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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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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

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Audio Language: GB

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Subtitles: FR, DE, JP

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Running Time: 223 mins

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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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Verdi: Rigoletto

Verdi: Rigoletto


Louis Quilico (Rigoletto), Christiane Eda-Pierre (Gilda), Luciano Pavarotti (Duke of Mantua), Isola Jones (Maddalena), Ara Berberian (Sparafucile), Richard J. Clark (Monterone), Charles Anthony (Borsa), John Darrenkamp (Marullo), Norman Andersson (Count Ceprano), Betsy Norden (Countess Ceprano), Batyah Godfrey Ben-David (Giovanna), Nadyne Brewer (Page) & Paul De Paola (Guard)

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus & Ballet, James Levine

Decca is proud to present this unique recording of Rigoletto. The only Rigoletto stage production on film featuring Luciano Pavarotti, this performance of one of Verdi's best-loved operas was discovered in the Metropolitan Opera Archives and is available here for the first time. Recorded in 1981, it presents Pavarotti at the peak of his career, supported by an outstanding cast that includes Louis Quilico in the title role, Christine Eda-Pierre as Gilda, Ara Berberian as Sparafucile, and Isola Jones as Maddalena, with Met Music Director James Levine on the podium.

Production..............John Dexter

Stage Director..........David Sell

Designer................Tanya Moiseiwitsch

Lighting designer.......Gil Wechsler

Choreographer...........Norbert Vesak

TV Director.............Brian Large

Picture format: 4:3

Audio Format: LPCM

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Disc: DVD9

Menu Language: English

Subtitles: English, French, German

“Dramatically we're back in the stone age...Musically there's much to admire...The vocalism is strong and occasionally outstanding.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2015

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Decca - 0743884

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Ladies and Gentlemen: Miss Renee Fleming

Ladies and Gentlemen: Miss Renee Fleming

Tony Palmer’s Classic Film


Renee Fleming plus other world-class artists featured in this fascinating personal portrait include: Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, Sir Peter Hall, Daniel Barenboim, Valery Gergiev, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Katarina Witt & Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Tony Palmer’s film presents the first major exploration of the life and career of the great American soprano, Renée Fleming - for many, the epitome of the modern-day diva.

Share an intimate visit with Renée behind the scenes, at home and on stage as she rehearses and performs in Verdi’s Otello and Requiem, and sings Strauss, Mozart, Korngold, Rachmaninoff and Bernstein (West Side Story.)

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Pavarotti sings Verdi

Pavarotti sings Verdi


Verdi:

Un ballo in maschera

Luciano Pavarotti, Leo Nucci, Aprile Millo, Florence Quivar, Harolyn Blackwell

Il Trovatore

Eva Marton, Luciano Pavarotti, Dolora Zajick, Sherrill Milnes

Ernani

Luciano Pavarotti (Ernani), Leona Mitchell (Elvira), Sherrill Milnes (Don Carlo) & Ruggero Raimondi (De Silva)


Recorded live at New York's Metropolitan Opera

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Pavarotti in Hyde Park

Pavarotti in Hyde Park


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Verdi: Rigoletto

Verdi: Rigoletto

Staged and Directed by: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle


Ingvar Wixell (Rigoletto/Monterone), Edita Gruberova (Gilda), Luciano Pavarotti (Il Duca), Victoria Vergara (Maddalena), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Sparafucile), Fedora Barbieri (Giovanna), Bernd Weikl (Marullo), Rémy Corazza (Borsa), Roland Bracht (Il Conte di Ceprano), Kathleen Kuhlmann (La Contessa di Ceprano)

Wiener Philharmoniker & Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Riccardo Chailly

Filmed in Mantua, Cremona, Sabionetta, Parma und Acquanegra in May 1982

“Not to be missed.” New York Times

“It is truly memorable, with Pavarotti a Bacchus-like figure in the orgy scene...He acts the part of the Count as believably as if the latter's philosophy was his very own, and he sings gloriously throughout. But Ingar Wixell's magnificently powerful Rigoletto still dominates the narrative...The production is traditional in the best sense; costumes are colourful, sets believable.” Penguin Guide, 2010 edition ****

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Verdi: Don Carlo

Verdi: Don Carlo


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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The Three Tenors Christmas

The Three Tenors Christmas


Join the Three Tenors for their first ever Christmas concert, which features live performances of old-time favorite Christmas carols. Songs performed include: "O Holy Night", "White Christmas", "Ave Maria", "Jingle Bells", "I'll Be Home for Christmas", "Let It Snow", "Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle", "Adeste Fideles", "Amazing Grace", and many more. ~ Laura Mahnken, Rovi

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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

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

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