New Year’s Eve Concert 1998: Songs of Love and Desire (DVD) | Euroarts 4213108

New Year’s Eve Concert 1998: Songs of Love and Desire (DVD)

£16.16

Label: Euroarts

Cat No: 4213108

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Expected Release Date: 5th March 2021

Contents

Works

Berlioz, Hector

Le Carnaval romain (Roman Carnival): overture, op.9 H95

Bizet, Georges

L'Arlesienne Suite no.1
» IV Carillon
L'Arlesienne Suite no.2
» IV Farandole

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K620
» Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen
Don Giovanni, K527
» Deh vieni alla finestra
» Fin ch'han dal vino
» La ci darem la mano
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492
» Deh vieni non tardar
» Overture

Rossini, Gioacchino

La gazza ladra (The thieving magpie)
» Overture

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Eugene Onegin, op.24
» Polonaise
» Puskay pogibnu ya 'Tatiana's Letter Scene'

Verdi, Giuseppe

La Traviata
» Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brindisi) (Act 1)
Rigoletto
» Caro nome che il mio cor
» E il sol dell'anima ...Addio speranza ed anima
» La donna e mobile (Act 3)
Un ballo in maschera
» Eri tu che macchiava

Artists

Mirella Freni (soprano)
Christine Schafer (soprano)
Marcelo Alvarez (tenor)
Simon Keenlyside (baritone)
Berliner Philharmoniker

Conductor

Claudio Abbado

Works

Berlioz, Hector

Le Carnaval romain (Roman Carnival): overture, op.9 H95

Bizet, Georges

L'Arlesienne Suite no.1
» IV Carillon
L'Arlesienne Suite no.2
» IV Farandole

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K620
» Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen
Don Giovanni, K527
» Deh vieni alla finestra
» Fin ch'han dal vino
» La ci darem la mano
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492
» Deh vieni non tardar
» Overture

Rossini, Gioacchino

La gazza ladra (The thieving magpie)
» Overture

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Eugene Onegin, op.24
» Polonaise
» Puskay pogibnu ya 'Tatiana's Letter Scene'

Verdi, Giuseppe

La Traviata
» Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brindisi) (Act 1)
Rigoletto
» Caro nome che il mio cor
» E il sol dell'anima ...Addio speranza ed anima
» La donna e mobile (Act 3)
Un ballo in maschera
» Eri tu che macchiava

Artists

Mirella Freni (soprano)
Christine Schafer (soprano)
Marcelo Alvarez (tenor)
Simon Keenlyside (baritone)
Berliner Philharmoniker

Conductor

Claudio Abbado

About

Songs of Love and Desire was the theme of the 1998 New Year's Eve concert of the Berliner Philharmoniker under the musical direction of Claudio Abbado. Christine Schäfer, Simon Keenlyside and Marcelo Àlvarez excelled in famous arias and scenes from Mozart, Verdi and Tchaikovsky, and were joined by Primadonna assoluta Mirella Freni.

The singers impressed not only through vocal splendour, but also by their dramatic versatility. Christine Schäfer perfectly conveyed the subtle differences between the genuine desire of Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto and the doubting affection of Zerlina in Don Giovanni. Marcelo Àlvarez as the Duke in Rigoletto pursues his conquests with a gentle, but no less insidious seductiveness. Simon Keenlyside portrays a Don Giovanni who constantly changes between charm and lasciviousness.

A highlight of this evening was the appearance of Mirella Freni, whose connection with the Berliner Philharmoniker goes back to 1972. She performed the letter scene from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin as a miniature drama in which doubt, determination and unconditional love struggle for supremacy.

Picture: 16:9 – NTSC
Sound: PCM Stereo
Language/subtitles: -
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 89 mins
Production: December 1998

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