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Berlin Opera Night / Banse, Bumbry, Nagano

Berlin Opera Night / Various
Release Date: 09/20/2005 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 2053588  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartGiacomo PucciniAntonín DvorákRichard Wagner,   ... 
Performer:  Angelika KirchschlagerRené PapeMichele CriderAdrianne Pieczonka,   ... 
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews





Highlights from: MOZART Le nozze di Figaro; Don Giovanni. PUCCINI Tosca; Turandot. LEONCAVALLO Read more class="blank"> Pagliacci. SAINT-SAËNS Samson et Dalila. MASSENET Werther. DVORÁK Rusalka. WAGNER Lohengrin. R. STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier. LEHÁR Das Land des Lächelns. J. STRAUSS Die Fledermaus





The first selection on this DVD is orchestral, an excerpt from Handel’s fireworks music. Angelika Kirschlager then sings “Non so più cosa son” and “Voi,che sapete” from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. René Pape is featured singing “Madamina” from Don Giovanni. Michèle Crider sings “Vissi d’arte” from Tosca . Adrianne Pieczonka is then featured in the “Song to the Moon” from Rusalka. From Lohengrin , Anne Schwanewilms sings “Einsam in trüben Tagen.” Kirchschlager and Pieczonka are joined by Juliane Banse in the trio “Hah mir’s gelobt.” Salvatore Licitra is heard in “Nessun dorma,” and the veteran Grace Bumbry sings “Mon couer s’ouvre à ta voix.” Vesselina Karasova sings “Des cris joyeux” from Werther, followed by Vladimir Galouzine’s rendition of “Vesti la giubba.” The final two selections are from operetta, “Dein ist mein ganzes Herz” from Lehár’s Das Land des Lächelns,” sung by Charles Castronovo, and then all the singers plus baritone Markus Brück and countertenor Jochen Kowalski join in the ensemble “Brüderlein und Scwesterlein” from Die Fledermaus.


The booklet contains information about the singers. The sound and picture are excellent. Kent Nagano and the orchestra are first-rate. The vocal performances on this DVD are all very good; all of the singers perform well. However, the repertoire is standard, and most collectors will have recordings of the arias presented on this disc. Recommended to fans of any of the singers.


FANFARE: Bob Rose

Filmed November 2003. Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
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Works on This Recording

1.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Aria(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Madamina, il catalogo è questo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  René Pape (Bass)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
3.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Michele Crider (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
4.
Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: O moon high up "Song to the moon" by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Adrianne Pieczonka (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Bohemia 
5.
Lohengrin: Einsam in trüben Tagen "Elsa's dream" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Anne Schwanewilms (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
6.
Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Ist ein Traum by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Adrianne Pieczonka (Soprano), Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano), Juliane Banse (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
7.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
8.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Printemps, qui commence by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
9.
Werther: Werther! Qui m'aurait dit...Des cris joyeux "Letter scene" by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Vesselina Kasarova (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
10.
I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Vladimir Galusin (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
11.
Das Land des Lächelns: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Charles Castronovo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Die Fledermaus: Excerpt(s) by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 

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