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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: Ian Caley (Tenor); Robert Lloyd (Bass); Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano); Benjamin Luxon (Bass); Annabel Hunt; Anne Howells (Mezzo Soprano); Brian Burrows (Tenor); Virginia Popova
  • 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: Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano); Elisabeth Gale (Soprano); Curt Appelgren; Robert Allman; Anton De Ridder (Tenor)
  • 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); Kostas Paskalis (Bass); James Morris (Baritone); Josephine Barstow (Soprano); Keith Erwen (Tenor); 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); Benjamin Luxon (Baritone); Reni Penkova; Elisabeth Gale (Soprano); John Fryatt (Tenor); Donald Gramm (Bass); Nucci Condo (Mezzo Soprano); Bernard Dickerson (Tenor); Max Cosotti (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); Richard Van Allan (Baritone); Felicity Lott (Soprano); Leo Goeke (Tenor); Samuel Ramey (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1948-1951
  • Studio/Live: Live