Verdi & Donizetti - An Evening With Pavarotti & Sutherland (DVD-Video) [ DVD ]
First release on DVD of the classic Met gala with Pavarotti and Sutherland
The unforgettable Metropolitan Opera gala from 1987.
Two of the greatest opera stars of the time, and long-term singing partners, Luciano Pavarotti and Joan Sutherland, come together to perform four famous scenes from Acts I and III of Lucia di Lammermoor, Act III of La Traviata and Act III of Rigoletto.
Joined by the great Italian baritone Leo Nucci and conducted by Richard Bonynge.
The scenes are complete and fully staged, making this different from other DVDs of individual arias and ensembles.
- Lucia di Lammermoor: Act 1 Scene 2
- Lucia di Lammermoor: Act 3 Scene 3
Ariel Bybee (Alisa), Julien Robbins (Raimondo)
- La Traviata: Act 3
Leo Nucci (Germont), Hilary Johnsson (Annina), James Courtney (Doctor Grenvil)
- Rigoletto: Act 3
Leo Nucci (Rigoletto), Isola Jones (Maddalena), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Sparafucile)