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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; Brian Burrows (Tenor); Ian Caley (Tenor); Anne Howells (Mezzo Soprano); Annabel Hunt; Robert Lloyd (Bass); Benjamin Luxon (Bass); 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); Robert Allman; Curt Appelgren; Elisabeth Gale (Soprano); Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano)
  • 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); Keith Erwen (Tenor); James Morris (Baritone); Kostas Paskalis (Bass); Rae Woodland (Soprano); Josephine Barstow (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); Kay Griffel (Mezzo Soprano); Benjamin Luxon (Baritone); Reni Penkova; Elisabeth Gale (Soprano); Max Cosotti (Tenor); Donald Gramm (Bass); John Fryatt (Tenor); Bernard Dickerson (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); Rosalind Elias (Mezzo Soprano); Leo Goeke (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1948-1951
  • Studio/Live: Live