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Marilyn Horne (Isabella), Paolo Montarsolo (Mustafa), Douglas Ahlstedt (Lindoro), Allan Monk (Taddeo), Myra Merritt (Elvira), Diane Kesling (Zulma), Spiro Malas (Haly)
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, James Levine
Sparkily conducted by James Levine, Ponnelle's 1986 Met production goes for broad comedy rather than subtlety, but Marilyn Horne knows exactly how to sing Isabella, and receives strong buffo... — More…
James Morris (Hans Sachs), Ben Heppner (Walther von Stolzing), Karita Mattila (Eva), Thomas Allen (Beckmesser), Jill Grove (Magdalena), Matthew Polenzani (David), René Pape (Pogner), John Relyea (Nachtwächter)
Metropolitan Opera & Chorus, James Levine
Thank goodness for no quirky ideas...The singers are all outstanding, led by James Morris's warmly genial Sachs...and by Ben Heppner, who is an equally convincing Walther...Mattila not only looks... — More…
Deborah Voigt (Ariadne/Prima Donna), Natalie Dessay (Zerbinetta), Susanne Mentzer (The Composer), Richard Margison (Bacchus/The Tenor), Wolfgang Brendel (The Music Master), Waldemar Kmentt (The Major-Domo)
The Metropolitan Opera, James Levine, Laurie Feldman
...two prima donnas [Voigt and Mentzer] at the peaks of their careers having fun with the liveliest Elijah Moshinsky production I've seen...Dessay slips between complex human truth and the commedia... — More…
Tatiana Troyanos (Santuzza), Anatoly Solovianenko (Turiddu), Vern Shinall (Alfio), Isola Jones (Lola), Jean Kraft (Lucia), Plácido Domingo (Canio), Teresa Stratas (Nedda), Sherrill Milnes (James Atherton)
The Metropolitan Opera & Chorus, James Levine
I doubt you'll hear or see a better show: Levine, in his early prime, leads with respect for the music and the verismo tradition and whips the action into a melodramatic frenzy...Domingo sings... — More…
Plácido Domingo (Otello), Renée Fleming (Desdemona), James Morris (Iago), Richard Croft (Cassio), Charles Anthony (Rodrigo), Alexander Anisimov (Lodovico), Jane Bunnell (Emilia), Christopher Schaldenbrand (Un Araldo), Ted Lambrinos (Monatano)
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, James...
It is good to have so telling a reminder on DVD of Placido Domingo's masterly assumption of the role of Otello...[Fleming was] then at her freshest and purest, yet also with power, looking and... — More…
Teresa Stratas (Violetta), Plácido Domingo (Alfredo), Cornell MacNeil (Giorgio Germont)
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine
Severely cut and rearranged, Zeffirelli's famous film suffocates under its own opulence; but Parisian and Provencal locations, Levine's rich conducting, Domingo and Stratas remain rewarding. — More…
Also contains the film 'Wagner's Dream' - a documentary about the making of the Metropolitan Operas new Ring cycle.
Lisette Oropesa (Woglinde), Jennifer Johnson Cano (Wellgunde), Tamara Mumford (Flosshilde), Eric Owens (Alberich), Stephanie Blythe (Fricka), Bryn Terfel (Wotan), Richard Croft (Loge), Franz-Josef Selig (Fasolt), Hans-Peter König (Fafner), Wendy Bryn Harmer (Freia),...
Kaufmann and Westbroek project the right kind of sexual and emotional intensity to carry the drama in the very bare setting that they're in, a tension matched elsewhere only by Waltraud Meier's... — More…
Plácido Domingo (Don Carlo), Mirella Freni (Elisabetta), Grace Bumbry (Eboli), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Filippo II), Louis Quilico (Rodrigo) & Ferruccio Furlanetto (Il Grand Inquisitor)
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, James Levine
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);
Metropolitan Opera, James Levine
Dramatically we're back in the stone age...Musically there's much to admire...The vocalism is strong and occasionally outstanding. — More…