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Riccardo Muti: The Verdi Collection

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 9029594588

Format: CD + DVD

Number of Discs: 29

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 5th August 2016

Contents

Artists

Martina Arroyo
Agnes Baltsa
Renato Bruson
Paata Burchuladze
Montserrat Caballe
Piero Cappuccilli
Jose Carreras
Paolo Coni
Fiorenza Cossotto
Daniela Dessi
Luciana D’intino
Plácido Domingo
Mirella Freni
Ferruccio Furlanetto
Nicolai Ghiaurov
Reri Grist
Alfredo Kraus
Veriano Luchetti
Matteo Manuguerra
Chris Merritt
Sherrill Milnes
Evgeny Nesterenko
Elena Obraztsova
Ruggero Raimondi
Samuel Ramey
Neil Shicoff
Vincenzo La Scola
Renata Scotto
Cheryl Studer
Giorgio Zancanaro
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Chorus of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Swedish Radio Chorus
Stockholm Chamber Choir
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra
Berliner Philharmoniker

Conductor

Riccardo Muti

Works

Verdi, Giuseppe

Aida
Attila
Don Carlo
Ernani
I vespri siciliani
La Traviata
La forza del destino
Macbeth
Nabucco
Pezzi sacri (4)
Requiem (Messa da Requiem)
Rigoletto
Un ballo in maschera

Artists

Martina Arroyo
Agnes Baltsa
Renato Bruson
Paata Burchuladze
Montserrat Caballe
Piero Cappuccilli
Jose Carreras
Paolo Coni
Fiorenza Cossotto
Daniela Dessi
Luciana D’intino
Plácido Domingo
Mirella Freni
Ferruccio Furlanetto
Nicolai Ghiaurov
Reri Grist
Alfredo Kraus
Veriano Luchetti
Matteo Manuguerra
Chris Merritt
Sherrill Milnes
Evgeny Nesterenko
Elena Obraztsova
Ruggero Raimondi
Samuel Ramey
Neil Shicoff
Vincenzo La Scola
Renata Scotto
Cheryl Studer
Giorgio Zancanaro
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Chorus of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Swedish Radio Chorus
Stockholm Chamber Choir
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra
Berliner Philharmoniker

Conductor

Riccardo Muti

About

Riccardo Muti is the greatest living interpreter of Verdi’s music, applauded by the critics and audiences all over the world. This collection includes 11 complete operas, the Requiem and the Four Sacred Pieces offering an immersive experience of Verdi’s repertoire. Drawn from the EMI catalogues and covering more than 20 years of cooperation between Riccardo Muti and the historical English label, each recording included in this box set is a legendary masterpiece and an example of the interpretation of Verdi’s music. The DVD documentary is a special companion to the CDs as Riccardo Muti himself leads us, in his own words, through rehearsals, works and concerts, in a fascinating journey into the depths of Verdi’s music.

Casts:

Nabucco
- Nabucco: Matteo Manuguerra
- Ismaele: Veriano Luchetti
- Zaccaria: Nicolai Ghiaurov
- Abigaille: Renata Scotto
- Fenena: Elena Obraztsova
- Gran Sacerdote: Robert Lloyd
- Abdallo: Kenneth Collins
- Abdallo: Anne Edwards
Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus

Ernani
- Ernani: Plácido Domingo
- Elvira: Mirella Freni
- Carlo: Renato Bruson
- Silva: Nicolai Ghiaurov
- Riccardo: Gianfranco Manganotti
- Iago: Alfredo Giacomotti
- Giovanna: Jolanda Michieli
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala

Attila
- Attila: Samuel Ramey
- Odabella: Cheryl Studer
- Ezio: Giorgio Zancanaro
- Foresto: Neil Shicoff
- Uldino: Ernesto Gavazzi
- Leone: Giorgio Surian
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala

Macbeth
- Macbeth: Sherrill Milnes
- Lady Macbeth: Fiorenza Cossotto
- Macduff: Jose Carreras
- Banco: Ruggero Raimondi
- Malcolm: Giuliano Bernardi
- Dama: Maria Borgato
- Medico: Carlo Del Bosco
Ambrosian Opera Chorus, New Philharmonia Orchestra

Rigoletto
- Rigoletto: Giorgio Zancanaro
- Gilda: Daniela Dessi
- Duca di Mantova: Vincenzo La Scola
- Sparafucile: Paata Burchuladze
- Maddalena: Martha Senn
- Giovanna: Francesca Franci
- Monterone: Giorgio Surjan
- Marullo: Lucio Gallo
- Borsa: Ernesto Gavazzi
- Conte di Ceprano: Michele Pertusi
- Contessa di Ceprano: Nicoletta Curiel
- Un paggio: Valeria Esposito
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala

La Traviata
- Violetta Valéry: Renata Scotto
- Flora Bervoix: Sarah Walker
- Annina: Cynthia Buchan
- Alfredo Germont: Alfredo Kraus
- Giorgio Germont: Renato Bruson
- Gastone: Suso Mariategui
- Barone Douphol: Henry Newman
- Marchese d’Obigny: Richard Van Allan
- Dottore Grenvil: Roderick Kennedy
- Giuseppe: Max-René Cosotti
- Commissionario: Christopher Keyte
Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Band of the Royal Marines

I Vespri Siciliani
- Elena: Cheryl Studer
- Arrigo: Chris Merritt
- Monforte: Giorgio Zancanaro
- Procida: Ferruccio Furlanetto
- Ninetta: Gloria Banditelli
- Danieli: Ernesto Gavazzi
- Bethune: Enzo Capuano
- Vaudemont: Francesco Musinu
- Tebaldo: Paolo Barbacini
- Roberto: Marco Chingari
- Manfredo: Ferrero Poggi
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala

Un ballo in maschera
- Riccardo: Plácido Domingo
- Amelia: Martina Arroyo
- Renato: Piero Cappuccilli
- Ulrica: Fiorenza Cossotto
- Oscar: Reri Grist
Chorus of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, New Philharmonia Orchestra

La forza del destino
- Don Alvaro: Placido Domingo
- Fra Melitone: Sesto Bruscantini
- Curra: Francesca Garbi
- Mastro Trabuco: Ernesto Gavazzi
- Don Carlo: Giorgio Zancanaro
- Preziosilla: Dolora Zajick
- Il Marchese di Calatrava: Giorgio Surian
- Padre Guardiano: Paul Plishka
- Leonora di Vargas: Mirella Freni
- Silvestro Sammaritano (Un Alcalde)
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala

Don Carlo
- Don Carlo: Luciano Pavarotti
- Filippo II: Samuel Ramey
- Rodrigo: Paolo Coni
- Elisabetta: Daniela Dessi
- Eboli: Luciana D’intino
- Il Grande Inquisitore: Alexander Anisimov
- Tebaldo: Marilena Laurenza
- Una voce dal cielo: Nuccia Focile
- Il Conte di Lerma: Orfeo Zanetti
- Un Araldo Reale: Mario Bolognesi
- Un Frate: Andrea Silvestrellie
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala

Aida
- Aida: Montserrat Caballé
- Radamčs: Plácido Domingo
- Amneris: Fiorenza Cossotto
- Ramfis: Nicolai Ghiaurov
- Amonasro: Piero Cappuccilli
- King of Egypt: Luigi Roni
- Messenger: Nicola Marinucci
- Priestess: Esther Casas
Royal Opera Chorus, New Philharmonia Orchestra

Requiem
- Renata Scotto
- Agnes Baltsa
- Veriano Luchetti
- Evgeny Nesterenko
Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Chorus

Quattro Pezzi Sacri
Swedish Radio Chorus, Stockholm Chamber Choir, Berliner Philharmoniker

DVD: Requiem, Attila, Macbeth rehearsals and excerpts from live performances

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