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Opera Stars Live In Barcelona / Kraus, Scotto

Opera Stars Live In Barcelona / Various
Release Date: 11/06/2003 
Label:  Imports (Dvd)   Catalog #: 625476  
Composer:  Gaetano DonizettiRuggero LeoncavalloGiuseppe VerdiFrancesco Paolo Tosti,   ... 
Performer:  Melaine HollidayRamón VargasAlfredo KrausPaolo Coni,   ... 
Conductor:  Konrad Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra

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OPERA STARS LIVE IN BARCELONA: GIUSEPPE VERDI: Linda Di Chamounix: "O luce di quest'anima"; Macbeth: "Pieta, rispetto, amore"; Don Carlo: "O don fatale"; Rigoletto: "La donna e mobile"; La Traviata: "Libiamo ne'lieti calici"; RUGGIERO LEONCAVALLO: "Mattinata"; FRANCESCO PAOLI TOSTI: "L'alba separa dalla luce l'ombra"; SALVATORE CARDILLO: "Core Ingrato"; GAETANO DONIZETTI: L'Elisir D'Amore: "Una furtiva lacrima"; RODOLFO FALVO: "Dicitencello vuie"; FRANZ LEHAR: The Merry Widow: "Vilja-Lied"; GIOACCHINO ROSSINI: "La Danza" (tarantella napoletana).

Alfredo Kraus; Renata Scotto; Melanie Holliday; Gail Gilmore. Read more />
From Barcelona's magnificent Palau Sant Jordi comes this thrilling DVD concert: six international opera stars sing well-loved arias of great composers from Verdi to Rossini to Donizetti. Alfredo Kraus, Renata Scotto, Gail Gilmore, Melanie Holliday, Paolo Coni, and Ramon Vargas - some of the greatest opera singers of our time - get beautiful support from the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, with Konrad Leitner conducting. Each singer is featured as a soloist, performing music appropriate to his or her own gifts and skills. And the finale features all in a charming ensemble from La Traviata.
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Works on This Recording

1. Linda di Chamounix: O luce di quest' anima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Melaine Holliday (Soprano)
Conductor:  Konrad Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
2. L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Ramón Vargas (Tenor)
Conductor:  Konrad Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
3. Mattinata by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor:  Konrad Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
4. Macbeth: Pietà, rispetto, amore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Paolo Coni (Baritone)
Conductor:  Konrad Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
5. Don Carlos: O don fatale by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Gail V. Gilmore (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Konrad Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
6. Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor:  Konrad Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
7. La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Konrad Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
8. L'alba separa dalla luce l'ombra by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor:  Konrad Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907 
9. Core 'ngrato by Salvatore Cardillo
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor:  Konrad Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Italy 
10. Dicitencello vuie by Rodolfo Falvo
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor:  Konrad Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
11. Die lustige Witwe: Es lebt eine Vilja...Vilja, o Vilja by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Conductor:  Konrad Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
12. Les soirées musicales: no 8, La danza by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Ramón Vargas (Tenor)
Conductor:  Konrad Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1830-1835; Italy 

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