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LUCIANO PAVAROTTI
The italian opera collection

PUCCINI: La Bohème · Il Tabarro
LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci
DONIZETTI: L'Elisir d'amore · Der Liebestrank
Kathleen Battle · Juan Pons · Enzo Dara
Renata Scotto · Maralin Niska · Teresa Stratas
Plácido Domingo · The Metropolitan Opera
Orchestra and Chorus · James Levine a.o.
Int. Release 11 Feb. 2008
3 DVD-Videos
3 DVD-VIDEO NTSC 0440 073 4300 5 GH 3
STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: Dolby Digital 5.1 & DTS 5.1
Picture Format: 4:3
Subtitles: Italian/German/English/French/Spanish
A production of Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc.


Track List

DVD 1: Puccini: Il Tabarro / Leoncavallo: Pagliacci

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Il Tabarro, Opera lirica in un atto

1.
1:52

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Juan Pons, Teresa Stratas, Plácido Domingo, Charles Anthony, Federico Davia, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Juan Pons, Teresa Stratas, Philip Creech, Yvonne Gonzales, Tony Stevenson, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Teresa Stratas, Florence Quivar, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Juan Pons, Plácido Domingo, Charles Anthony, Federico Davia, Florence Quivar, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

6.
3:27

Teresa Stratas, Plácido Domingo, Charles Anthony, Federico Davia, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Teresa Stratas, Plácido Domingo, Federico Davia, Florence Quivar, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

8.
3:07

Juan Pons, Teresa Stratas, Plácido Domingo, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Teresa Stratas, Plácido Domingo, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Juan Pons, Teresa Stratas, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Juan Pons, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

12.
2:20

Juan Pons, Teresa Stratas, Plácido Domingo, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Juan Pons, Teresa Stratas, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857 - 1919)
Pagliacci

14.
1:36

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Prologue

15.
2:38

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Juan Pons, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Act 1

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Raymond Hughes

Juan Pons, Luciano Pavarotti, Kenn Chester, John Hanriot, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Raymond Hughes

Teresa Stratas, Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Raymond Hughes

20.
3:57

Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Raymond Hughes

Teresa Stratas, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Juan Pons, Teresa Stratas, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Teresa Stratas, Dwayne Croft, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

25.
1:50

Juan Pons, Luciano Pavarotti, Teresa Stratas, Dwayne Croft, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Juan Pons, Luciano Pavarotti, Teresa Stratas, Kenn Chester, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

28.
3:50

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Act 2

29.
2:54

Juan Pons, Teresa Stratas, Kenn Chester, Dwayne Croft, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Raymond Hughes

Teresa Stratas, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Teresa Stratas, Kenn Chester, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Juan Pons, Teresa Stratas, Kenn Chester, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Juan Pons, Luciano Pavarotti, Teresa Stratas, Kenn Chester, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Luciano Pavarotti, Teresa Stratas, Dwayne Croft, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Raymond Hughes

Juan Pons, Luciano Pavarotti, Teresa Stratas, Kenn Chester, Dwayne Croft, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Raymond Hughes

Total Playing Time 2:19:53

DVD 2: Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore

1.
1:24

James Levine

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
L'elisir d'amore

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Act 1

3.
1:52

Korliss Uecker, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Luciano Pavarotti, Korliss Uecker, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Kathleen Battle, Korliss Uecker, Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus

6.
1:06

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Juan Pons, Kathleen Battle, Korliss Uecker, Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Juan Pons, Kathleen Battle, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Luciano Pavarotti, Kathleen Battle, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Kathleen Battle, Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Enzo Dara, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Luciano Pavarotti, Enzo Dara, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Luciano Pavarotti, Kathleen Battle, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Juan Pons, Kathleen Battle, Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Korliss Uecker, Juan Pons, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Luciano Pavarotti, Kathleen Battle, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

20.
4:24

Luciano Pavarotti, Juan Pons, Kathleen Battle, Korliss Uecker, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Kathleen Battle, Luciano Pavarotti, Korliss Uecker, Juan Pons, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Act 2

Korliss Uecker, Juan Pons, Enzo Dara, Kathleen Battle, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Enzo Dara, Juan Pons, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Enzo Dara, Kathleen Battle, Juan Pons, Korliss Uecker, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Juan Pons, Enzo Dara, Kathleen Battle, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Enzo Dara, Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

28.
6:20

Juan Pons, Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Korliss Uecker, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Luciano Pavarotti, Korliss Uecker, Kathleen Battle, Enzo Dara, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus

32.
7:24

Kathleen Battle, Enzo Dara, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Luciano Pavarotti, Kathleen Battle, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Kathleen Battle, Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

36.
0:55

Juan Pons, Kathleen Battle, Luciano Pavarotti, Enzo Dara, Korliss Uecker, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Enzo Dara, Kathleen Battle, Luciano Pavarotti, Juan Pons, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Total Playing Time 2:08:05

DVD 3: Puccini: La Bohème

Tony Randall

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Bohème

Act 1

Ingvar Wixell, Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Ingvar Wixell, Luciano Pavarotti, Paul Plishka, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell, Allan Monk, Paul Plishka, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell, Allan Monk, Italo Tajo, Paul Plishka, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Act 1

Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Act 1

Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti, Allan Monk, Ingvar Wixell, Paul Plishka, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Act 2

Renata Scotto, Ingvar Wixell, Luciano Pavarotti, Dale Caldwell, Allan Monk, Paul Plishka, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, David Stivender

Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti, Dale Caldwell, Ingvar Wixell, Allan Monk, Paul Plishka, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, David Stivender

Renata Scotto, Maralin Niska, Ingvar Wixell, Allan Monk, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Velis, Paul Plishka, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, David Stivender

14.
3:31

Maralin Niska, Renata Scotto, Ingvar Wixell, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Velis, Allan Monk, Paul Plishka, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Maralin Niska, Renata Scotto, Andrea Velis, Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell, Allan Monk, Paul Plishka, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Maralin Niska, Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell, Allan Monk, Paul Plishka, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, David Stivender

Act 3

Maralin Niska, Domenico Simeone, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, David Stivender

Renata Scotto, Paul de Paola, Domenico Simeone, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

19.
5:03

Renata Scotto, Ingvar Wixell, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Renata Scotto, Maralin Niska, Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Act 4

23.
2:02

Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

25.
3:55

Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell, Allan Monk, Paul Plishka, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Renata Scotto, Maralin Niska, Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell, Allan Monk, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Allan Monk, Paul Plishka, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

28.
5:18

Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti, Allan Monk, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Renata Scotto, Maralin Niska, Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell, Allan Monk, Paul Plishka, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Luciano Pavarotti

James Levine

Renata Scotto

Tony Randall

Total Playing Time 2:29:00

[La bohème]: Pavarotti's voice and dramatic commitment were in close to peak condition for it. His Rodolfo is funny and passionate and, all in all, credible. Much of the treasurable honey in his tone remains intact, and . . . it is never heavy . . . this is a memorable performance . . .
[Il tabarro]: . . . Domingo makes a strong case for it . . . Kathleen Battle: Here is a voice that loses none of its warmth when it sparkles, and that always brims with face and personality . . .
[Trovatore]: . . . there's no denying that this is the voice of a hero, and there's plenty of excitement to be had here, if you keep your eyes closed and your ears open.
There have been few more beautiful tenor voices than Pavarotti's . . . right up to the end of Pavarotti's career it remained an uncanny instrument . . . I am willing to admit his unique greatness once again . . . These DVDs effectively demonstrate the Pavarotti phenomenon, warts and all . . . there's no reason not to snap these up . . .