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Verdi: The Great Operas [35-CDs]


Release Date: 01/22/2013 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 167452   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Anne EdwardsMatteo ManuguerraNicolai GhiaurovRenata Scotto,   ... 
Conductor:  Riccardo MutiJames LevineTullio SerafinAntonio Pappano,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Opera ChorusPhilharmonia OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 35 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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Works on This Recording

1.
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Anne Edwards (Mezzo Soprano), Matteo Manuguerra (Baritone), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Tenor),
Renata Scotto (Soprano), Veriano Luchetti (Tenor), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano),
Robert Lloyd (Bass), Kenneth Collins (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Opera Chorus,  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1978 
Length: 123 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jolanda Michieli (Soprano), Renato Bruson (Baritone), Placido Domingo (Tenor),
Mirella Freni (Soprano), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Alfredo Giacomotti (Bass),
Gianfranco Manganotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Venue:  Teatro alla Scala, Milan 
3.
Giovanna d'Arco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone),
Keith Erwen (Tenor), Robert Lloyd (Bass)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Italy 
Language: Italian 
4.
Attila by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone), Cheryl Studer (Soprano), Neil Shicoff (Tenor),
Samuel Ramey (Bass), Ernesto Gavazzi (Tenor), Giorgio Surjan (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Italy 
Language: Italian 
5.
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass), Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano),
José Carreras (Tenor), Giuliano Bernardi (Tenor), Carlos Del Bosco (Bass),
Maria Borgato (Mezzo Soprano), Leslie Fyson (Baritone), John Noble (Baritone),
Nielson Taylor (Baritone), Christopher Keyte (Bass), Sara Grossman (),
Timothy Sprackling ()
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1976 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 151 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Giuse Gerbino (Soprano), Luisa Mandelli (Mezzo Soprano), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor),
Maria Callas (Soprano), Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Nicola Zaccaria (Bass),
Adriana Lazzarini (Alto), Plinio Clabassi (Bass), William Dickie (Baritone),
Renato Ercolani (Tenor), Carlo Forti (Bass), Elvira Galassi (Mezzo Soprano),
Vittorio Tatozzi (Bass)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 9/1955 
Venue:  La Scala Theater, Milan, Italy 
Length: 118 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano), Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Larissa Diadkova (Mezzo Soprano),
Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Bass), Federica Proietti (Mezzo Soprano), Enrico Facini (Tenor),
Riccardo Simonetti (Baritone), Andrew Busher (Tenor), Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Voices
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 132 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
I vespri siciliani by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Cheryl Studer (Soprano), Chris Merritt (Tenor), Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone),
Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Venue:  Live  Teatro Alla Scala, Milan, Italy 
Length: 199 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano), Boris Christoff (Bass), Giuseppe Campora (Tenor),
Walter Monachesi (Baritone), Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
Length: 138 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Van Allan (Bass), Gwynne Howell (Bass), Martina Arroyo (Soprano),
Reri Grist (Soprano), Giorgio Giorgetti (Baritone), Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano),
Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Kenneth Collins (Tenor),
David Barrett (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1975 
11.
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone), Placido Domingo (Tenor),
Dolora Zajic (Mezzo Soprano), Paul Plishka (Bass), Sesto Bruscantini (Bass),
Giorgio Surjan (Baritone), Francesca Garbi (Mezzo Soprano), Silvestro Sammaritano (Bass),
Ernesto Gavazzi (Tenor), Frank Hadrian (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Length: 163 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Delia Wallis (Mezzo Soprano),
John Noble (Tenor), Ryland Davies (Tenor), Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano),
Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass), Giovanni Foiani (Bass),
Simon Estes (Bass), Maria-Rosa Del Campo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1886 
Length: 208 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Mario Sereni (Baritone), Franco Corelli (Tenor),
Bonaldo Giaiotti (Bass), Ferruccio Mazzoli (Bass), Piero de Palma (Tenor),
Mirella Fiorentini (Mezzo Soprano), Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: c1967 
Language: Italian 
14.
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Aldo Bottion (Tenor), Stefania Malagú (Mezzo Soprano),
Jon Vickers (Tenor), Mario Machi (Baritone), José Van Dam (Bass Baritone),
Peter Glossop (Baritone), Michel Sénéchal (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Length: 140 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tomaso Spataro (Tenor), Renato Ercolani (Tenor), Nan Merriman (Mezzo Soprano),
Nicola Zaccaria (Bass), Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Luigi Alva (Tenor),
Rolando Panerai (Baritone), Anna Moffo (Soprano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano),
Fedora Barbieri (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Philharmonia Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 119 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Renata Scotto (Soprano), Alfredo Kraus (Tenor), Renato Bruson (Baritone),
Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Opera Chorus,  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Language: Italian 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  3 Customer Reviews )
 Festeggiamo April 3, 2014 By I. Duncan (Berkeley, CA) See All My Reviews "This is a fabulous bargain -- these are all, at the very least, very good performances (a lot by Muti), some of them among the very best (Giulini's Don Carlos, the Karajan Falstaff, Muti's Ballo in Maschera). Hours & hours of glorious listening, and re-listening." Report Abuse
 nice try February 26, 2013 By David L. (Wilmette, IL) See All My Reviews "Slowly making my way through what appear to be fine transfers of fine performances. But shame on EMI. is it too much to ask that they make libretti with translations of text available. If they didn't want to incur the expense of a booklet, then why not either provide them on a CD as pdf files or provide a link where they can be downloaded. I have spent entirely too much time at the library tracking down bi-lingual libretti to accompany this set, and still have not managed to collect them all." Report Abuse
 Joseph spera February 11, 2013 By Joseph S. (Philadelphia, PA) See All My Reviews "Superb, superb,superb....no words can describe the beauty of Verdi's masterpieces. Of course, let's not forget the great talent that went into making these operas come to life." Report Abuse
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