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The Royal Opera: A Collection


Release Date: 05/27/2016 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1213  
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiRichard StraussCharles GounodWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Luciana d' IntinoDennis O'NeillCheryl StuderSergei Leiferkus,   ... 
Conductor:  Edward DownesSir Georg SoltiSir Charles MackerrasPaul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Number of Discs: 6 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This outstanding collection contains 6 discs and features some of the most memorable performances by The Royal Opera. The works included in this set include Verdi’s Aida, Otello, and Stiffelio, Strauss’s Salome, Gounod’s Romeo Et Juliette, and Mozart’s Mitridate, re di Ponto. These discs bring together incredible conductors Paul Daniel, Edward Downes, Charles Mackerras, and Georg Solti with world-class stage directors Elijah Moshinsky, Nicholas Joel, Peter Hall, and Graham Vick. These recordings, all taken between 1992 and 1994, are preserved here in Standard Definition and 4/3 picture format. This outstanding collection contains 6 discs and features some of the most memorable performances by The Royal Opera. The works included in this set include Verdi’s Aida, Otello, and Stiffelio, Strauss’s Salome, Gounod’s Romeo Et Juliette, and Mozart’s Mitridate, re di Ponto. These discs bring together incredible conductors Paul Daniel, Edward Downes, Charles Mackerras, and Georg Solti with world-class stage directors Elijah Moshinsky, Nicholas Joel, Peter Hall, and Graham Vick. These recordings, all taken between 1992 and 1994, are preserved here in Standard Definition and 4/3 picture format. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciana d' Intino (Mezzo Soprano), Dennis O'Neill (Tenor), Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
2.
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Sergei Leiferkus (Bass), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
3.
Stiffelio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Gwynne Howell (Bass), Gregory Yurisich (Bass Baritone), José Carreras (Tenor),
Catherine Malfitano (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Italy 
4.
Salome, Op. 54 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Gillian Knight (Mezzo Soprano), Robin Leggate (Tenor), Kenneth Riegel (Tenor),
Michael Devlin (Bass Baritone), Maria Ewing (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Germany 
5.
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Leontina Vaduva (Soprano), Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
6.
Mitridate, rč di Ponto, K 87 (74a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Bruce Ford (Tenor), Lillian Watson (Soprano), Luba Orgonasova (Soprano),
Jochen Kowalski (Countertenor), Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1770; Milan, Italy 

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