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The Opera Recordings [70 CD Box Set][Limited Edition]
Herbert von Karajan, Georges Bizet, Christoph Willibald Gluck
The Opera Recordings [70 CD Box Set][Limited Edition]
Genres: Opera & Classical Vocal, Classical
 
KARAJAN THE OPERA RECORDINGS on Deutsche Grammophon & Decca, with 5 Salzburg Festival opera recordings, and an Appendix of Haydns The Creation. — 70 CDs — 25 operas (12 DGG; 8 DECCA; 5 Salzburg) — 3 Mozart, 5 Puccini, 6 Verdi...  more »

     
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KARAJAN THE OPERA RECORDINGS on Deutsche Grammophon & Decca, with 5 Salzburg Festival opera recordings, and an Appendix of Haydns The Creation.

70 CDs
25 operas (12 DGG; 8 DECCA; 5 Salzburg)
3 Mozart, 5 Puccini, 6 Verdi, 5 Wagner, 2 Rosenkavaliers.

With this original jackets box set Deutsche Grammophon concludes its series of 4 grand sets that present the totality of Herbert von Karajans output for the Yellow Label and hence perhaps the most magnificent legacy in the history of recorded music.

On 70 CDs KARAJAN THE OPERA RECORDINGS features the 14 operas Karajan recorded for DGG from Carmen to Parsifal, from The Merry Widow to Rosenkavalier, from Mozart to Puccini. And, of course, the complete Ring.

Incorporated are Karajans 8 opera recordings for DECCA (+ Verdis Falstaff that was originally released on Philips), as well as 5 live recordings from the Salzburg Festival, including, as bonus, Haydns The Creation.

PRODUCT OVERVIEW
ORIGINAL ARTWORK: Sleeve covers (front and back) are all reproduced from the original LP releases, or, in the few cases where there wasnt an LP, from the original CDs.

THE BOOK: 220+ pages. Profound and extensive new linernotes by the acclaimed opera critic Jürgen Kesting, detailing all aspects of Herbert von Karajans career as an opera conductor. In addition, the book will contain a Karajan timeline, a tracklist with full recording details and many rare photos of the maestro in rehearsal, in performance and in the recording studio.

PACKAGING: 70 CDs once again arranged in four snug compartments

BONUS: This time again, we reprint 5 facsimile recording protocols from some of the most famous recordings.

CD 1 3
BIZET: Carmen
CD 4 5
GLUCK: Orfeo ed Euridice (Salzburg)
CD 6 7
LEHÁR: Die lustige Witwe
CD 8 9
LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci
MASCAGNI: Cavalleria rusticana
CD 10 12
MOZART: Le nozze di Figaro (Decca)
CD 13 15
MOZART: Don Giovanni
CD 16 17
MOZART: Die Zauberflöte
CD 18 20
MUSSORGSKY: Boris Godunov (Decca)
CD 21 22
PUCCINI: La Bohème (Decca)
CD 23 24
PUCCINI: Tosca (Decca)
CD 25 26
PUCCINI: Tosca
CD 27 28
PUCCINI: Madama Butterfly (Decca)
CD 29 30
PUCCINI: Turandot
CD 31 32
Johann STRAUSS: Die Fledermaus (Decca)
CD 33 35
Richard STRAUSS: Der Rosenkavalier 1960 (Salzburg)
CD 36 38
R. STRAUSS: Der Rosenkavalier
CD 39 40
VERDI: Il trovatore (Salzburg)
CD 41 42
VERDI: Un ballo in maschera
CD 43 44
VERDI: Don Carlo (Salzburg)
CD 45 46
VERDI: Aida (Decca)
CD 47 48
VERDI: Otello (Decca)
CD 49 50
VERDI: Falstaff (Philips)
CD 51 64
WAGNER: Der Ring des Nibelungen
CD 65 68
WAGNER: Parsifal
CD 69 70
HAYDN: Die Schöpfung (Salzburg)