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Belcanto Amore: Five complete operas - Madama Butterfly, Turandot, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Aida / Iano Tamar, Iain Paterson, Raffaela Angeletti, Maria Guleghina, Marco Berti, Massimo Giordano, Valdimir Stoyanov, et al. [5 DVD]

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This DVD box include some of the most operas popular Italian operas as Aida from Bregenz Festival, Madama Butterfly, Turandot staged by Chen Kaige, La Traviata and Rigoletto

This 5 DVD box set includes some of the most popular Italian operas of all time from Italy's two greatest opera composers, Giuseppi Verdi and Giacomo Puccini: Aida, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, La Traviata and Rigoletto, staged 2008-12. A visually stunning AIDA (an "open-air spectacle of superlatives" - Die Zeit) from Bregenz Festival TURANDOT staged by Chen Kaige (film director of Farewell My Concubine and winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival) MADAMA BUTTERFLY from the magnificent open-air neo-classical Arena Sferisterio built in the 1820s ("One cannot help but enjoy the perfection of the production... " ForumOpera.com) LA TRAVIATA and RIGOLETTO from Parma ("This is how Verdi should be played." FAZ) The casts include Zubin Mehta and Yuri Temirkanov on the conducting side, Nino Machaidze, Leo Nucci, Maria Guleghina, Raffaela Angeletti etc., on the singing side. The bonus material includes: Introductions to the operas La Traviata and Rigoletto, The Making of Turandot.

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Run Time: 713 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, PCM 5.1
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish



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Works Details

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
  • Performers: Tigran Martirossian; Iain Paterson; Rubens Pelizzari; Ronald Samm; Tatiana Serjan; Kevin Short; Iano Tamar
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
  • Performers: Raffaella Angeletti; Nino Batatunashvili; Enrico Cossutta; Enrico Iori; Thomas Morris; Massimiliano Pisapia; Claudio Sgura; Annunziata Vestri
  • Conductor: Daniele Callegari
  • Ensemble: Fondatione Orchestra Regionale Delle Marche Daniele
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
  • Performers: Javier Agullo; Ventseslav Anastasov; Marco Berti; Vincenc Esteve; Maria Guleghina; Roger Padulles; Fabio Previati; Alexander Tsymbalyuk; Alexia Voulgaridou
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Ensemble: Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
  • Performers: Gianluca Floris; Armando Gabba; Massimo Giordano; Daniela Pini; Filippo Polinelli; Roberto Scandura; Vladimir Stoyanov; Roberto Tagliavini; Antonella Trevisan; Svetla Vassileva; Iorio Zennaro
  • Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov
  • Ensemble: Orchestra del Teator Regio di Parma
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
  • Performers: Mauro Buffoli; Francesco Demuro; Stefanie Iranyi; Nino Machaidze; Orazio Mori; Katarina Nikolic; Leo Nucci; Marco Spotti; Roberto Tagliavini; Ezio Tisi
  • Conductor: Massimo Zanetti
  • Ensemble: Orchestra del Teator Regio di Parma
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851
  • Studio/Live: Live