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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…
330 CDs + 24 DVD Videos + 2 Blu-ray Audios
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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…
On the occasion of Von Karajan’s 100th birthday, this is the definitive documentary of his life and works.
Herbert von Karajan
Dornhelm tells a good story… Even the most dedicated Karajan follower is likely to come across some unfamiliar footage from the assemblage of DG and Unitel videos and old TV documentaries, which... — More…
Jon Vickers (Otello), Mirella Freni (Desdemona), Peter Glossop (Iago), José van Dam & Stefania Malagú (Emilia), Aldo Bottion (Cassio), José van Dam (Lodovico), Michel Sénéchal (Rodrigo), Mario Macchi (Montano/Un Araldo)
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
Vickers sings gloriously in the title-role, a heroic tenor who sings cleanly and accurately and with great passion, totally unstrained. Though Mirella Freni's soprano might seem a little lightweight... — More…