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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

Released or re-released in last 6 months

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Decca - 0743864

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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

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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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Giordano, U: Andrea Chénier

Giordano, U: Andrea Chénier


Luciano Pavarotti (Andrea Chénier), Maria Guleghina (Maddalena di Coigny), Juan Pons (Carlo Gérard), Wendy White (Bersi), Judith Christin (La Contessa di Coigny), Stephanie Blythe (Madelon)

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, James Levine

This Dino Yannopoulos-directed production ran at the Metropolitan Opera at irregular intervals until 1977, with the title role attracting the likes of Carlo Bergonzi, Franco Corelli, and Plácido Domingo. Maddalena would be sung by Renata Tebaldi, Martina Arroyo, and Eileen Farrell; Gérard by Robert Merrill and Ettore Bastianini; and Fausto Cleva, Lamberto Gardelli, and James Levine presided in the pit.

Levine again conducted when Nicolas Joël’s production premiered in April 1996 with Luciano Pavarotti in the title role, opposite Aprile Millo and Juan Pons. This DVD captures a telecast from the following season, with Pavarotti and Pons reprising their portrayals and Maria Guleghina as Maddalena.

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Decca - 0743421

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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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Tony Palmer Films - TPDVD159

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Luciano Pavarotti - The Italian Opera Collection

Luciano Pavarotti - The Italian Opera Collection


Donizetti:

L'elisir d'amore

Kathleen Battle (Adina), Luciano Pavarotti (Nemorino), Enzo Dara (Dulcamara), Juan Pons (Belcore), Korliss Uecker (Giannetta)

Leoncavallo:

I Pagliacci

Juan Pons (Tonio), Luciano Pavarotti (Canio), Teresa Stratas (Nedda), Kenn Chester (Beppe), Dwayne Croft (Silvio)

Puccini:

La Bohème

Renata Scotto (Mimi), Luciano Pavarotti (Rodolfo), Maralin Niska (Musetta), Ingvar Wixell (Marcello), Allan Monk (Schaunard), Paul Plishka (Colline), Italo Tajo (Benoit), Andrea Velis (Alcindoro), Dale Caldwell (Parpignol)

Il tabarro

Juan Pons (Michele), Teresa Stratas (Giorgetta), Plácido Domingo (Luigi), Charles Anthony (Il Tinca), Federico Davia (Il Talpa), Florence Quivar (La Frugola), Philip Creech (Venditore di canzonette)


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DG - 0734300

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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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DG - 0734458

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Verdi: Ernani

Verdi: Ernani


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

Chorus & Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, James Levine

“One of the Met's nights of stars, with a comparatively trim Pavarotti in great voice; only Leona Mitchell slightly below par. The sets and the playing are almost too sumptuous for this early raw work.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2008 ****

“A quartet of major voices was on hand to fill the leading roles... Naturally, they gave fans of sheer vocalism a great deal to cheer about during the evening... Mr. Pavarotti gave a splendid full-throated performance... He was also a sensitive partner in the many ensemble numbers... Miss Mitchell filled the house gloriously... Mr. Milnes was a dominating force... Mr. Raimondi gave his usual solid performance, musically and dramatically... James Levine's conducting had plenty of passion and momentum” New York Times

“While all four solo performances are superb, one has only to sample the finale to Act I to discover what an electrifying team they make...If Pavarotti dominates by the sheer ardour of his singing, overall this is a totally gripping performance, unlikely to be surpassed on DVD.” Penguin Guide, 2010 edition ****

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Decca - 0743228

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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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DG Unitel - 0734166

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Mozart: Idomeneo, K366

Mozart: Idomeneo, K366

Video Director Brian Large & Production by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle


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DG - 0734234

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Puccini: Il Tabarro, etc.

Leoncavallo:

I Pagliacci

Juan Pons, Luciano Pavarotti, Teresa Stratas, Kenn Chester, Dwayne Croft,

Puccini:

Il Tabarro

Juan Pons, Teresa Stratas, Plácido Domingo, Charles Anthony, Federico Davia


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DG - 0734024

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