Notes and Editorial Reviews
“Here are the greatest moments from the 'Ultimate In Galas.'"—Opera
“A roof-rattling vocal display and the kind of cheering and freeflowing, heartfelt emotion on both sides of the footlights that opera evinces more than any other art form.”—New York Times
“The world’s most famous opera singers [in] a dazzling sequence of performances.”—New York Times
“It’s always a privilege to sing at the Met, but this is something very special. I don’t think there's ever been anything this grand in the history of opera.”—Luciano Pavarotti
2 DVDs LIVE from the Met from on October 22, 1983.
The gala celebration is a collection of opera’s best-loved favorites and immediately catches the attention with spectacular performances by stars such as Dame Joan Sutherland, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Mirella Freni, Marilyn Horne, Birgit Nilsson, Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Nicolai Gedda, Alfredo Kraus and many others.
This product features an awesome roster of international star conductors: from James Levine, Leonard Bernstein and Thomas Fulton to Jeffrey Tate, Richard Bonynge.
SUBTITLES: ITALIAN (only if orig. language) • ENGLISH • GERMAN • FRENCH • SPANISH • CHINESE
SOUND FORMATS: PCM STEREO • DTS 5.1
PICTURE FORMAT: NTSC/COLOUR/4:3
REGION CODE: 0 (WORLDWIDE)
TOTAL TIME: 231 MIN (2 discs)