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W.A. MOZART

Don Giovanni
Ruggero Raimondi: Don Giovanni
John Macurdy: The Commendatore
Edda Moser: Donna Anna
Kiri Te Kanawa: Donna Elvira
Kenneth Riegel: Don Ottavio
José van Dam: Leporello
Teresa Berganza: Zerlina
Malcolm King: Masetto
Eric Adjani: A Valet in Black

Orchestra de l'Opera de Paris.

Lorin Maazel
Video Director:
Joseph Losey
Format: Color, Widescreen
Studio: Columbia Tristar

 

GIOACCHINO ROSSINI

Il barbiere di Siviglia
Teresa Berganza · Luigi Alva · Hermann Prey
Enzo Dara · Paolo Montarsolo
Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala
Claudio Abbado
Set and Costume Design: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
Director of Photography: Ernst Wild
Staged and directed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle

DVD-VIDEO NTSC 073 021-9 |G|H| PCM STEREO
Subtitles: German/English/French/Italian/Spanish/Chinese
A production of UNITEL, Munich
 

 

 

 

 

GIUSEPPE VERDI

Rigoletto
Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell, Edita Gruberova. Wiener Philharmoniker. Riccardo Chailly
Director:
Jean-Pierre Ponnelle

Studio: Decca, 1990

 

 

 

 

 

GIUSEPPE VERDI

La Traviata
Teresa Stratas, Plácido Domingo, Cornell MacNeill
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
James Levine
Director: Franco Zeffirelli

Studio: Universal Studios, 1982

 

 

 

GIUSEPPE VERDI

Un ballo in maschera
Luciano Pavarotti · Leo Nucci · Aprile Millo
Florence Quivar · Harolyn Blackwell · Terry Cook
Jeffrey Wells · Charles Anthony · Gordon Hawkins
Richard Fracker · The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,
Chorus and Ballet · James Levine
Set, Costume, Lighting Designer and Producer: Piero Faggioni
Directed by Brian Large

DVD-VIDEO NTSC 073 029-9 |G|H|
STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: Dolby Digital 5.1 & DTS 5.1
Subtitles: German/English/Italian/French/Spanish/Chinese
A production of Metropolitan Opera Association

 

 

GIUSEPPE VERDI

Aida
Aprile Millo · Plácido Domingo · Dolora Zajick
Sherrill Milnes · Paata Burchuladze · Dimitri Kavrakos
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
James Levine
Produced and directed by Brian Large
Set Design: Gianni Quaranta
Costumes: Dada Saligeri · Lighting: Gil Wechsler

DVD-VIDEO
NTSC 073 001-9
|G|H| PCM STEREO
Subtitles: German/English/French/Chinese
A production of Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc.
 

 

 

GIUSEPPE VERDI

Otello
Mirella Freni · Stefania Malagú · Jon Vickers · Peter Glossop
Aldo Bottion · Michel Sénéchal · José van Dam · Mario Macchi
Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin · Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan
Artistic Supervision: Herbert von Karajan · Set Design:
George Wakhevitch · Costumes: George Wakhevitch,
Jeanne Renucci-Wakhevitch · Director of Photography:
Ernst Wild · Directed by Herbert von Karajan

DVD-VIDEO NTSC 073 006-9 |G|H| PCM STEREO
Subtitles: German/English/Italian/French/Spanish/Chinese
A production of UNITEL, Munich
 

 

GIACOMO PUCCINI

La Bohème
Renata Scotto · Luciano Pavarotti · Ingvar Wixell
Paul Plishka · Maralin Niska · Italo Tajo · Allan Monk
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
James Levine
 
DVD-VIDEO NTSC

Studio: Deutsche Grammophon
A production of Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc

 

 

 

GIACOMO PUCCINI

Tosca
Hildegard Behrens, Plácido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil, Italo Tajo
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Giuseppe Sinopoli
Stage Production: Franco Zeffirelli
Video Director: Kirk Browning
DVD-VIDEO
NTSC

Studio: Pioneer Classics, 1985

A production of Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc.
 

 

 

 

GEORGE BIZET

Carmen

Julia Migenes, Plácido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi, Esham, Lafont, Watson, Le Roux.

Orchestra de l'Opera de Paris. Lorin Maazel
Director: Francesco Rosi
Studio: Columbia/Tristar Studios, 1984