New York, NY, November 15, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Anna Netrebko & Rolando Villazón
Academy Award® Nominated Director Robert Dornhelm’s
Feature Film of Puccini’s
Debuts on DVD & Blu-ray December 15th
Kultur is proud to announce the DVD & Blu-ray release of Giacomo Puccini’s immortal opera La Bohème in the acclaimed high budget feature-film version directed by Academy Award® nominee Robert Dornhelm, starring opera's 'Golden Couple', soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Rolando Villazón. The DVD and Blu-ray will both be available on December 15, 2009.
The chemistry between them is electric, unrivaled in the theatre today. Russian soprano Anna Netrebko is not only beautiful but has a marvelous voice and technique; and Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón, has a wonderful voice and incredible charisma.
The excellent bonus features include fascinating interviews with all the key performers and the director, who confirms that he not only wanted to remain steadfastly faithful to Puccini's design, but also document two of the leading singers of the modern age rather than embarking on some kind of trendy contemporary re-creation.
La Bohème has had a successful theatrical release in over 100 cities throughout the U.S. It will be broadcast nationally on the PBS Television Network on December 23rd.
"Succulently dramatic…a tribute to the star’s power.”
- THE TIMES
“Netrebko sings with feeling and imagination and Villazón is an inspired, golden-voiced Rodolfo.” - GRAMAPHONE
"The exuberant, world-class performers blast you away... the screen fizzes with charismatic interplay and fun... exquisite music."- METRO
"Breathtakingly dramatic and emotional... full to the brim with some of the best vocal talents of today” - OPERA NOW MAGAZINE
Street Date: December 15, 2009 Street Date: December 15, 2009
SRP: $29.99 SRP: $44.99
SKU: D4601 SKU: BD4601
Run Time: 109 minutes Run Time: 109 minutes
UPC: 032031460195 UPC: 032031460171
ISBN: 978-0-7697-8919-4 ISBN: 978-0-7697-8918-7
Territory: U.S. and Canada--Region 1 Territory: U.S. and Canada--Region A/1
More information on this release and other Kultur DVDs can be found online at www.kultur.com
Contact for Further Information:
Kultur International Films