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Luciano Pavarotti

Luciano Pavarotti (born 12th October 1935, died 6th September 2007), an Italian tenor, was one of the greatest and most famous singers of his time, not only in the world of opera, but across all genres. He was born in Modena (Emilia-Romagna), in northern Italy.

Pavarotti enjoyed a fortuitous introduction to British audiences in 1963 when his idol Giuseppe Di Stefano fell ill, and Pavarotti replaced him at the London Palladium. The performance was broadcast to 15 million viewers and the young star was signed by Decca, heralding the start of a prodigious recording career.

His La Scala debut took place in 1965, the same year he went on tour with Australian soprano Joan Sutherland. Pavarotti remained forever grateful for what he learned from her about vocal technique and breathing. He made his debut at his beloved Metropolitan Opera House in New York in 1968, and was an international superstar within five years.

At Covent Garden in 1966, playing Tonio in Donizetti's La Fille du Regiment, Pavarotti was tricked by his conductor and became the first tenor to hit all nine high C's of the first aria.

In 1990, with his fellow tenors Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras, Pavarotti took opera out of the concert hall and into the stadium when he performed at the World Cup closing ceremony in Rome. He also made Puccini's Nessun Dorma forever his own. Pavarotti joined Domingo and Carreras again under the Eiffel Tower as part of the 1998 World Cup celebrations. This concert was televised to an estimated two billion people, a world record.

For more than 40 years, Luciano Pavarotti cut a most distinctive figure in the operatic world. His vast physique enabled his perfect pitch to reach the back of the opera house, but he was also capable of light, delicate phrasing. His rare combination of power and quality marked him out from his peers.

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Pavarotti Plus: Live From The Royal Albert Hall

Pavarotti Plus: Live From The Royal Albert Hall


The legendary 1995 gala concert presented on DVD for the first time. Pavarotti performed in front of a sold-out Royal Albert Hall with an exceptional line-up of singers. Highlights include a duet with Dolora Zajick from Verdi’s Aida and the final scene from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin with Nuccia Focile and Dwayne Croft. Pavarotti was in glorious voice and on the 20th Anniversary, Decca is proud to present this performance carefully restored.

Menus: English • Picture Format: 4:3 • Colour Mode: Colour • Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

Duration: 128 mins • Sound: 1 LPCM Stereo • 2 DTS Digital 5.1 Surround

Subtitles: Italian (sung language), English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean

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Decca - 0743864

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Tutto Puccini

Tutto Puccini

The Complete Giacomo Puccini Opera Edition


Puccini:

Le Villi

Teatro Antico, Taormina, 2004. Bonus: PUCCINI (A Film by Tony Palmer)

Albert Montserrat, Halla Margret, Andrea Rola

Támas Pál / Enrico Castiglione

Edgar

Teatro Regio Torino, 2008

José Cura (Edgar), Amarilli Nizza (Fidelia), Julia Gertseva (Tigrana), Marco Vratogna (Frank), Carlo Cigni (Gualtiero)

Orchestra and Chorus of The Teatro Regio di Torino, Yoram David (conductor) & Lorenzo Mariani (stage director)

Manon Lescaut

Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1998

Jose Cura (Des Grieux), Maria Guleghina (Manon Lescaut), Lucio Gallo (Lescaut), Luigi Roni (Geronte), Marco Berti (Edmondo), Gloria Banditelli (Una voce sola)

Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala, Riccardo Muti (conductor) & Liliana Cavani (stage director)

La Bohème

San Francisco Opera, 1988

Mirella Freni (Mimi), Luciano Pavarotti (Rodolfo), Gino Quilico (Marcello), Stephen Dickson (Schaunard), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Colline), Sandra Pacetti (Musetta), Italo Tajo (Benoit/Alcindoro)

San Francisco Opera House, Tiziano Severini (conductor) & Francesca Zambello (stage director)

Tosca

Arena di Verona, 2006

Fiorenza Cedolins (Floria Tosca), Marcelo Alvarez (Mario Cavaradossi) & Ruggero Raimondi (Il Barone Scarpia), Fabio Previati (Sagristano), Marco Spotti (Angelotti), Enrico Facini (Spoletta), Giuliano Pelizon (Sciarrone), Ottavia Dorrucci (Un pastore), Angelo Nardinocchi (Un carceriere)

Orchestra and Chorus of The Arena di Verona, Daniel Oren (conductor) & Hugo De Ana (director)

Madama Butterfly

Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1986

Yasuko Hayashi, Hak-Nam Kim & Peter Dvrosky

Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala, Lorin Maazel

La fanciulla del West

Puccini Festival, Torre del Lago, 2005

Daniela Dessì (Minnie), Fabio Armiliato (Dick Johnson) & Lucio Gallo (Jack Rance)

Orchestra and Chorus Città Lirica, Alberto Veronesi (conductor) & Ivan Stefanutti (director)

La Rondine

Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, 2008

Fiorenza Cedolins (Magda), Fernando Portari (Ruggero), Sandra Pastrana (Lisette), Emanuele Giannino (Prunier), Stefano Antonucci (Ramblado)

Orchestra and Chorus of The Teatro La Fenice, Carlo Rizzi (conductor) & Graham Vick (director)

Il Trittico

Teatro Comunale di Modena, 2007

Amarilli Nizza, Alberto Mastromarino, Rubens Pelizzari

Julian Reynolds / Cristina Pezzoli

Turandot

Live from the Wiener Staatsoper, 1983

Eva Marton (La Principessa Turandot), José Carreras (Calaf), Katia Ricciarelli (Liù) & John-Paul Bogart (Timur)

Orchester Der Wiener Staatsoper, Chor Der Wiener Staatsoper & Wiener Sängerknaben, Lorin Maazel (conductor) & Harold Prince (director)

Gianni Schicchi

Bonus Performance: ORF Archive Recordings. Volksoper, Vienna, 1960, sung in German

Erich Kunz, Christiane Sorell, Dagmar Hermann

Argeo Quadri / Otto Fritz

Suor Angelica

Bonus Performance: ORF Archive Recordings. Studio Recording, 1959, sung in German

Sena Jurinac, Elisabeth Höngen, Dorothea Frass

Argeo Quadri / Hermann Lanske


Exclusive 11 DVD Box Set including all 12 Puccini operas plus previously unreleased bonus performances and a lavishly illustrated book with rare archive material.

Sound Formats: PCM Stereo (Madama Butterfly, Turandot, Bonus) / PCM Stereo, DD 2.0 (La Bohème) / PCM Stereo, DD 5.1 (Edgar) / PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1 (Manon Lescaut, Tosca, La faniciulla del West, La Rondine) / DD 2.0 (Le Villi) / DD 5.1 (Il Trittico)

Picture Format: 16:9 / 4:3 (La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, La faniciulla del West, Turandot)

DVD Format: 11 x DVD 9 / NTSC

Subtitles: IT (Original Language), GB, DE, FR, ES / GB (Le Villi)

Running Time: more than 1300 mins + more than 240 mins Bonus

FSK: 6

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Pavarotti in Hyde Park

Pavarotti in Hyde Park


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Decca - 0711509

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Verdi: Aida

Verdi: Aida

Live from Teatro alla Scala di Milano 1985


Maria Chiara (Aida), Luciano Pavarotti (Radames), Ghena Dimitrova (Amneris), Juan Pons (Amonasro), Paata Burchuladze (The King of Egypt), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Ramphis), Francesca Garbi (Priestess) & Ernesto Gavazzi (Messenger)

Orchestra & Chorus of the Teatro Alla Scala, Lorin Maazel (conductor) & Luca Ronconi (stage director)

Recording Date: 1985
Place of recording: Live from the Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Running Time: 160 min + Documentary 78 min
Picture Format: 4:3
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Menu Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, I, SP
Subtitle Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, SP

“La Scala is perhaps the world's Aida theatre par excellence - stage, auditorium and acoustics all conspire to do justice to its every aspect. The work had not been given there for ten years and so, for this return, all the stops were pulled out.” Financial Times, 1985

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Gala Concert

Gala Concert


Bellini:

I Capuleti e I Montecchi: Overture

O rendetemi la speme...Qui la voce sua soave...Vien, diletto (from I Puritani)

Prendi l'anel ti dono (from La Sonnambula)

Cilea:

Io son l'umile ancella (from Adriana Lecouvreur)

Donizetti:

Lucia di Lammermoor (excerpts)

Una furtiva lagrima (from L'elisir d'amore)

Leoncavallo:

Vesti la giubba (from I Pagliacci)

Massenet:

Pourquoi me reveiller (from Werther)

Meditation (from Thaïs)

Puccini:

Recondita armonia (from Tosca)

Ricci, Federico:

Io non sono piu l'Annetta (from Crispino e la Comare)

Thomas, Ambroise:

A vos jeux, mes amis (from Hamlet)

Verdi:

Libiamo, ne' lieti calici (from La Traviata)

Addio del passato (from La Traviata)

La mia letizia infondere (from I Lombardi)

Parigi, o cara (from La Traviata)


Joan Sutherland & Luciano Pavarotti

The Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

live from Sydney Opera House

PICTURE FORMAT: 4:3
LENGTH: 126 Mins
SOUND: STEREO
SUBTITLES: EN

“...Sutherland was superb, singing with that breathtaking assurance and jewel-like brilliance that has made her so outstanding in the world of opera today.” Canberra Times

“[Pavarotti] proved...that this is truly one of the most phenomenal voices of our era, used with genuine musicality and artistry” The Australian

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Verdi: Don Carlo

Verdi: Don Carlo

Four-act Italian version


Luciano Pavarotti (Don Carlo), Samuel Ramey (Filippo II), Paolo Coni (Rodrigo), Daniela Dessi (Elisabetta), Luciana D’intino (Eboli), Alexander Anisimov (Il Grande Inquisitore), Marilena Laurenza (Tebaldo), Nuccia Focile (Una voce dal cielo), Orfeo Zanetti (Il Conte di Lerma), Mario Bolognesi (Un Araldo Reale), Un Araldo Reale (Un Frate)

Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, Riccardo Muti

Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

“If you want the edition of the work revised in Italian by Verdi, first performed in 1884, this is your only choice to date on DVD – and it proves, as it did on VHS, a satisfying experience.
The work in this form is tauter and more direct than the five-act French original caught on the DVD of the Chatêlet production conducted by Pappano. Those who know Zeffirelli's style won't be surprised by the conventionally lavish production, but it effectively evokes the atmosphere of religious oppression and personal antagonisms Verdi so unerringly depicts.
The dark-hued, threatening setting fits Muti's energetic, rhythmically vital conception. He quickens the emotions in a peculiarly Italianate way, and throughout evinces a feeling for the colouring of the score. His reading is in turn a good background for some thoughtful and idiomatic singing.
Pavarotti delivers Carlo's music in a typically fervent manner, words ideally placed on the voice and his tone consistently firm and pliable.
His girth makes him unconvincing as the small, lean, nervous Carlo of history, but his simple, sincere acting is its own advocate. Daniella Dessì looks the very image of the wronged, sympathetic Elisabetta and sings with feeling and good phrasing. Paolo Coni offers a concerned, upright Rodrigo, sung in warm tones though he sometimes loses focus under pressure.
Zeffirelli's video direction is well fashioned and the sound picture catches the aural ambience of La Scala. As a whole, this is a vivid experience.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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EMI - 5994429

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Dame Joan Sutherland’s Farewell Gala

Dame Joan Sutherland’s Farewell Gala

Recorded at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London, December 31, 1990


Bellini:

Casta Diva (from Norma)

Dame Joan Sutherland (soprano)

Bishop, H R:

Home, Sweet Home

Dame Joan Sutherland (soprano)

Cilea:

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

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

Donizetti:

Il dolce suono mi colpì di sua voce! … Spargi d'amaro pianto (from Lucia di Lammermoor)

Dame Joan Sutherland (soprano)

Rossini:

Serbami ognor (from Semiramide)

Dame Joan Sutherland (soprano), Marilyn Horne (soprano)

Saint-Saëns:

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

Marilyn Horne (soprano)

Strauss, J, II:

Die Fledermaus

Dame Joan Sutherland (soprano), Judith Howarth (Adele), Nancy Gustafson (Rosalinde), Jochen Kowalski (Prince Orlofsky), Bonaventura Bottone (Alfredo), Louis Oley (Gabriel von Eisenstein), John Dobson (Dr Blind), Anthony Michaels-More (Dr Falke), Eric Garrett (Colonel Frank)

Verdi:

Parigi, o cara (from La Traviata)

Dame Joan Sutherland (soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

D'amor sull'ali rosee (from Il Trovatore)

Dame Joan Sutherland (soprano)


This special performance of Die Fledermaus was Dame Joan Sutherland’s farewell gala from the Royal Opera House after singing on the London stage for almost 40 years. In this gala, she sings in Act II with her two special colleagues and friends Luciano Pavarotti and Marilyn Horne. The celebrated dramatic soprano Joan Sutherland was born and grew up in Australia. She joined the Covent Garden Company in 1952 singing the First Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberfl öte. Amongst her numerous honours she was named Dame of the British Empire in 1979 and joined the Order of Merit in 1991. Even after her retirement from the opera stage she was frequently seen at major vocal competitions as adjudicator along with her colleague and friend Marilyn Horne. She died in 2010 in Switzerland, aged 83.

Special Feature:

Dame Joan Sutherland singing at the Australian Opera under the direction of her

husband Richard Bonynge: “D’amor sull’ali rosee“ from Verdi’s Il trovatore“

The Mad Scene” from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor| “ Casta Diva“ from Bellini’s Norma

Sound Format: PCM Stereo

Audio Language: GB

Picture Format: 4:3

Subtitles: FR, DE, JP

2x DVD 9 / NTSC

Running Time: 223 mins

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Arthaus Musik - 109161

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Best Wishes from Luciano Pavarotti

Best Wishes from Luciano Pavarotti

80th birthday edition 2015


Puccini:

La Bohème

San Francisco Opera, 1988

Mirella Freni (Mimi), Luciano Pavarotti (Rodolfo), Gino Quilico (Marcello), Stephen Dickson (Schaunard), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Colline), Sandra Pacetti (Musetta), Italo Tajo (Benoit/Alcindoro)

San Francisco Opera House, Tiziano Severini (conductor) & Francesca Zambello (stage director)

Verdi:

Aida

Live from Teatro alla Scala di Milano 1985

Maria Chiara (Aida), Luciano Pavarotti (Radames), Ghena Dimitrova (Amneris), Juan Pons (Amonasro), Paata Burchuladze (The King of Egypt), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Ramphis), Francesca Garbi (Priestess) & Ernesto Gavazzi (Messenger)

Orchestra & Chorus of the Teatro Alla Scala, Lorin Maazel (conductor) & Luca Ronconi (stage director)


Luciano Pavarotti is probably the most significant tenor of the 20th century. His career spanned 45 years and every one of his stage performances are unforgettable, especially La Bohème, Turandot and Aida.

Arthaus Musik is very proud to offer two of these marvellous performances.

Bonus: The 'Aida File', a film documentary about Verdi’s most famous opera, with Luciano Pavarotti, Carlo Bergonzi, Grace Bumbry and others.

Sound Format: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital

Picture Format: 4:3

Original Language: GB, IT

Subtitles: DE, FR, GB, ES, NL, IT

DVD 9 / NTSC

Running Time: ca. 160 mins, 116 mins, 78 mins

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Verdi: Aida

Verdi: Aida

Recorded: Teatro alla Scala, 1986


Maria Chiara (Aida), Luciano Pavarotti (Radames), Ghena Dimitrova (Amneris), Leo Nucci (Amonasro), Paata Burchuladze (Ramfis), Luigi Roni (Il Re di Egitto ), Madelyn Renée (Una Sacerdotessa), Ernesto Gavazzi (Un Messaggero)

Orchestra e coro del Teatro alla Scala, Lorin Maazel (conductor) & Luca Ronconi (director)

"An opera for Cairo!", Verdi is said to have exclaimed. He would certainly have been delighted with this magnificent production. It was a triumphant success when it opened at la Scala in December 1985 and Luciano Pavarotti's long-awaited performance as Radames - his first in Italy - was greeted with rapturous applause.

In this live recording of that production, Pavarotti heads an exceptional cast with Ghena Dimitrova, Maria Chiara and Juan Pons all in peak form.

Lorin Maazel's reading of the score shows a rare understanding of Verdi's music.

Sound Formats: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital

Picture Format: 4:3 | Original Language: IT

Subtitles: GB, DE, FR, ES, NL

Running Time: 160 mins

DVD 9 / NTSC | FSK: 0

Region Code: 0

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Arthaus Musik Legendary Performances - 109086

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Luciano Pavarotti: Classic Duets

Luciano Pavarotti: Classic Duets


Collection of live performances by Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti who is joined onstage by various other classical musicians including fellow tenor and conductor Plácido Domingo, coloratura soprano Joan Sutherland and Australian conductor and pianist Richard Bonynge.

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Decca - 0743885

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