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Verdi: Six Great Operas - Aida; Un Ballo; Don Carlos; Falstaff; Macbeth; Simon Boccanegra / Piero Cappuccilli, Placido Domingo, Katia Ricciarelli, Bryn Terfel, Shirley Verrett

Notes & Reviews:

Claudio Abbado's Verdi recordings with La Scala, Milan have gained iconic status in the course of time. Here, along with a magnificent Falstaff - with Bryn Terfel in the title-role and the Berliner Philharmoniker - they are presented completed in a single box for the first time.

Full synopses in English, German and French included.


Works:

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi

Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass),
Leo Nucci (Baritone), Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass),
Lucia Valentini-Terrani (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871; Italy
Language: Italian

Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi

Performer: Antonio Savastano (Bass), Giovanni Foiani (Bass), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass),
Edita Gruberova (Soprano), Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano), Renato Bruson (Baritone),
Placido Domingo (Tenor), Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859; Italy
Language: Italian

Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi

Performer: Tibère Raffalli (Tenor), Aldo Bramante (Bass), Bruno Grella (Baritone),
Paolo Mazzotta (Baritone), Libero Bullo (), Giuseppe Morresi (Bass Baritone),
Sebastiano Gernone (), Ferdinando Meret (), Alfredo Pinardi (),
Eros Sartori (), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Lucia Valentini-Terrani (Mezzo Soprano),
Leo Nucci (Baritone), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass),
Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano), Antonio Savastano (Baritone), Alessandro Corbelli (Baritone),
Serge Fontaine (), Silvestro Sammaritano (Bass), Gaspare Cerri (),
Armando Viviani (), Giordano Olivo (), Vittorio Sarzano (),
Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano), Arleen Augér (Soprano), Nikita Storojev (Bass)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867/1886
Venue: CTC Studio, Milan, Italy
Length: 233 Minutes 18 Secs.
Language: French

Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi

Performer: Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone), Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Adrianne Pieczonka (Soprano),
Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano), Daniil Shtoda (Tenor), Larissa Diadkova (Mezzo Soprano),
Anthony Mee (Tenor), Enrico Facini (Tenor), Stella Doufexis (Mezzo Soprano),
Anatolij Kotscherga (Bass Baritone)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893; Italy
Date of Recording: 04/2001
Venue: Great Hall, Philharmonie, Berlin
Length: 113 Minutes 27 Secs.
Language: Italian

Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi

Performer: Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone), Sergio Fontana (Baritone), Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano),
Placido Domingo (Tenor), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Stefania Malagú (Soprano),
Antonio Savastano (Tenor), Carlo Zardo (Bass), Giovanni Foiani (Bass),
Alfredo Mariotti (Bass), Alfredo Giacomotti (Bass), Maria Fausta Gallamini (Treble)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847/1865; Italy
Date of Recording: 01/1976
Venue: Centro Telecine Culturale, Milan, Italy
Length: 153 Minutes 45 Secs.
Language: Italian

Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi

Performer: Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone), Mirella Freni (Soprano), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass),
José Carreras (Tenor), Giovanni Foiani (Bass), Antonio Savastano (Tenor),
José Van Dam (Bass Baritone)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857; Italy
Date of Recording: 1977




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