VERDI: GIOVANNA D'ARCO Chailly / Netrebko 0743968

The opera has been updated to the 20th Century, and effective use of projected images and lighting create the fantasy world of the bi-polar heroine. Anna Netrebko is brilliant in the title role . . . The remaining cast is strong throughout. Video is superb, and the well-balanced multi-channel sound places us right in La Scala. A major issue!