Notes and Editorial Reviews
JOSÉ CARRERAS - LA GRANDE NOTTE A VERONA
Famous Arias by Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini, Bellini, Puccini, Wagner, Ponchielli, Mascagni, Cilèa, Massenet, Debussy.
Featuring Montserrat Caballé, Ghena Dimitrova, René Kollo, Eva Marton, Leo Nucci, Elena Obraztsova, Ruggero Raimondi, Samuel Ramey, Mara Zampieri, Aprile Millo, Ileana Cotrubas, and more.
La Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid
José Collado and Carlo Franciz, Conductors
Recorded live at the Arena di Verona, 8 August 1988
Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (all)
Running time: 116 mins
No. of DVDs: 1
* Exclusive and for the first time, Arthaus Musik presents this breathtaking concert on DVD. Recorded in August 1988 at the Arena di Verona, the gala - on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Arena di Verona Opera Festival - is one of the high acclaimed concerts of the last decades.
* This joint concert is hosted by the Spanish star tenor José Carreras. Together with an impressive array of stellar guests, famous singers from all over the world, he presents a magnificent bouquet of arias from operas, which were performed during the last 75 years in this antique place by unforgettable and great voices.
* Only the final piece, which brings the concert to a resounding close, is not an opera aria. José Carreras sings the song that has since become his personal signature tune: 'Granada' by Agustín Lara.
* Watching this programme and listening to the distinctive Arena sound, arouses the special feeling of being part of the audience on that night, only a stone's throw away from the stage.