4 Great Operas on Deutsche Grammophon & Decca Hybrid Stereo Japanese Import 9SACD Box Set

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This box set includes four great operas including Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro," Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia," Verdi's "La Traviata" featuring Placido Domingo and Puccini's "La Boheme" featuring Luciano Pavarotti!

Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro is performed by the Chor und Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin conducted by Karl Bohm. It was recorded March 1968 at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin.

Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia is performed by The Ambrosian Opera Chorus and London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado. It was recorded September 1971 at Town Hall, Watford, London.

Verdi's La Traviata is performed by Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper and Bayerisches Staatsorchester conducted by Carlos Kleiber. It was recorded May 1976 and June 1977 at Burgerbrau-Keller, Munich.

Puccini's La Boheme is performed by Schoneberger Sanberknaben, teh Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin, and Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Herbert von Karajan. This was recorded October 1972 at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin.

Classical masterpiece collection:
The reissue of classical music masterpieces by ESOTERIC has attracted a lot of attention, both for its uncompromising commitment to recreating the original master sound, and for using hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) technology to improve sound quality. This series marks the first hybrid SACD release of historical recording selections that have been mainstays of the catalog since their initial release.

Experience for yourself...
Experience the legendary performance in this Super Audio CD/CD format. Not only for new followers, but also for well experienced followers of these recorded materials. All will be equally impressed by the “soul” hidden within the notes, but never before found in previously released recordings in any format.

ESOTERIC equipment used for re-mastering:
The criterion of re-mastering is to faithfully capture the quality of the original master tapes. ESOTERIC’s flag ship D/A converters, model D-01VU, Rubidium master clock generator model G-0Rb and ESOTERIC MEXCEL interconnect cables and power cords, were all used for this re-mastering session. This combination of highly advanced technology greatly contributed to capturing the high quality sound of the original master tapes.

• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Made in Japan
• Each Disc Packaged in Extra-Thick Gatefold Digi-Pak
• Housed in a Deluxe Slip Cover Box
• Limited Edition, 1500 Copies

Discs 1, 2 & 3: (Sung in Italian)
Chor und Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Walter Hagen-Groll, chorus master
Karl Bohm, conductor
Walter Taussig, harpsichord
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone
Gundula Janowitz, soprano
Edith Mathis, soprano
Hermann Prey, bass
Tatiana Troyanos, soprano
Patricia Johnson, mezzo soprano
Erwin Wohlfahrt, tenor
Martin Bantin, tenor
Peter Lagger, bass
Klaus Hirte, bass
Barbara Vogel, soprano
Christa Doll, soprano
Margarethe Giehse, soprano

Discs 4 & 5: (Sung in Italian)
The Ambrosian Opera Chorus
John McCarthy, chorus master
London Symphony Orchestra
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Theodor Guschlbauer, harpsichord
Barna Kovats, guitar
Luigi Alva, tenor
Enzo Dara, bass
Teresa Berganza, mezzo soprano
Hermann Prey, baritone
Paolo Montarsolo, bass
Renato Cesari, baritone
Stefania Malagu, mezzo soprano
Luigi Roni, bass

Discs 6 & 7: (Sung in Italian)
Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper
Wolfgang Baumgart, chorus master
Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Carlos Kleiber, conductor
Ileana Cotrubas, soprano
Stefania Malagu, mezzo soprano
Helena Jungwirth, soprano
Placido Domingo, tenor
Sherrill Mines, baritone
Walter Gullino, tenor
Bruno Grella, baritone
Alfredo Giacomotti, bass
Giovanni Foiani, bass
Walter Gullino, tenor
Paul Friess, bass
Paul Winter, baritone

Discs 8 & 9: (Sung in Italian)
Schoneberger Sangerknaben
Gerhard Hellwig, chorus master
Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Walter Hagen-Groll, chorus master
Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Mirella Freni, soprano
Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Elizabeth Harwood, soprano
Rolando Panerai, baritone
Gianni Maffeo, bass
Nicolai Ghiaurov, bass
Michel Senechal, tenor
Gernot Pietsch, tenor
Hans-Dietrich Pohl, baritone
Hans-Dieter Appelt, bass

ESSG 90089/90 & ESSG 90091
Discs 1, 2 & 3:
Wolfgang Adadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Le Nozze di Figaro

Opera buffa in quattro atti (Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte)
Recorded March 1968, Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin

ESSG 90092/93
Discs 4 & 5:
Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Molodramma buffa in due atti (Libretto: Cesare Sterbini after Beaumarchais)
Recorded September 1971, Town Hall, Watford, London

ESSG 90094/95
Discs 6 & 7:
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
La Traviata
Opera in tre atti (Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave after Alexandre Dumas fis)
Recorded May 1976 & June 1977, Burgerbrau-Keller, Munich

ESSD 90096/97
Discs 8 & 9:
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
La Boheme
Dramma lirico in quattro quadri (Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa & Luigi Illica after Henry Murger)
Recorded October 1972, Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin

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