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5 Operas from Glyndebourne 1972-1979 / Fidelio, Macbeth, Falstaff, The Rake's Progress, Il Ritorno d'Ulisse [5 DVD]

Album Summary

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Falstaff
>Stravinsky, Igor : Rake's Progress
Performers Conductors Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Glyndebourne Diamonds is a choice of five highly acclaimed opera productions from the famous Glyndebourne Festival. Everything about these specially selected productions is unique, with a particularly exclusive touch: the casts, the stage directors, the conductors and the atmosphere of Glyndebourne itself. All of these productions are jewels of the classical opera tradition. Now all of these true diamonds of opera history are collected and available in this box set.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 681 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA



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Works Details

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
  • Performers: Virginia Popova; Benjamin Luxon (Bass); Robert Lloyd (Bass); Annabel Hunt; Anne Howells (Mezzo Soprano); Ian Caley (Tenor); Brian Burrows (Tenor); Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Raymond Leppard
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1640
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
  • Performers: Anton De Ridder (Tenor); Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano); Elisabeth Gale (Soprano); Curt Appelgren; Robert Allman
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1805/1814
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth
  • Performers: Josephine Barstow (Soprano); Rae Woodland (Soprano); Kostas Paskalis (Bass); James Morris (Baritone); Keith Erwen (Tenor); Ian Caley (Tenor)
  • Conductor: John Pritchard
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847/1865
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Falstaff
  • Performers: Ugo Trama (Bass); Reni Penkova; Benjamin Luxon (Baritone); Kay Griffel (Mezzo Soprano); Donald Gramm (Bass); Elisabeth Gale (Soprano); John Fryatt (Tenor); Bernard Dickerson (Tenor); Max Cosotti (Tenor); Nucci Condo (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: John Pritchard
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Stravinsky, Igor : Rake's Progress
  • Performers: Samuel Ramey (Baritone); Richard Van Allan (Baritone); Felicity Lott (Soprano); Leo Goeke (Tenor); Rosalind Elias (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1948-1951
  • Studio/Live: Live