Opera Gala Baden-Baden

 

Four of the greatest singers of our time combine their talents and their artistry in an evening of beloved operatic numbers – rarely has a concert deserved the title ‘Opera Summit’ as much as this one, recorded live at the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden on 3 August 2007. Heading the quartet is soprano Anna Netrebko with her inimitable blend of glamour and simplicity, her enticing appearance and seductive singing, a musical powerhouse who tops the pop charts and sells out operas houses within hours. Hardly less dazzling than her Russian colleague is Latvian mezzo Elina Garancˇa, whose crystal-clear voice and charismatic stage presence never fail to enthrall her audiences. Replacing the indisposed Rolando Villazón is his fellow Mexican tenor Ramón Vargas, who began his career in Europe after winning the first prize in the Enrico Caruso Competition in Milan. French baritone Ludovic Tézier is a frequent guest at La Scala, the Opéra Bastille and the Met.

Composer: Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi, Camille Saint-Saëns, Léo Delibes
Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Orchestra: SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden and Freiburg
Artists: Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca, Ramón Vargas, Ludovic Tézier
Production year: 2007
Run time: 02:19:00
Director: Frank Hof
Producers: ZDF and UNITEL in cooperation