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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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The Verdi Collection

The Verdi Collection


Verdi:

Nabucco

Matteo Manuguerra (Nabucco), Veriano Luchetti (Ismaele), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Zaccaria), Renata Scotto (Abigaille), Elena Obraztsova (Fenena), Robert Lloyd (Gran Sacerdote), Kenneth Collins (Abdallo), Anne Edwards (Anna)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus

Ernani

Plácido Domingo (Ernani), Mirella Freni (Elvira), Renato Bruson (Carlo), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Silva), Gianfranco Manganotti (Riccardo), Alfredo Giacomotti (Iago), Jolanda Michieli (Giovanna)

Teatro alla Scala

Attila

Samuel Ramey (Attila), Cheryl Studer (Odabella), Giorgio Zancanaro (Ezio), Neil Shicoff (Foresto), Ernesto Gavazzi (Uldino), Giorgio Surian (Leone)

Teatro alla Scala

Macbeth

Sherrill Milnes (Macbeth), Fiorenza Cossotto (Lady Macbeth), Jose Carreras (Macduff), Ruggero Raimondi (Banco), Giuliano Bernardi (Malcolm), Maria Borgato (Dama), Carlo Del Bosco (Medico)

Ambrosian Opera Chorus & New Philharmonia Orchestra

Rigoletto

Giorgio Zancanaro (Rigoletto), Daniela Dessi (Gilda), Vincenzo La Scola (Duca di Mantova), Paata Burchuladze (Sparafucile), Martha Senn (Maddalena), Francesca Franci (Giovanna), Giorgio Surjan (Monterone), Lucio Gallo (Marullo), Ernesto Gavazzi (Borsa), Michele Pertusi (Conte di Ceprano), Nicoletta Curiel (Contessa di Ceprano), Valeria Esposito (Un paggio)

Teatro alla Scala

La Traviata

Renata Scotto (Violetta Valéry), Sarah Walker (Flora Bervoix), Cynthia Buchan (Annina), Alfredo Kraus (Alfredo Germont), Renato Bruson (Giorgio Germont), Suso Mariategui (Gastone), Henry Newman (Barone Douphol), Richard Van Allan (Marchese d’Obigny), Roderick Kennedy (Dottore Grenvil), Max-René Cosotti (Giuseppe) & Christopher Keyte (Commissionario)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus & Band of the Royal Marines

I Vespri Siciliani

Cheryl Studer (Elena), Chris Merritt (Arrigo), Giorgio Zancanaro (Monforte), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Procida), Gloria Banditelli (Ninetta), Ernesto Gavazzi (Danieli), Enzo Capuano (Bethune), Francesco Musinu (Vaudemont), Paolo Barbacini (Tebaldo), Marco Chingari (Roberto) & Ferrero Poggi (Manfredo)

Teatro alla Scala

Un ballo in maschera

Plácido Domingo (Riccardo), Martina Arroyo (Amelia), Piero Cappuccilli (Renato), Fiorenza Cossotto (Ulrica), Reri Grist (Oscar)

Chorus of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, New Philharmonia Orchestra

La forza del destino

Placido Domingo (Don Alvaro), Sesto Bruscantini (Fra Melitone), Francesca Garbi (Curra), Ernesto Gavazzi (Mastro Trabuco), Giorgio Zancanaro (Don Carlo), Dolora Zajick (Preziosilla), Giorgio Surian (Il Marchese di Calatrava), Paul Plishka (Padre Guardiano), Mirella Freni (Leonora di Vargas), Silvestro Sammaritano (Un Alcalde)

Teatro alla Scala

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), Andrea Silvestrellie (Un Frate)

Teatro alla Scala

Aida

Montserrat Caballé (Aida), Plácido Domingo (Radamès), Fiorenza Cossotto (Amneris), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Ramfis), Piero Cappuccilli (Amonasro), Luigi Roni (The King of Egypt), Nicola Marinucci (Messenger) & Esther Casas (Priestess)

Royal Opera Chorus & New Philharmonia Orchestra

Requiem

Renata Scotto, Agnes Baltsa, Veriano Luchetti and Evgeny Nesterenko

Philharmonia Orchestra & Ambrosian Chorus

Quattro Pezzi Sacri

Swedish Radio Chorus, Stockholm Chamber Choir, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Requiem, Attila, Macbeth rehearsals and Live performances excerpts (DVD)


Riccardo Muti is the greatest living interpreter of Verdi’s music, applauded by the critics and audiences all over the world. This collection includes 11 complete operas, the Requiem and the Four Sacred Pieces offering an immersive experience of Verdi’s repertoire. Drawn from the EMI catalogues and covering more than 20 years of cooperation between Riccardo Muti and the historical English label, each recording included in this box set is a legendary masterpiece and an example of the interpretation of Verdi’s music. The DVD documentary is a special companion to the CDs as Riccardo Muti himself leads us, in his own words, through rehearsals, works and concerts, in a fascinating journey into the depths of Verdi’s music.

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Warner Classics - 9029594588

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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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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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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

Region Code: 0

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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Pavarotti in Hyde Park

Pavarotti in Hyde Park


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Decca - 0711509

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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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Opus Arte Faveo - OAF4010D

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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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Sony - 890639

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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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Arthaus Musik - 101790

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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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