Opera Night - Concert for the German AIDS Foundation

Release Date: 9/26/2006
Label: Arthaus Musik
Catalog Number: 101105
Conductor: Markus Stenz
Number of Discs: 1

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OPERA NIGHT
Live Concert from the Opera Cologne 2005 for the German AIDS Foundation

Famous Arias and Songs by
WAGNER, DONIZETTI, ROSSINI, MOZART, VERDI, PUCCINI, R. STRAUSS, GERSHWIN, GIMÉNEZ, LORTZING, DE CURTIS, DE PAUL, BERNSTEIN
with
CARLOS ÁLVAREZ, ISABEL BAYRAKDARIAN, MICHÈLE CRIDER, VIVICA GENAUX, TAMAR IVERI, EDDA MOSER, SAIMIR PIRGU, THOMAS QUASTHOFF, REGINA RICHTER, CLAUDIA ROHRBACH, NEIL SHICOFF
Chorus of the Opera Cologne
Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne
MARKUS STENZ, Conductor
Presented by KONRAD BEIKIRCHER

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (all)
Subtitle Languages: English
Running time: 125 mins
No. of DVDs: 1

* The final scene from Richard Strauss' Rosenkavalier alone carries the audience blissfully heavenwards. At this Benefit Gala from the Cologne Opera, this wonderfully romantic piece is only one of the outstanding moments of music featured.
* The line-up includes one of opera's new superstars Carlos Álvarez, as well as stars like Isabel Bayrakdarian and Neil Shicoff.
* Two hours of distinguished opera excerpts, from Verdi to Wagner, in addition to Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, as well as the brilliant and powerful finale from Bernstein's West Side Story - with an excellent cast which could not so easily be brought together again. Only on this DVD!
Works on This Recording
1. Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Excerpt(s) by Richard Strauss
Conductor: Markus Stenz
Period: Romantic
Written: 1909-1910 ; Germany
2. Work(s) by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Markus Stenz
Period: Romantic
3. Work(s) by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Markus Stenz
Period: Romantic
4. Porgy and Bess: Excerpt(s) by George Gershwin
Conductor: Markus Stenz
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935 ; USA
5. West Side Story: Finale by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Markus Stenz
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1957 ; USA
6. Work(s) by Various
Performer: Vivica Genaux (Mezzo Soprano), Thomas Quasthoff (Baritone), Saimir Pirgu (Tenor), Neil Shicoff (Tenor), Claudia Rohrbach (Voice), Isabel Bayrakdarian (Soprano), Edda Moser (Soprano), Michele Crider (Soprano), Carlos Alvarez (Baritone)
Conductor: Markus Stenz
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