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Royal Opera: The Collection


Release Date: 10/06/2017 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1244  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartGiuseppe VerdiGeorges BizetRichard Wagner,   ... 
Performer:  Graciela ArayaRinat ShahamAna JamesDorothea Röschmann,   ... 
Conductor:  Antonio PappanoSir Colin DavisNicola LuisottiAndris Nelsons,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden ChorusRoyal Opera House Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 22 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Royal Opera Collection brings together eighteen outstanding productions from The Royal Opera, spanning all-time classics and contemporary masterpieces. Featuring some of the world’s finest performers and leading directors, The Collection demonstrates the breadth of The Royal Opera’s work including Le nozze di Figaro, Carmen, Turandot, La traviata, Cavalleria rusticana, Pagliacci, and the Multiple award-winning Written on Skin. A special edition book is also included, containing new articles about The Royal Opera, richly illustrated with stunning photographs. The Royal Opera Collection brings together eighteen outstanding productions from The Royal Opera, spanning all-time classics and contemporary masterpieces. Featuring some of the world’s finest performers and leading directors, The Collection demonstrates the breadth of The Royal Opera’s work including Le nozze di Figaro, Carmen, Turandot, La traviata, Cavalleria rusticana, Pagliacci, and the Multiple award-winning Written on Skin. A special edition book is also included, containing new articles about The Royal Opera, richly illustrated with stunning photographs. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Graciela Araya (Mezzo Soprano), Rinat Shaham (Soprano), Ana James (Soprano),
Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano), Miah Persson (Soprano), Gerald Finley (Baritone),
Erwin Schrott (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Diana Damrau (Soprano), Will Hartmann (Tenor), Franz-Josef Selig (Bass),
Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano), Simon Keenlyside (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Don Giovanni, K 527 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Soprano), Mariusz Kwiecien (Baritone), Alex Esposito (Bass),
Malin Bystrom (Soprano), Antonio Poli (Tenor), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Baritone),
Elizabeth Watts (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicola Luisotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Orchestra,  Royal Opera Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague 
4.
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Nigel Cliffe (Bass), Simon Keenlyside (Baritone), Dmitri Pittas (Tenor),
Raymond Aceto (Bass), Elisabeth Meister (Soprano), Steven Ebel (Tenor),
Liudmyla Monastyrska (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
5.
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor), Richard Wiegold (Bass), Eddie Wade (Baritone),
Renée Fleming (Soprano), Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
6.
Carmen by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Viktoria Vizin (Mezzo Soprano), Matthew Rose (Bass), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Bass),
Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor), Norah Amsellem (Soprano), Elena Xanthoudakis (Soprano),
Anna Caterina Antonacci (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
7.
Parsifal by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Robert Lloyd (Bass), Gerald Finley (Baritone), Willard White (Bass),
René Pape (Bass), Angela Denoke (Soprano), Simon O’Neill (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
8.
Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Dimitri Platanias (Voice), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Soprano), Elena Zilio (Mezzo Soprano),
Aleksandrs Antonenko (Tenor), Martina Belli (Alto)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
9.
I Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Aleksandrs Antonenko (Tenor), Dimitri Platanias (Voice), Benjamin Hulett (Tenor),
Carmen Giannattasio (Soprano), Dionysios Sourbis (Voice), Elliot Goldie (Voice),
Nigel Cliffe (Voice)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
10.
La Bohčme by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Kostas Smoriginas (Baritone), Inna Dukach (Soprano), Gabriele Viviani (Baritone),
Hibla Gerzmava (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
11.
Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Ermonela Jaho (Mezzo Soprano), Anna Larsson (Alto), Irina Mishura (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
12.
Il Tabarro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Eva-Maria Westbroek (Soprano), Lucio Gallo (Baritone), Aleksandrs Antonenko (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
13.
Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Ekaterina Siurina (Soprano), Lucio Gallo (Baritone), Francesco Demuro (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
14.
Il Trittico by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
15.
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Eri Nakamura (Soprano), Marco Berti (Tenor), Lise Lindstrom (Soprano)
Conductor:  Henrik Nánási
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
16.
Salome, Op. 54 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Michael Volle (Baritone), Thomas Moser (Tenor), Michaela Schuster (Mezzo Soprano),
Nadja Michael (Mezzo Soprano), Joseph Kaiser (Tenor)
Conductor:  Philippe Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/2008 
Venue:  Live Royal Opera House, Covent Garden 
17.
King Roger, Op. 46 by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Georgia Jarman (Soprano), Mariusz Kwiecien (Baritone), Saimir Pirgu (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Orchestra,  Royal Opera Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1924; Poland 
18.
Gloriana, Op. 53 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Brindley Sherratt (Bass), Jeremy Carpenter (Baritone), Mark Stone (Baritone),
Toby Spence (Tenor), Susan Bullock (Soprano), Patricia Bardon (Mezzo Soprano),
Kate Royal (Soprano), Clive Bayley (Bass)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; England 

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