Performer: Gioacchino Rossini / June Anderson, Marilyn Horne, Stanford Olsen, Samuel Ramey, James Morris , Metropolitan Opera Orchestra And Chorus, James Conlon, John Copley, Brian Large
Title: Semiramide (I)
Catalog Number: ODVD55
Label: The Metropolitan Opera, RM Associates, Edizioni Del Prado
|1||Semiramide [Acts 1 & 2 (Beginning)]|
Composed By – Gioacchino RossiniLibretto By – Gaetano Rossi
- Chorus – Metropolitan Opera Chorus
- Chorus Master – John Keenan
- Conductor – James Conlon
- Directed By [Stage Director] – John Copley
- Executive-Producer – Michio Takemori, Peter Gelb
- Film Director [Video Director] – Brian Large
- Orchestra – Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
- Producer – Louisa Briccetti, Yasuhiro Kondo
- Producer [Audio Director] – Jay David Saks
- Set Designer – John Conklin
- Vocals [Arsace] – Marilyn Horne
- Vocals [Assur] – Samuel Ramey
- Vocals [Azema] – Young Ok Shin
- Vocals [Ghost Of Ninus] – Jeffrey Wells
- Vocals [Idreno] – Stanford Olsen
- Vocals [Mitrane] – Michael Forest
- Vocals [Oroe] – John Cheek
- Vocals [Semiramide] – June Anderson
From The Metropolitan Opera House 1990
Produced At The Metropolitan Opera House, New York, December 1990
(C) Metropolitan Opera Association Inc. / NHK Enterprises 1991
DVD Opera Collection 2005
Ⓒ Ediciones del Prado, S.A.
Total Time: 140 minutes
Picture Format: PAL / 16:9
Region Code: 0 (Worldwide)
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Menus Languages: English, German, French, Spanish
Subtitles: Italian (Libretto), English, French, Spanish
Comes in standard amaray case with 8-page insert.
Issued as part of the "DVD Opera Collection".
Comes together with "Stagione Lirica In DVD" Magazine.
This is Part 1 of the complete opera. Follows Part 2 Semiramide (II)
- Other (On Back cover): D.L.: M-15422-2004
- Other (On Disc): D.L.: M-15422-2005
- Copyright (c) – Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc.
- Copyright (c) – NHK Enterprises, Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Kinowelt Home Entertainment Gmbh
- Copyright (c) – Ediciones Del Prado S.A.
- Recorded At – The Metropolitan Opera House
- Distributed By – ME.PE.
- Manufactured By – Duplico 2000
Chorus Metropolitan Opera Chorus. Chorus Master John Keenan 2. Conductor James Conlon. Directed By John Copley. Executive-Producer Michio Takemori, Peter Gelb. Film Director Brian Large. Orchestra Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Producer Louisa Briccetti, Yasuhiro Kondo. Producer Jay David Saks. C Metropolitan Opera Association Inc. NHK Enterprises 1991. DVD Opera Collection 2005 Ediciones del Prado, S. Chorus Master John Keenan. Set Designer John Conklin. Vocals Marilyn Horne. Vocals Samuel Ramey. Vocals June Anderson. From The Metropolitan Opera House 1990 Produced At The Metropolitan Opera House, New York, December 1990. Filmed at New York's Metropolitan Opera, John Copley's production of Rossini's last, longest and most elaborate work for the Italian stage brings together what many consider the definitive contemporary cast, led by Marilyn Horne and June Anderson. Semiramide, a strong and melodious work, is one of Rossini's greatest dramatic operas, offering a fine challenge to the superb contralto and soprano bel canto singing of Ms. Horne and Ms. Sanford Olsen, Samuel Ramey, Marilyn Horne, June Anderson. James Conlon conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. 220 minu. Still, Miss Anderson stood up to Miss Horne extremely well in the duets and other ensemble numbers and delivered Semiramide's famously florid ''Bel raggio lusinghier'' with exciting fluency. It was not always thus. The Cast SEMIRAMIDE, opera in two acts by Gioacchino Rossini libretto by Gaetano Rossi concert version. Semiramide is only available with a Met Opera on Demand subscription or rental. Start Free 7-Day Trial. Rent for . Already a Met Opera on Demand subscriber Login. Learn more about on demand. In the title role, American soprano June Anderson sings with both lustrous coloratura and affecting pathos as the conflicted monarch. Marilyn Horne, the leading Rossini mezzo-soprano of her generation, lends her rich, agile voice to another show stopping portrayal, as Arsace. Samuel Ramey is the menacing Assur, commanding the stage with his booming bass-baritone, while tenor Stanford Olsen, as the prince Idreno, stuns in his two ravishing arias. June Anderson, Jane Shaulis, Samuel Ramey, Richard Leech, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine Verdi: I Lombardi - Act 2 - Oh madre, dal cielo soccorri al mio pianto. Luciano Pavarotti, June Anderson, Samuel Ramey, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine Verdi: I Lombardi - Act 3 - Finale. Terzetto: Qual voluttà. Mitrane Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and ChorusJames Conlon Director: John Copley Recorded Metropolitan Opera House, New York, December 1990 ARTHAUS MUSIK 100 222. You've got to hand it to the Met. If you are going to mount a performance of Rossini's final Italian blockbuster then there is only one way to do it, and that is properly. This recording is over a decade old now, yet even then Marilyn Horne seemed to have been around a very long time. Marilyn Hornes Semiramide is June Anderson who is well capable of handling the vertiginous coloratura although shes not quite La Stupenda but then who is. Marilyn Horne. Stanford Olsen. Samuel Ramey. Young-Ok Shin. Did You Know Connections. An excellent Semiramide. Semiramide was a relatively new discovery for me, but a fine discovery it was. It is one of Rossini's longest operas and doesn't always have the most believable of all stories. That said, the story is interesting, and the music being Rossini is fantastic, full of colour and his distinctive style. Gioacchino Rossini. Semiramide Semiramis From the The Metropolitan Opera House 1990 Libretto by Gaetano Rossi Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera Conductor: James Conlon, Stage Director: John Copley Cast: June Anderson, Marilyn Horne, Stanford is an opera in two acts by Gioachino Rossini. The libretto by Gaetano Rossi is based on Voltaire's tragedy Semiramis, which in turn was based on the legend of Semiramis of Babylon. The opera was first performed at La Fenice in Venice on February 3, 1823. Semiramide Semiramis was Rossini's final Italian opera, and took the form of a return to vocal traditions of his youth, a melodrama in which he recreated the baroque tradition of decorative singing with unparalleled skill. The ensemble-scenes particularly the duos between Arsace and Semiramide and choruses