takt1 Exclusive: Italian Opera Gala

Author: takt1

An exquisite Italian opera gala with Thomas Hampson and Kristine Opolais, Andris Nelsons conducts the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig.

  • Gewandhausorchester Leipzig | Copyright: © Gens Gerber

    Gewandhausorchester Leipzig © Gens Gerber

  • Thomas Hampson | Copyright: © Jiyang Chen

    Thomas Hampson © Jiyang Chen

  • Kristine Opolais | Copyright: © Tatyana Vlasova

    Kristine Opolais © Tatyana Vlasova

Andris Nelsons marks the end of his exclusive spell at the Konzerthaus Dortmund with a grand end-of-season gala. Together with the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig and the international opera stars Thomas Hampson and Kristine Opolais, he offers up a programme of Italian opera of Verdi, Donizetti and Rossini – featuring solos, duets and instrumental intermezzi.

The live stream took place on 30 June, all takt1 live streams are available after the concert.

English title Italian Opera Gala
Original title Italienische Operngala
Recording location Konzerthaus Dortmund
Recording date 30.06.2019
Production year 2019
Production Company takt1
Co-Production Company sonemedia
Producer Simeon Klein
Director Michael Ciniselli
Sound Engineer Jens Schünemann
Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer Gioacchino Rossini
Composer Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra / Band Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Conductor Andris Nelsons
Soloist Kristine Opolais
Soloist Thomas Hampson



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