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José Carreras Collection - La Grande Notte A Verona 1988

Rossini / Puccini / Carreras / Caballe
Release Date: 11/21/2006 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 101403  
Composer:  Gioachino RossiniAmilcare PonchielliGiacomo PucciniFrancesco Cilèa,   ... 
Performer:  Leo NucciGhena DimitrovaPeter DvorskySona Ghazarian,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

JOSÉ CARRERAS - LA GRANDE NOTTE A VERONA

Famous Arias by Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini, Bellini, Puccini, Wagner, Ponchielli, Mascagni, Cilèa, Massenet, Debussy.

Featuring Montserrat Caballé, Ghena Dimitrova, René Kollo, Eva Marton, Leo Nucci, Elena Obraztsova, Ruggero Raimondi, Samuel Ramey, Mara Zampieri, Aprile Millo, Ileana Cotrubas, and more.
La Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid
José Collado and Carlo Franciz, Conductors
Recorded live at the Arena di Verona, 8 August 1988

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (all)
Running time: 116 mins
No. of DVDs: 1

* Exclusive and
Read more for the first time, Arthaus Musik presents this breathtaking concert on DVD. Recorded in August 1988 at the Arena di Verona, the gala - on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Arena di Verona Opera Festival - is one of the high acclaimed concerts of the last decades.
* This joint concert is hosted by the Spanish star tenor José Carreras. Together with an impressive array of stellar guests, famous singers from all over the world, he presents a magnificent bouquet of arias from operas, which were performed during the last 75 years in this antique place by unforgettable and great voices.
* Only the final piece, which brings the concert to a resounding close, is not an opera aria. José Carreras sings the song that has since become his personal signature tune: 'Granada' by Agustín Lara.
* Watching this programme and listening to the distinctive Arena sound, arouses the special feeling of being part of the audience on that night, only a stone's throw away from the stage.

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Works on This Recording

1. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Leo Nucci (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
2. La Gioconda: Suicidio! by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Ghena Dimitrova (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
3. Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Peter Dvorsky (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
4. La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Sona Ghazarian (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
5. Adriana Lecouvreur: L'anima ho stanca by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Giacomo Aragall (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
6. Don Carlos: Ella giammai m'amò...Dormirò sol sul manto mio regal by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Ruggero Raimondi (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
7. Cavalleria Rusticana: Voi lo sapete, o Mamma by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
8. Il barbiere di Siviglia: La calunnia è un venticello by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
9. Aida: Ritorna vincitor! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Natalia Troîtskaya (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
10. L'Arlesiana: E la solita storia...Anch'io vorrei "Lamento" by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Luca Canonici (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897/1937; Italy 
11. Le Cid: Pleurez, mes yeux! by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
12. Attila: Mentre gonfiarsi l'anima by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Samuel Ramey (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Italy 
13. La forza del destino: Pace, pace, mio Dio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Aprile Millo (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
14. L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Vincenzo La Scola (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
15. Norma: Casta diva by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Mara Zampieri (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
16. Lohengrin: In fernem Land by Richard Wagner
Performer:  René Kollo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
17. Otello: Credo in un Dio crudel by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Silvano Carroli (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
18. Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Eva Martón (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
19. La traviata: Di Provenza il mar by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Juan Pons (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
20. Simon Boccanegra: Sento avvampar nell' anima by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Antonio Ordóñez (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
21. L'enfant prodigue: Azaël! Azaël! Pourquoi m'as tu quittée? by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1884/1908; France 
22. Granada by Agustín Lara
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Mexico 

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