Director: Andreas Morell
Distributor: C Major Entertainment
Length: 156 min.
16:9 shot in 1080i HDTV | stereo & 5.1 surround sound
© 2007, a BFMI production for Unitel in co-production with ZDF - arte
Ju­les Massen­et's pas­sion­ate drama of a young wo­man torn between true love and the prom­ise of a life of lux­ury could have been writ­ten es­pe­cially for the highly ac­claimed stage duo, Anna Net­reb­ko and Rollando Villazón. This bright and ro­mantic pro­duc­tion from the Staat­sop­er unter den Linden, Ber­lin is de­signed for them by dir­ect­or and cho­reo­graph­er Vin­cent Pa­ter­son and Daniel Bar­en­boim con­ducts the Staat­skapelle Ber­lin with sub­tlety and vari­ety. Also star­ring: Afredo Daza, Chris­tof Fisc­hess­er, Rémy Corazza and Arttu Kataja.
This co-pro­duc­tion with the Los Angles Op­era premiered Septem­ber 30th, 2006 and proved to be a big hit. The broad­cast on Arte achieved the highest num­ber of view­ers an op­era trans­mit­ted on Arte ever reached be­fore. In Ber­lin, an­oth­er 22.000 people ex­per­i­enced the op­era live and open air. Crit­ics raved about the mu­sic­al qual­it­ies, and either they praised the col­or­ful, glossy set­ting or felt over­whelmed by the mod­ern ap­proach; this pro­duc­tion is the 'Man­on' of our time!