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Ultimate James Levine Collection
Ultimate James Levine Collection (A $535 Retail Value):
- James Levine: Celebrating 40 Years at the Met (21-DVD Box Set)
- James Levine: Celebrating 40 Years at the Met (32-CD Box Set)
- James Levine: 40 Years at the Metropolitan Opera (Book)
In celebration of maestro James Levine’s return to the podium, we’re pleased to offer the Ultimate James Levine Collection, a ‘must-have’ for any opera collection! The New York Times has praised Maestro Levine as “one of the greatest living American conductors and a musician who has defined the Metropolitan Opera for more than 40 years.”
The Met’s Music Director since 1976, Levine made his debut with the company in 1971 and has conducted 2,441 Met performances, more than anyone in the company’s history. His 40th anniversary with the company was celebrated in the spring of 2011.
The collection includes the DVD and CD box sets of James Levine: Celebrating 40 Years at the Met, which showcase more than 100 Levine performances, and the retrospective book by Levine about his first four decades with the company, James Levine: 40 Years at the Metropolitan Opera.
James Levine: Celebrating 40 Years at the Met (DVD Box Set)
The 21-DVD set features 11 complete operas including Smetana's The Bartered Bride from 1978 with Teresa Stratas, Nicolai Gedda, Jon Vickers, and Martti Talvela, and Der Rosenkavalier from 1982 with Kiri Te Kanawa, Tatiana Troyanos, Judith Blegen, Luciano Pavarotti, and Kurt Moll. Also included: highlights from historic concerts featuring Leontyne Price, Marilyn Horne, Tatiana Troyanos, Plácido Domingo, and Sherrill Milnes.
James Levine: Celebrating 40 Years at the Met (CD Box Set)
The 11 historic performances on the 32-CD set range from innovations like the Parade triple-bill (including Satie’s ballet Parade, and the operas Les Mamelles de Tirésias by Poulenc and L’Enfant et les Sortilèges by Ravel) to the 2000 world premiere of John Harbison’s The Great Gatsby.
James Levine: 40 Years at the Metropolitan Opera (Book)
Featuring commentary from Maestro Levine and anecdotes from Met artists, this book offers an extraordinary insider's view of Levine's Met career, illustrated with vivid, historic photographs. Contributors include Plácido Domingo, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Mirella Freni, Renée Fleming, Marilyn Horne, Robert Lepage, Jessye Norman, Leontyne Price, Renata Scotto, Teresa Stratas, Kiri Te Kanawa, Frederica von Stade, and Franco Zeffirelli.
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