Tutto Verdi: The Complete 26 Operas plus Messa da Requiem / Teatro Regio [30 DVD Videos]

Notes & Reviews:

To mark the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi's birth, the Teatro Regio di Parma, Unitel Classica and C Major Video have joined forces to realize a truly unique and monumental project - Tutto Verdi. For the first time ever, Verdi's complete operatic output is now available in High Definition and Surround Sound on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. The Tutto Verdi Premium Box, available on either DVD or Blu-ray Disc, includes new productions of all 26 of Verdi's operas plus his Requiem, as well as the documentary "Verdi's Backyard," with each production including a 10 minute introduction explaining the story, characters and history of the opera. The Tutto Verdi Premium collection is lavishly presented in a LP-size box, with a linen-bound 124 page book that includes 40 full-color photos and texts by renowned writers Philip Gossett and Roger Parker. The productions, newly recorded for the Tutto Verdi project, feature the world's best Verdi singers including Daniela Dessì, Marcelo Álvarez, Leo Nucci, Nino Machaidze, Fiorenza Cedolins & Norma Fantini, to name a few; conductors Daniele Callegari, Yuri Temirkanov, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Nicola Luisotti and more; in productions staged by Pier Luigi Pizzi, Denis Krief, Daniele Abbado and Pier'Alli. The operas Un giorno di regno and Alzira see their first ever productions available on DVD, and many will be appearing for the first time ever on Blu-ray: Luisa Miller, Il corsaro, Giovanna d'Arco, I Lombardi, Nabucco, I due Foscari, Un giorno di regno, I Vespri siciliani, La battaglia di Legnano, Stiffelio, Alzira, I masnadieri, Don Carlo and Ernani.


Works:

Oberto by Giuseppe Verdi

Performer: Giovanni Battista Parodi (Baritone), Mariana Pentcheva (Alto), Fabio Sartori (Tenor),
Francesca Sassu (Soprano), Giorgia Bertagni (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Antonello Allemandi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra, Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1839; Italy
Date of Recording: 2007
Venue: Teatro Regio di Parma

I lombardi by Giuseppe Verdi

Performer: Valdis Jansons (Baritone), Gregory Bonfatti (Tenor), Roberto Tagliavini (Bass),
Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano), Roberto De Biasio (Tenor), Michele Pertusi (Bass),
Cristina Giannelli (Soprano), Francesco Meli (Tenor), Daniela Pini (Soprano)
Conductor: Daniele Callegari
Orchestra/Ensemble: Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra, Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1843; Italy

Giovanna d'Arco by Giuseppe Verdi

Performer: Maurizio Lo Piccolo (Voice), Luigi Petroni (Tenor), Evan Bowers (Tenor),
Renato Bruson (Baritone), Svetla Vassileva (Soprano)
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra, Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845; Italy
Date of Recording: 2008
Venue: Teatro Regio di Parma

Un giorno di regno by Giuseppe Verdi

Performer: Alessandra Marianelli (Soprano), Ivan Magri (Tenor), Anna Caterina Antonacci (Soprano),
Andrea Porta (Bass), Guido Loconsolo (Baritone), Paolo Bordogna (Baritone)
Conductor: Donato Renzetti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra, Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840; Italy
Date of Recording: 2010
Venue: Teatro Regio di Parma

Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi

Performer: Susan Neves (Soprano), Carlo Guelfi (Baritone), Marco Berti (Tenor),
Giacomo Prestia (Baritone), Nicoletta Zanini (Soprano), Samuele Simoncini (Tenor),
Alessandro Svab (Bass)
Conductor: Antonello Allemandi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra, Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844; Italy

Alzira by Giuseppe Verdi

Performer: Joe Tsuchizaki (Tenor), Ferdinand von Bothmer (Tenor), Francesco Facini (Bass),
Junko Saito (Mezzo Soprano), Thomas Gazheli (Baritone), Anna Lucia Nardi (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolzano-Trento Haydn Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845; Italy

Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi

Performer: Mauro Buffoli (Tenor), Alessandro Spina (Bass), Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano),
Anna Maria Chiuri (Soprano), Bruno Ribeiro (Tenor), Leo Nucci (Baritone),
Riccardo Zanellato (Bass)
Conductor: Michele Mariotti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra, Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842; Italy
Date of Recording: 2009
Venue: Teatro Regio di Parma

I due Foscari by Giuseppe Verdi

Performer: Alessandro Bianchini (Bass), Roberto De Biasio (Tenor), Tatiana Serjan (Soprano),
Gregory Bonfatti (Tenor), Roberto Tagliavini (Bass), Mauro Buffoli (Tenor),
Marcella Polidori (Soprano)
Conductor: Donato Renzetti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra, Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844; Italy

Attila by Giuseppe Verdi

Performer: Cristiano Cremonini (Tenor), Susanna Branchini (Soprano), Giovanni Battista Parodi (Baritone),
Sebastian Catana (Baritone), Roberto De Biasio (Tenor)
Conductor: Andrea Battistoni
Orchestra/Ensemble: Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra, Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846; Italy

Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi

Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra, Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847/1865; Italy

La battaglia di Legnano by Giuseppe Verdi

Conductor: Boris Brott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Trieste Teatro Verdi Orchestra, Trieste Teatro Verdi Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849; Italy

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi

Conductor: Massimo Zanetti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra, Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851; Italy

I masnadieri by Giuseppe Verdi

Conductor: Nicola Luisotti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Naples Teatro San Carlo Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847; Italy

Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi

Conductor: Donato Renzetti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra, Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849; Italy

Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi

Performer: Cristina Giannelli (Soprano), Roberto Jachini Virgili (Tenor), Mzia Nioradze (Mezzo Soprano),
Teresa Romano (Mezzo Soprano), Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor), Claudio Sgura (Baritone)
Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov
Orchestra/Ensemble: Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra, Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853; Italy

Il corsaro by Giuseppe Verdi

Conductor: Carlo Montanaro
Orchestra/Ensemble: Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra, Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1848; Italy

Stiffelio by Giuseppe Verdi

Conductor: Andrea Battistoni
Orchestra/Ensemble: Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra, Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850; Italy

La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi

Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov
Orchestra/Ensemble: Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra, Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853; Italy

I vespri siciliani by Giuseppe Verdi

Conductor: Massimo Zanetti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra, Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1855; Italy

La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi

Performer: Carlos Alvarez (Baritone), Nina Stemme (Soprano), Nadia Krasteva (Mezzo Soprano),
Alastair Miles (Bass), Tiziano Bracci (Bass), Elisabeta Marin (Soprano),
Salvatore Licitra (Tenor), Dan Paul Dumitrescu (Bass)
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862/1869; Italy

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi

Performer: Carlos Alvarez (Baritone), Marina Poplavskaya (Soprano), Antonello Ceron (Tenor),
Barbara Di Castri (Mezzo Soprano), Aleksandrs Antonenko (Tenor), Mikhail Petrenko (Bass)
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Salzburg Festival Children's Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887; Italy

Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi

Performer: Francesco Meli (Tenor), Leo Nucci (Baritone), Paolo Pecchioli (Bass),
Tamar Iveri (Soprano), Roberto Scandiuzzi (Bass)
Conductor: Daniele Callegari
Orchestra/Ensemble: Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra, Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857; Italy

Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi

Performer: Giacomo Prestia (Baritone), Cellia Costea (Soprano), Mario Malagnini (Tenor),
Irene Candelier (Soprano), Simone Piazzola (Baritone)
Conductor: Fabrizio Ventura
Orchestra/Ensemble: Emilia Regional Municipal Theatre Orchestra, Amadeus Lyric Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867/1886

Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi

Performer: Romina Tomasoni (Mezzo Soprano), Svetla Vassileva (Soprano), Barbara Bargnesi (Soprano),
Daniela Pini (Soprano), Antonio Gandía (Tenor), Ambrogio Maestri (Baritone)
Conductor: Andrea Battistoni
Orchestra/Ensemble: Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893; Italy

Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi

Performer: Filippo Polinelli (Bass), Kirstin Lewis (Soprano), Vladimir Stoyanov (Baritone),
Francesco Meli (Tenor), Elisabetta Fiorillo (Mezzo Soprano), Serena Gamberoni (Soprano),
Antonio Barbargallo ()
Conductor: Gianluigi Gelmetti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra, Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859; Italy

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi

Performer: George Andguladze (), Mariana Pentcheva (Alto), Walter Fraccaro (Tenor),
Susanna Brachini (Soprano), Alberto Gazale (Baritone), Carlo Malinverno (Bass)
Conductor: Antonino Fogliani
Orchestra/Ensemble: Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871; Italy

Requiem Mass by Giuseppe Verdi

Performer: Francesco Meli (Tenor), Sonia Ganassi (Mezzo Soprano), Riccardo Zanellato (Bass),
Dimitra Theodossiou (Soprano)
Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov
Orchestra/Ensemble: Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra, Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874; Italy





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