Jon Vickers - 4 Operatic Portraits | VAI DVDVAI4219

Jon Vickers - 4 Operatic Portraits

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Label: VAI

Cat No: DVDVAI4219

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 1st October 2007

Contents

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Fidelio, op.72
» Gott! welch' Dunkel hier (Act 2)

Britten, Benjamin

Peter Grimes, op.33
» Steady... there you are

Handel, George Frideric

Samson, HWV57
» Why by an angel... Total eclipse

Verdi, Giuseppe

Otello
» Chi e la? Otello?
» Niun mi tema (Act 4)

Wagner, Richard

Die Walkure
» Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater

Artists

Jon Vickers (tenor)
Irene Lensky
National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ottawa
National Arts Centre Choir

Conductor

Franz-Paul Decker

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Fidelio, op.72
» Gott! welch' Dunkel hier (Act 2)

Britten, Benjamin

Peter Grimes, op.33
» Steady... there you are

Handel, George Frideric

Samson, HWV57
» Why by an angel... Total eclipse

Verdi, Giuseppe

Otello
» Chi e la? Otello?
» Niun mi tema (Act 4)

Wagner, Richard

Die Walkure
» Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater

Artists

Jon Vickers (tenor)
Irene Lensky
National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ottawa
National Arts Centre Choir

Conductor

Franz-Paul Decker

About

Gala performance from the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, from the video archives of the CBC, Toronto. Four fully staged operatic scenes showcase the tenor’s towering interpretations of Handel’s Samson, Beethoven’s Florestan (Fidelio), Britten’s Peter Grimes, and Verdi’s Otello.

A magnificent testament to one of the opera world’s most extraordinary singing actors.

1984. Colour, approx. 52 minutes.

HANDEL: SAMSON Act I Why by an angel . . . Total eclipse (11:20)
VERDI: OTELLO Act IV Chi è là? Otello? . . . Niun mi tema (17:28)
Otello.....................................Jon Vickers
Desdemona......................Stephanie Bogle
Emilia...............................Sandra Graham
Iago..................................Ingemar Korjus
Cassio...................................Daniel Lichti
Montano.............................John Nieboer
Lodovico..........................Rudolf Neufeld
BEETHOVEN: FIDELIO Act II Gott! welch Dunkel hier! (9:13)
BRITTEN: PETER GRIMES Act III Steady . . . there you are . . . (13:19)

Bonus Selection:
Concert Performance, taped December 16, 1969
WAGNER: DIE WALKÜRE Act I, Scene 3 Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater . . . Der Männer Sippe . . . Winterstürme . . . Du bist der Lenz . . . (30:41)
with Irène Lensky
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal / FRANZ-PAUL DECKER, conductor

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