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

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Limited Edition Deluxe Slip-Cover SACD Box Set! Featuring ESOTERIC’s Proprietary Re-Mastering Process to Achieve the Highest Level of Sound Quality! Japanese Pressing, Deluxe Digi-pak Packaging, THE definitive Classical Performance on SACD!

This box set includes five great operas including Mozart's "Die Zauberflote," Weber's "Der Freischutz," "Verdi's "Il Trovatore," Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana," and Leoncavallo's "I Pagliacci."

Mozart's Die Zauberflote is performed by the Wiener Philharmoniker and conducted by Sir Georg Solti. It was recorded on October 1969 at Sofiensaal, Vienna.

Weber's Der Freischutz is performed by the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and conducted by Rafael Kubelik. It was recorded on November 1979 at Herkulessaal, Munich.

Verdi's Il Trovatore is performed by the Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano and conducted by Tullio Serafin. It was recorded on July 1962 at Teatro alla Scala, Milano.

Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana is performed by the Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano and conducted by Herbert von Karajan. It was recorded on September 29, 1965 at Teatro alla Scala, Milano.

Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci is performed by the Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano and conducted by Herbert Von Karajan. It was recorded on October 5, 1965 at Teatro alla Scala, Milano.

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.

These new audio versions feature ESOTERIC’s proprietary re-mastering process to achieve the highest level of sound quality.

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, 2000 Copies

Discs 1, 2 & 3: (Sung in German)

Weiner Philharmoniker
Sir Georg Solti, conductor
Chor der Wiener Staatsoper
Norbert Balatsch, chorus master
Martti Talvela, bass
Stuart Burrows, tenor
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone
Kurt Equiluz, tenor
Herbert Lackner, bass
Wolfgang Zimmer, bass
Christina Deutekom, soprano
Pilar Lorengar, soprano
Hanneke van Bork, soprano
Yvonne Minton, mezzo soprano
Hetty Plumacher, alto
Hermann Prey, baritone
Renate Holm, soprano
Gerhard Stolze, tenor
Rene Kollo, tenor
Hans Sotin, bass

Discs 4 & 5: (Sung in German)
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Rafael Kubelik, conductor
Chor des Barerischen Rundfunks
Heinz Mende, chorus master
Hildegard Behrens, soprano
Helen Donath, soprano
Peter Meven, bass
Rene Kollo, tenor
Kurt Moll, bass
Hermann Sapell, baritone
Raimund Grumbach, bass
Wolfgang Brendel, baritone
Irmgard Lampart, soprano
Adelheid Schiller, soprano
Erika Ruggeberg, soprano
Renate Freyer, soprano

Discs 6 & 7: (Sung in Italian)
Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Nooberto Mola, chorus master
Tullio Serafin, conductor
Carlo Bergonzi, tenor
Antonietta Stella, soprano
Fiorenza Cossotto, mezzo soprano
Ettore Bastianini, baritone
Ivo Vinco, bass
Armanda Bonato, soprano
Franco Ricciardi, tenor
Giuseppe Morresi, bass
Angelo Mercuriali, tenor

Disc 8: (Sung in Italian)
Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Roberto Benaglio, chorus master
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Fiorenza Cossotto, soprano
Carlo Bergonzi, tenor
Maria Gracia Allegri, alto
Giangiacomo Guelfi, baritone
Adriane Martino, mezzo soprano

Disc 9: (Sung in Italian)
Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Roberto Benaglio, chorus master
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Joan Carlyle, soprano
Carlo Bergonzi, tenor
Giuseppe Taddei, baritone
Ugo Benelli, tenor
Rolando Panerai, baritone
Giuseppe Morresi, bass
Granco Ricciardi, tenor

ESSD 90109/10 & ESSD 90111
Discs 1, 2 & 3:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Die Zauberflote
Oper in zwei Aufzugen (Libretto: Emanuel Schikaneder)
Recorded October 1969, Sofiensaal, Vienna

ESSD 90112/13
Discs 4 & 5:
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
Der Freischutz
Romantische Oper in drei Aufzugen (Libretto: Johann Friedrich Kind)
Recorded November 1979, Herkulessaal, Munich

ESSG 90114/15
Discs 6 & 7:
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Il Trovatore
Dramma in quattro parti (Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano)
Recorded July 1962, Teatro alla Scala, Milano

ESSG 90116/17
Disc 8
Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)
Cavalleria Rusticana
Melogramma in un atto (Libretto: Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti & Guido Menasci)
Recorded 29 September - 5 October 1965, Teatro all Scala, Milano

Disc 9
Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857-1919)
I Pagliacci
Dramma in due atto (Libretto: Ruggiero Leoncavallo)
Recorded 29 September - 5 October 1965, Teatro all Scala, Milano

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