In total 222 times Johan Botha was to be heard at the Vienna Staatsoper before his untimely death. His powerful, truly great voice shone like a beacon across the world of the opera. Mostly identified as a singer in German Repertoire he also had amazing successful evenings with Italian Operas which is documented on this Double-CD Album. Together with partners like Krassimira Stoyanova, Violeta Urmana or Dmitri Hvorostovsky he has known how to enthusiast the Vienna Opera Community.
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Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901) 1 Don Carlo 2-4 I Vespri Siciliani 5 Aida 6-9 Otello
Umberto Giordano (1867–1948) 1-4 Andrea Chénier
Pietro Mascagni (1863–1945) 5-6 Cavalleria Rusticana