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Various / La Scala Box Set / Various [12 DVD]

Album Summary

>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Lo frate 'nnamorato
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Fanciulla del West
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor
>Rossini, Gioachino : William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I due Foscari
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani
>Rossini, Gioachino : La donna del lago (The Lady of the Lake), opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Attila
>Cilèa, Francesco : Adriana Lecouvreur
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

With 11 operas and over 30 hours of performances, Opus Arte presents outstanding RAI television recordings of performances from the Teatro alla Scala, beautifully packaged as a high quality box set, each title complete with an informative booklet. The La Scala Collection brings together works from some of the best-loved opera composers - Donizetti, Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi and Pergolesi. Renowned conductors Riccardo Muti, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Lorin Maazel and Stefano Ranzani lead the Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro alla Scala in these magnificent productions. These splendid performances feature some of the most famous opera singers in the world, Including Thomas Allen, Placido Domingo, Renato Bruson, Daniela Dessi, Alessandro Corbelli, Giorgio Zancanaro, Chris Merritt, Cheryl Studer and Sara Mingardo. This collection offers a wealth a material to enrich any library - a collection no opera lover should be without. (11 DVD set / 30 hours, 32 minutes / Full Screen and Letterbox / Picture format 4/3 / English Subtitles / Booklets with Full Libretti / Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo)

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 1832 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby 2.0
Subtitles: English
Country of Origin: USA



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Works Details

>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Lo frate 'nnamorato
  • Performers: Alessandro Corbelli (Bass); Nicoletta Curiel (Mezzo Soprano); Bruno De Simone (Baritone); Ezio Di Cesare (Tenor); Luciana D'Intino (Soprano); Amelia Felle (Soprano); Nuccia Focile (Soprano); Bernadette Manca di Nissa (Mezzo Soprano); Elisabeth Norberg-Schulz (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Ensemble: La Scala Philharmonic Chorus
  • Running Time: 172 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1732
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Puccini, Giacomo : La Fanciulla del West
  • Performers: Sergio Bertocchi (Tenor); Placido Domingo (Tenor); Juan Pons (Baritone); Luigi Roni (Bass); Antonio Salvadori (Baritone); Mara Zampieri (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Ensemble: La Scala Philharmonic Chorus
  • Running Time: 144 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor
  • Performers: Marco Berti (Tenor); Renato Bruson (Baritone); Carlo Colombara (Bass); Mariella Devia (Soprano); Ernesto Gavazzi (Tenor); Vincenzo La Scola (Tenor); Floriana Sovilla (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Stefano Ranzani
  • Ensemble: La Scala Philharmonic Chorus
  • Running Time: 140 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1835
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rossini, Gioachino : William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera
  • Performers: Franco De Grandis (Baritone); Luciana D'Intino (Soprano); Amelia Felle (Soprano); Carla Gavazzi (Soprano); Chris Merritt (Tenor); Alberto Noli (Baritone); Luigi Roni (Bass); Cheryl Studer (Mezzo Soprano); Giorgio Surjan (Bass); Vittorio Terranova (Tenor); Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Ensemble: La Scala Philharmonic Chorus
  • Running Time: 240 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1829
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
  • Performers: Thomas Allen (Bass); Francisco Araiza (Tenor); Natale de Carolis (Bass Baritone); Claudio Desderi (Baritone); Edita Gruberova (Soprano); Susanne Mentzer (Mezzo Soprano); Ann Murray (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Ensemble: La Scala Philharmonic Chorus
  • Running Time: 179 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588
  • Performers: Alessandro Corbelli (Baritone); Claudio Desderi (Bass); Daniela Dessì (Soprano); Adelina Scarabelli (Soprano); Delores Ziegler (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Ensemble: La Scala Philharmonic Chorus
  • Running Time: 187 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1790
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I due Foscari
  • Performers: Aldo Bottion (Tenor); Aldo Bramante (Baritone); Renato Bruson (Baritone); Renato Cazzaniga (Tenor); Alberto Cupido (Tenor); Luigi Roni (Bass); Monica Tagliasacchi (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Ensemble: La Scala Philharmonic Chorus
  • Running Time: 115 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1844
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani
  • Performers: Enzo Capuano (Bass); Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass); Chris Merritt (Tenor); Francesco Musinu (Baritone); Cheryl Studer (Mezzo Soprano); Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Ensemble: La Scala Philharmonic Chorus
  • Running Time: 211 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1855
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rossini, Gioachino : La donna del lago (The Lady of the Lake), opera
  • Performers: June Anderson (Soprano); Rockwell Blake (Tenor); Martine Dupuy (Mezzo Soprano); Ernesto Gavazzi (Tenor); Marilena Laurenza (Soprano); Chris Merritt (Tenor); Ferrero Poggi (Tenor); Giorgio Surjan (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Ensemble: La Scala Philharmonic Chorus
  • Running Time: 167 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1819
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Attila
  • Performers: Ernesto Gavazzi (Tenor); Kaludi Kaludov (Tenor); Mario Luperi (Bass); Samuel Ramey (Baritone); Cheryl Studer (Mezzo Soprano); Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Ensemble: La Scala Philharmonic Chorus
  • Running Time: 118 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1846
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Francesco Cilèa (1866 - 1950) : Adriana Lecouvreur
  • Performers: Alessandro Cassis (Baritone); Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano); Peter Dvorsky (Tenor); Mirella Freni (Soprano); Ernesto Gavazzi (Tenor); Sara Mingardo (Soprano); Giuseppe Riva (Bass); Ivo Vinco (Bass)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Ensemble: La Scala Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 159 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1902
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Live