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Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Bernard Haitink, Charles Dutoit, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Maurizio Pollini, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Zoltán Kocsis, Gérard Souzay
22 CDs + 2 DVD Videos
Raina Kabaivanska (Leonora), Piero Cappuccilli (Il Conte di Luna), Fiorenza Cossotto (Azucena), Plácido Domingo (Manrico), José van Dam (Ferrando)
Orchestra and Chorus of the Vienna State Oper, Herbert von Karajan (conductor and stage-director)
A truly glamorous cast and conductor for this Vienna production, directed by Karajan himself in the old-fashioned style. Fine music-making, though the dark-toned visuals are pure period-piece. — More…
Recorded in Vienna, November 1965 and in Berlin, January 1966
Wiener Symphoniker & Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
Gundula Janowitz (soprano), José van Dam (bass-baritone)
Wiener Singverein, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
The chorus standing in (literally) serried ranks, singing from memory; rich, turbo-charged orchestral playing… it all seems more Cecil B de Mille than Brahms. — More…
Plácido Domingo (Ernani), Mirella Freni (Elvira), Renato Bruson (Carlo), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Silva), Gianfranco Manganotti (Riccardo), Alfredo Giacomotti (Iago), Jolanda Michieli (Giovanna), Plácido Domingo (Otello), Kiri Te Kanawa (Desdemona), Sergei Leiferkus (Iago), Robin Leggate (Cassio), Ramon...
Domingo's much-admired Otello is captured here around its peak (1992). The rare La Scala Ernani is a strong souvenir, but the Trovatore under Karajan with a top-notch cast is even more special. — More…