New Year’s Concert (Blu-ray) | Arthaus 108095

New Year’s Concert (Blu-ray)

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Label: Arthaus

Cat No: 108095

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 6th January 2014

Contents

Works

Rossini, Gioacchino

Le siege de Corinthe
» Galop

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Symphony no.2 in C minor, op.17 'Little Russian'

Verdi, Giuseppe

Aida
» Overture
Attila
» Prelude
I Lombardi
» La mia letizia infondere
» O Signore, dal tetto natio (Crusaders' chorus)
I vespri siciliani
» Merce, dilette amiche
La Traviata
» Di Madride noi siam mattadori (Act 2)
» Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brindisi) (Act 1)
» Prelude (Act 1)
» Sempre libera
Nabucco
» Va pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew slaves)
Rigoletto
» Questa o quella (Act 1)

Artists

Desiree Rancatore (soprano)
Saimir Pirgu (tenor)
Roberto Bolle
Members of the Ballet of Teatro alla Scala, Milan
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro La Fenice

Conductor

John Eliot Gardiner

Works

Rossini, Gioacchino

Le siege de Corinthe
» Galop

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Symphony no.2 in C minor, op.17 'Little Russian'

Verdi, Giuseppe

Aida
» Overture
Attila
» Prelude
I Lombardi
» La mia letizia infondere
» O Signore, dal tetto natio (Crusaders' chorus)
I vespri siciliani
» Merce, dilette amiche
La Traviata
» Di Madride noi siam mattadori (Act 2)
» Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brindisi) (Act 1)
» Prelude (Act 1)
» Sempre libera
Nabucco
» Va pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew slaves)
Rigoletto
» Questa o quella (Act 1)

Artists

Desiree Rancatore (soprano)
Saimir Pirgu (tenor)
Roberto Bolle
Members of the Ballet of Teatro alla Scala, Milan
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro La Fenice

Conductor

John Eliot Gardiner

About

In 2013 Sir John Eliot Gardiner made his second appearance as conductor of the traditional New Year’s Concert in the tradition-rich Gran Teatro La Fenice di Venezia – one of Italy’s most famous opera houses, together with La Scala in Milan and San Carlo in Naples.

Traditionally, the popular Concerti di Capodanno not only bring in the New Year musically, but also mark the opening of the new opera season which in Venice, contrary to general custom, begins with the calendar year. At the same time they give the opera house’s resident ensemble, the Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice, a perfect opportunity to show off their musical prowess.

On the programme of the 2013 concert, in addition, of course, to brilliant gems from the work of this year’s bicentenarian Giuseppe Verdi, was Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Second Symphony in C minor, Opus 17 – a relatively rarely performed piece that is undeservedly overshadowed by the Russian romantic’s last three works in that genre.

The fiery galop from Gioachino Rossini’s French opera Le siège de Corinthe rounded off the program, in which Italian soprano Desirée Rancatore and Albanian tenor Saimir Pirgu took over the Verdi arias – amongst them Violetta’s “Sempre libera” and, of course, the brindisi “Libiamo ne‘ lieti calici” from La Traviata.

Live recording from the Teatro La Fenice, 1 January 2013

Sound Formats: PCM Stereo, dts-HD Master Audio 5.1
Picture Format: 16:9
Resolution: 1080i High Definition
Running Time: 100 mins
Blu-ray Disc: 25 GB (Single Layer)
FSK: 0
Region Code: worldwide
Worldwide available

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