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Magic Moments of Opera / Mozart, Wagner, Beethoven, Strauss [11 DVD]

Album Summary

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Massenet, Jules : Werther
>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Strauss, Richard : Elektra, Op. 58
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

For the first time, gathered together in one box set are all of your favorite operas. Feel the love and passion; wrath and wit; revenge and regret in this legendary set of recordings of ten operatic masterpieces. This Magic Moments of Opera set includes works such as Aida, Elektra, Tosca, The Magic Flute and more! Both the cognoscenti and the uninitiated to opera are sure to appreciate this opportunity to experience truly great stage performances. A must-have purchase this season and perfect gift for friend, family or self.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 1500 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, 4:3, Color
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish + Italian (except Aida) + Dutch (Aida only)



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Works Details

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
  • Performers: Placido Domingo (Tenor); Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus
  • Performers: Lucia Popp (Soprano); Bernd Weikl (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Theodor Guschlbauer
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
  • Performers: Piotr Beczala (Tenor); Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Iván Fischer
  • Ensemble: Paris National Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
  • Performers: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor); Camilla Nylund (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  • Ensemble: Zurich Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1805-1806

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
  • Performers: Maria Chiara (Soprano); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Ensemble: Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Massenet, Jules : Werther
  • Performers: Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor); Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Philippe Jordan
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
  • Performers: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano); Roberto Sacca (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Bruno Campanella
  • Ensemble: Paris National Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1816

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
  • Performers: Robert Gambill (Tenor); Camilla Nylund (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Philippe Jordan
  • Ensemble: Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1845/1861

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
  • Performers: Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor); Fiorenza Cedolins (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Daniel Oren
  • Ensemble: Orchestra e Coro Dell'Arena di Verona
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Strauss, Richard : Elektra, Op. 58
  • Performers: Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo Soprano); Eva Marton (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1906-1908