Opera of the week: Due largo January 19, 2007Posted by Jeff in Italian, Opera, Theater.
On New Year’s Day I posted about how much I loved Hermann Prey in the 1972 film of The Barber Of Seville.
Here’s his “Largo al factotum”, conducted by Claudio Abbado in a production directed and designed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. I don’t for a second take back my opinion of Prey or his singing and acting as Figaro, but I didn’t remember the film direction being so bad.
And here’s a younger Prey in an even better-sung clip from a different production, if you can get past its being in German.