Essential Opera Collection [19 DVDs]

Release Date: 10/29/2013
Label: Opus Arte
Catalog Number: OA MO6000D
Number of Discs: 19

Physical Format:

DVD
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$149.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
"The Essential Opera Collection is an exciting new mid-price series that brings together popular operas and classic productions in simple stylish packaging. The ten launch titles represent the leading opera houses of the world, including The Royal Opera House, Teatro Real, Paris Opera, and The Netherlands Opera. This 19 DVD box set contains the first batch of ten titles at an extremely attractive price. Each title also available separately." - Opus Arte

THE ESSENTIAL OPERA COLLECTION
(19-DVD Box Set)

PUCCINI, G.: Tosca (Teatro Real, 2004)
MOZART, W.A.: Don Giovanni (Teatro Real, 2005)
MOZART, W.A.: Nozze di Figaro (Le) (Paris National Opera, 2006)
VERDI, G.: Rigoletto (Royal Opera House, 2001)
OFFENBACH, J.: Contes d’Hoffmann (Les) (Opera de Bilbao, 2006)
MONTEVERDI, C.: Orfeo (L’) (DNO, 1997)
WAGNER, R.: Walkure (Die) (DNO, 1999)
VERDI, G.: Aida (Liceu, 2003)
VERDI, G.: Trovatore (Il) (Royal Opera House, 2002)
BIZET, G.: Carmen (Glyndebourne, 2002)

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish (Carmen, Tosca) + Italian (Don Giovanni, Il Trovatore, Le nozze di Figaro, Les contes d’Hoffmann) + Dutch (L’Orfeo, Die Walkure) + Japanese (Die Walkure) / English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Catalan (Aida) / English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish (Rigoletto)
Running time: 29 hours 18 mins
No. of DVDs: 19
Works on This Recording
1. Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Daniela Dessi (Soprano), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass), Fabio Armiliato (Tenor)
Conductor: Maurizio Benini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
2. Don Giovanni, K 527 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Maria Bayo (Soprano), Carlos Alvarez (Baritone), Sonia Ganassi (Mezzo Soprano), Lorenzo Regazzo (Bass), Alfred Reiter (Bass), José Bros (Tenor), Antonio Lopez (Guitar)
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague
3. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Christiane Oelze (Soprano), Heidi Grant Murphy (Soprano), Peter Mattei (Baritone), Lorenzo Regazzo (Bass), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
4. Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Paolo Gavanelli (Baritone), Dervla Ramsay (Mezzo Soprano), Graeme Broadbent (Bass Baritone), Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor), Peter Auty (Tenor), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Conductor: Edward Downes
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Italy
5. Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach
Performer: Milagros Poblador (Soprano), Maria Bayo (Soprano), Christian Jean (Tenor), Aquiles Machado (Tenor), Konstantin Gorny (Bass), Christophe Fel (Bass)
Conductor: Alain Guingal
Period: Romantic
Written: 1881 ; Paris, France
6. L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Mario Luperi (Bass), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor), Brigitte Balleys (Mezzo Soprano), Russel Smythe (Baritone), Michael Chance (Countertenor), David Cordier (Countertenor)
Conductor: Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Palatino, Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque
Written: 1607 ; Mantua, Italy
7. Die Walküre by Richard Wagner
Performer: Jeanine Altmeyer (Soprano), Nadine Secunde (Soprano), John Bröcheler (Baritone), Kurt Rydl (Bass), John Keyes (Tenor), Reinhild Runkel (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
8. Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Roberto Scandiuzzi (Baritone), Fabio Armiliato (Tenor), Stefano Palatchi (Bass), Elisabetta Fiorillo (Mezzo Soprano), Daniela Dessi (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
9. Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: José Cura (Tenor), Verónica Villarroel (Soprano), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone), Yvonne Naef (Alto)
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
10. Carmen by Georges Bizet
Performer: Marcus Haddock (Tenor), Laurent Naouri (Bass), Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano), Lisa Milne (Soprano)
Conductor: Philippe Jordan
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
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