Deluxe Operas: Carmen, Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflote, Tosca, La traviata | Warner 9029546617

Deluxe Operas: Carmen, Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflote, Tosca, La traviata

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 9029546617

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 12

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 3rd May 2019

Contents

Artists

Victoria de los Angeles
Eberhard Wachter
Gundula Janowitz
Nicolai Gedda
Maria Callas
Renata Scotto

Conductors

Thomas Beecham
Carlo Maria Giulini
Otto Klemperer
Georges Pretre
Riccardo Muti

Works

Bizet, Georges

Carmen

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K620
Don Giovanni, K527

Puccini, Giacomo

Tosca

Verdi, Giuseppe

La Traviata

Artists

Victoria de los Angeles
Eberhard Wachter
Gundula Janowitz
Nicolai Gedda
Maria Callas
Renata Scotto

Conductors

Thomas Beecham
Carlo Maria Giulini
Otto Klemperer
Georges Pretre
Riccardo Muti

About

These five Legendary Opera Recordings in their recent deluxe version (from 2016) are put together in a deluxe rigid slipcase. Each of these releases offers optimum sound quality. The four releases originally recorded using analogue techniques (Carmen, Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni, Tosca) have all been remastered in 2016 in 24-bit/96kHz at Abbey Road Studios using the latest technology, while La traviata benefits from its stunning original digital recording.

In addition to the CDs, each of these releases includes a hardback, cloth-bound book of between 156 and 260 pages. This book contains:  the complete libretto (with translations) – a component now increasingly rare in opera sets;  an essay by the journalist and opera expert George Hall;  an impressive array of photographic material, with numerous pictures of the artists at the time the recording was made.

Contents:

Bizet - Carmen
- Carmen: Victoria de los Angeles
- Don José: Nicolai Gedda
- Micaëla: Janine Micheau
- Escamillo: Ernest Blanc
- Frasquita: Denise Monteil
- Mercédès: Marcelle Croisier & Monique Linval
- Dancaïre: Jean-Christophe Benoît
- Remendado: Michel Hamel
- Moralès: Bernard Plantey
- Zuniga: Xavier Depraz
Chœurs de la Radiodiffusion Française (chorus master: René Alix)
Maîtrise de la Radiodiffusion Française
Petits Chanteurs de Versailles
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française / Sir Thomas Beecham
Recorded: 4–10.VI.1958 & 1–6.IX. & 11.X.1959, Salle Wagram, Paris
3CD 0825646994489


Mozart - Die Zauberflöte
- Tamino: Nicolai Gedda
- Pamina: Gundula Janowitz
- Papageno: Walter Berry
- Queen of the Night: Lucia Popp
- Sarastro: Gottlob Frick
- Speaker: Franz Crass
- First Lady: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
- Second Lady: Christa Ludwig
- Third Lady: Marga Höffgen
- Papagena: Ruth-Margret Pütz
- Monostatos: Gerhard Unger
Philharmonia Chorus (chorus master: Wilhelm Pitz)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Klemperer
Recorded: 24, 26, 31.III & 1–4, 6–8, 10.IV.1964, Kingsway Hall, London
2CD 0825646994366


Mozart - Don Giovanni
- Don Giovanni: Eberhard Wächter
- Donna Anna: Joan Sutherland
- Leporello: Giuseppe Taddei
- Commendatore: Gottlob Frick
- Donna Elvira: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
- Don Ottavio: Luigi Alva
- Masetto: Piero Cappuccilli
- Zerlina: Graziella Sciutti
Philharmonia Chorus (chorus master: Roberto Benaglio)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Carlo Maria Giulini
Recorded: 7–15.X & 23–24.XI.1959, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
3CD 0825646994052


Puccini - Tosca
- Floria Tosca: Maria Callas
- Mario Cavaradossi: Carlo Bergonzi
- Scarpia: Tito Gobbi
- Cesare Angelotti: Leonardo Monreale
- Spoletta: Renato Ercolani
- Il sagrestano: Giorgio Tadeo
- Sciarrone: Ugo Trama
Chœurs du Théâtre National de l’Opéra (chorus master: Jean Laforge)
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire / Georges Prêtre
Recorded: 3, 4, 7–12, 14.XII.1964 & 19.I.1965 Salle Wagram, Paris
2CD 0190295989378


Verdi - La traviata
- Violetta Valéry: Renata Scotto
- Alfredo Germont: Alfredo Kraus
- Giorgio Germont: Renato Bruson
- Flora Bervoix: Sarah Walker
- Annina: Cynthia Buchan
- Barone Douphol: Henry Newman
- Marchese d’Obigny: Richard Van Allan
- Gastone: Suso Mariategui
- Dottore Grenvil: Roderick Kennedy
Ambrosian Opera Chorus (chorus master: John McCarthy)
Band of the Royal Marines (Royal Marines School of Music)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Riccardo Muti
Recorded: 5–15.VII.1980, Kingsway Hall, London
2CD 0825646483181

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