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Arena Di Verona Collection

Arena Di Verona Collection / Various
Release Date: 09/29/2009 
Label:  Domovideo   Catalog #: 501  
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiAmilcare PonchielliMikis TheodorakisGiacomo Meyerbeer,   ... 
Performer:  Roberto ScandiuzziAldo BottionCosetta TosettiCarlos Del Bosco,   ... 
Conductor:  Anton GuadagnoLorin MaazelDonato RenzettiMikis Theodorakis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena OrchestraVerona Teatro Arena ChorusMoscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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GIUSEPPE VERDI (1813 – 1901): Nabucco, Opera in 4 Acts
Piero Cappuccilli; Nunzio Todisco; Roberto Scandiuzzi; Linda Roark Strummer; Martha Senn; Carlo Del Bosco; Aldo Bottion; Cosetta Tosetti
Orchestra and Chorus of the Arena di Verona/Anton Guadagno
Aldo Danieli, chorus master; Gianfranco De Bosco, stage director
Renaldo Olivieri, stage designer; Pasquale Grossi, costumes designer; Gianni Caslino, video director
Recorded live at the Arena di Verona, August 1192
NTSC All Region; LPCM Stereo/DD 5.1; 4:3; Approx. 122 mins
Subtitled in German, French, Italian & English

GIUSEPPE VERDI: Requiem Mass
Luciano Pavarotti, tenor; Sharon Sweet, soprano; Dolora Zajick,
Read more mezzo-soprano; Paul Plishka, bass
3,000 Members of The World Festival Choir/Jan Jensen
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra/Lorin Maazel
Recorded live at the Arena di Verona, 1990
NTSC All Region; 4:3; LPCM Stereo/DD 5.1; Approx. 96 mins.

MIKIS THEODORAKIS (*1925): Zorba the Greek, Ballet in 2 acts and 22 figures
Vladimir Vassiliev; Gheorghe Iancu; Luciana Savignano; Rosalba Garavelli; Diego Ciavatti; Sofia Mikailidou; Costas Papadopoulos; Pantelis Karnezis
Orchestra, Chorus and Corp de ballet of the Arena di Verona/Mikis Theodorakis
Chorus Master: Aldo Danieli; Director of the Corps de ballet: Giuseppe Carbone
Choreography and Stage Director: Lorca Massine
Costumes Designer: Ferruccio Villagrossi
Recorded live at the Arena di Verona, August 1990
NTSC All Region; 4:3; LPCM Stereo/DD 5.1; Approx. 117 mins.

AMILCARE PONCHIELLI (1834 – 1886): La Gioconda
Andrea Gruber; Marco Berti; Alberto Mastromarino; Carlo Colombara; Ildiko Komlosi; Elisabetta Fiorillo
Roberto Bolle, Letizia Giuliani, primi ballerini
Orchestra, Chorus and Corps de ballet of “Arena di Verona”/Donato Renzetti
Pier Luigi Pizzi, director
Recorded at Arena di Verona, Italy, June 17th, 2005
NTSC All Region; Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS; PCM Stereo 2.0; Color; 16:9; 162 mins
Subtitled in Italian, English, French, German & Japanese

14 TENORS CONCERT
CARLO BERGONZI: O Paradiso – Una furtive lacrima – Giunto sul passo estremo
PIETRO BALLO: La donna è mobile – Pourquoi me reveiller
FRANCO BONISOLLI: O muto asil del pianto – Di quella pira
ALBERTO CUPICO: Lève toi suleil – E’la solita storia del pastore
PETER DVORSKY: Ah, la paterna mano – Ah, Manon mi tradisce
SALVATORE FISICHELLA: O muto asil del pianto – Che gelida manina
EMIL IVANOV: O, tu che in seno agli angeli
MARIO MALAGNINI: La pia matgerna mano – Nessun dorma
GIANFRANCO PASTINE: Quando le sere al placido – Tombe degli avi miei
JOSE SEMPERE: Una vergin un angelo – Forse la soglia attinse
ANATOLY SOLOVIANENKO: Celeste Aida – Mamma, quell vino è generoso
VINCENZO SCUDIERI: Ch’ella mi creda libero e lontano – Un dì all’azzurro spazio
GIORGIO TIEPPO: E lucean le stelle
NUNZIO TODISCO: La fleur que tu m’avaris jetee – O sole mio
Orchestra of the Arena di Verona/Anton Guadagno
NTSC All Region; LPCM/DD 5.1; 4:3; Approx. 137 mins.
Recorded live at the Arena di Verona, August 1990
Directed for video by Luigi Bonori
A selection of 27 famous operatic arias in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Beniamino Gigli.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Roberto Scandiuzzi (Bass), Aldo Bottion (Tenor), Cosetta Tosetti (Soprano),
Carlos Del Bosco (Bass), Martha Senn (Voice), Linda Roark-Strummer (Soprano),
Nunzio Todisco (Tenor), Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra,  Verona Teatro Arena Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
2.
Requiem Mass by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Paul Plishka (Bass), Dolora Zajic (Mezzo Soprano),
Sharon Sweet (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
3.
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Ildiko Komlósi (Mezzo Soprano), Carlo Colombara (Bass), Alberto Mastromarino (Baritone),
Andrea Gruber (Soprano), Marco Berti (Tenor), Elisabetta Fiorillo (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Donato Renzetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra,  Verona Teatro Arena Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
4.
Zorba by Mikis Theodorakis
Conductor:  Mikis Theodorakis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra,  Verona Teatro Arena Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; Greece 
5.
L'Africaine: O paradis sorti de l'onde by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Germany 
6.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
7.
Mefistofele: Giunto sul passo estremo by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
8.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Pietro Ballo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
9.
Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller? by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Pietro Ballo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
10.
Guillaume Tell: Asil héréditaire by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Franco Bonisolli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
11.
Il trovatore: Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Franco Bonisolli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
12.
Roméo et Juliette: Ah! lève-toi, soleil by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Alberto Cupico (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
13.
L'Arlesiana: E la solita storia...Anch'io vorrei "Lamento" by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Alberto Cupico (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897/1937; Italy 
14.
Macbeth: Ah, la paterna mano by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Peter Dvorsky (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
15.
Manon Lescaut: Ah! Manon mi tradisce by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Peter Dvorsky (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
16.
Guillaume Tell: Asil héréditaire by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Salvatore Fisichella (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
17.
La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Salvatore Fisichella (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
18.
La forza del destino: O, tu che in seno agli angeli by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Emil Ivanov (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
19.
La battaglia di Legnano: La pia materna mano by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mario Malagnini (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
20.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mario Malagnini (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
21.
Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Gianfranco Pastine (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
22.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Tombe degl'avi miei...Fra poco a me ricovero by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Gianfranco Pastine (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
23.
La Favorita: Una vergine, un angiol di Dio by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  José Sempere (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
24.
Un ballo in maschera: Forse la soglia attinse by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José Sempere (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
25.
Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Anatoli Solovyanenko (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
26.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Mamma, quel vino è generoso "Addio" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Anatoli Solovyanenko (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
27.
La Fanciulla del West: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Vincenzo Scuderi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
28.
Andrea Chénier: Un dì all' azzuro spazio "Improvviso" by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Vincenzo Scuderi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
29.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giorgio Tieppo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
30.
Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Nunzio Todisco (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
31.
'O sole mio by Eduardo Di Capua
Performer:  Nunzio Todisco (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 

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