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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: Luciana D'Intino (Soprano); Ezio Di Cesare (Tenor); Bruno De Simone (Baritone); Nicoletta Curiel (Mezzo Soprano); Alessandro Corbelli (Bass); Amelia Felle (Soprano); Bernadette Manca di Nissa (Mezzo Soprano); Elisabeth Norberg-Schulz (Soprano); Nuccia Focile (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: Antonio Salvadori (Baritone); Sergio Bertocchi (Tenor); Juan Pons (Baritone); Luigi Roni (Bass); Mara Zampieri (Soprano); Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • 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: Vincenzo La Scola (Tenor); Mariella Devia (Soprano); Ernesto Gavazzi (Tenor); Renato Bruson (Baritone); Marco Berti (Tenor); Carlo Colombara (Bass); 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: Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone); Giorgio Surjan (Bass); Alberto Noli (Baritone); Chris Merritt (Tenor); Carla Gavazzi (Soprano); Franco De Grandis (Baritone); Vittorio Terranova (Tenor); Amelia Felle (Soprano); Luigi Roni (Bass); Luciana D'Intino (Soprano); Cheryl Studer (Mezzo Soprano)
  • 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: Edita Gruberova (Soprano); Francisco Araiza (Tenor); Claudio Desderi (Baritone); Susanne Mentzer (Mezzo Soprano); Natale de Carolis (Bass Baritone); Thomas Allen (Bass); 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: Adelina Scarabelli (Soprano); Daniela Dessì (Soprano); Claudio Desderi (Bass); Alessandro Corbelli (Baritone); 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 Bramante (Baritone); Aldo Bottion (Tenor); Renato Cazzaniga (Tenor); Luigi Roni (Bass); Monica Tagliasacchi (Mezzo Soprano); Alberto Cupido (Tenor); Renato Bruson (Baritone)
  • 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: Cheryl Studer (Mezzo Soprano); Francesco Musinu (Baritone); Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass); Enzo Capuano (Bass); Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone); Chris Merritt (Tenor)
  • 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: Rockwell Blake (Tenor); June Anderson (Soprano); Martine Dupuy (Mezzo Soprano); Ernesto Gavazzi (Tenor); Giorgio Surjan (Baritone); Ferrero Poggi (Tenor); Chris Merritt (Tenor); Marilena Laurenza (Soprano)
  • 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: Cheryl Studer (Mezzo Soprano); Mario Luperi (Bass); Kaludi Kaludov (Tenor); Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone); Ernesto Gavazzi (Tenor); Samuel Ramey (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: Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano); Ivo Vinco (Bass); Giuseppe Riva (Bass); Sara Mingardo (Soprano); Ernesto Gavazzi (Tenor); Mirella Freni (Soprano); Peter Dvorsky (Tenor); Alessandro Cassis (Baritone)
  • 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