[ Arthaus Musik Blu-Ray / Blu-ray ]
Release Date: Sunday 10 February 2019
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This collection of Famous Arias and Scenes, opera's finest, most exciting moments, will dazzle opera lovers and newcomers alike. The Arias and Scenes are each presented and performed by the most renowned and acclaimed artists of the opera stage, such as Dame Joan Sutherland, Kiri Te Kanawa, Eva Marton, Marilyn Horne, Angela Gheorghiu, Anna Netrebko, Christine Schäfer, Anne Sofie von Otter, Natalie Dessay, Roberto Alagna, Bryn Terfel, René Kollo, Philip Langridge, Yuri Marusin, Thomas Hampson and José Van Dam.
Their performances are selected from live recordings of acclaimed productions of key works in the operatic repertoire, and each sequence is preceded by a short contextual introduction by the featured singer. Famous Arias and Scenes is both a visually exciting introduction for new viewers to opera and a unique opportunity to see great singers talking to camera and then performing roles for which they are famous.
Collected here are Famous Italian Arias and Scenes. They feature works by Donizetti, Mozart, Ponchielli, Puccini, Rossini and Verdi and singers like Roberto Alagna, Angela Gheorghiu, Thomas Hampson, Yvonne Kenny, Eva Marton, Ann Murray, Joan Sutherland, and others Joan Sutherland "D'amor sull'ali rosee" from Verdi's Il trovatore. "The Mad Scene" from Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. "Casta Diva" from Bellini's Norma. Yvonne Kenny "Per pietà, ben mio, perdona" from Mozart's Così fan tutte. Ann Murray "Nacqui all'affanno" from Rossini's La Cenerentola. Roberto Alagna "Quanto è bella, quanto è cara" and "Una furtiva lagrima" from Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore. Angela Gheorghiu "Prendi, per me sei libero" from from Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore. Gegam Grigorian Don Alvaro: "La vita è inferno all'infelice" from Verdi's La forza del destino. Galina Gorchakova "Son giunta! Grazie, o Dio!" from Verdi's La forza del destino. Nikolai Putilin "Morir! Tremenda cosa!" and "Urna fatale del mio destino" from Verdi's La forza del destino. Eva Marton "Suicidio!" from Ponchielli's La Gioconda. "Ah! Piuttosto giù m'avvento" - "Vissi d'arte" from Puccini's Tosca. Thomas Hampson "Mi si affaccia un pugnal?" and "Pièta, rispetto, amore" from Verdi's Macbeth. Paoletta Marrocu "Vieni! t'affretta!" and "La luce langue" from Verdi's Macbeth.