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A BOLSHOI OPERA NIGHT
Famous Arias by Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini, Bellini, Puccini, Wagner, Flotow, Leoncavallo, Borodin, Mussorgsky
Featuring Lucia Aliberti, Alfredo Kraus, Hermann Prey, Carlo Bergonzi, Alan Titus, Irina Archipowa, Luisa Bosabalian, Alida Ferrarini, Ljubow Kazarnovskaya, Jewgenij Nesterenko, Rolando Panerai
The Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre
Mark Ermler, Conductor
Recorded live at the Bolshoi Theatre, 6 September 1989
Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (all)
Menu Language: English
Running time: 126 mins
No. of DVDs: 1
* This programme is not only a recording of an opera gala with an all-star cast. It is a historical document of a concert evening, which brings together eleven of the greatest opera-voices, with a superb programme of famous arias from Italian, Russian and German operas performed in one of the world's oldest and most prestigious opera houses – Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre. The evening is hosted by no less than the Spanish star tenor José Carreras.
* Highlights of the gala include Lucia Aliberti singing Vincenzo Bellini's 'Ah se una volta sola' from La Sonnambula, and Alan Titus as Leoncavallo's Tonio from his masterpiece I pagliacci. Hermann Prey also featured, singing 'Lied an den Abendstern' from Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser.
* Exclusive and for the first time, the complete gala concert, including two rare and extraordinary interpretations of Russian arias from Mussorgsky and Borodin, is now released on DVD by Arthaus Musik.