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MP3-1895100 Juan Diego Florez - Bucharest National Opera, 7 Sept 2018

MP3-1895100 Juan Diego Florez - Bucharest National Opera, 7 Sept 2018
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MP3-1895100 Juan Diego Florez - Bucharest National Opera, 7 Sept 2018

Recorded from Romanian tv - it was broadcasted in SD but the image is very good.

7 Sept 2018, 20.00h Bucharest National Opera

Juan Diego Florez Orchestra of the Bucharest National Opera Conductor Mihnea Ignat Special Guest Teodora Gheorghiu [soprano]

Program - works by Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi, Puccini. 3 encores

JD_Florez in Bucharest 7sept2018.m2ts 3.63 Go

A few words about this concert. This is the first time an opera star [in full bloom and at the peak of the career] is invited for a concert on the stage of the Bucharest Opera. JDF was scheduled to appear in a Gala last autumn, but this was initially postponed and later cancelled altogether. Now, with funding from the City Hall, he was invited again, but as the core of the performance. He was partenered by soprano Teodora Gheorghiu [no relation to Angela or her family, Gheorghiu is a quite common name in Romania]. He was the main attraction and he delivered what was expected, to the public's delight. Sensing his voice is changing, he explores new territories and I have a feeling this is a test before trying the full scores. His sense of music, phrasing and expression is faultless and he is doing everything his way and with gusto. He made fun of himself [he came with his left hand in splinters and referred to it in his Boheme aria] or of some pieces [playing with his partner in some duets, playing with flowers during Granada] and the public was pretty much amused. His partner, who also makes a change in her repertoire [she was a light lyric-coloratura] turning to lower lying parts. The whole concert is very balanced between the two and the orchestra [which is by no means one of the finest, but it is bearable], the 2 parts lasting each a little more than 50 min.

The tv broadcast doesn't include 2 musical moments: the aria "Com'e bello" from Lucrezia Borgia, before the duet, sung by Teodora Gheorghiu, and the final encore, the duet "O soave fanciulla" from La Boheme, sung by the 2 soloists. If I can understand the omission of the aria where she made a mistake, I have no idea why the last piece was left out, the tv space reserved for this broadcat was more than enough. Between some of the pieces there are bits of talking by the conductor and Gheorghiu.

JD_Florez in Bucharest 7sept2018.m2ts Format : BDAV Format/Info : Blu-ray Video File size : 3.63 GiB Duration : 1 h 32 min Overall bit rate mode : Variable Overall bit rate : 5 652 kb/s Maximum Overall bit rate : 28.0 Mb/s

Video ID : 510 (0x1FE) Menu ID : 13202 (0x3392) Format : MPEG Video Format version : Version 2 Format profile : Main@Main Format settings : CustomMatrix / BVOP Format settings, BVOP : Yes Format settings, Matrix : Custom Format settings, GOP : Variable Format settings, picture structure : Frame Codec ID : 2 Duration : 1 h 32 min Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 5 227 kb/s Maximum bit rate : 5 000 kb/s Width : 720 pixels Height : 576 pixels Display aspect ratio : 16:9 Active Format Description : Full frame 16:9 image Frame rate : 25.000 FPS Standard : PAL Color space : YUV Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0 Bit depth : 8 bits Scan type : Interlaced Scan order : Top Field First Compression mode : Lossy Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.504 Stream size : 3.36 GiB (92%)

Audio ID : 100 (0x64) Menu ID : 13202 (0x3392) Format : MPEG Audio Format version : Version 1 Format profile : Layer 2 Format settings : Joint stereo / Intensity Stereo + MS Stereo Codec ID : 3 Duration : 1 h 32 min Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 192 kb/s Channel(s) : 2 channels Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz Frame rate : 41.667 FPS (1152 SPF)

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