Monday, 6 January 2020

The Lost Performances of 2019: 2019-08-04 Plácido Domingo 50th Anniversary, Arena di Verona


2019-08-04 Plácido Domingo 50th Anniversary, Arena di Verona
Review https://seenandheard-international.com/2019/10/viva-verdi-placido-domingos-50th-anniversary-gala-at-arena-di-verona/

Production:Director – Stefano Trespidi
Set and projection design – Ezio Antonelli
Costumes – Silvio Bonetti
Choreography – Giuseppe Picone
Lighting – Paolo Mazzon
Chorus master – Vito Lombardi
NabuccoOverture
Act III – ‘Va, pensiero’; ‘Oh chi piange? … Del futuro nel buio discerno’
Act IVZaccaria – Marko Mimica
Nabucco – Plácido Domingo
Fenena – Géraldine Chauvet
Ishmael – Arturo Chacón-Cruz
Anna – Elisabeth Zizzo
Abigaille – Anna Pirozzi
High Priest of Baal – Romano Dal Zovo
Abdallo – Carlo Bosi
Macbeth (Act IV)Macduff – Arturo Chacón-Cruz
Malcolm – Carlo Bosi
Lady Macbeth – Anna Pirozzi
A Doctor – Romano Dal Zovo
Lady-in-waiting – Lorrie Garcia
Macbeth –  Plácido Domingo
Simon BoccanegraAct II – O inferno! … Amelia qui! … Sento avvampar nell’anima’; ‘Tu qui? … Parla, in tuo cor virgineo’; ‘Figlia? … Vecchio inerme il tuo braccio colpisce?’
Act III – ‘M’ardon le tempia …’; ‘Chi veggo! … Gran Dio, li benedici’
Gabriele Adorno – Arturo Chacón-Cruz
Amelia – Anna Pirozzi
Simon Boccanegra   –  Plácido Domingo
Fiesco –  Marko Mimica


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The Lost Performances of 2019: Giovanna d'Arco in Teatro Real Madrid, July 2019

2019-07-14 Giovanna d'Arco (G. Verdi), Teatro Real (Madrid)

Carlo VII: Michael Fabiano
Giacomo: Plácido Domingo
Giovanna: Carmen Giannattasio
Delil: Moisés Marín
: Fernando Radó
Musical director: James Conlon
Chorus Master: Andrés Máspero
Review: https://operawire.com/teatro-real-de-madrid-2018-19-review-giovanna-darco/

But I have seen it theatrically in Bilbao in 2013.
http://www.operaduetsphotos.com/GiovannaDArco/2013_0921.html

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The Lost Performances of 2019: Il Trovatore at Teatro Real, July 2019

https://operavision.eu/en/library/performances/flashback/il-trovatore-teatro-real

Count di Luna - Ludovic Tézier 
Leonora - Maria Agresta 
Azucena - Ekaterina Semenchuk 
Manrico - Francesco Meli 
Ferrando - Roberto Tagliavini 
Inés - Casandre Berthon 
Ruiz - Fabián Lara 
A messenger - Moisés Marín 
Chorus Teatro Real 
Orchestra Teatro Real 



Music Giuseppe Verdi 
Text Salvadore Cammarano 
Conductor Maurizio Benini 
Director Francisco Negrín 
Set Designer Louis Desiré 
Costume Designer Louis Desiré 
Lighting Designer Bruno Poet 
Chorus Master Andrés Máspero 
2019-07-13

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The Lost Performances of 2019 - Il Trovatore in Arena, July 2019

2019-07-07
VERDI: IL TROVATORE

Orchestra, Choir & Ballet: Arena di Verona
Conductor: Pier Giorgio Morandi
Director: Franco Zeffirelli

Leonora: Anna Netrebko
Manrico: Yusif Eyvazov
Graf Luna: Luca Salsi
Azucena: Dolora Zajick
Ferrando: Riccardo Fassi
Ines: Elisabetta Zizzo
Ruiz: Carlo Bosi
An old Gypsy: Dario Giorgelè
A Messenger: Antonello Ceron

Costume: Raimonda Gaetani
Choreography: El Camborio Revival by Lucia Real
Fencing Master: Renzo Musumeci Greco
Chorus Master: Vito Lombardi
Ballet Coordinator: Gaetano Petrosino
Director of Stage Design: Michele Olces

Luckily I saw it on 3Sat at home. Loved it.

But I had seen it before in Verona: http://www.operaduetsphotos.com/Trovatore/2013_0724.html



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The Lost Performances of 2019 - Macbeth in Berlin, May 2019

2019-05-26 Macbeth (G. Verdi), Staatsoper Berlin





MACBETH
Plácido Domingo


BANCO
René Pape


LADY MACBETH
Ekaterina Semenchuk


KAMMERFRAU
Evelin Novak


MACDUFF
Fabio Sartori


MALCOLM
Andrés Moreno García


DOCTOR
David Oštrek


MURDERER, APPEARANCE
Giorgi Mtchedlishvili


ZWEI ERSCHEINUNGEN
Solisten des Kinderchors der Staatsoper Unter den Linden








​MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Daniel Barenboim


DIRECTOR
Harry Kupfer


SET DESIGNER
Hans Schavernoch


COSTUMES
Yan Tax


LIGHT
Olaf Freese


VIDEO
Thomas Reimer

https://www.opera-online.com/en/items/productions/macbeth-staatsoper-unter-den-linden-berlin-2019-2018

Luckily I have seen Placido as Macbeth before:
http://www.operaduetsphotos.com/Macbeth/2015_0207.html



   
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Thursday, 21 February 2019

Montserrat Caballé eternel ... Eternal Caballé

María de Montserrat Viviana Concepción Caballé i Folch OIC OAXS OMFRG LH OMIR (Catalan: [munsəˈrat kəβəˈʎe i ˈfoɫk]; 12 April 1933 – 6 October 2018) was a Spanish operatic soprano. (Wikipedia)

Eternal Caballe

A review from Grammophone. But I think this is a wonderful and perfect compilation of Montserrat Caballé's work.

Eternal Caballe (CD, Compilation) album cover
Caballe* ‎– Eternal Caballe
Label:
RCA ‎– PD 75260 (2) 9H, BMG España ‎– PD 75260 (2) 9H
Format:
2 × CD, Compilation
Country:
Spain
Released:
1991
Genre:
Classical, Stage & Screen


Tracklist Hide Credits
Vol. 1
1-1 Hijo De La Luna
Arranged By – Manel Santisteban
Orchestra – English Chamber Orchestra
Piano – J. A. Amargos*
Producer, Written-By, Arranged By, Conductor – José María Cano
Violone – Gavyn Wright
5:20
1-2 Ojos Verdes
Conductor, Arranged By – José Collado
Orchestra – English Chamber Orchestra
Written-By – Quiroga*, León*, Valverde*
4:56
1-3 Paraules D' Amor
Arranged By, Conductor, Piano – Ricardo Miralles*
Orchestra – The Philharmonia Orchestra*
Written-By – Joan Manuel Serrat
4:50
1-4 El Dia Que Naci Yo
Conductor, Arranged By – José Collado
Orchestra – English Chamber Orchestra
Written-By – Mostazo*, Quintero*, Guillén*
4:41
1-5 En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor
Conductor – José Collado
Guitar – Manuel Cubedo
Orchestra – English Chamber Orchestra
Written-By – A García Segura*, J. Rodrigo Vidre*
5:51
Lucrezia Borgia
1-6 Tranquilo Ei Poa... Com'e Bello
Conductor – Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra – The Philharmonia Orchestra*
Written-By – Gaetano Donizetti
8:39
Le Cid
1-7 Pleurez, Pleurez Mes Yeux
Conductor – José Collado
Orchestra – The Philharmonia Orchestra*
Written-By – Jules Massenet
6:02
Carmen
1-8 Habanera
Chorus – Ambrosian Opera Chorus*
Chorus Master – John McCarthy
Conductor – José Collado
Orchestra – The Philharmonia Orchestra*
Written-By – Georges Bizet
4:17
Samson Et Dalila
1-9 Mon Coeur S'ouvre A Ta Voix
Conductor – José Collado
Orchestra – The Philharmonia Orchestra*
Written-By – Camille Saint-Saens*
6:50
Gianni Schicchi
1-10 O Mio Babbino Caro
Conductor – José Collado
Orchestra – The Philharmonia Orchestra*
Written-By – Giacomo Puccini
2:34
Adriana Lecouvreur
1-11 Io Son L'umile Acella
Conductor – G. Masini*
Orchestra – Orchestre Symphinque De Barcelone*
Written-By – Francesco Cilea
3:57
Rigoletto
1-12 Caro Nome
Conductor – G. Masini*
Orchestra – Orchestre Symphinque De Barcelone*
Written-By – Giuseppe Verdi
6:21
I Vespri Siciliani
1-13 Mercé, Dilette Amiche
Conductor – G. Masini*
Orchestra – Orchestre Symphinque De Barcelone*
Written-By – Giuseppe Verdi
3:20
Vol. 2
Norma
2-1 Casta Diva
Chorus – Ambrosian Opera Chorus*
Conductor – Carlo Felice Cillario
Orchestra – London Philharmonia Orchestra*
Written-By – Vincenzo Bellini
6:44
Anna Bolena
2-2 Plangete Voi?... Al Dolce Guidami
Conductor – Carlo Felice Cillario
Orchestra – Orchestre Symphinque De Barcelone*
Written-By – Gaetano Donizetti
10:00
Maria Stuarda
2-3 Escena Final
Chorus – Ambrosian Opera Chorus*
Conductor – Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra – The Philharmonia Orchestra*
Written-By – Gaetano Donizetti
5:32
Roberto Devereux
2-4 E Sara In Questi Orribili Momenti... Vivi Ingrato A Lei D'accanto
Choir – Unknown Artist
Conductor – Carlo Felice Cillario
Orchestra – Unknown Artist
Written-By – Gaetano Donizetti
7:09
L'assedio Di Corinto
2-5 Giusto Cie! In Tal Periglio
Chorus, Orchestra – Orchestre Et Chœur De L'Opéra De La RCA Italiana*
Conductor – Carlo Felice Cillario
Written-By – Gioacchino Rossini
3:30
La Traviata
2-6 E Strano... Sempre Libera
Chorus, Orchestra – Orchestre Et Chœur De L'Opéra De La RCA Italiana*
Conductor – Georges Prêtre
Written-By – Giuseppe Verdi
10:58
Il Trovatore
2-7 D'amor Sull'ali Rosee
Conductor – G. Masini*
Orchestra – Orchestre Symphinque De Barcelone*
Written-By – Giuseppe Verdi
5:30
Louise
2-8 Depuis Le Jour
Conductor – Carlo Felice Cillario
Orchestra – Orchestre Symphinque De Barcelone*
Written-By – Gustave Charpentier
5:58
La Cancion Del Olvido
2-9 Marinela
Conductor – Eugenio M. Marco*
Orchestra – Orchestre Symphinque De Barcelone*
Written-By – F. Romero*, G. Fernandez Shaw*, J. Serrano*
2:17
El Niño Judio
2-10 De España Vengo
Conductor – Eugenio M. Marco*
Orchestra – Orchestre Symphinque De Barcelone*
Written-By – A. Paso*, G. Alvarez*, P. Luna*
6:39
The Phantom Of The Opera
2-11 Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
Conductor – Martin Yates (2)
Orchestra – The Philharmonia Orchestra*
Written-By – Andrew Lloyd Webber
3:30
Hijo De La Luna
2-12 Dis-Moi Lune D'argent
Adapted By – Diego Burgard
Orchestra – English Chamber Orchestra
Piano – J. A. Amargos*
Producer, Written-By, Conductor – José María Cano
Violone – Gavyn Wright
5:20
Companies, etc.
Pressed By – Ibermemory, S.A.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – BMG Music
Distributed By – BMG Music
Copyright (c) – BMG Music
Copyright (c) – Ba-Ba Blaxi Music
Copyright (c) – Seem, S.A.
Copyright (c) – Southern Music Española, S.A.
Copyright (c) – Auditorio Joaquín Rodrigo de las Rozas
Copyright (c) – G. Ricordi & Co.
Copyright (c) – Éditions Durand
Copyright (c) – United Music Publishers Ltd.
Copyright (c) – The Really Useful Group Ltd.
Engineered At – Estudios Eurosonic
Engineered At – Abbey Road Studios
Engineered At – All Saints Church Petersham
Engineered At – Surrey Sound Studios
Printed By – Indugraf Madrid, S.A.
Credits
Engineer – John Kurlander, Luis Fernandez Soria*, Luis Villena, Tryggvy Tryggvason*
Executive-Producer – Jordi Mateu
Other [Maquilleur] – Carlos Suarez
Photography By – Michael Wray
Producer – David Harvey (tracks: 1-2 to 2-11), Marian Freeman
Soprano Vocals – Montserrat Caballé
Notes
℗© 1991 BMG Ariola S.A.









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December 5, 2018: Simon Boccanegra in London

2018-12-05 Simon Boccanegra (Verdi), Royal Opera House (London)

Simon Boccanegra = Carlos Álvarez
Maria Boccanegra (Amelia) = Hrachuhi Bassenz
Jacopo Fiesco = Ferruccio Furlanetto
Gabriele Adorno = Francesco Meli
Paolo Albiani = Mark Rucker
Pietro = Simon Shimbambu


Henrik Nánási, conductor
Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra

Director - Elijah Moshinsky
Set designer - Michael Yeargan
Costume designer - Peter J. Hall
Lighting designer - John Harrison
Fight director - Philip d'Orléans

A wonderful production with great singers. Ferrucio Furlanetto in a blond wig as Jacopo Fiesco. Carlos Alvarez as Simon Boccanegra. Francesco Meli as Gabriele Adorno. Mark Rucker as Paolo. Great singers with great acting skills. Hrachuhi Bassenz was a bit disappointing in her aria, but was great in duets and ensembles. Simon Shimbambu was Pietro and I am sure he was great.

A great Night at the Opera.

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