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Verdi at The Met (20 CD Box Set)

Item# 888837212021


Verdi at The Met: Legendary Performances from The Metropolitan Opera (20 CD Box Set)

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Release Date: September 30, 2013
Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Label: Sony Classical

This 20-CD Box Set celebrates 200 years of Giuseppe Verdi with ten complete operas restored and remastered, capturing the drama of Verdi’s greatest operas as they were performed live at the Metropolitan Opera. These historic radio broadcasts span four decades, starting with La Traviata in 1935, and feature some of the best-loved voices and conductors of the twentieth century, including the pairing of tenor Richard Tucker and baritone Leonard Warren in Simon Boccanegra and La Forza del Destino, along with Carlo Bergonzi, Grace Bumbry, Leontyne Price and Robert Merrill singing the leading roles in Aida.

Album Summary:
La Traviata (1935)
Starring Rosa Ponselle, Frederick Jagel, Lawrence Tibbett
Ettore Panizza, Conductor

Otello (1940)
Starring Giovanni Martinelli, Elisabeth Rethberg, Lawrence Tibbett, Thelma Votipka, Alessio De Paolis
Ettore Panizza, Conductor

Un Ballo In Maschera (1940)
Starring Zinka Milanov, Bruna Castagna, Jussi Björling, Alexander Sved
Ettore Panizza, Conductor

Rigoletto (1945)
Starring Leonard Warren, Bidú Sayão, Jussi Björling, Martha  Lipton, Norman Cordon
Cesare Sodero, Conductor

Falstaff (1949)
Starring Leonard Warren, Regina Resnik, Giuseppe Valdengo, Cloe Elmo, Licia Albanese, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Martha Lipton
Fritz Reiner, Conductor

Simon Boccanegra  (1950)
Starring Leonard Warren, Astrid Varnay, Richard Tucker, Mihály Székely
Fritz Stiedry, Conductor

La Forza Del Destino  (1952)
Starring Zinka Milanov, Richard Tucker, Leonard Warren, Jerome Hines, Mildred Miller
Fritz Stiedry, Conductor

Macbeth (1959)
Starring Leonard Warren, Leonie Rysanek, Carlo Bergonzi, Jerome Hines
Erich Leinsdorf, Conductor

Nabucco (1960)
Starring Cornell MacNeil, Leonie Rysanek, Cesare Siepi, Eugenio Fernandi, Rosalind Elias
Thomas Schippers, Conductor

Aida  (1967)
Starring Leontyne Price, Carlo Bergonzi, Grace Bumbry, Robert Merrill, Jerome Hines
Thomas Schippers, Conductor

 

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