Verdi at the Met: Legendary Performances from the Metropolitan Opera

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Sony's Verdi at the Met is a 20-CD box set of remastered recordings of historic radio broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera in New York, appearing on CD for the first time. Collected here are performances of "La Traviata" 1935, "Otello" 1940, "Un ballo in maschera" 1940, "Rigoletto" 1945, "Falstaff" 1949, "Simon Boccanegra" 1950, "La forza del destino" 1952, "Macbeth" 1959, "Nabucco" 1960, and "Aïda" 1967. Singers who became legends at the Metropolitan Opera star in these operas, including Rosa Ponselle, Jussi Bjorling, Bidú Sayão, Leonard Warren, Giuseppe di Stefano, Richard Tucker, Carlo Bergonzi, Leontyne Price, Grace Bumbry, and Robert Merrill, among many others, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Sony's Verdi at the Met is a 20-CD box set of remastered recordings of historic radio broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera in New York, appearing on CD for the first time. Collected here are performances of "La Traviata" 1935, "Otello" 1940, "Un ballo in maschera" 1940, "Rigoletto" 1945, "Falstaff" 1949, "Simon Boccanegra" 1950, "La forza del destino" 1952, "Macbeth" 1959, "Nabucco" 1960, and "Aïda" 1967. Singers who became legends at the Metropolitan Opera star in these operas, including Rosa Ponselle, Jussi Bjorling, Bidú Sayão, Leonard Warren, Giuseppe di Stefano, Richard Tucker, Carlo Bergonzi, Leontyne Price, Grace Bumbry, and Robert Merrill, among many others, all sounding vibrant in these restored performances. The featured conductors are Ettore Panizza, Cesare Sodero, Fritz Reiner, Fritz Stiedry, Erich Leinsdorf, and Thomas Schippers, captured in their prime. This and a similar set, Wagner at the Met, were released in 2013 to mark these composers' 200th birthday celebrations.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2013
  • Label: Masterworks
  • UPC: 888837212021
  • Catalog Number: 372120
  • Sales rank: 17,073

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–32 La Traviata, opera - Giuseppe Verdi & Lawrence Tibbett (120:00)
Disc 2
Disc 3
  1. 1–31 Otello, opera - Giuseppe Verdi & Arrigo Boito (140:22)
Disc 4
Disc 5
  1. 1–37 Un ballo in maschera, opera - Giuseppe Verdi & Stella Andreva (126:21)
Disc 6
Disc 7
  1. 1–30 Rigoletto, opera - Giuseppe Verdi & Cesare Sodero (115:28)
Disc 8
Disc 9
  1. 1–29 Falstaff, opera - Giuseppe Verdi & Arrigo Boito (115:51)
Disc 10
Disc 11
  1. 1–32 Simon Boccanegra, opera - Giuseppe Verdi & Arrigo Boito (131:33)
Disc 12
Disc 13
  1. 1–39 La forza del destino, opera - Giuseppe Verdi & Jerome Hines (148:12)
Disc 14
Disc 15
  1. 1–35 Macbeth, opera - Giuseppe Verdi & Erich Leinsdorf (132:30)
Disc 16
Disc 17
  1. 1–32 Nabucco, opera (Nabucodonosor) - Giuseppe Verdi & Rosalind Elias (111:03)
Disc 18
Disc 19
  1. 1–37 Aida, opera - Giuseppe Verdi & Leontyne Price (146:27)
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