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The Metropolitan Opera Centennial Gala | Deutsche Grammophon 0734538

The Metropolitan Opera Centennial Gala

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Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Cat No: 0734538

Barcode: 0044007345382

Format: DVD - NTSC

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 7th September 2009

Contents

Artists

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Metropolitan Opera Ballet

Conductors

Richard Bonynge
David Stivender
Jeffrey Tate
Leonard Bernstein
Sir John Pritchard
Thomas Fulton
James Levine

Artists

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Metropolitan Opera Ballet

Conductors

Richard Bonynge
David Stivender
Jeffrey Tate
Leonard Bernstein
Sir John Pritchard
Thomas Fulton
James Levine

About

Here are the greatest moments from the “ultimate in galas” (Opera), a “roof-rattling vocal display and the kind of cheering and free-flowing, heartfelt emotion on both sides of the footlights that opera evinces more than any other art form” (New York Times)

The gala celebration immediately catches the attention with spectacular performances by stars such as Dame Joan Sutherland, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Mirella Freni, Marilyn Horne, Birgit Nilsson, Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Nicolai Gedda, Alfredo Kraus and many others.
It also features an awesome roster of international star conductors: from James Levine, Leonard Bernstein and Thomas Fulton to Jeffrey Tate and Richard Bonynge.

The world's most famous opera singers [in] a dazzling sequence of performances” - New York Times

It's always a privilege to sing at the Met, but this is something very special. I don't think there's ever been anything this grand in the history of opera” - Luciano Pavarotti

2 DVDs Live from the Met from October 22, 1983.

Track Listing:
DVD 1 [112:15]
1. Opening Credits

Bedrich Smetana
2. The Bartered Bride: Overture
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Giacomo Puccini
3. Turandot: “In questa reggia”
Eva Marton (Turandot)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
4. Le nozze di Figaro: “E Susanna non vien … Dove sono i bei momenti”
Dame Kiri te Kanawa (Contessa)

Giuseppe Verdi
5. Otello: “Dio! mi potevi scagliar”
James McCracken (Otello)
Conductor: James Levine

Gioacchino Rossini
6. Il barbiere di Siviglia: “La calunnia è un venticello”
Ruggero Raimondi (Basilio)

Gaetano Donizetti
7. Lucia di Lammermoor: “Chi mi frena in tal momento?”
Dano Raffanti (Edgardo) / Brian Schexnayder (Enrico) / Roberta Peters (Lucia) / Julien Robbins (Raimondo) / Loretta di Franco (Alisa) / Robert Nagy (Arturo)

Gioacchino Rossini
8. Semiramide: “Bel raggio lusinghier”
Dame Joan Sutherland (Semiramide)
Conductor: Richard Bonynge

Pietro Mascagni
9. Iris: Prelude – “Son io! Son io la vita!”
Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Conductor: David Stivender

Richard Strauss
10. Der Rosenkavalier: “Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren”
Frederica von Stade (Octavian) / Judith Blegen (Sophie)

Charles Gounod
11. Roméo et Juliette: “Va ! je t’ai pardonné … Nuit d’hyménée”
Catherine MAlfitano (Juliette) / Alfredo Kraus (Roméo)
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate

Gaetano Donizetti
12. L’elisir d’amore: “Una furtiva lagrima”
Nicolai Gedda (Nemorino)

Giuseppe Verdi
13. Ernani: “Surta è la notte ... Ernani! Ernani, involami”
Anna Tomowa-Sintow (Elvira)

Richard Strauss
14. Der Rosenkavalier: “Hab mir’s gelobt”
Elisabeth Söderström (Marschallin) / Kathleen Battle (Sophie) / Frederica von Stade (Octavian)

Giuseppe Verdi
15. Otello: “Già nella notte densa”
Plácido Domingo (Otello) / Mirella Freni (Desdemona)
Conductor: James Levine

DVD 2 [118:20]
1. Opening

Ludwig van Beethoven
2. Overture “Leonore III”
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

Umberto Giordano
3. Andrea Chénier: “Vicino a te s’acqueta l’irrequieta anima”
José Carreras (Chénier) / Montserrat Caballé (Maddalena)
Conductor: James Levine

Claude Debussy
4. L’Enfant prodigue: “L’année en vain chasse l’année !”
Ileana Cotrubas (Lia)
Conductor: Sir John Pritchard

Camille Saint-Saens
5. Samson et Dalila: Bacchanale
Linda Gelinas / Ricardo Costa
Metropolitan Opera Ballet
Conductor: James Levine

Giuseppe Verdi
6. Nabucco: “Donna, chi sei?”
Renato Bruson (Nabucco) / Grace Bumbry (Abigaille)
Conductor: Thomas Fulton

Charles Gounod
7. Faust: “Alerte ! ou vous êtes perdus!”
Nicolai Ghiaurov (Méphistophélès) / Katia Ricciarelli (Marguerite) / William Lewis (Faust)

Giacomo Puccini
8. Madama Butterfly: “Bimba dagli occhi pieni di malìa”
Giuliano Ciannella (Pinkerton) / Leona Mitchell (Ciò-Ciò-San)

Gioacchino Rossini
9. L’italiana in Algeri: “Pria di dividerci da voi, signore”
Edda Moser (Elvira) / Diane Kesling (Zulma) / David Rendall (Lindoro) / Gail Dubinbaum (Isabella) / Ara Berberian (Mustafà) / John Darrenkamp (Haly) / Sesto Bruscantini (Taddeo)
Members of the Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Camille Saint-Saens
10. Samson et Dalila: “Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix”
Marilyn Horne (Dalila)

Richard Wagner
11. Tristan und Isolde: “Wie lachend sie mir Lieder singen”
Birgit Nilsson (Isolde)
12. “Fjorton år tror jag visst att jag var” (“When I was seventeen”, Swedish folk song)
Birgit Nilsson

Giuseppe Verdi
13. Un ballo in maschera: “Teco io sto” – “Gran Dio!”
Luciano Pavarotti (Riccardo) / Leontyne Price (Amelia)
Conductor: James Levine

14. “Happy birthday to you, dear Met!”
15. Closing Credits

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