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Ioan Holender Farewell Concert / Netrebko, Domingo, Quasthoff [2 DVD]

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Rienzi
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore
>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes D'Hoffman
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Giordano, Umberto : Fedora
>Massenet, Jules : Herodiade
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Der Freischütz, J 277
>Strauss, Richard : Die schweigsame Frau (The Silent Woman), opera, Op. 80 (TrV 265)
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Linda di Chamounix
>Wagner, Richard : Parsifal
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani
>Rossini, Gioachino : William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera
>Lehár, Franz : The Merry Widow
>Hiller, Wilfried : Das Traumfresserchen
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Gounod, Charles : Romeo et Juliette
>Strauss, Richard : Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
>Massenet, Jules : Werther
>Puccini, Giacomo : Le Villi
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>Strauss, Richard : Arabella, Op. 79
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>Donizetti, Gaetano : La fille du régiment (The daughter of the regiment), opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Wagner, Richard : Das Rheingold
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Falstaff
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera
Performers Conductors Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

A star-studded benefit concert to celebrate Ioan Holender's farewell after 19 years as the director of one of the world's leading and most famous opera houses. The highly acclaimed cast was headed by brilliant singers such as Diana Damrau, Natalie Dessay, Angelika Kirchschlager, Waltraud Meier, Anna Netrebko, Pjotr Beczala, Plácido Domingo, Thomas Hampson, Leo Nucci, Thomas Quasthoff, Ramon Vargas and many others. No fewer than twelve conductors including Marco Armiliato, Bertrand de Billy, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Antonio Pappano and Franz Welser-Möst led the way through a program lasting over four hours at the fully-packed Wiener Staastoper.



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>Wagner, Richard : Rienzi :: Ouverture
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1838-1840

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Act 1. Scene 3. Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond (dänis
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Anthony Pappano
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore :: Stride la vampa!
  • Performer: Nadia Krasteva (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1853

>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes D'Hoffman :: Hélas! mon coeur s'égare encore!
  • Performers: Elaine Coelho (Soprano); Boaz Daniel (Tenor); Keith Ikaia-Purdy (Tenor); Herwig Pecoraro (Tenor); Marcus Peiz (Baritone); Michaela Selinger (Mezzo Soprano )
  • Conductor: Bertrand De Billy
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Sorella...Prenderò quel brunettino
  • Performers: Barbara Frittoli (Soprano); Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Classical

>Giordano, Umberto : Fedora :: "Amor ti vieta"
  • Performer: Ramón Vargas (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Fabio Luisi
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1898

>Massenet, Jules : Hérodiade :: Act 2. Ce breuvage pourrait... Vision fugitive
  • Performer: Boaz Daniel (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Bertrand De Billy
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Der Freischütz, J 277 :: Act III
  • Performer: Soile Isokoski (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Peter Schneider
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1817-1821

>Strauss, Richard : Die schweigsame Frau (The Silent Woman), opera, Op. 80 (TrV 265) :: Wie schön ist doch die Musik
  • Performer: Thomas Quasthoff (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Peter Schneider
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1933-1934

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Linda di Chamounix :: Act I
  • Performer: Stefania Bonfadelli (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842

>Wagner, Richard : Parsifal :: Mild und leise wie er lächelt (Liebestod)
  • Performer: Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Anthony Pappano
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani :: In braccio alle dovizie
  • Performer: Leo Nucci (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1855

>Rossini, Gioachino : William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera :: Sois immobile
  • Performer: Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Fabio Luisi
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1829

>Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : The Merry Widow :: Ich bin eine anständige frau
  • Performers: Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano); Michael Schade (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Hiller, Wilfried : Das Traumfresserchen :: Holenderchen! Ich war dein Traumfresserchen!
  • Performer: Herwig Pecoraro (Tenor)
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: Firenze è come un albero fiorito
  • Performer: Saimir PIrgu (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1918

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette :: LÆamour, lÆamourà Ah! lève-toi, soleil!
  • Performer: Ramón Vargas (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Placido Domingo
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1867

>Strauss, Richard : Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65 :: Act 3. Nun will ich ju
  • Performers: Johan Botha (Tenor); Roxana Constantinescu (Alto); Zoryana Kushpler (Mezzo Soprano); Adrianne Pieczonka (Soprano); Deborah Polaski (Soprano); Michaela Selinger (Mezzo Soprano); Falk Struckmann (Baritone); Ileana Tonca (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1914-1917

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe
  • Performers: Petra Schnitzer (Soprano); Peter Seiffert (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos :: Ella giammai m'amò...Dormirò sol sul manto mio regal
  • Performer: Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass)
  • Conductor: Bertrand De Billy
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1867/1884

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City) :: Act 1. Glück, das mir verblieb
  • Performers: Angela Denoke (Soprano); Stephen Gould (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1920

>Massenet, Jules : Werther :: ! Qui m'aurait dit
  • Performer: Roxana Constantinescu (Alto)
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Massenet, Jules : Werther :: Toute Mon Ame Est Là!...Pourquoi Me Réveiller, O Souffle Du Printemp
  • Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Bertrand De Billy
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Puccini, Giacomo : Le Villi :: Se come voi piccina
  • Performer: Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Simone Young
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1884

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: In fernem Land
  • Performer: Johan Botha (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Simone Young
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1847

>Strauss, Richard : Arabella, Op. 79 :: Er ist der Richtige nicht für mich
  • Performers: Genia Kuhmeier (Soprano); Adrianne Pieczonka (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1929-1932

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Act 3. Je marche sur tous les chemins ...Obéissons quand leur voix appelle
  • Performer: Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Bertrand De Billy
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Donizetti, Gaetano : La fille du régiment (The daughter of the regiment), opera :: Pour ce contrat fatal...Salut a la France!
  • Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1840

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: "Pace, pace, mio dio!"
  • Performer: Violeta Urmana (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Act 2. Cavatine
  • Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Bertrand De Billy
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Wagner, Richard : Das Rheingold :: Scene 2 "Uber Stock und Stein" [Loge]
  • Performers: Boaz Daniel (Tenor); Adrian Eröd (Baritone); Elizabeth Kulman (Mezzo Soprano); Gergely Németi (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853-1854

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth :: "Perfedi! All'anglo contra me v'unite!"
  • Performer: Simon Keenlyside (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Guillermo Calvo
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Falstaff :: Act 3, finale
  • Performers: Boaz Daniel (Bass); Nadia Krasteva (Mezzo Soprano); Elizabeth Kulman (Mezzo Soprano); Gergely Németi (Tenor); Leo Nucci (Baritone); Herwig Pecoraro (Tenor); Michael Roider (Tenor); Alfred Sramek (Baritone); Krassimira Stoyanova (Soprano); Ileana Tonca (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: "Va', pensiero, sull'ali dorate"
  • Conductor: Thomas Lang
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: E Susanna non vien...Dove sono
  • Performer: Barbara Frittoli (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Bertrand De Billy
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1786

>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera :: "Ah! Non credea mirarti"
  • Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1831