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Italian Operas / Rossini, Verid, Puccini, Cilea [4 DVD]

Notes & Reviews:

This box contains four splendid productions of masterpieces of Italian opera: Il barbiere di Siviglia, La Traviata, Tosca and Adriana Lecouvreur. 'Il barbiere di Siviglia' is presented with an all-star cast; An audiovisual feast that guarantees a wonderful night-out-at-the-opera experience for the home viewer. 'La Traviata' is presented at one of Europe’s most important open-air festivals: the Opera Festival St. Margarethen, and 'Tosca' at the world-famous Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

An audiovisual feast that guarantees a wonderful night-out-at-the-opera experience for the home viewer. This box contains 4 splendid productions of Italian opera masterpieces. A highly acclaimed staging of Rossini's 'Il barbiere di Siviglia' presented with an all-star cast. Verdi's 'La Traviata' at one of Europe's most important open-air festivals: the Opera Festival St. Margarethen. Puccini's 'Tosca' in a world-famous staging at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan sung by an international cast of excellent singer-actors, directed by Muti. Lead roles filled by high-caliber stars, among them Maria Guleghina. Cilea's 'Adriana Lecouvreur' conducted by Brignoli & a cast of new generation of singers give new life to this Opera. A wonderful & compelling Christmas present!

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 554 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian



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Works Details

>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia
  • Performers: Kenneth Roberson; Valeriy Murg; Elizabeth Magnuson (Soprano); Reinaldo Macias (Tenor); Manuel Lanza (Tenor); Vesselina Kasarova (Soprano); Nicolai Ghiaurov (Baritone); Carlos Chausson (Bass)
  • Conductor: Nello Santi
  • Ensemble: Zurich Opera Chorus
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
  • Performers: Georg Tichy; Daniel Ohlenschlager (Baritone); Michael Kurz (Tenor); Stefanie Kopinits (Soprano); Kristiane Kaiser (Soprano); Magdalena Hofmann (Mezzo Soprano); Jean-Francois Borras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Ernst Marzendorfer
  • Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Choir
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
  • Performers: Silvestro Sammaritano (Baritone); Giovanni Parodi (Bass); Leo Nucci (Baritone); Alfredo Mariotti (Bass); Salvatore Licitra (Tenor); Maria Guleghina (Soprano); Ernesto Gavazzi (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Ensemble: Teatro alla Scala Chorus
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Francesco Cilèa (1866 - 1950) : Adriana Lecouvreur
  • Performers: Sergei Larin (Tenor); Carlo Guelfi (Baritone); Giorgio Giuseppini (Bass); Ernesto Gavazzi (Tenor); Daniela Dessi (Soprano); Marco Camastra (Baritone); Olga Borodina (Mezzo Soprano); Mario Bolognese (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roberto Brignoli
  • Ensemble: Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1902
  • Studio/Live: Live