Deluxe Operas - Five Legendary Opera Recordings

Release Date: 7/31/2020
Catalog Number: 546617
Number of Discs: 12

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
These five Legendary Opera Recordings in their recent deluxe version (from 2016) are put together in a deluxe rigid slipcase.

Each of these releases offers optimum sound quality. The four releases originally recorded using analogue techniques (Carmen, Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni, Tosca) have all been remastered in 2016 in 24-bit/96kHz at Abbey Road Studios using the latest technology, while La traviata benefits from its stunning original digital recording.


Excerpts of reviews from select, previously released volumes included in this set:

Bizet: Carmen / Gedda, de los Angeles, Beecham, ORTF:

The pleasure of hearing an entirely francophone cast surrounding the leading couple is immense.

– Gramophone

Mozart: Die Zauberflote / Klemperer, Gedda, Schwarzkopf, Philharmonia Orchestra:

The recording boasts one of the starriest casts ever assembled.

– Gramophone

Works on This Recording
1. Carmen by Georges Bizet
Performer: Marcelle Croisier (Soprano), Bernard Plantey (Tenor), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Michel Hamel (Tenor), Janine Micheau (Soprano), Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano), Denise Monteil (Soprano), Ernest Blanc (Baritone), Jean-Christophe Benoit (Baritone), Monique Linval (Soprano), Xavier Depraz (Bass)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
2. Die Zauberflöte, K 620 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Gundula Janowitz (Soprano), Walter Berry (Bass Baritone), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerhard Unger (Voice), Lucia Popp (Soprano), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Marga Höffgen (Alto), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Franz Crass (Bass), Ruth Margaret Pütz (Soprano), Gottlob Frick (Bass)
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
3. Don Giovanni, K 527 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Graziella Sciutti (Soprano), Eberhard Wächter (Baritone), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague
4. Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), Maria Callas (Soprano), Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
5. La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Renato Bruson (Baritone), Renata Scotto (Soprano), Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
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