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Grace Bumbry In Concert

Verdi / Bizet / Orch Svizzera Italiana / Pradella
Release Date: 03/27/2007 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4402  
Composer:  Gioachino RossiniGiuseppe VerdiLuigi CherubiniModest Mussorgsky,   ... 
Performer:  Grace Bumbry
Conductor:  Massimo Pradella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Switzerland Radio/TV Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 32 Mins. 

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One of the most acclaimed singers in both the mezzo-soprano and soprano repertoire, Grace Bumbry is here seen in a live performance from the 1991 Lugano Festival, Switzerland. Selections include “Pace, pace mio dio” from La Forza del destino, “Tu che la vanità” and “O don fatale” from Don Carlo, “lo son l'umile ancella” from Adriana Lecouvreur, “Il est doux, il est bon” from Herodiade, “Pleurez mes yeux” from Le Cid, "Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix" from Samon et Dalila, and the "Séguedille" from Carmen. With the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana conducted by Massimo Pradella.

With English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish subtitles; color, stereo, 92 minutes. Bonus: Audio interview with Ms.
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Works on This Recording

1. Semiramide: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Massimo Pradella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Switzerland Radio/TV Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Venue:  Lugano Festival, Switzerland 
2. La forza del destino: Pace, pace, mio Dio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Massimo Pradella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Switzerland Radio/TV Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Venue:  Lugano Festival, Switzerland 
3. Medea: Overture by Luigi Cherubini
Conductor:  Massimo Pradella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Switzerland Radio/TV Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; France 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Venue:  Lugano Festival, Switzerland 
4. Don Carlos: Tu, che la vanitá conoscesti del mondo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Massimo Pradella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Switzerland Radio/TV Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Venue:  Lugano Festival, Switzerland 
5. La traviata: Act 3 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Massimo Pradella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Switzerland Radio/TV Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Venue:  Lugano Festival, Switzerland 
6. Don Carlos: O don fatale by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Massimo Pradella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Switzerland Radio/TV Orchestra
Date of Recording: 1991 
Venue:  Lugano Festival, Switzerland 
7. Khovanshchina: Act 1 Prelude "Dawn on the Moscow River" by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Massimo Pradella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Switzerland Radio/TV Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872-1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Venue:  Lugano Festival, Switzerland 
8. Adriana Lecouvreur: Io son l'umile ancella by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Massimo Pradella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Switzerland Radio/TV Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Venue:  Lugano Festival, Switzerland 
9. Hérodiade: Il est doux, il est bon by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Massimo Pradella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Switzerland Radio/TV Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; France 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Venue:  Lugano Festival, Switzerland 
10. Manon Lescaut: Act 3 Intermezzo by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Massimo Pradella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Switzerland Radio/TV Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Venue:  Lugano Festival, Switzerland 
11. Le Cid: Pleurez, mes yeux! by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Massimo Pradella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Switzerland Radio/TV Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Venue:  Lugano Festival, Switzerland 
12. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Massimo Pradella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Switzerland Radio/TV Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Venue:  Lugano Festival, Switzerland 
13. Carmen: Près des ramparts de Seville "Seguidilla" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Massimo Pradella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Switzerland Radio/TV Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Venue:  Lugano Festival, Switzerland 

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