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Ioan Holender Farewell Concert / Netrebko, Domingo, Quasthoff [2 DVDs]


Release Date: 11/09/2010 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001491309  
Composer:  Richard WagnerGiuseppe VerdiJacques OffenbachWolfgang Amadeus Mozart,   ... 
Performer:  Placido DomingoNadia KrastevaHerwig PecoraroMichaela Selinger,   ... 
Conductor:  Zubin MehtaAntonio PappanoBertrand De BillyFranz Welser-Möst,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera OrchestraVienna State Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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A star-driven benefit concert to celebrate Ioan Holaender’s farewell after 19 years as the director of one of the world’s leading and most famous opera houses. The program incorporates an impressive musical review of the Holender era from 1991 to 2010, presenting excerpts from 40 of the 93 premieres, in many cases performed by members of the original cast, but also screening parts of the original productions.

A star-driven benefit concert to celebrate Ioan Holaender’s farewell after 19 years as the director of one of the world’s leading and most famous opera houses. The program incorporates an impressive musical review of the Holender era from 1991 to 2010, presenting excerpts from 40 of the 93 premieres, in many cases performed by members of the original cast, but also screening parts of the original productions.

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Works on This Recording

1. Rienzi: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1843; Germany 
2. Die Walküre: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
3. Il trovatore: Stride la vampa! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Nadia Krasteva (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
4. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Hélas! mon coeur s'égare encore! by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Herwig Pecoraro (Tenor), Michaela Selinger (Mezzo Soprano), Keith Ikaia-Purdy (Tenor),
Eliane Coelho (Soprano), Boaz Daniel (Tenor), Marcus Peiz (Baritone)
Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
5. Così fan tutte, K 588: Un' aura amorosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Michael Schade (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
6. Così fan tutte, K 588: Sorella...Prenderò quel brunettino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barbara Frittoli (Soprano), Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
7. Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Ramón Vargas (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
8. Hérodiade: Ce breuvage pourrait me donner...Vision fugitive by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Boaz Daniel (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
9. Der Freischütz, J 277: Und ob die Wolke by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Soile Isokoski (Soprano)
Conductor:  Peter Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
10. Die schweigsame Frau, Op. 80: Wie schön ist doch die Musik by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Thomas Quasthoff (Baritone)
Conductor:  Peter Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1933-1934; Germany 
11. Linda di Chamounix: O luce di quest' anima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Stefania Bonfadelli (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
12. Tristan und Isolde: Mild und leise "Liebestod" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
13. I vespri siciliani: In braccio alle dovizie by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leo Nucci (Baritone)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 
14. Guillaume Tell: Sois immobile by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
15. Die lustige Witwe: Ich bin eine anständ'ge Frau by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano), Michael Schade (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
16. Das Traumfresserchen: Holenderchen! Ich war dein Traumfresserchen! by Wilfried Hiller
Performer:  Herwig Pecoraro (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
17. Gianni Schicchi: Firenze è come un albero fiorito by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Saimir Pirgu (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
18. Roméo et Juliette: Ah! lève-toi, soleil by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Ramón Vargas (Tenor)
Conductor:  Placido Domingo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
19. Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65: Nun will ich jubeln by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Falk Struckmann (Baritone), Deborah Polaski (Soprano), Adrianne Pieczonka (Soprano),
Zoryana Kushpler (Mezzo Soprano), Michaela Selinger (Mezzo Soprano), Ileana Tonca (Soprano),
Roxana Constantinescu (Alto), Johan Botha (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1918; Germany 
20. Tristan und Isolde: O sink' hernieder, Nacht der Liebe by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Petra Maria Schnitzer (Soprano), Peter Seiffert (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
21. Don Carlos: Ella giammai m'amò...Dormirò sol sul manto mio regal by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass)
Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
22. Die tote Stadt, Op. 12: Glück, das mir verblieb "Mariettalied" by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Angela Denoke (Soprano), Stephen Gould (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Vienna, Austria 
23. Werther: Werther! Qui m'aurait dit...Des cris joyeux "Letter scene" by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Roxana Constantinescu (Alto)
Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
24. Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller? by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
25. Le Villi: Se come voi piccina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Simone Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Italy 
26. Lohengrin: In fernem Land by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Johan Botha (Tenor)
Conductor:  Simone Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
27. Arabella, Op. 79: Er ist der Richtiger by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Genia Kühmeier (Soprano), Adrianne Pieczonka (Soprano)
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929-1932; Germany 
28. Manon: Je marche sur tous chemins "Gavotte" by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
29. La fille du régiment: Salut à la France by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
30. La forza del destino: Pace, pace, mio Dio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Violeta Urmana (Soprano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
31. Faust: Quel trouble inconnu...Salut! demeure chaste et pure by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
32. Das Rheingold: Über Stock und Stein zu Tal by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Gergely Németi (Tenor), Adrian Eröd (Baritone), Elisabeth Kulman (Mezzo-soprano),
Boaz Daniel (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
33. Macbeth: Perfidi! All'anglo...Pietà, rispetto, amore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Simon Keenlyside (Baritone)
Conductor:  Guillermo Garcia Calvo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
34. Falstaff: Tutto nel mondo é burla by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leo Nucci (Baritone), Boaz Daniel (Bass), Michael Roider (Tenor),
Elisabeth Kulman (Mezzo-soprano), Ileana Tonca (Soprano), Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano),
Nadia Krasteva (Mezzo Soprano), Gergely Németi (Tenor), Herwig Pecoraro (Tenor),
Alfred Sramek (Baritone)
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
35. Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Thomas Lang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
36. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: E Susanna non vien! by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barbara Frittoli (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Written: 1786 
37. La sonnambula: Ah, non credea mirarti by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 

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