The Verdi Edition: The 12 Great Operas (17DVD)

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Celebrating the work of Italy’s greatest musical dramatist, this set of 12 operas includes definitive performances from some of the finest Verdi singers of our age, in productions which reflect the contemporary richness of our perspective of the composer as both a man of his time, inspired to reflect the familial tensions and revolutionary fervour of his homeland, and also a man of theatrical genius as timeless as his adored Shakespeare, whose anti-heroes Macbeth and Falstaff stand as the poles of tragedy and comedy in this survey of modern stagings.

Famous productions and all-star casts, including Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Renée Fleming, Joseph Calleja, Thomas Hampson, Simon Keenlyside, Rolando Villazon, Daniela Dessi, Placido Domingo and more!

Running time: 34 hours 10 minutes approx

Subtitles:

RIGOLETTO / IL TROVATORE / FALSTAFF: EN

LA TRAVIATA / UN BALLO IN MASCHERA / MACBETH

SIMON BOCCANEGRA: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT

LES VÊPRES SICILIENNES: EN/FR/DE/ES

LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: EN/FR/DE/ES/DU

DON CARLO: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT/DU

AIDA: EN/FR/DE/ES/CA

OTELLO: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT/CA

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

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Cast Listing:

 

Rigoletto

Paolo Gavanelli (Rigoletto), Marcelo Alvarez (Il Duca), Christine Schäfer (Gilda), Eric Halfvarson (Sparafucile), Graciela Araya (Maddalena), Elizabeth Sikora (Giovanna), Giovanni Battista Parodi (Monterone), Quentin Hayes (Marullo), Peter Auty (Borsa)

Orchestra & Chorus of Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Edward Downes (conductor) & David McVicar (stage director)

Il Trovatore

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on 3rd May 2002

José Cura (Manrico), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Il Conte di Luna), Yvonne Naef (Azucena), Verónica Villarroel (Leonora), Tomas Tomasson (Ferrando), Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (Ines), Edgaras Montvidas (Ruiz)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Carlo Rizzi (conductor) & Elijah Moshinsky (stage director)

La Traviata

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, London, June & July 2009

Renée Fleming (Violetta), Joseph Calleja (Alfredo Germont), Thomas Hampson (Giorgio Germont), Eddie Wade (Baron Douphol) & Richard Wiegold (Doctor Grenvil)

The Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Richard Eyre (director)

Les vêpres siciliennes

Recorded live at the Amsterdam Music Theatre, 23 & 29 September, 2010 French version

Barbara Haveman (Hélène), Lívia Ághová (Ninetta), Burkhard Fritz (Henri), Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester (Guy de Montfort), Balint Szabo (Jean Procida), Hubert Francis (Thibault), Fabrice Farina (Danieli), Rudi de Vries (Mainfroid), Roger Smeets (Robert), Jeremy White (Le Sire de Béthune) & Christophe Fel (Le Comte de Vaudemont)

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra & Koor van De Nederlandse Opera, Paolo Carignani (conductor) & Christof Loy (director)

Un ballo in maschera

Recorded live at the Teatro Real, Madrid, on the 25th & 28th September 2008

Marcelo Álvarez (Riccardo), Violeta Urmana (Amelia), Marco Vratogna (Renato), Elena Zaremba (Ulrica), Alessandra Marianelli (Oscar), Borja Quiza (Silvano), Miguel Sola (Samuel), Scott Wilde (Tom), Orlando Niz (Judge), César San Martín (Amelia's servant)

Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real (Madrid Symphony Orchestra and Chorus), Jesús López Cobos (conductor) & Mario Martone (stage director)

La forza del destino

Live Recording from The Mariinsky Theatre, 1998

Galina Gorchakova (Leonora), Nikolai Putilin (Don Carlo), Gegam Grigorian (Don Alvaro), Marianna Tarasova (Preziosilla), Grigory Karasev (Marchese di Calatrava) & Sergei Alexashkin (Padre Guardiano)

The Kirov Chorus and Orchestra, Valéry Gergiev (conductor) & Elijah Moshinsky (stage director)

Macbeth

Recorded live at The Royal Opera House, 13 June, 2011

Simon Keenlyside (Macbeth), Liudmyla Monastyrska (Lady Macbeth), Raymond Aceto (Banquo), Dmitri Pittas (Macduff), Nigel Cliffe (Servant), Steven Ebel (Malcolm), Elisabeth Meister (Lady-in-Waiting) & Lukas Jakobski (Doctor)

Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Phyllida Lloyd (stage director)

Don Carlo

Rolando Villazón (Don Carlo), Robert Lloyd (King Philip), Amanda Roocroft (Elisabeth), Violeta Urmana (Eboli), Dwayne Croft (Posa), Jaakko Ryhänen (Grand Inquisitor), Giorgio Giuseppini (Monk)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & De Nederlandse Opera Chorus, Riccardo Chailly (conductor) & Willy Decker (stage director)

Aida

Daniela Dessì (Aida), Elisabetta Fiorillo (Amneris), Fabio Armiliato (Radamès), Juan Pons (Amonasro), Roberto Scandiuzzi (Ramfis), Stefano Palatchi (Il Re), Josep Fadó (Messaggiero), Ana Nebot (Sacerdotessa)

Orchestra & Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez

Simon Boccanegra

Recorded: 2010 live from the Royal Opera House

Plácido Domingo (Simon Boccanegra), Marina Poplavskaya (Amelia Grimaldi/Maria Boccanegra), Joseph Calleja (Gabriele Adorno), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Jacope Fiesco), Jonathan Summers (Paolo Albiani), Lukas Jakobski (Piero)

Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano

Otello

Recorded live at the Gran teatre del Liceu, Barcelona on 21st & 24th February 2006

José Cura (Otello), Krassimira Stoyanova (Desdemona), Lado Ataneli (Iago), Vittorio Grigolo (Cassio), Ketevan Kemoklidze (Emilia), Vicenç Esteve Madrid (Rodrigo), Giorgio Giuseppini (Lodovico), Francisco Santiago (Montano), Roberto Accurso (Un Araldo)

Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Antoni Ros-Marbà (conductor) & Willy Decker (stage director)

Falstaff

Bryn Terfel (Falstaff), Barbara Frittoli (Alice Ford), Roberto Frontali (Ford), Bernadette Manca di Nissa (Mistress Quickly), Desiree Rancatore (Nanetta), Kenneth Tarver (Fenton)

Orchestra & Chorus of Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Bernard Haitink (conductor), Graham Vick (stage director)