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Metropolitan Opera Gala DVD

Metropolitan Opera Gala James Levine's 25th Anniversary DVD | Deutsche Grammophon, 2005 Catalog | 449 177-2 Bizet · Gounod · Lehár · Mozart · Offenbach · Saint-Saëns J. Strauss · R. Strauss · Tchaikovsky · Verdi · Wagner a.o.   Roberto Alagna Bryn Terfel Renée Fleming Samuel Ramey Thomas Hampson Placido Domingo Ileana Cotrubas Dolora Zajick Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Julien Robbins Jerry Hadley Hong Hei-Kyung Ruth Ann Swenson Alfredo Kraus Deborah Voigt Frederica Von Stade Heidi Grant Murphy Anne Sofie von Otter Håkan Hagegård Karita Mattila Grace Bumbry Conductor James Levine Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus Running Time: 294 minutes Video Format: NTS / Full Screen Sound Format: STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: Dolby Digital 5.1 & DTS 5.1 Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese PRODUCT DESCRIPTION This star-studded gala, recorded in April 1996, celebrates Music Director James Levine’s 25th anniversary at the Met. An extraordinary lineup of artists came together for this unforgettable tribute. Includes excerpts from Andrea Chénier, Un Ballo in Maschera, Don Carlo, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Don Giovanni, Eugene Onegin, Faust, Die Fledermaus, The Ghosts of Versailles, Götterdämmerung, Le Nozze di Figaro, Der Rosenkavalier, Rusalka, Samson et Dalila, Tristan und Isolde, Die Walküre, and others. Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Metropolitan-Opera-Gala-Levines-Anniversary/dp/B0009DBXX6/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1332358372&sr=1-1