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Bregenz Festival: Opera on the Lake Stage / Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Release Date: 08/03/2018 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 745808  
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiUmberto GiordanoWolfgang Amadeus MozartGiacomo Puccini,   ... 
Performer:  Iain PatersonIano TamarTatiana SerjanRubens Pelizzari,   ... 
Conductor:  Carlo RizziUlf SchirmerPatrick SummersPaolo Carignani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This release features five outstanding operas from Bregenz Festival’s amazing lake stage: Aida, Andrea Chenier, Die Zauberflote, Turandot, and Carmen. The reviews of these individual performances were gleaming. “Stage director Graham Vick and set designer Paul Brown conjure up an open-air spectacle of superlatives.” (Die Zeit about Aida) “A gigantic set with iconic qualities- a masterly achievement.” (Die Welt about Andrea Chenier) “David Pountney finds stunning answers to the everlasting questions surrounding The Magic Flute.” (Der Togesspiegel about Die Zauberflote) “A bit of Hollywood in Bregenz: Melodies for millions, impressively staged grand opera.” (ZDF heute journal about Turandot) “… Kasper Holten’s production of Carmen on Es Read more Devlin’s extraordinary set was a knockout…” (The Telegraph) Elisabeth Sobotka, the artistic director of the Bregenz Festival, sums it up by saying “Art doesn’t belong to a clique in society. Art is a jewel, a rich resource that must be made accessible to a large audience. See, and hear, for yourself… and enjoy the richness of the artistic offerings on the incomparable lake stage.” Read less

Works on This Recording

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Iain Paterson (Bass), Iano Tamar (Soprano), Tatiana Serjan (Soprano),
Rubens Pelizzari (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Scott Hendricks (Baritone), Hector Sandoval (Tenor), Norma Fantini (Soprano)
Conductor:  Ulf Schirmer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Die Zauberflöte, K 620 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Daniel Schmutzhard (Baritone), Bernarda Bobro (Soprano), Norman Reinhardt (Tenor),
Alfred Reiter (Bass), Ana Durlovski (Soprano)
Conductor:  Patrick Summers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mikhail Ryssov (Bass), Guanqun Yu (Soprano), Riccardo Massi (Tenor),
Mlada Khudoley (Soprano)
Conductor:  Paolo Carignani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Carmen by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Daniel Johansson (Tenor), Scott Hendricks (Baritone), Gaëlle Arquez (Soprano),
Elena Tsallagova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Paolo Carignani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 

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