DVD: Best wishes from Plácido Domingo

Plácido Domingo is one of the most outstanding operatic artists, who was a member of the legendary Three Tenors. The edition features two fantastic operas.

A Hommage to one of the most outstanding and charismatic operatic artists: Plácido Domingo. By now he has sung over 120 different roles, more than any other tenor in the annals of music. His repertoire spans the gamut from Mozart to Verdi, from Berlioz to Puccini, from Wagner to Ginastera. He sings in every important Opera House in the world and has made an unparalleled amount of recordings. This edition combined the two performances LA GIOCONDA and L’AFRICAINE featuring Plácido Domingo playing the leading roles as well as internationally renowned stars like Eva Marton and Shirley Verrett. (Cat.No. 109327)

Amilcare Ponchielli LA GIOCONDA
Live from the Vienna State Opera, 1986
Orchestra and Chorus of the Vienna State Opera
Conducted by Adam Fischer
Directed by Filippo Sanjust
Plácido Domingo as Enzo and Eva Marton as Gioconda ensure an unforgettable operatic experience.

Giacomo Meyerbeer L’AFRICAINE
Live from the San Francisco Opera House, 1988
Orchestra and Chorus of the San Francisco Opera House
Conducted by Maurizio Arena
Directed by Lotfi Mansouri
A colourfully exotic production by Lotfi Mansouri of Meyerbeer’s spectacular grand opera featuring Plácido Domingo as Vasco da Gama and Shirley Verrett as the African queen.

Genre Opera
Duration 194 mins (L’Africaine) + 169 mins (La Gioconda)
Video format 3 x DVD 9 / NTSC
Audio format PCM Stereo
Co-Production Company A CO-PRODUCTION OF WNET, KQED AND RM ARTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH BAYERISCHER RUNDFUNK AND ORF © SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ASSOCIATION / RM ARTS 1988
Orchestra / Band Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera (La Gioconda), Orchestra of the San Francisco Opera (L'Africaine)
Conductor Adam Fischer (La Gioconda), Maurizio Arena (L'Africaine)
Libretto Arrigo Boito after Victor Hugo (Property of G. Ricordi & Co.) (La Gioconda), Eugène Scribe (L'Africaine)
Soloist Eva Marton
Soloist Kurt Rydl
Soloist Shirley Verrett
Soloist Ann Swenson
Soloist Plácido Domingo

AUTHOR

Arthaus Musik