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The Verdi Opera Selection - Shakeseare [3-DVD Set]

Verdi / Domingo / Opernhaus Zurich / Welser-most
Release Date: 11/19/2013 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 107534  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Cesare LanaAntonello CeronRossana RinaldiBarbara Frittoli,   ... 
Conductor:  Riccardo MutiFranz Welser-MöstZubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala ChorusZurich Opera House Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Giuseppe Verdi
OPERA SELECTIONS, “SHAKESPEARE”
(3-DVD Box Set)

Otello

Otello – Plácido Domingo
Desdemona – Barbara Frittoli
Iago – Leo Nucci
Emilia – Rossana Rinaldi
Cassio – Cesare Catani
Roderigo – Antonello Ceron
Lodovico – Giovanni Battista Parodi
Montano – Cesare Lana
A herald – Ernesto Panariello

Milan Conservatory Children’s Chorus
Milan la Scala Children’s Chorus
(chorus master: Bruno Casoni)
Milan la Scala Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Roberto Gabbiani)
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Graham Vick, stage director
Ezio Frigerio, set designer
Franca
Read more Squarciapino, costume designer
Matthew Richardson, lighting designer

Recorded live from the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 2001

Macbeth

Macbeth – Thomas Hampson
Lady Macbeth – Paoletta Marrocu
Banco – Roberto Scandiuzzi
Macduff – Luis Lima
Dama di Lady Macbeth – Liuba Chuchrova
Malcolm – Miroslav Christoff
Medico – Peter Kálmán

Zurich Opera House Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Jürg Hämmerli)
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

David Pountney, stage director
Stefanos Lazaridis, set designer
Jürgen Hoffmann, lighting designer
Vivienne Newport, choreographer

Recorded live from the Zurich Opera House, 2001

Falstaff

Sir John Falstaff – Ruggero Raimondi
Ford – Manuel Lanza
Fenton – Daniil Shtoda
Dr. Cajus – Carlo Bosi
Bardolfo – Gianluca Floris
Pistola – Luigi Roni
Mrs. Alice Ford – Barbara Frittoli
Nannetta – Mariola Cantarero
Mrs. Quickly – Elena Zilio
Mrs. Meg Page – Laura Polverelli

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Piero Monti)
Zubin Mehta, conductor

Luca Ronconi, stage director
Margherita Palli, set designer
Carlo Maria Diappi, costume designer
Guido Levi, lighting designer

Recorded live from the Teatro Comunale, Florence, 2006

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Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 (Macbeth) + DTS 5.1 (Otello, Falstaff)
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish (Macbeth, Falstaff) + Chinese (Otello)
Running time: 6 hours 49 mins
No. of DVDs: 3 (DVD 9) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Cesare Lana (Bass), Antonello Ceron (Tenor), Rossana Rinaldi (Mezzo Soprano),
Barbara Frittoli (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Leo Nucci (Baritone),
Cesare Catani (Tenor), Giovanni Battista Parodi (Baritone), Ernesto Panariello (Baritone)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Teatro alla Scala, Milan 
2.
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Roberto Scandiuzzi (Bass), Paoletta Marrocu (Soprano), Thomas Hampson (Baritone),
Luis Lima (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera House Orchestra,  Zurich Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
3.
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mariola Cantarero (Mezzo Soprano), Barbara Frittoli (Soprano), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass),
Manuel Lanza (Tenor), Elena Zilio (Mezzo Soprano), Daniil Shtoda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 5/2006 
Venue:  Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino 

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