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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: Benjamin Luxon (Bass); Virginia Popova; 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); Curt Appelgren; Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano); Elisabeth Gale (Soprano); 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: Ian Caley (Tenor); Josephine Barstow (Soprano); Keith Erwen (Tenor); James Morris (Baritone); Kostas Paskalis (Bass); Rae Woodland (Soprano)
  • 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); Elisabeth Gale (Soprano); Nucci Condo (Mezzo Soprano); Max Cosotti (Tenor); John Fryatt (Tenor); Donald Gramm (Bass); Bernard Dickerson (Tenor); Kay Griffel (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: Rosalind Elias (Mezzo Soprano); Leo Goeke (Tenor); Felicity Lott (Soprano); Richard Van Allan (Baritone); Samuel Ramey (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1948-1951
  • Studio/Live: Live