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The Verdi Opera Selection Vol . I - Il Trovatore, Don Carlos, Rigoletto

Verdi / Kabaivanska / Deflo
Release Date: 01/29/2013 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 107524  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Fiorenza CossottoPiero CappuccilliPlacido DomingoJosé Van Dam,   ... 
Conductor:  Herbert von KarajanBertrand De BillyNello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera ChorusVienna State Opera OrchestraZurich Opera House Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 4 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Giuseppe Verdi
THE OPERA SELECTION, VOL 1
(4-DVD Box Set)

Il Trovatore

Il Conte di Luna – Piero Cappuccilli
Leonora – Raina Kabaivanska
Azucena – Fiorenza Cossotto
Manrico – Plácido Domingo
Ferrando – José van Dam
Ines – Maria Venuti
Ruiz – Heinz Zednik
Un vecchio zingaro – Karl Caslavsky
Un messo – Ewald Aichberger

Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera
(chorus master: Helmuth Froschauer)
Herbert von Karajan, conductor

Herbert von Karajan, stage director
Teo Otto, set designer
Georges Wakhewitsch, costume designer
Robert Stangl, lighting designer
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Recorded live from the Vienna State Opera, 1978

Don Carlos
(unabridged original version, 1867)

Philippe II – Alastair Miles
Don Carlos – Ramón Vargas
Rodrigue – Bo Skovhus
Le Grand Inquisiteur – Simon Yang
Un moine – Dan Paul Dumitrescu
Elisabeth de Valois – Iano Tamar
La princesse Eboli – Nadja Michael
Thibault – Cornelia Salje
Le comte de Lerme – Benedikt Kobel

Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera
Bertrand de Billy, conductor

Peter Konwitschny, stage director

Recorded at the Vienna State Opera, October 2004

Rigoletto

Il duca di Mantova – Piotr Beczala
Rigoletto – Leo Nucci
Gilda – Elena Mo?uc
Sparafucile – László Polgár
Maddalena – Katharina Peetz
Giovanna – Kismara Pessatti
Il Conte di Monterone – Rolf Haunstein
Marullo – Valeriy Murga
Borsa – Bogus?aw Bidzi?ski
Il Conte di Ceprano – Morgan Moody
La Contessa – Angela Kerrison
Usciere – Manuel Betancourt
Paggio della Duchessa – Martina Welschenbach

Zurich Opera House Chorus
Zurich Opera House Orchestra
Nello Santi, conductor

Gilberto Deflo, stage director
William Orlandi, set and costume designer

Recorded live at the Zurich Opera House, 2006

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Picture format: NTSC 16:9 (Don Carlos, Rigoletto) / 4:3 (Il Trovatore)
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 (all operas) / DTS 5.1 (Don Carlos, Rigoletto)
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish (all operas) / Chinese (Il Trovatore)
Running time: 8 hours 38 mins
No. of DVDs: 4 (DVD 9) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano), Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone), Placido Domingo (Tenor),
José Van Dam (Bass Baritone), Heinz Zednik (Tenor), Maria Venuti (Soprano),
Ewald Aichberger (Tenor), Karl Caslavsky (Bass), Raina Kabaivanska (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1978 
Venue:  Vienna State Opera 
2.
Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Simon Yang (Bass), Cornelia Salje (Soprano), Benedikt Kobel (Tenor),
Dan Paul Dumitrescu (Bass), Boje Skovhus (Baritone), Ramón Vargas (Tenor),
Alastair Miles (Bass), Iano Tamar (Soprano), Nadja Michael (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1886 
Date of Recording: 10/2004 
Venue:  Vienna State Opera 
3.
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Elena Mosuc (Soprano), Piotr Beczala (Tenor), Leo Nucci (Baritone)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera House Orchestra,  Zurich Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 

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