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150 Years - Wiener Staatsoper Anniversary Edition


Release Date: 07/19/2019 
Label:  Orfeo   Catalog #: ORF-C980120  
Composer:  Alban BergLudwig van BeethovenRichard StraussWolfgang Amadeus Mozart,   ... 
Performer:  Karl DönchPeter KleinWalter BerryMax Lorenz,   ... 
Conductor:  Karl BöhmHerbert von KarajanClaudio AbbadoFranz Welser-Möst,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera ChorusVienna State Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 22 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The opera house on the Ring opened on 25 May 1869 with a festive performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. It was an event that not only generated great excitement in Vienna, but also attracted considerable attention beyond the borders of the Hapsburg empire. Since then the opera house has remained in the public spotlight. For 150 years it has been an internationally important institution, and the affairs of Wiener Staatsoper are always also matters of public interest to an extent found in no other city in the world. With this anniversary release, school and online projects, streaming and the inclusion of the federal provinces, the opera house on the Ring is setting new boundaries; two exhibitions (at the opera house on the Ring and at the Read more Theatre Museum) and a number of publications will focus on the history and current artistic events in the Vienna opera scene; and on the anniversary itself, the artists and the opera house itself will be honored. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Wozzeck, Op. 7 by Alban Berg
Performer:  Karl Dönch (Baritone), Peter Klein (Tenor), Walter Berry (Bass Baritone),
Max Lorenz (Tenor), Christel Goltz (Soprano), Murray Dickie (Tenor),
Harald Pröglhöf (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917-1922; Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1955 
2.
Fidelio, Op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ljubomir Pantscheff (Bass), Kostas Paskalis (Baritone), Jon Vickers (Tenor),
Gundula Janowitz (Soprano), Walter Kreppel (Bass), Waldemar Kmentt (Tenor),
Walter Berry (Bass Baritone), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Eberhard Wächter (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804/1814; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 5/1962 
3.
Elektra, Op. 58 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Gerhard Unger (Tenor), Wolfgang Windgassen (Tenor), Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano),
Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Margareta Sjostedt (Mezzo Soprano), Leonie Rysanek (Soprano),
Margarita Lilowa (Mezzo Soprano), Eberhard Wächter (Baritone), Frederick Guthrie (Bass),
Herbert Lackner (Baritone), Danica Mastilovic (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1965 
4.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kurt Equiluz (Tenor), Jules Bastin (Bass), Heinz Zednik (Tenor),
Anna Tomowa-Sintow (Soprano), Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Tom Krause (Baritone),
José van Dam (Bass Baritone), Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Jane Berbié (Mezzo Soprano),
Zoltan Kélémén (Baritone), Janet Perry (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 5/1977 
5.
Il viaggio a Reims by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Frank Lopardo (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Lucia Valentini-Terrani (Mezzo Soprano),
Lella Cuberli (Soprano), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass), Cecilia Gasdia (Soprano),
Chris Merritt (Tenor), Carlos Chausson (Bass Baritone), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass),
Giorgio Surjan (Bass), Enzo Dara (Bass)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1/1988 
6.
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Janina Baechle (Mezzo Soprano), Jochen Schmeckenbecher (Baritone), Stephen Milling (Bass),
Peter Seiffert (Tenor), Nina Stemme (Soprano)
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 6/2013 
7.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Thomas Kober (Tenor), Dmitri Korchak (Tenor), Zoryana Kushpler (Mezzo Soprano),
Alisa Kolosova (Mezzo Soprano), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone), Aura Twarowska (Mezzo Soprano),
Anna Netrebko (Soprano), Konstantin Gorny (Bass), Mihail Dogotari (Baritone),
Norbert Ernst (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 4/2013 
8.
Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Norbert Ernst (Tenor), Jochen Schmeckenbecher (Baritone), Soile Isokoski (Soprano),
Daniel Lokos (Tenor), Sophie Koch (Mezzo Soprano), Johan Botha (Tenor),
Peter Matic (Voice)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911/1916; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2014 
9.
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alexandru Moisiuc (Bass), Hila Fahima (Soprano), Nadia Krasteva (Mezzo Soprano),
Piotr Beczala (Tenor), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone), Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano),
Sorin Coliban (Bass)
Conductor:  Jesús Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 4/2016 
10.
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Martern aller Arten by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Così fan tutte, K 588: La mia Dorabella by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Walter Berry (Bass Baritone), Eberhard Wächter (Baritone), Adolf Dallapozza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Crudele! Ah no, mio bene by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
13.
Arabella, Op. 79: Aber der Richtige by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Anneliese Rothenberger (Soprano), Lisa Della Casa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Joseph Keilberth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929-1932; Germany 
14.
Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Wie du warst! Wie du bist! by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Maria Reining (Soprano), Sena Jurinac (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
15.
Der fliegende Holländer: Wie aus der Ferne by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Franz Grundheber (Baritone), Julia Varády (Soprano)
Conductor:  Ulf Schirmer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
16.
Die Walküre: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
17.
Lohengrin: Atmest du nicht mit mir by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Cheryl Studer (Soprano), Johan Botha (Tenor)
Conductor:  Simone Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
18.
Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk district, Op. 29: Zherebyonok k kobylke toropitsa by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Angela Denoke (Soprano)
Conductor:  Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1932 
19.
Simon Boccanegra: Suona ogni labbro il mio nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Eberhard Wächter (Baritone), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass)
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
20.
La traviata: Parigi, o cara by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
21.
Don Carlo: Io vengo a domandar by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Gundula Janowitz (Soprano), Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Horst Stein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Written: 1867 rev 1884 
22.
Aida: Fu la sorte dell'armi a'tuoi funesta by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Marjana Lipovsek (Mezzo Soprano), Julia Varády (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Badea
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
23.
Aida, opera: La fatal pietra by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Roberto Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871 
24.
Otello: Già nella notte densa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Anna Tomowa-Sintow (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
25.
La Bohème: Sono andati? Fingevo di dormire by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Wolfgang Brendel (Baritone), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Mirella Freni (Soprano),
Orazio Mori (Bass), Margherita Guglielmi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
26.
Carmen: C'est toi! C'est moi ... by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pinchas Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 

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