Prima Donna - Leading Ladies Of Opera

Release Date: 7/29/2008
Label: Kultur Video
Catalog Number: 4385
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Many of the world’s greatest sopranos of recent years appear in highly-acclaimed performances from La Fenice, Venice, Arena di Verona, The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, Deutsche Oper, Berlin, and the Savonlinna Festival, Finland.

Don Carlos (Verdi) Ma chère compagne
Toi qui sus le néant des grandeurs de ce monde
Karita Mattila

Die Fledermaus (J Strauss)
Czardas
Kiri Te Kanawa

Theodora (Handel)
Fond flatt’ring world, Adieu
Dawn Upshaw

Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio
Raina Kabaivanska • Eleonora Jankovic

Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Dove sono i bei momenti
Che soave zeffiretto
Renée Fleming • Alison Hagley

Der Rosenkavalier (R Strauss)
Hab mir’s gelobt
Kiri Te Kanawa • Barbara Bonney • Anne Howells

Der Fliegende Holländer (Wagner)
Senta’s Ballad
Hildegard Behrens

Carmen (Bizet)
Les tringles des sistres tintaient
Maria Ewing • Elizabeth Collier • Jean Rigby

Salome (R Strauss)
Ah! Du wolltest mich nicht
Catherine Malfitano

Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saëns)
Amour! Viens aider ma faiblesse
Shirley Verrett

La Traviata (Verdi)
Ah, fors’è lui che l’anima…
Sempre libera
Edita Gruberova

Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Running Time: 81 minutes
Format: NTSC, 4.3, Dolby 2.0
Color: Color
Language: English, French, German, Italian
Subtitles: English
Works on This Recording
1. Don Carlos: Tu, che la vanitá conoscesti del mondo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Karita Mattila (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867/1884 ; Italy
2. Die Fledermaus: Klänge der Heimat "Czardas" by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Vienna, Austria
3. Theodora, HWV 68: Fond flatt’ring world, Adieu by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1749-1750 ; London, England
4. Madama Butterfly: Scuoti quella fronda "Flower Duet" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Eleonora Jankovic (Mezzo Soprano), Raina Kabaivanska (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
5. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: E Susanna non vien...Dove sono by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Alison Hagley (Soprano), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Cosa mi narri?...Che soave zeffiretto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano), Alison Hagley (Soprano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
7. Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Marie Theres'...Hab' mir's gelobt by Richard Strauss
Performer: Anne Howells (Mezzo Soprano), Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1909-1910 ; Germany
8. Der fliegende Holländer: Jo-ho-joe! Traft ihr das Schiff by Richard Wagner
Performer: Hildegard Behrens (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841/1852 ; Germany
9. Carmen: Les tringles des sistres tintaient "Gypsy Song" by Georges Bizet
Performer: Elizabeth Collier (Soprano), Maria Ewing (Soprano), Jean Rigby (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
10. Salome, Op. 54: Ah! Du wolltest mich nicht deinen Mund küssen lassen by Richard Strauss
Performer: Catherine Malfitano (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1905 ; Germany
11. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Amour, viens aider ma faiblesse by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; France
12. La traviata: Sempre libera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
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