Major stars of the international opera stage come together with the Chor und Orchester of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, under the internationally acclaimed conductor Donald Runnicles, in this opera gala in aid of the German AIDS Foundation.
Highlights from operas by Rossini, Verdi, Meyerbeer, Wagner, Delibes, Sartori are performed by world-class musicians from around the globe.
Heading the star-studded line-up were established artists of the calibre of Adrianne Pieczonka, Vivica Genaux and Simone Kermes, while the younger generation is represented by tenors Francesco Demuro, Antonio Poli and Teodor Illincai, as well as the exciting soprano Kristin Lewis and mezzo-soprano Anna Smirnova. The result was truly an evening to remember.
Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9
Sound format DVD: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Runnning time: 75 mins
“Familiar pieces variably sung, but enjoyable”
“[Genaux] reveals a voice of power, colour and vocal grace as befits Meyerbeer’s stylish Emma di Resburgo...Just what tenor singing can be about is well represented by the lyric and flexibly-voiced Antonio Poli.”
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