The Verdi Opera Selection Vol 2 - Nabucco, Simon Boccanegra, Aida

Release Date: 3/26/2013
Label: Arthaus Musik
Catalog Number: 107526
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Number of Discs: 4

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Giuseppe Verdi
THE OPERA SELECTION, VOL 2
(4-DVD Box Set)

Aida

Aida - Maria Chiara
Radames - Luciano Pavarotti
Amneris - Ghena Dimitrova
Amonasro - Juan Pons
Il re - Paata Burchladze
Ramfis - Nicolai Ghiaurov
Una sacerdotessa - Francesca Garbi
Un messaggero - Ernesto Gavazzi

Milan La Scala Chorus and Orchestra
Lorin Maazel, conductor

Luca Ronconi, stage director

Recorded at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1985

Bonus:
- The Making of Aida, including interviews with Luciano Pavaroddi, Lorin Maazel, Carlo Bergonzi, Renata Tibaldi, Dame Eva Turner

Nabucco

Nabucco – Leo Nucci
Abigaille – Maria Guleghina
Zaccaria – Giacomo Prestia
Ismaele – Miroslav Dvorský
Fenena – Marina Domashenko
Il gran sacerdote di Belo – Goran Simi?
Abdallo – Walter Pauritsch
Anna – Renate Pitscheider

Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Ernst Dunshirn)
(musical director for stage orchestra: Maksimilijan Cen?i?)
Fabio Luisi, conductor

Günter Krämer, stage director
Manfred Voss and Petra Buchholz, stage designer
Falk Bauer, costume design

Recorded live from the Vienna State Opera, 9 June 2001

Simon Boccanegra

Simon Boccanegra – Plácido Domingo
Jacopo Fiesco – Ferruccio Furlanetto
Paolo Albiani – Massimo Cavalletti
Pietro – Ernesto Panariello
Amelia Grimaldi (Maria) – Anja Harteros
Gabriele Adorno – Fabio Sartori
Capitano dei Balestrieri – Antonello Ceron
Ancella di Amelia – Alisa Zinovjeva

Milan La Scala Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Bruno Casoni)
Daniel Barenboim, conductor

Federico Tiezzi, stage director
Pier Paolo Bisleri, set designer
Giovanna Buzzi, costume designer
Marco Filibeck, lighting designer

Recorded live from Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 2010

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Picture format: NTSC 16:9 (Nabucco, Simon Boccanegra) / 4:3 (Aida)
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 (all operas) / DTS 5.1 (Nabucco)
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish (all operas) / Italian (Nabucco, Simon Boccanegra) / Korean (Simon Baccanegra) / Dutch (Aida) Running time: 7 hours 15 mins (operas) + 78 mins (Aida bonus)
No. of DVDs: 4 (DVD 9)
Works on This Recording
1. Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Paata Burchuladze (Bass), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Ernesto Gavazzi (Tenor), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Francesca Garbi (Mezzo Soprano), Juan Pons (Baritone), Maria Chiara (Soprano), Ghena Dimitrova (Soprano)
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
2. Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Marina Domashenko (Mezzo Soprano), Leo Nucci (Baritone), Maria Guleghina (Soprano), Renate Pitscheider (Soprano), Miroslav Dvorsky (Tenor), Giacomo Prestia (Bass), Walter Pitscheider (Tenor), Goran Simic (Bass)
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Italy
3. Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Ernesto Panariello (Baritone), Fabio Sartori (Tenor), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass), Antonello Ceron (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Massimo Cavalletti (Baritone), Anja Harteros (Soprano)
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857 ; Italy
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