José Carreras Collection - A Bolshoi Opera Night

Release Date: 10/31/2006
Label: Arthaus Musik
Catalog Number: 101409
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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DVD
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$14.99
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JOSÉ CARRERAS
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 It is a historical document of a concert evening, which brings together eleven of the greatest opera-voices, with a superb programme of famous arias from Italian, Russian and German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.
Works on This Recording
1. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Rolando Panerai (Baritone)
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Italy
2. Tannhäuser: O, du mein holder Abendstern by Richard Wagner
Performer: Hermann Prey (Baritone)
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845/1861 ; Germany
3. Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Ljuba Kazarnovskaya (Soprano)
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
4. Un ballo in maschera: Ecco l'orrido campo...Ma dall' arido stelo divulsa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Ljuba Kazarnovskaya (Soprano)
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; Italy
5. Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Italy
6. Martha: Ach, so fromm by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer: Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847 ; Germany
7. Work(s) by Various
Performer: Alan Titus (Baritone), Alida Ferrarini (Soprano), Luisa Bosabalian (Soprano), Lucia Aliberti (Soprano), José Carreras (Tenor), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), Yevgeny Nesterenko (Bass), Irina Arkhipova (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
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