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Verdi Operas: The Royal Opera House Box Set / Rizzi, Pappano, Royal Opera House Orchestra


Release Date: 10/28/2016 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1190  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Douglas TelferTómas TómassonYvonne NaefVerónica Villarroel,   ... 
Conductor:  Carlo RizziAntonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera ChorusRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This trio of unforgettable Royal Opera productions feature some of the most cherished and admired examples of Verdi’s operatic genius. The composer returned to his early masterpiece Macbeth after the great successes Il trovatore and La traviata had propelled him to universal fame, and his 1865 revision – today the most popular version of the work – shares the marks of dramatic and musical innovation that enshrine all three operas as undying classics. Phyllida Lloyd stages Verdi’s setting of the Scottish play, featuring Simon Keenlyside’s athletic, brooding Thane opposite Liudmyla Monastyrska’s imperious Lady. Rivalry blazes between José Cura’s troubadour and Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s Count in an Elijah Moshinsky production with sets by Read more noted film designer Dante Ferretti. Starring as the illfated courtesan Violetta in Richard Eyre’s classic production is Renée Fleming, loved by Joseph Calleja as Alfredo against the wishes of his unyielding father, played by Thomas Hampson. Verdi’s best-loved works brought vividly to life. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Douglas Telfer (Tenor), Tómas Tómasson (Baritone), Yvonne Naef (Alto),
Verónica Villarroel (Soprano), Thomas Barnard (Bass), Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (Soprano),
José Cura (Tenor), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone), Edgaras Montvidas (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
2.
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Haoyin Xue (Tenor), Neil Gillespie (Tenor), Monika-evelin Liiv (Mezzo-soprano),
Richard Wiegold (Bass), Eddie Wade (Baritone), Kostas Smoriginas (Baritone),
Jonathan Coad (Bass), Sarah Pring (Mezzo-soprano), Joseph Calleja (Tenor),
Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Renée Fleming (Soprano), Charbel Mattar (Bass)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
3.
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Archie Buchanan (Actor), William Payne (Voice), Will Richardson (Actor),
Ian Lindsay (Actor), Dmitri Pittas (Tenor), Elisabeth Meister (Soprano),
Liudmyla Monastyrska (Soprano), Lukas Jakobski (Bass), Simon Keenlyside (Baritone),
Jonathan Coad (Bass), Jonathan Fisher (Bass), Raymond Aceto (Baritone),
Nigel Cliffe (Bass), Steven Ebel (Tenor), Olle Zetterstrom (Bass)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 

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