Label: ABC Classics
Cat. No.: 4811873
No. Discs: 4
Richard Bonynge - The Opera Collection
Richard Bonynge is renowned as one of the finest opera conductors of his generation. His musicianship has been acclaimed around the globe - but it is at home in Australia that many of his closest musical collaborations have developed. This collection, released in celebration of the maestro's 85th birthday, celebrates his rich legacy on ABC Classics, drawing on four decades of recordings: from Handel and Mozart to the great bel canto repertoire and Viennese operatta, including never-before-released recordings of Joan Sutherland, and classic recordings of French opera arias now issued on CD for the first time.
CD1 Mozart Opera Arias
Classic arias and duets from The Marriage of Figaro, Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute. Featuring Isobel Buchanan, Deborah Riedel, Michael Martin, Roger Lemke, Stephen Bennett and John Pringle.
CD2 Highlights from French and Italian Opera
Popular favourites and rediscovered treasures by Bellini, Donizetti, Delibes, Offenbach, Auber and more. Featuring Joan Sutherland, Angela Denning, Glenys Fowles, Heather Begg and Anson Austin.
CD3 Viennese Operetta
A sparkling, joyous album of gems by Strauss, Lehár, Kreisler, Kálmán and more. Featuring Yvonne Kenny.
CD4 Handel: Rodelinda
Selections from Handel’s rarely performed masterpiece, recorded live in concert. Featuring Valda Wilson, Fiona Janes, Lorina Gore, Liane Keegan and John Longmuir.