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The Verdi Edition - 12 Great Operas

Verdi / Gavanelli / Royal Opera Chorus / Rizzi
Release Date: 06/25/2013 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1105  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Gwynne HowellPeter HoareBryn TerfelKenneth Tarver,   ... 
Conductor:  Bernard HaitinkCarlo RizziEdward DownesAntonio Ros-Marbá,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden ChorusBarcelona Teatro Liceu Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 17 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Celebrating the work of Italy’s greatest musical dramatist, this Opus Arte exclusive box set of 12 operas includes definitive performances from some of the finest Verdi singers of our age in productions which reflect the contemporary richness of our perspective of the composer as both a man of his time and also a man of theatrical genius as timeless as his adored Shakespeare, whose anti-heroes Macbeth and Falstaff stand as the poles of tragedy and comedy in this survey of modern stagings.

THE VERDI EDITION – The 12 Great Operas
(17-DVD Box Set)

Rigoletto (Royal Opera House, 2001)
Il trovatore (Royal Opera House, 2002)
La traviata (Royal Opera House, 2009)
Les vepres siciliennes (I vespri
Read more Siciliani) (DNO, 2010)
Un ballo in maschera (Teatro Real, 2008)
La forza del destino (original version, 1862) (Kirov Opera, 1998)
Macbeth (Royal Opera House, 2011)
Don Carlo (DNO, 2004)
Aida (Liceu, 2003)
Simon Boccanegra (Royal Opera House, 2010)
Otello (Liceu, 2006)
Falstaff (Royal Opera House, 1999)

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English (all operas) / French, German, Spanish (all except Rigoletto, Il trovatore, Falstaff) / Italian (only in La traviata, Un ballo, Macbeth, Simon, Don Carlo, Otello) / Dutch (only in La forza, Don Carlo) / Catalan (only in Aida, Otello)
Running time: 34 hours 10 mins
No. of DVDs: 17
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Works on This Recording

1.
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Gwynne Howell (Bass), Peter Hoare (Tenor), Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone),
Kenneth Tarver (Tenor), Robin Leggate (Tenor), Roberto Frontali (Baritone),
Barbara Frittoli (Soprano), Désirée Rancatore (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
2.
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tómas Tómasson (Bass), Yvonne Naef (Alto), José Cura (Tenor),
Verónica Villarroel (Soprano), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone), Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
3.
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Graeme Broadbent (Baritone), Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor), Dervla Ramsay (Mezzo Soprano),
Peter Auty (Tenor), Paolo Gavanelli (Bass), Quentin Hayes (Baritone),
Eric Halfvarson (Bass), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
4.
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Roberto Accurso (Baritone), José Cura (Tenor), Francisco Javier Santiago (Bass),
Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano), Giorgio Giuseppini (Bass), Ketevan Kemoklidze (Mezzo Soprano),
Vincent Esteve Madrid (Tenor), Lado Ataneli (Baritone), Romano Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonio Ros-Marbá
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Teatro Liceu Orchestra,  Barcelona Teatro Liceu Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2/2006 
Venue:  Live Gran teatre del Liceu, Barcelona 
5.
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Nigel Cliffe (Bass), Simon Keenlyside (Baritone), Dmitri Pittas (Tenor),
Raymond Aceto (Bass), Elisabeth Meister (Soprano), Steven Ebel (Tenor),
Liudmyla Monastyrska (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
6.
Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Amanda Roocroft (Soprano), Rolando Villazón (Tenor), Robert Lloyd (Bass),
Dwayne Croft (Baritone), Jaako Ryhänan (Bass), Giorgio Giuseppini (Bass),
Violeta Urmana (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Netherlands Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1886 
7.
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Roberto Scandiuzzi (Baritone), Daniela Dessi (Soprano), Stefano Palatchi (Bass),
Elisabetta Fiorillo (Mezzo Soprano), Fabio Armiliato (Tenor)
Conductor:  Miguel Gómez-Martinez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Teatro Liceu Orchestra,  Barcelona Teatro Liceu Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
8.
I vespri siciliani by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Barbara Haveman (Soprano), Hubert Francis (Tenor), Fabrice Farina (Tenor),
Alexander Marco-Buhrmester (Baritone), Lívia Aghová (Soprano), Bálint Szabó (Bass),
Roger Smeets (Baritone), Jeremy White (Bass), Rudi De Vries (Tenor)
Conductor:  Paolo Carignani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Opera Chorus,  Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 
9.
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tom Wilde (Baritone), Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor), Elena Zaremba (Mezzo Soprano),
Violeta Urmana (Soprano), Marco Vratogna (Baritone), Miguel Sola (Baritone),
Alessandra Marianelli (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jesús Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Teatro Real Orchestra,  Madrid Teatro Real Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
10.
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor), Richard Wiegold (Bass), Eddie Wade (Baritone),
Renée Fleming (Soprano), Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
11.
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Gegam Grigorian (Tenor), Nikolai Putilin (Baritone), Marianna Tarasova (Mezzo Soprano),
Galina Gorchakova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Orchestra,  Kirov Theater Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Venue:  Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg 
12.
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass), Joseph Calleja (Tenor), Marina Poplavskaya (Soprano),
Placido Domingo (Tenor), Jonathan Summers (Baritone), Lukas Jakobski (Bass)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 

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