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The Metropolitan Opera Centennial Gala - Oct. 22, 1983 [2 DVD]

Album Summary

>Smetana, Bedrich : Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor
>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide, opera
>Mascagni, Pietro : Iris
>Strauss, Richard : Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
>Gounod, Charles : Romeo et Juliette
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chenier
>Debussy, Claude : L'enfant prodigue
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Rossini, Gioachino : L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
>Traditional : I Remember When I Was Seventeen
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera
>Traditional : Happy Birthday
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The gala celebration is a collection of opera's best-loved favorites and immediately catches attention with spectacular performances by stars such as Dame Joan Sutherland, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Mirella Freni, Marilyn Horne, Birgit Nilsson, Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, Nicolai Gedda, Alfredo Kraus and many others.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 231 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese



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Works Details

>Smetana, Bedrich : Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93 :: Overture
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1863/1870

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: In questa reggia
  • Performer: Eva Marton (Soprano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1926

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Dove Sono
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1786

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Dio, mi potevi scagliar tutti i mali
  • Performer: James McCracken (Tenor)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1887

>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera :: La calunnia è un venticello
  • Performer: Ruggero Raimondi (Bass)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1816

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor :: Chi mi frena in tal momento? (Sextet)
  • Performers: Loretta Di Franco (Soprano); Robert Nagy (Tenor); Roberta Peters (Soprano); Dano Raffanti (Tenor); Julien Robbins (Bass); Brian Schexnayder (Voice)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1835

>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide, opera :: Bel raggio lusinghier
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1823

>Mascagni, Pietro : Iris :: Excerpt(s)
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1898/1899

>Strauss, Richard : Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59 :: Mir ist..."Rose Presentation"
  • Performers: Judith Blegen (Soprano); Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909-1910

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette :: Duet(s)
  • Performers: Alfredo Kraus (Tenor); Catherine Malfitano (Soprano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1867

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera :: Una furtiva lagrima
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda (Baritone)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1832

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani :: , involami
  • Performer: Anna Tomowa-Sintow (Soprano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1844

>Strauss, Richard : Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59 :: Final Trio
  • Performers: Kathleen Battle (Soprano); Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano); Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1909-1910

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Già nella notte densa
  • Performers: Placido Domingo (Tenor); Mirella Freni (Soprano)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1805-1806

>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier :: Vicino a te
  • Performers: Montserrat Caballé (Mezzo Soprano); José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Debussy, Claude : L'enfant prodigue :: Lia's Aria
  • Performer: Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1884/1908

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47 :: Bacchanale
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1877

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: Donna, chi sei?
  • Performers: Renato Bruson (Baritone); Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Final Trio
  • Performers: Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass); William Lewis (Tenor); Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1859

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Bimba dagli occhi pieni di malia
  • Performers: Giuliano Ciannella (Tenor); Leona Mitchell (Soprano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1904

>Rossini, Gioachino : L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera :: Act I - Finale
  • Performers: Ara Berberian (Bass); Sesto Bruscantini (Bass); John Darrenkamp (Baritone); Gail Dubinbaum (Mezzo Soprano); Diane Kesling (Mezzo Soprano); Edda Moser (Soprano); David Rendall (Tenor)
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1813

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47 :: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix
  • Performer: Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1877

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: IsoldeÆs Narrative and Curse
  • Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1859

>Traditional : I Remember When I Was Seventeen
  • Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera :: T'eco io sto...Non sai tu
  • Performers: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1859

>Traditional : Happy Birthday
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra