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Opera Night - Concert for the German AIDS Foundation

Aids: Gala Koln / Various
Release Date: 09/26/2006 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 101105  
Composer:  Richard StraussGiuseppe VerdiRichard WagnerGeorge Gershwin,   ... 
Performer:  Neil ShicoffSaimir PirguMichele CriderCarlos Alvarez,   ... 
Conductor:  Markus Stenz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich OrchestraCologne Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

OPERA NIGHT
Live Concert from the Opera Cologne 2005 for the German AIDS Foundation

Famous Arias and Songs by
WAGNER, DONIZETTI, ROSSINI, MOZART, VERDI, PUCCINI, R. STRAUSS, GERSHWIN, GIMÉNEZ, LORTZING, DE CURTIS, DE PAUL, BERNSTEIN
with
CARLOS ÁLVAREZ, ISABEL BAYRAKDARIAN, MICHÈLE CRIDER, VIVICA GENAUX, TAMAR IVERI, EDDA MOSER, SAIMIR PIRGU, THOMAS QUASTHOFF, REGINA RICHTER, CLAUDIA ROHRBACH, NEIL SHICOFF
Chorus of the Opera Cologne
Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne
MARKUS STENZ, Conductor
Presented by KONRAD BEIKIRCHER

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (all)
Subtitle Languages:
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Running time: 125 mins
No. of DVDs: 1

* The final scene from Richard Strauss' Rosenkavalier alone carries the audience blissfully heavenwards. At this Benefit Gala from the Cologne Opera, this wonderfully romantic piece is only one of the outstanding moments of music featured.
* The line-up includes one of opera's new superstars Carlos Álvarez, as well as stars like Isabel Bayrakdarian and Neil Shicoff.
* Two hours of distinguished opera excerpts, from Verdi to Wagner, in addition to Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, as well as the brilliant and powerful finale from Bernstein's West Side Story - with an excellent cast which could not so easily be brought together again. Only on this DVD!
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Works on This Recording

1.
Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Excerpt(s) by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Markus Stenz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra,  Cologne Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
2.
Work(s) by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Markus Stenz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra,  Cologne Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
3.
Work(s) by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Markus Stenz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra,  Cologne Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
4.
Porgy and Bess: Excerpt(s) by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Markus Stenz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra,  Cologne Opera Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
5.
West Side Story: Finale by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Markus Stenz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra,  Cologne Opera Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
6.
Work(s) by Various
Performer:  Neil Shicoff (Tenor), Saimir Pirgu (Tenor), Michele Crider (Soprano),
Carlos Alvarez (Baritone), Isabel Bayrakdarian (Soprano), Vivica Genaux (Mezzo Soprano),
Edda Moser (Soprano), Thomas Quasthoff (Baritone), Claudia Rohrbach (Voice)
Conductor:  Markus Stenz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra,  Cologne Opera Chorus

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