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CD-ROM: Munich Opera

CD-ROM: Munich Opera
Item# AE204
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Product Description

With AE004, the Audio Encyclopedia represented the Bavarian State Opera in its presentations of the operas Richard Strauss, native son of München. The present volume omits Strauss and two other major groups of works: the operas of Wagner and those of the 20th century. We have tried to represent here the breadth of the house's standard works with those exceptions.

Adriana Lecouvreur, Roberto Abbado, Margaret Price, Neil Shicoff, Bruna Baglioni

La Boheme, Carlos Kleiber, Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, Wolfgang Brendel

La clemenza di Tito Bernard Klee, Gösta Winbergh, Julia Varady, Ann Murray

Don Carlo, Carlo Felice Cillario, Eugene Nesterenko, Giorgio Lamberti

Don Giovanni, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Ruggero Raimondi, Stafford Dean, Margaret Price

Faust, Georges Prêtre, Giacomo Aragall, Mirella Freni,Ruggero Raimondi

Fidelio, Karl Böhm, Hildegard Behrens, James King, Kurt Moll

Die Fledermaus, Carlos Kleiber, Lucia Popp, Bernd Weikl, Janet Perry

Gianni Schicchi, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Rolando Panerai, Lucia Popp, Peter Kelen

L'incoronazione di Poppea, Ivor Bolton, Anna Catarina Antonacci, David Daniels

Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Kurt Moll, Lucia Popp, Wolfgang Brendel

Manon, Julius Rudel, Edita Gruberova, Alberto Cupido, Alberto Rinaldi

Manon Lescaut, Giuseppe Patanè, Mirella Freni, Ermanno Mauro, Rolando Panerai

Maria Stuarda, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Montserrat Caballé, Brigitte Fassbaender

Le Nozze di Figaro, Colin Davis, Hermann Prey, Helen Donath, Thomas Allen

Pikovaya Dama, Algis Shuraitis, Vladimir Atlantov, Julia Varady, Elena Obraztsova

Rigoletto, Giuseppe Patanè, Matteo Manuguerra, Lucia Aliberti, Piero Visconti

Tosca, Giuseppe Patanè, Raina Kabaivanska, Giacomo Aragall, Ingvar Wixell

La Traviata, Carlos Kleiber, Edita Gruberova, Neil Shicoff, Wolfgang Brendel

Werther, Michel Plasson, Neil Shicoff, Brigitte Fassbaender

Die Zauberflöte, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Kurt Moll, Edita Gruberova, Francisco Araiza

Clips with Descriptions

The Bavarian State Opera in Munich is not only one of the great opera houses of the world, it was also the home theater for Richard Strauss, whose first and last premieres were offered there. Indeed, the CD-ROM, Operas of Richard Strauss, is taken almost entirely from performances in München, so we have not included Strauss's works on Opera from Munich. We have also arbitrarily saved the company's performances of Wagner and of contemporary opera for another project. On this CD-ROM, we provide a view of the rest of the company's repertoire.

For the illustrations here, I've chosen some representative duets for tenor and soprano - simply because there needed some criterion was needed.

Adriana Lecouvreur offers Margaret Price and Neil Shicoff under Roberto Abbado in a 1990 performance.

Faust featured Mirella Freni and Jaime Aragall led by Georges Prêtre.

Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor is as bright as ever but far from trivial when heard, as here, with Wolfgang Sawallisch conducting Julie Kaufmann and Peter Seiffert. While this selection does not convey the wit and sonority of Lucia Popp, Kurt Moll and the others in the cast, it suggests the joy of the work and the performance.

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