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Midsummer Night’s Gala 2015

Midsummer Night’s Gala 2015


Bizet:

Carmen: Prelude to Act I

Falla:

Ritual Fire Dance (from El amor brujo)

Kalman:

Tanzen Möcht' ich (from Die Csárdásfürstin)

Grüß mir mein Wien (from Gräfin Mariza)

Lehár:

Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (from Das Land des Lächelns)

Massenet:

Pourquoi me reveiller (from Werther)

Porter, C:

Kiss Me Kate Overture

I hate men

Saint-Saëns:

Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)

Sarasate:

Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25

Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43

Verdi:

Stride la vampa (from Il Trovatore)


Elisabeth Kulman (mezzo), Piotr Beczala (tenor) & Julia Fischer (violin)

Tonkünstler Orchester, Yutaka Sado

Grafenegg, home to the world’s best orchestras, singers and musicians, is set in the gorgeous wine-country landscape of Lower Austria - the historic castle and its beautiful gardens invite the audience to a spectacle of classical music inspired by nature.

The Midsummer Nigh’s Gala takes a musical stroll through the romantic landscape of Wachau, while lending the German top soprano Elisabeth Kulman, the tenor Piotr Beczala and renowned violinist Julia Fischer your ear.

The Tonkünstler Orchester is conducted by Yutaka Sado, one of Japan’s most distinguished conductors.

Enjoy a musical world tour with popular classics from Opera, Musical, Operetta and Film Music. For the finale be prepared for a wonderful surprise!

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Midsummer Night's Gala 2014

Midsummer Night's Gala 2014


Barcelata:

Maria Elena

Cilea:

È la solita storia 'Lamento di Federico' (from L'Arlesiana)

Elgar:

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major, Op. 39 No. 1

Gershwin:

I Got Rhythm (from Girl Crazy & An American in Paris)

I Got Rhythm Variations

Giménez:

La boda de Luis Alonso: Intermedio

Heuberger:

Gehen wir ins Chambre séparée (from Der Opernball)

Holländer:

Ich weiß nicht, zu wem ich gehöre

Lehár:

Warum hat jeder Frühling, ach, nur einen Mai (from Der Zarewitsch)

Puccini:

E lucevan le stelle (from Tosca)

Ravel:

Feria

Piano Concerto in G major: Presto

Rodgers, R:

I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair (from South Pacific)

Some Enchanted Evening (from South Pacific)

Straus, O:

Warum soll eine Frau kein Verhältnis haben

Strauss, R:

Das Rosenband, Op. 36 No. 1

Cäcilie, Op. 27 No. 2

Velázquez, C:

Besame Mucho


Angela Denoke (soprano), Ramón Vargas (tenor) & Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

Tonkünstler Orchester, Juanjo Mena

Grafenegg, home to the world’s best orchestras, singers and musicians, is set in the gorgeous wine-country landscape of Lower Austria - the historic castle and its beautiful gardens invite the audience to a spectacle of classical music inspired by nature.

The Midsummer Night’s Gala takes a musical stroll through the romantic landscape of Wachau while lending the German top soprano Angela Denoke, the Mexican tenor Ramón Vargas and renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet your ear.

The Tonkünstler Orchester is conducted by Juanjo Mena, one of Spain’s most distinguished conductors.

Enjoy a musical world tour with popular classics from Opera, Musical, Operetta and Film Music.

For the finale, the orchestra performs Edward Elgar’s 'Pomp and Circumstance' March, accompanied by spectacular fireworks.

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Dinara Alieva in Moscow

Dinara Alieva in Moscow


 

Potpourri of Russian Songs - Homage to Deanna Durbin from the film His Butler's Sister

Arlen:

Over the Rainbow

Bernstein:

West Side Story: Mambo

Charpentier, G:

Depuis le jour (from Louise)

Cilea:

Io son l'umile ancella (from Adriana Lecouvreur)

Falla:

La vida breve: First Spanish Dance

Gershwin:

Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)

Giordano, U:

Fedora: Intermezzo, Act 2

Kalman:

Tanzen Möcht' ich (from Die Csárdásfürstin)

Lehár:

Meine Lippen sie Kussen so heiss (from Giuditta)

Loewe, F:

I Could Have Danced All Night (My Fair Lady)

Luna, P:

El niño judio: Zarzuela

El Niño Judío: De España vengo

Massenet:

Obéissons quand leur voix appelle (from Manon)

Adieu, notre petite table (from Manon)

Offenbach:

Orphée aux Enfers Overture

Puccini:

Manon Lescaut - Intermezzo

Strauss, J, II:

Frühlingsstimmen Walzer Op. 410

Torroba:

La Marchenera: La Petenera


Dinara Alieva (soprano)

Masters of Choral Singing & Russian National Orchestra, Constantine Orbelian

Rising superstar soprano Dinara Alieva – a mainstay at the Bolshoi Opera since 2010 – has been entrancing opera and concert audiences throughout Europe and elsewhere ever since, appearing to consistent acclaim in major roles at many of the world’s top houses.

This exciting and consistently delightful live concert video – following her highly successful prior CD release on Delos, 'Pace mio Dio' (DE3462) – showcases not only her voluptuous voice, interpretive power and stylistic versatility, but also (thanks to the visual element) her stunning glamour and charismatic stage presence.

The varied and highly appealing program encompasses operatic favourites from such composers as Charpentier, Massenet and Cilea – as well as lighter fare from the Spanish Zarzuela and the Viennese operetta traditions, plus several beloved popular standards.

Woven through the vocal program is a series of scintillating orchestral bonbons courtesy of conductor Constantine Orbelian (per Opera News, “…the singer’s dream collaborator) leading the superb Russian National Orchestra and the vaunted Grand Choir, Masters of Choral Singing.

Also includes a Potpourri of Russian songs: 'Homage to Deanna Durbin', from the film 'The Butler’s Sister'.

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Lehár: Der Graf von Luxemburg

Lehár: Der Graf von Luxemburg

Operetta Film from 1972


Eberhard Wächter (Graf von Luxemburg), Lilian Sukis (Angele Didier), Erich Kunz (Fürst Basil), Peter Fröhlich (Armand Brissard), Helga Papouschek (Juliette Vermont), Jane Tilden (Stasa Kokozow), Lilian Sukis (Eberhard Waechter) & Kurt Sowinetz (Erich Kunz)

Symphony Orchestra Kurt Graunke, Munich, Walter Goldschmidt (conductor) & Wolfgang Glück (director)

With its charmingly romantic theme, effective stage action and abundance of spirited and delicate moods, this Parisian-flavoured libretto gave Franz Lehár every opportunity to display his talent. After the sensational success of the “Merry Widow” (1905), Lehár completed this operetta in only three weeks in 1909 and at first referred to it himself as „a slovenly piece of work“. Once again, however, impulsiveness and spontaneity proved to be the ingredients of an outright success. „The Count of Luxembourg“ is - with regard to its inventiveness, originality and instrumental colouring - on a par with Lehár‘s other international successes. This film version offers a wealth of artistic entertainment, with a superb cast that includes Eberhard Wächter, Lilian Sukis, Erich Kunz, Jane Tilden, Peter Fröhlich and Helga Papouschek.

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“Erich Kunz makes a dapper and dashing but dignity-affronted Basil and nearly steals every scene in which he appears...An enchanted evening of romance and comedy with some of Lehár’s loveliest waltz songs delivered by a first class ensemble of singers.” MusicWeb International, July 2012

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Lehár: Zigeunerliebe (Gipsy Love)

Lehár: Zigeunerliebe (Gipsy Love)

Operetta Film from 1974


Janet Perry (Zorika), Ion Buzea (Józsi), Adolf Dallapozza (Jonel), Colette Lorand (Ilona) & Heinz Friedrich (Dragotin)

Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Heinz Wallberg (conductor) & Václav Kašlík (stage director)

Musical Arrangement BERT GRUND

Franz Lehár (1870-1948) found remarkably expressive and brilliantly colorful sounds for the drama and romantic moods of this unique topic. The style was decisively infl uenced by the familiar cadence of Hungarian gypsy music in the composer‘s native country. This is not only evidenced by the csárdás rhythms or the inclusion of the cymbalom in the arrangement, but above all by the many pronouncedly melancholy hues of the melody and harmony produced by the use of minor keys.

After „The Merry Widow“ and „The Count of Luxembourg“, „Gypsy Love“ is Franz Lehár‘s third most successful operetta. After its triumphant Vienna premiere in 1910, it was performed all over the world from Broadway to the Far East, for example at the Empire Theater in Darjeeling, at the foot of the Himalayas! This 1974 film features major artists with extensive operatic experience such as Janet Perry, Ion Buzea and – last but not least – Adolf Dallapozza.

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Live aus der Semperoper - The Lehár Gala From Dresden

Live aus der Semperoper - The Lehár Gala From Dresden


Lehár:

Freunde, das Leben ist lebenswert (from Giuditta)

Liebe du Himmel auf Erden (from Paganini)

Die Mädels sind nur zum Küssen da (from Friederike)

Wer hat die Liebe uns ins Herz gesenkt (from Das Land des Lächelns)

Wilde Rosen - Valse Boston

Wer will heut' Nacht mein Liebster sein? (from Paganini)

Gern hab' ich die Frau'n geküßt (from Paganini)

Niemand liebt dich so wie ich (from Paganini)

Wär' es auch nichts als ein Augenblick (from Das Fabriksmädel)

Warum hat jeder Frühling, ach, nur einen Mai (from Der Zarewitsch)

Endlich, Jószi, bist du hier (from Zigeunerliebe)

Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (from Das Land des Lächelns)

Ich bin verliebt (from Schön ist die Welt)

Zehner Polka, Op. 121

Warum soll eine Frau kein Verhältnis haben?

An der Elbe, Op. 477


Angela Denoke (soprano), Ana Maria Labin (soprano), Piotr Beczala (tenor)

Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann

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Viennese Night At The Proms

Viennese Night At The Proms


Lehár:

Gold und Silber Walzer, Op. 79

RPO, Walter Susskind

Strauss, J, I:

Radetsky March, Op. 228

BBCSO, Walter Susskind

Strauss, J, II:

Die Fledermaus Overture

Hallé, James Loughran

Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324

BBCSO, Walter Susskind

Pizzicato Polka

RPO, Walter Susskind

Rosen aus dem Süden, Op. 388

Hallé, James Loughran

Csárdás from the operetta Die Fledermaus

Sheila Armstrong

Hallé, James Loughran

Leichtes Blut, polka schnell, Op. 319

Hallé, James Loughran

Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214

Hallé, James Loughran

Der Zigeunerbaron Overture

BBCSO, Walter Susskind

Der Zigeunerbaron: Einzugsmarsch

Hallé, James Loughran

Vergnügungszug, Op. 281

Hallé, James Loughran

Perpetuum Mobile, Op. 257

RPO, Walter Susskind

An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314

Hallé, James Loughran

Suppe:

Leichte Kavallerie Overture

bonus

BBC Northern, János Fürst


This compilation DVD features the best performances of Viennese classics from the BBC television archive, spanning a vintage period in the history of the Viennese Night Proms concerts: 1974 – 1979.

Audiences at the Viennese Nights rival the enthusiasm of Last Night Prom audiences, a tradition that has been part of the Proms concert season since 1947 and which draws concert goers from all over the world.

Classics featured on this DVD include the Blue Danube Waltz, Radetsky March and the Csardas and Laughing Song from Die Fledermaus, performed by Sheila Armstrong, who made her Covent Garden debut four years prior to the performances recorded here.

The characteristic Viennese waltzes, polkas and overtures are performed with exuberance, good humour and panache by these three great conductors. Both Susskind and Loughran recorded Strauss and other Viennese composers for EMI, with Loughran succeeding Sir John Barbirolli at the Hallé where Viennese Nights are still a strong tradition.

These performances, released for the first time on DVD, will appeal to a wide cross section of the public with branding targeted at the large Viennese/Strauss market, currently dominated by André Rieu.

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Berlin Opera Night

Berlin Opera Night

Recorded live at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, 2003


Dvorak:

Mesícku na nebi hlubokém 'Song to the Moon' (from Rusalka)

Adrianne Pieczonka (soprano)

Handel:

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351: La Rejouissance

Lehár:

Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (from Das Land des Lächelns)

Charles Castronovo (tenor)

Leoncavallo:

Recitar!...Vesti la giubba (from I Pagliacci)

Vladimir Galouzine (tenor)

Massenet:

Werther! Werther!…Je vous écris de ma petite chambre (from Werther)

Vesselina Kasarova (mezzo)

Mozart:

Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo)

Voi che sapete (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo)

Madamina, il catalogo è questo (from Don Giovanni)

René Pape ( bass)

Puccini:

Vissi d'arte (from Tosca)

Michele Crider (soprano)

Nessun dorma (from Turandot)

Salvatore Licitra (tenor)

Saint-Saëns:

Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)

Grace Bumbry (mezzo)

Strauss, J, II:

Die Fledermaus: Bruderlein und Schwesterlein

Soloists joined by Jochen Kowalski (counter-tenor), Markus Brüch (tenor)

Strauss, R:

Marie Theres'! ... Hab mir's gelobt (from Der Rosenkavalier)

Adrianne Pieczonka (soprano), Juliane Banse (soprano), Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo)

Wagner:

Einsam in trüben Tagen (from Lohengrin)

Anne Schwanewilms (soprano)


Major stars of the international opera stage come together with the Chor und Orchester of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, under the baton of the illustrious Kent Nagano, in this opera gala in aid of the German AIDS Foundation.

Highlights from operas by Mozart, Puccini, Leoncavallo, Saint-Saëns, Massenet, Dvorák, Wagner, Richard Strauss, Lehár and Johann Strauss II are performed by world-class musicians from around the globe.

Proceeds from the sales of this title go to support the work of the German AIDS Foundation.

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“In a rather mixed bag, there are a number of class acts...the highlight performance of the night in respect of bringing a role alive...[is] Kasarova singing an expressive and beautifully realised Werther!...The audience might have been more thrilled by the tenors at full throttle, but this is the highlight for me - a gold nugget in this collection.” MusicWeb International, June 2011

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New Year's Eve Concert in Dresden 2010

New Year's Eve Concert in Dresden 2010


Lehár:

Die Lustige Witwe (highlights)


Renée Fleming (soprano) & Christopher Maltman

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden & Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann

This is the auspicious premiere of a series of New Year's Eve Concerts from the famous Semperoper in Dresden. Deutsche Grammophon is proud to announce a long-term cooperative association with Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden and Unitel/Classica to brand a new series of CDs and DVDs, beginning at the turn of the year.

Christian Thielemann, no stranger to the Yellow Label, and designated Principal Conductor of Staatskapelle Dresden, pours his expertise into Lehár’s evergreen The Merry Widow, with the American megastar Renée Fleming in the title role.

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Ioan Holender Farewell Concert

Ioan Holender Farewell Concert

Gala from Vienna State Opera


Bellini:

Ah, non credea mirarti (from La Sonnambula)

Diana Damrau (soprano)

Donizetti:

Ah! tardai troppo...O luce di quest'anima (from Linda di Chamounix)

Stefania Bonfadelli (soprano)

Pour ce contrat fatal...Salut à la France (from La fille du régiment)

Natalie Dessay (soprano)

Giordano, U:

Amor ti vieta (from Fedora)

Ramon Vargas (tenor)

Gounod:

L'amour, l'amour... Ah, lève-toi soleil (from Roméo et Juliette)

Ramon Vargas (tenor)

Quel trouble inconnu me pénètre… Salut! Demeure chaste et pure (from Faust)

Piotr Beczala (tenor)

Hiller, W:

Holenderchen! Ich war dein Traumfresserchen (from Das Traumfresserchen)

Herwig Pecoraro (tenor)

Korngold:

Glück, das mir verbleib 'Marietta's Lied' (from Die Tote Stadt)

Angela Denoke (soprano), Stephen Gould (tenor)

Lehár:

So kommen Sie! ? Ich bin eine anstnd'ge Frau (from Die lustige Witwe)

Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo), Michael Schade (tenor)

Massenet:

Vision fugitive (from Hérodiade)

Boaz Daniel (baritone)

Werther! Werther!…Je vous écris de ma petite chambre (from Werther)

Roxana Constantinescu (mezzo)

Toute mon âme - Pourquoi me réveiller (from Werther)

Piotr Beczala (tenor)

Suis-je gentille ainsi? ... Je marche sur tous les chemins ... Obéissons quand leur voix appelle (from Manon)

Anna Netrebko (soprano)

Mozart:

Un'aura amorosa del nostro tesoro (from Così fan tutte)

Michael Schade (tenor)

Prenderò quel brunettino (from Così fan tutte)

Barbara Frittoli (soprano), Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo)

E Susanna non vien! … Dove sono i bei momenti (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Barbara Frittoli (soprano)

Offenbach:

Hélas! mon cœur s'égare encore! (from Les Contes d'Hoffmann)

Puccini:

Firenze è come un albero fiorito (from Gianni Schicchi)

Saimir Pirgu (tenor)

Se come voi piccina io fossi (from Le Villi)

Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano)

Strauss, R:

Wie schön ist doch die Musik (from Die schweigsame Frau)

Thomas Quasthoff (bass-baritone)

Nun will ich jubeln wie keiner gejubelt (from Die Frau ohne Schatten)

Adrianne Pieczonka, Deborah Polaski (sopranos), Johan Botha (tenor), Falk Struckmann (baritone)

Er ist der Richtige nicht für mich … Aber der Richtige, wenn's einen gibt für mich (from Arabella)

Adrianne Pieczonka, Genia Khmeier (sopranos)

Verdi:

Stride la vampa (from Il Trovatore)

Nadia Krasteva (mezzo)

In braccio alle dovizie (from I Vespri Siciliani)

Leo Nucci (baritone)

Va, pensiero (from Nabucco)

Elle ne m'aime pas! (from Don Carlos)

Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass)

Pace, pace mio Dio! (from La forza del destino)

Violeta Urmana (soprano)

Perfidi!…Pietà, rispetto, amore (from Macbeth)

Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

Tutto nel mondo è burla (from Falstaff)

Elisabeth Kulman, Krassimira Stoyanova, Ileana Tonca (sopranos), Nadia Krasteva (mezzo), Gergely Nmeti, Herwig Pecoraro, Michael Roider (tenors), Leo Nucci, Alfred Ramek, Boaz Daniel (baritones)

Wagner:

Rienzi Overture

Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond (from Die Walküre)

Placido Domingo (tenor)

Mild und leise 'Isolde's Liebestod' (from Tristan und Isolde)

Waltraud Meier (soprano)

O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe (from Tristan und Isolde)

Maria Schnitzer (soprano), Peter Seiffert (tenor)

In fernem Land (from Lohengrin)

Johan Botha (tenor)

Über Stock und Stein (from Das Rheingold)

Elisabeth Kulman (soprano), Gergely Nmeti, Adrian Erd (tenors), Boaz Daniel (baritone)

Weber:

Und ob die Wolke sie verhülle (from Der Freischütz)

Soile Isokoski (soprano)


A star-studded benefit concert to celebrate Ioan Holender’s farewell after 19 years as the director of one of the world’s leading and most famous opera houses. The highly acclaimed cast was headed by brilliant singers such as Diana Damrau, Natalie Dessay, Angelika Kirchschlager, Waltraud Meier, Anna Netrebko, Pjotr Beczala, Plácido Domingo, Thomas Hampson, Leo Nucci, Thomas Quasthoff, Ramon Vargas and many others. No fewer than twelve conductors including Marco Armiliato, Bertrand de Billy, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Antonio Pappano and Franz Welser-Möst led the way through a program lasting over four hours at the fully-packed Wiener Staastoper.

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