for a magnificent cast putting their all into a remarkable piece of early Nielsen, […] The upside of this performance is the quality of singing by both soloists and chorus and the magnificently powerful orchestra under the inspired direction of Michael Schønwandt."
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Classica
4/4 Stars
[..] "Une réussite."
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Forum Opera
"Quant au Saül de Johan Reuter, ses qualités d'acteur impressionnent sans doute davantage que ses pures forces vocales, mais il n'en compose pas moins un mémorable personnage ravagé par le doute et la jalousie."
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Kristeligt Dagblad
"På plussiden må noteres, at en række af legebarnet Pountneys påhit er meget virkningsfulde. Og hvad det musikalske angår er alt i de bedste hænder hos Det Kongelige Kapel og Operakor, dirigeret af Nielsen-specialisten Michael Schønwandt."
Klassisk
"Saul er en splittet person, Johan Reuter fremstiller ham formidabelt. Michael Schønwandt skaber musikalsk perfekt indlevelse."
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