The Royal Opera: A Collection

Release Date: 5/27/2016
Label: Opus Arte
Catalog Number: OA 1213BD
Number of Discs: 6

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$59.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
This outstanding collection contains 6 discs and features some of the most memorable performances by The Royal Opera. The works included in this set include Verdi’s Aida, Otello, and Stiffelio, Strauss’s Salome, Gounod’s Romeo Et Juliette, and Mozart’s Mitridate, re di Ponto. These discs bring together incredible conductors Paul Daniel, Edward Downes, Charles Mackerras, and Georg Solti with world-class stage directors Elijah Moshinsky, Nicholas Joel, Peter Hall, and Graham Vick. These recordings, all taken between 1992 and 1994, are preserved here in Standard Definition and 4/3 picture format.
Works on This Recording
1. Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Dennis O'Neill (Tenor), Cheryl Studer (Soprano), Luciana d' Intino (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Edward Downes
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
2. Otello by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor), Sergei Leiferkus (Bass), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Italy
3. Stiffelio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Catherine Malfitano (Soprano), Gwynne Howell (Bass), Gregory Yurisich (Bass Baritone), José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor: Edward Downes
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850 ; Italy
4. Salome, Op. 54 by Richard Strauss
Performer: Kenneth Riegel (Tenor), Robin Leggate (Tenor), Michael Devlin (Bass Baritone), Gillian Knight (Mezzo Soprano), Maria Ewing (Soprano)
Conductor: Edward Downes
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1905 ; Germany
5. Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod
Performer: Leontina Vaduva (Soprano), Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867 ; France
6. Mitridate, rè di Ponto, K 87 (74a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Lillian Watson (Soprano), Bruce Ford (Tenor), Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano), Luba Orgonasova (Soprano), Jochen Kowalski (Countertenor)
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Period: Classical
Written: 1770 ; Milan, Italy
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