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Special offer. The Essential Opera Collection (19 DVD)

Royal Opera House, Teatro Real, Paris Opera, Glyndebourne and The Netherlands Opera

19 DVD Videos

Original price ($136.00) Reduced price $95.20

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Contents

Bizet: Carmen

  • Recorded live at the Glyndebourne Opera House, Sussex, on 17th August 2002
  • Anne Sofie von Otter (Carmen), Marcus Haddock (Don José), Laurent Naouri (Escamillo), Lisa Milne (Micaëla), Mary Hegarty (Frasquita), Christine Rice (Mercédès), Colin Judson (Remendado), Quentin Hayes (Dancaïre), Hans Voschezang (Moralès), Jonathan Best (Zuniga)
  • The Glyndebourne Chorus & London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Philippe Jordan (conductor) & David McVicar (stage director)

Monteverdi: L'Orfeo

  • John Mark Ainsley, Brigitte Balleys, Michael Chance, David Cordier, Mario Luperi, Russell Smythe
  • Tragicomedia and Concerto Palatino
  • Stephen Stubbs (conductor) & Pierre Audi (director)

Mozart: Don Giovanni, K527

  • Recorded live at the Teatro Real, Madrid, on 8th, 10th and 12th October 2005
  • Carlos Álvarez (Don Giovanni), Lorenzo Regazzo (Leporello), María Bayo (Donna Anna), José Bros (Don Ottavio), Sonia Ganassi (Donna Elvira), José Antonio López (Masetto), María José Moreno (Zerlina), Alfred Reiter (Commendatore)
  • Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real (Madrid Symphony Orchestra and Chorus)
  • Víctor Pablo Pérez (conductor) & Lluis Pasqual (stage director)

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K492

  • Lorenzo Regazzo (Figaro), Heidi Grant Murphy (Susanna), Peter Mattei (Count), Christiane Oelze (Countess), Christine Schäfer (Cherubino), Helene Schneiderman (Marcellina), Roland Bracht (Bartolo), Burkhard Ulrich (Basilio), Eberhard Francesco Lorenz (Curzio), Frédéric Caton (Antonio), Cassandre Berthon (Barbarina)
  • Opéra national de Paris
  • Sylvain Cambreling (conductor) & Christoph Marthaler (stage director)

Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann

  • Aquiles Machado (Hoffmann), Milagros Poblador (Olympia), María Bayo, Valentina Kutzarova (Giulietta), Konstantin Gorny (Villains), Katharine Goeldner (Nicklaus)
  • Chorus of Ópera de Bilbao & Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa
  • Alain Guingal (conductor) & Giancarlo Del Monaco (director)

Puccini: Tosca

  • Daniela Dessì (Tosca), Fabio Armiliato (Cavaradossi), Ruggero Raimondi (Scarpia)
  • Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real, Madrid
  • Maurizio Benini (conductor) & Nuria Espert (director)

Verdi: 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

Verdi: 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), Thomas Barnard (Old Gypsy)
  • Royal Opera House Covent Garden
  • Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Conducted by Carlo Rizzi & Directed by Elijah Moshinsky

Verdi: 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 (director)

Wagner: Die Walküre

  • John Keyes (Siegmund), Nadine Secunde (Sieglinde), John Bröcheler (Wotan), Jeannine Altmeyer (Brünnhilde), Kurt Rydl (Hunding), Reinhild Runkel (Fricka), Irmgard Vilsmaier (Gerhilde), Annegeer Stumphius (Ortlinde), Kirsi Tiihonen (Helmwige), Hanna Schaer (Waltraute), Margit Neubauer (Siegrune), Regina Mauel (Grimgerde), Elzbieta Ardam (Rossweise), Hebe Dijkstra (Schwertleite)
  • De Nederlandse Opera & Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Hartmut Haenchen (conductor) & Pierre Audi (stage director)