1:22:22 Opera gala: great arias from Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Donizetti, Bellini, Lehár and others

Listen to some of the most beloved arias by Rossini, Verdi, Massenet, Giordano, Wagner, Puccini, Donizetti, Bellini and Lehár! These masterpieces of opera are performed by internationally renowned singers:

Agnes Baltsa – mezzo-soprano
Piotr Beczala – tenor
Pavol Breslik – tenor
Franz Grundheber – baritone
Štefan Kocán – bass
Nino Machaidze – soprano
Angela Marambio – soprano
Marina Rebeka – soprano
Matti Salminen – bass
Krassimira Stoyanova – soprano

They are accompanied by the Choir and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, conducted by Lawrence Foster.

The gala in the Deutsche Oper Berlin (2007), held to benefit the German AIDS Foundation https://aids-stiftung.de, has for years been one of the cultural and social highlights on the German social calendar. Enjoy famous arias from operas such as “Il barbiere di Siviglia,” “La Bohème,” “La Traviata,” “Götterdämmerung,” “Die lustige Witwe,” “L’elisir d’amore,” “La sonnambula,” and “Werther.”

(00:00) Gioachino Rossini: Overture from L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI
(08:10) Gioachino Rossini: “La calunnia è un venticello” from IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (Štefan Kocán, bass)
(13:22) Giuseppe Verdi: “Sempre libera” from LA TRAVIATA (Marina Rebeka, soprano & Pavol Breslik, tenor)
(17:28) Jules Massenet: “Pourquoi me réveiller” from WERTHER (Piotr Beczala, tenor)
(20:32) Umberto Giordano: “Nemico della patria” from ANDREA CHÉNIER (Franz Grundheber, baritone)
(26:07) Umberto Giordano: “La mamma morta” from ANDREA CHÉNIER (Angela Marambio, soprano)
(33:23) Richard Wagner: “Mannenruf” from GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG (Matti Salminen, bass & Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin)
(44:26) Giacomo Puccini: “O mio babbino caro” from GIANNI SCHICCHI (Agnes Baltsa, mezzo-soprano)
(47:09) Gioachino Rossini: “Cruda sorte“ from L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI (Agnes Baltsa, mezzo-soprano)
(51:08) Gaetano Donizetti: “Una furtiva lagrima” from L’ELISIR D’AMORE (Pavol Breslik, tenor)
(55:57) Giacomo Puccini: “Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì” from LA BOHÈME (Krassimira Stoyanova, soprano)
(1:01:06) Vincenzo Bellini: “Ah! Non credea mirarti… Ah! Non giunge” from LA SONNAMBULA (Nino Machaidze, soprano & Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin)
(1:09:45) Franz Lehár: “Lippen schweigen” from DIE LUSTIGE WITWE (Pavol Breslik, tenor)
(1:13:08) Franz Lehár: “Freunde, das Leben ist lebenswert” from GIUDITTA (Piotr Beczala, tenor)
(1:17:07) Franz Lehár: “Dein ist mein ganzes Herz” from DAS LAND DES LÄCHELNS (Nino Machaidze, Angela Marambio, Marina Rebeka & Krassimira Stoyanova, soprano; Agnes Baltsa, mezzo-soprano; Piotr Beczala & Pavol Breslik, tenor; Franz Grundheber, baritone; Štefan Kocán & Matti Salminen, bass)