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Essential Opera Collection [19 DVDs]

Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 6000  
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniWolfgang Amadeus MozartGiuseppe VerdiJacques Offenbach,   ... 
Performer:  Ruggero RaimondiDaniela DessiFabio ArmiliatoLorenzo Regazzo,   ... 
Conductor:  Maurizio BeniniVictor Pablo PérezSylvain CambrelingEdward Downes,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Teatro Real OrchestraMadrid Teatro Real ChorusParis National Opera Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 19 
Length: 29 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The Essential Opera Collection is an exciting new mid-price series that brings together popular operas and classic productions in simple stylish packaging. The ten launch titles represent the leading opera houses of the world, including The Royal Opera House, Teatro Real, Paris Opera, and The Netherlands Opera. This 19 DVD box set contains the first batch of ten titles at an extremely attractive price. Each title also available separately." - Opus Arte

(19-DVD Box Set)

PUCCINI, G.: Tosca (Teatro Real, 2004)
MOZART, W.A.: Don Giovanni (Teatro Real, 2005)
MOZART, W.A.: Nozze di Figaro (Le) (Paris National Opera, 2006)
Read more Rigoletto (Royal Opera House, 2001)
OFFENBACH, J.: Contes d’Hoffmann (Les) (Opera de Bilbao, 2006)
MONTEVERDI, C.: Orfeo (L’) (DNO, 1997)
WAGNER, R.: Walkure (Die) (DNO, 1999)
VERDI, G.: Aida (Liceu, 2003)
VERDI, G.: Trovatore (Il) (Royal Opera House, 2002)
BIZET, G.: Carmen (Glyndebourne, 2002)

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish (Carmen, Tosca) + Italian (Don Giovanni, Il Trovatore, Le nozze di Figaro, Les contes d’Hoffmann) + Dutch (L’Orfeo, Die Walkure) + Japanese (Die Walkure) / English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Catalan (Aida) / English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish (Rigoletto)
Running time: 29 hours 18 mins
No. of DVDs: 19 Read less

Works on This Recording

Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Ruggero Raimondi (Bass), Daniela Dessi (Soprano), Fabio Armiliato (Tenor)
Conductor:  Maurizio Benini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Teatro Real Orchestra,  Madrid Teatro Real Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Don Giovanni, K 527 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lorenzo Regazzo (Bass), Carlos Alvarez (Baritone), Alfred Reiter (Bass),
Maria Bayo (Soprano), Antonio Lopez (Guitar), Sonia Ganassi (Mezzo Soprano),
José Bros (Tenor)
Conductor:  Victor Pablo Pérez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Teatro Real Orchestra,  Madrid Teatro Real Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague 
Date of Recording: 2005 
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lorenzo Regazzo (Bass), Heidi Grant Murphy (Soprano), Christiane Oelze (Soprano),
Peter Mattei (Baritone), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sylvain Cambreling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera Chorus,  Paris National Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Paolo Gavanelli (Baritone), Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor), Peter Auty (Tenor),
Christine Schäfer (Soprano), Graeme Broadbent (Bass Baritone), Dervla Ramsay (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Christian Jean (Tenor), Milagros Poblador (Soprano), Maria Bayo (Soprano),
Aquiles Machado (Tenor), Konstantin Gorny (Bass), Christophe Fel (Bass)
Conductor:  Alain Guingal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilbao Symphony Orchestra,  Bilbao Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Michael Chance (Countertenor), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor), Brigitte Balleys (Mezzo Soprano),
David Cordier (Countertenor), Mario Luperi (Bass), Russel Smythe (Baritone)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Palatino,  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Jeanine Altmeyer (Soprano), John Keyes (Tenor), John Bröcheler (Baritone),
Nadine Secunde (Soprano), Kurt Rydl (Bass), Reinhild Runkel (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Roberto Scandiuzzi (Baritone), Daniela Dessi (Soprano), Stefano Palatchi (Bass),
Elisabetta Fiorillo (Mezzo Soprano), Fabio Armiliato (Tenor)
Conductor:  Miguel Gómez-Martinez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Teatro Liceu Orchestra,  Barcelona Teatro Liceu Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone), Yvonne Naef (Alto),
Verónica Villarroel (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Carmen by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano), Lisa Milne (Soprano), Marcus Haddock (Tenor),
Laurent Naouri (Bass)
Conductor:  Philippe Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 

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