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Verdi: La Traviata / Scotto, Carreras, Verchi

Verdi / Scotto / Carreras / Nhk Sym Orch / Verchi
Release Date: 06/10/2008 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4434  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Guido MazziniJosé CarrerasSesto BruscantiniRenata Scotto,   ... 
Conductor:  Nino Verchi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NHK Symphony Orchestra TokyoNHK Italian Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Few singers have plumbed the depths of the demanding role of Violetta in La Traviata as did the incomparable Renata Scotto. In this live 1973 performance from Japan, Scotto is partnered by one of the great tenors of our time, José Carreras, then at the very start of his international career. Baritone Sesto Bruscantini is a formidable Germont; he is especially moving in the famous aria “Di Provenza il mar.” The NHK Symphony Orchestra is under the direction of Nino Verchi.

Embedded Japanese subtitles remain on screen throughout, with additional options to view subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. 129 minutes, Color, Stereo, All regions.

LA TRAVIATA
Music by Giuseppe Verdi Read more /> Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, after the play La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas fils

Violetta: Renata Scotto
Alfredo: José Carreras
Giorgio Germont: Sesto Bruscantini
Flora Bervoix Anna Di Stasio
Marquis d’Obigny: Franco Lombardi
Baron Douphol: Guido Mazzini
Gastone: Fernando Jacopucci
Annina: Anna Pedroni
Doctor Grenvil: Carlo Meliciani

The NHK Symphony Orchestra
NHK Italian Opera Chorus
Nino Verchi, conductor
Live Performance
Tokyo, September 19, 1973
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Works on This Recording

1. La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Guido Mazzini (Baritone), José Carreras (Tenor), Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone),
Renata Scotto (Soprano), Franco Lombardi (Tenor), Anna di Stasio (Mezzo Soprano),
Carlo Meliciani (Baritone), Fernando Jacopucci (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nino Verchi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo,  NHK Italian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/19/1973 
Venue:  Tokyo, Japan 

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